Association Mode FAQ Xbox 360

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                  NBA 2k11 Association Mode FAQ (Xbox 360)
                           Version 1.0 (6/6/11)
                           Written by ACTestaALT

       This file is Copyright 2011 Andrew Testa. All Rights Reserved.
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Table of Contents
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1. The Basics
2. Team Strategies
3. Meet the Players
4. User Strategies
5. Credits
6. Version History
7. Legal Disclaimer

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     1. The Basics
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The Basics
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Association mode is in essence the general manager mode with the optional 
ability to play the games. It allows the user to play/manage more than one 
season (unlike the season mode) for a team and even resign (leave) for 
another team. This 2k has many new features, including the trade finder, 
which makes association mode from the perspective of the general manager more 
enjoyable, multi-faceted, and versatile.

Options
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These are the options when you start an association and what each of these 
options do when enabled. Most of these can also be changed during the regular 
season at any time, as well.

Number of Players: How many players are going to play?

Season Length: What do you want the length of the season to be?

Play NBA D-League Games: Do you want to play D-League games?

Team Chemistry: Do you want personality and success/failure to affect 
gameplay?

Player Roles: If on, roles alter player morale.

Progressive Fatigue: Do you want fatigue to take effect?

Trade Deadline: Do you want a trade deadline or not?

Trade Override: Basically "force trade," you can force any trade with this 
                option barring the soft/hard cap.

Allow CPU Trades: Do you want CPU team to trade with each other?

Preseason Games: Do you want to play preseason games?

Injuries: Do you want injuries to occur?

Headline Ticker: Changes the ticker to real life or the franchise.

Fantasy Draft: Do you want a fantasy draft before starting?

Fantasy Draft Set Order: Do you want to set the order of the fantasy draft?

Customize League: You can change leagues with this option.

Substitution Method: Do you want people substituted by rotation or fatigue?

Conference Quarterfinals: How long do you want the quarterfinals to be?

Conference Semifinals: How long do you want the semifinals to be?

Conference Finals: How long do you want the conference finals to be?

NBA Finals: How long do you want the NBA finals to be?

Quarter Length: How long do you want played quarters to be?

Sim Quarter Length: How long do you want simulated quarters to be?

Autosave: Do you want autosave on or off?

Options That I Use
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These the options that I use for my associations and what you should probably 
use when trying to emulate my association strategies.

Number of Players: Just one

Season Length: 82 games

Play NBA D-League Games: Off

Team Chemistry: On

Player Roles: On

Progressive Fatigue: On

Trade Deadline: Your choice. Sometimes I like to play with it off because I 
                like to make trades, but you can kind of cheat by trading for
                a pick during the last game of the season or trade away a 
                retiring player for someone that isn't retiring. With that 
                said, I mostly keep it on.

Trade Override: Definitely off. Optionally, you could put it on just in case 
                you make a mistake trade in haste and want to trade back what
                you just traded. But don't use it for evil or it will break 
                the mechanics of association mode!

Allow CPU Trades: I kept it off for the strategies so that they are easily 
                  replicable on a specific basis, but if you are just playing
                  by yourself you could turn it on.

Preseason Games: On. For the next option.

Injuries: Definitely on to emulate real-life. If not on, old players will 
          rule the game.

Headline Ticker: Your choice. I normally choose franchise so I can see the 
                 association's statistics.

Fantasy Draft: Off for strategies, on if you want to do it.

Fantasy Draft Set Order: On or off, your choice.

Customize League: Off a majority of the time, unless you want to even out the
                  west and the east.

Substitution Method: I usually put it on rotation, but you can do either.

Conference Quarterfinals: Keep this at the default unless you want to play a 
                          quick one game playoff and win it. This is 
                          considered a form of cheating, but it can get 
                          annoying to keep losing when you have 99 rated 
                          team.

Conference Semifinals: Default. See above. ^

Conference Finals: Default. See above. ^

NBA Finals: Default. See above. ^

Quarter Length: Whatever you normally play games on during exhibition.

Sim Quarter Length: Keep it at the default 12 minutes to emulate real-life.

Autosave: I usually keep this off because I usually finish in one sitting.

Association Customization Options
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These are the options when you start an association and what each of these 
options do when enabled.

Lineup Management: Do you want the computer to handle injuries?

Simulation Strategy: Do you want the computer to handle the simming strategy?

Prospect Scouting: Do you want your scouts to scout without delegation?

Player Trading: Do you want the CPU to make trades for you?

Player Roles: Do you want to manage player roles or not?

Staff Contracts: Do you want to manage staff contracts or not?

Player Contracts: Do you want to manage player contracts or not?

Pre-Draft Workout: Do you want your assistants to do the workout?

NBA Draft: Do you want to handle the draft?

Training Camps: Do you want to manage who goes to which training camp?

Options I Use
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Lineup Management: Off.

Simulation Strategy: On.

Prospect Scouting: On, although it is your choice.

Player Trading: Definitely off.

Player Roles: Off.

Staff Contracts: Off.

Player Contracts: Off.

Pre-Draft Workout: On.

NBA Draft: Off.

Training Camps: On.

Team Chemistry
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Player roles affect morale and player ratings. If you have a starter/star 
playing on the bench, his morale and rating suffers. By the same token, if 
you have a player at his ideal role, his morale rises to 
satisfactory/content. If you have upset players, however, the team chemistry 
for the year goes down and this can lead to no reward points in the (pretty 
simple to get) category as well as a worse record since individual player 
ratings suffer.

NBA Draft Options
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Auto-Generate Rookies: Rookies are generated randomly, but this is comparable
                       to any draft the NBA has had in the past.

Create/Edit Draft Class: Allows you to edit the draft class.

Load Draft Class: Allows you to load a draft class from your console.

Download Draft Class from 2K Share: Allows you to download a draft class.

NBA.COM
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Headlines: See the headlines (recent games, trade opportunities), power 
           ranking, record, division rank, conference rank, overall rating, 
           team chemistry, and cap room. Handy for finding teams below the 
           salary cap as well as unhappy players that you can trade for 
           during the season.

Home Page: Your team's headline page.

Standings > Division: The standings for the division.

Standings > Conference: The standings for the conference.

Standings > Team Comparison > Streaks: Allows you to see the streaks of all 
          teams in all the different divisions.

Standings > Team Comparison > Ahead and Behind: Allows you to see the record 
          when at different times during a game.

Standings > Team Comparison > Margin and Statistics: Allows you to see the 
          record versus .500+ teams, FG%+ teams, Rebounding+ teams, and 
          record with fewer turnovers.

Standings > Power Rankings: See the power ranking of all the teams and where 
          they place compared to other teams.

Standings > [Last Year] Standings: See the standings for the previous year.

Statistics > Team Stats: See the team statistics, such as wins and losses.

Statistics > Player Stats: See the player statistics, such as points per 
           game, offensive rebounds per game, assists per game, etc.

Statistics > Metric Stats: See advanced player statistics.

Statistics > Rookie Report: See how the rookies are performing, as well as 
           their ratings for offense, defense, and rebounding.

League News > Rumor Mill: See what is rumored to be happening in the mode.

League News > Transaction Report: See the transactions made during the mode.

League News > Injured Report: See who has been injured during the mode.

Awards > Players of the Week: See the best two players of the week.

Awards > Players of the Month: See the best two players of the month.

Awards > Rookies of the Month: See the best two rookies of the month.

Records > NBA Records: See all the NBA records.

Records > Team Records: See the records for a particular team.

League History > Past Champions: See who has previously won an NBA title.

League History > Season Awards: See who has previously won different awards, 
               like MVP, Rookie of the Year, etc.

League History > League Leaders: See the previous league leaders for 
               different statistics such as the scoring champion, etc.

League History > Team History: See the team history and statistics such as 
               playoff appearances, record as GM, previous record, NBA 
               championships, etc.

League History > Hall of Fame: See previous Hall of Famers and their stats.

Calendar
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The place where you see all the games and where you can play/simulate games.

General Manager
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Manage Roster > Rosters: See the current rosters for all the teams.

Manage Roster > Tendencies: See the player tendencies. You can only see them 
              for your team's players unless you scout.

Manage Roster > Player Roles: See the roles of the players.

Manage Roster > Team Needs: See the breakdown for players per position as 
              well as players per team.

Manage Roster > Player Contracts: See the contracts of each player for each 
              team per year.

Manage Roster > Upcoming Free Agents: See the upcoming free agents.

Manage Roster > Free Agents: See the free agent list. You can sign'em if you 
              have cap/player space.

Manage Roster > Trades > Trade: "The trade screen." You can make 3 way 
              trades, as well.

Manage Roster > Trades > Player Finder: Find a particular based on a number 
              of qualities.

Manage Roster > Trades > Trade Finder: See what you can get for the selected 
              player(s) in a trade. You can also use this to see what the 
              other team wants for their player.

Staff: See the staff, fire the staff, extend the staff's contracts.

Scouting > NBA Scouting: Gives you the ability to see all of the statistics 
         for other team's players if you scout them.

Scouting > Prospect Scouting: See the next draft class. You can see the 
         player's ratings, comparable player, and scout them to find out more
         accurate information.

Scouting > Scout Status: Is the scout available? What is the scout's grade?

Scouting > Scouted Prospect List: See who you have scouted previously.

Team Budget: See the team salary for the current year up to four years ahead.
             You can only see for the current team. You can see staff budget,
             hard cap room, cap room, team salary, and what the hard cap and 
             salary cap are at for the year.

Resign Position: Resign from being GM and GM another another.

Coaching
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Gameplan > Rotation: Set the rotation and minutes for players.

Gameplan > Situationals: Set the situational lineups.

Gameplan > Coach Profiles: Choose team's playbook and things like tempo.

Gameplan > Playbooks > Offense: Change the offensive plays for a button.

Gameplan > Playbooks > Defense: Change the defensive plays for a button.

Coach Settings: Change the coach settings (so you don't have to do
                it every game).

Live Practice: Practice with the team.

Team Practice: Have the whole team practice something. You can 
               change drill, effort, and focus.

Development: Develop a player by performing a particular drill.

Reward Points: Shows all the reward points as well as what you have received.

Player Scouting: Scout the players you think you want to sign later.

NBA D-League
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Calendar: See the scheduled game for your D-League team.

Standings: See the standings for your D-League team.

NBA D-League Roster: See the roster for all the D-League teams. In this 
                     screen, you can also sign players.

Statistics: See the statistics for players in the D-League.

Injury Report: See who has been injured in the D-League.

Options
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Change all the aforementioned options and all the regular options for your 
association.

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     2. Team Strategies
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You can emulate these strategies almost to a T with the CPU trade option off, 
although you can never predict the draft. These strategies are to "make 
dynasties" in the game, or at least teams that consistently make the playoffs 
as a good seed. These are MY OPINION, somewhat CONTROVERSIAL, and always for 
the betterment of the team. Please don't hate mail me because I traded 
Iguodala from the 76ers or traded away some old veteran that's always been on 
the team.

This is NOT theorycraft because I am actually doing what I say. I don't cheat 
at all in these strategies. I don't trade for LeBron, Kobe, Wade, Paul, and 
Howard or give slave contracts (7 years, 500K a year to stars) either. This 
is true general manager stuff. ...at least, what you can do in this game 
using the trade finder.

Most of these strategies involve trading for similar-type players and signing 
similar-type players. Just like it was the Carmelo sweepstakes at the 
beginning of the year, now we have the Chris paul sweepstakes in two years as 
well as a Landry Fields mid-level exception which is kinda like Allen 
Iverson's MLE. What I'm saying is that these strategies can be used for other 
players, and just because I always go after Paul/Westbrook and Fields doesn't 
mean you "have to" do the same. You'd be fine most of the time waiting a year 
for another point guard like Brandon Jennings.

**These might not be the best strategies.** I have seen people on message 
boards with better first year teams than my first year teams and I have also 
seen my teams better than their teams. I do not know if they used force trade 
or traded away their draft picks, but these strategies work without cheating 
and they are used for the most current rosters instead of past rosters.

Speaking of cheating, if you want to do that instead (not in these 
strategies), besides force trading for stars, the "slight" cheating involves 
going to player edit to see rookies' full ratings, going to player edit to 
see players' full ratings, and signing slave contracts to players already on 
your team because they want a lot of money. I consider this slight cheating 
because you already have some information and just want more, or you already 
have the player and just need to meet the hard cap.

Philadelphia 76ers ("A Typical Association")
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Despite being the 13th overall ranked team, the 76ers have only a small 
chance to actually win a title. With that said, I totally dismantle the team 
and work from the ground up with the young players on the team while also 
letting the old players with small contracts go into free agency.

First, though, I try to get all that I can out of the players that I have. 
The first order of business is Iguodala; he's a great player, but quickly 
reaching his peak. Rated at 87, if you put him and him alone in the trade 
finder you can trade him and a 2012 first rounder for Tyreke Evans.

Sounds stupid? When you think about it, Iguodala only has a couple more years 
before he peaks and starts to go downhill. Tyreke Evans, on the other hand, 
is rated at five stars - one more than Iguodala - and is only 21 years old 
with an A+ potential.

The caveat is the first rounder - but why gamble with a draft when you can 
have 21 year old 81 rated A+ potential guard with a very loyal mindset and a 
thought to resign. It's pretty much a no brainer when you bring the loyalty 
and fact that he can double as a point guard into the mix.

After that, I need to get rid of Elton Brand's contract. He's a good player 
and all (and was pretty damn good), but he's past his prime and hogging up 
cap space. If you play your cards right, you can sign Chris Paul in the 
offseason in a few years from now, and that's just not possible with Brand on 
the roster.

With this in mind, I trade him for basically nothing to the T'Wolves. Wayne 
Ellington to be exact - a 61 rated, one star shooting guard with a basically 
little 3 yr contract and a C+ potential. He can maybe mature in a one and 
half star shooting guard during his last year with me if I give him a little 
playing time, so his value in the end will be the same as Brand's even though 
he costs a lot less money.

I do the same thing for Nocioni; decent player, but the three year mid-range 
salary contract kills it. He's 30 and has no potential. I trade him and 
Daniels (a 35 year old) to the Wizards for the young power forward Kevin 
Seraphin. He's only rated a 54 but again we are clearing cap space for Chris 
Paul.

The next order of business is Spencer Hawes. He's another good player, three 
star rated, but he will probably sign with another team during the offseason. 
And if you decide to keep him and give him a big contract, you won't be able 
to sign CP3 and you'll have two centers.

So what do I do? I trade him to the Thunder for Cole Aldrich, Nazr Mohammed, 
and a 2nd round 2011 pick. Aldrich is the main part of this deal - he is a 
rookie and has basically four years with you for cheap. He can develop into 
three stars or more with you.

The last order of business is Thaddeus Young. He's gonna become a free agent 
and he states he's gonna test his value on the open market. I use the trade 
finder again and trade Thaddeus Young and Tony Battie for Al-Farouq Aminu of 
the Clippers. 

Aminu is another rookie that has a small four year contract - he's loyal and 
you'll get a ton of reward points for starting him. Battie is nothing - a 34 
y/o that is 57 rated. He's only put in for cap and the fact that you can now 
raid the free agent market.

After these trades, it's time to get some free agents. The obligatory ones 
are Kelenna Azubuike and Larry Hughes - they are each one and a half stars in 
value. I sign Azubuike to a 3 year $12.2M deal and Larry Hughes to a small 
$2.65M deal.

Since we have a 15 player max, sign Azubuike first and Hughes a little later. 
Trade Azubuike and a old player for Eric Maynor and another Thunder second 
rounder. Maynor has basically 3 years and he's only 23 with a B- potential. 
He can mature unlike Azubuike who will only peak.

We now have another open spot - this time for Larry Hughes from free agency. 
After signing him, I immediately trade him to the Kings for Hassan Whiteside. 
Whiteside is next to useless in this game because he's rated so low and is so 
young, but he's a Center and has a little potential so he's a One and Half 
Star player also. He makes good trade bait.

We're done trading for this season now. Only old or lowly rated players have 
expiring contracts and we have a better younger nucleus. Before you start 
simming, go to the rotation menu and switch Evan Turner and Louis Williams so 
Turner is sixth man. We need all the reward points we can get and they are 
only three points apart. I also take away from the old players and give more 
to Turner so he has 31 minutes as the sixth man. We have three rookies with 
big minutes - this means a lot of rookie reward points, but probably not a 
good season.

One last thing: trade the 2nd rounder you got from the Thunder for the 2012 
second round pick that you got from the Wizards. Basically, the Thunder are 
going to make the playoffs (may even win it all) and the Wizards are going to 
be bottomfeeders, even with a good draft pick and John Wall.

Now we're ready to simulate the season. Be sure to hold practices and whatnot 
to do as best as possible. Or, if you're holding out for a good pick, don't 
do any practices at all. Also, scout the new draft class to find the right 
player since we're not gonna have that great of a record. I ended up in 11th 
place with a 31-51 record (better than last season) and three all-rookie 
second team players.

After the playoffs, go passed staff signing (you can sign no one anyway) and 
to team/player options. Accept the options for Evans and Maynor. Do not 
resign any of the older players that have expired contracts - we have the 
draft to get new players. For the lottery, I ended up with the 5th pick even 
though I was 4th in chances. Not bad for something so random!

I sign both of the rookies even if the second round pick is terribad. He's 
good for cap space. Simulate to free agency. Here, lo and behold, Hawes and 
Young were both free agents! Talk about missing the bullet! Both restricted, 
yes, but they'll want a lot of money soon - a lot of money that you need to 
sign superstars.

At the screen where you can improve player's statistics by using reward 
points, use the reward points on your franchise player, Tyreke Evans. I only 
had enough for perimeter shooting. In the new season, I drafted a point guard 
just as good a Jrue Holiday, so I ended up trading Jrue away along with 
Whiteside (see? trade bait comes in handy) for Kevin Love (!!).

Love won't get much better, but he's young, very loyal, and great for a Power 
Forward. My second rounder actually ended up being two stars even though he 
was only rated at 54, so I traded him and the Wizards' second round pick back 
to the Wizards for Trevor Booker and the Thunder's 2nd round pick. This was a 
good trade because Booker is actually useful in the game with a much higher 
rating.

Now I also trade Speights and Aldrich for a rookie 70s rated rookie center. 
Why? Because Speights' contract ends this year and he might not come back or 
will want a lot of money. Aldrich is a loss, but he won't be very good until 
his contract is up. Besides, you get more reward points for having rookies 
starting anyway. (You can also draft the Center from before if you want.)

I'm now rated 88 and the 7th best team, all by drafting and trading well. We 
make the playoffs this year as the eight seed - so no lottery pick for me. 
For the awards this year, I have first and second all-rookie team players but 
I don't get Rookie of the Year (first pick got that). I get knocked out in 
the first round by the Miami Heat.

In the offseason, I fire the assistant coach Curry because his contract has 
expired. This may or may not be a good idea, as you cannot back out of a fire 
of anything other than head coach, but luckily I got a better assistant coash 
for only $325K more.

I fire Washington (of course) and get someone better. I keep Graham and 
Johnson. For the player options screen, I accept everyone's option beside 
Seraphin. In the resign screen, I resign Love to a 6 year contract worth 
around $80 million and don't resign Seraphin. I skip the draft as I traded my 
first rounder away to get Tyreke.

For free agency, I make sure to sign Chris Paul if he's available. If not, I 
recommend reloading and trying again - he's just that pivotal to this 
franchise being a real contender. I also get Landry Fields in a MLE deal if I 
can. This works at least half the time in my experience.

You now have two players in the 90s (Evans and Paul), a reliable PF/C in the 
low 80s (Love), and a slew of high 70s players (Fields, Rookie 1, Rookie 2 
Turner). This is just a plain good team, and you should make a good seed for 
the year and in the future. No one below 79 as starters for me, and five 70s 
players on the bench with three high 70s bench players.

You should be good to go for the dynasty now. Before simming, switch Fields 
with Aminu so Fields is starting at Small Forward with big minutes. Also, 
trade away Louis Williams and Eric Maynor for Courtney Lee and Goran Dragic 
of the most likely the Rockets. Or any other trade to get good guys with 
years for contracts that are going to end soon. Also trade Wayne Ellington 
for a guy with multiple years.

Now sim the season. I was the number 1 overall team this season, and you 
should be around there. I only got the 4 seed and got knocked out in the 
semifinals by the Bulls. In the offseason, I resigned all my staff, accepted 
all player options, and pivotal to my team I renegotiated a contract with 
Tyreke Evans.

If you missed Chris Paul last year and didn't resign Love, you can probably 
get Jennings, Bynum, Harden, Smith, or Flynn this year if you free cap space 
properly. I got CP3, so I didn't need to do this. I simmed passed free 
agency, only getting a MLE player, and gave perimeter shooting development to 
Evans, Paul, Turner, and Fields.

For the new season, I traded away Booker, Turner, Brackins, and Aminu for 
similarly rated rookie/second year players (the players that the game creates 
for the drafts) and simmed the season. We were the number 1 team this year 
and we won the championship! Keep going through seasons now, winning 
championships, all the while trading expiring contracts with 1 year left for 
bigger years contracts. You have just created a championship team!

Sacramento Kings
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The Kings are a fun franchise to play with in association mode. They have two 
young players with five stars (Tyreke Evans and Demarcus Cousins) and a few 
good players with expiring contracts to trade. They have a few problem 
contracts too, though.

First things first, we need to trade Marcus Thornton. He's a great young 
player (and put the Kings on his back for a few games during the real year), 
but he will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason and want a lot of 
money. He's "Somewhat Loyal" also, meaning he WILL test free agency. I trade 
him for Xavier Henry of the Grizzlies who I can get at least 4 years out of. 
I make sure to also get a 2011 second rounder, since the trade is not that 
even.

Second, the "problem" contracts of Beno Udrih (2 yrs, $13.89M total with a 
player option he WILL take for a third year) and Francisco Garcia (3 yrs, 
$17.40M total). They are both 28, rated 69, and about to go downhill fast. I 
trade both of them and a first rounder 2012 for a first rounder 2011 from the 
Timberwolves.

Here are the facts: the T'Wolves are consistently the worst team during the 
first year of simulation and we know what players are in the 2011 draft (if 
you downloaded a draft class) but we don't know squat for the 2012 draft. 
Besides, with the strategies I employ, we are a pretty decent team for the 
2011-2012 season.

Now that we have a ton of cap space and three spots, I sign Larry Hughes and 
Kelenna Azubuike from the free agent list. Give Azubuike a 3 year $12.24M 
deal and Hughes a 1 year deal. I immediately trade Hughes and my second 
rounder 2012 for Trevor Booker of the Wizards.

As far as Azubuike, you can keep him for a year because his rating will go up 
a little, or trade him now for a player. I chose to trade him, and I traded 
him and Jermaine Taylor for Dorell Wright on the Warriors. We have 3 years 
with Wright. He's a pretty good overall player, but only has mediocre 
potential, so don't expect him to jump up in rating.

After that, I trade Dalembert (expiring contract, 1 1/2 stars, old), the 2011 
second rounder I acquired from the Grizzlies, and the Kings 2011 second 
rounder, all for Anderson Varejao (LOL) and the Cav's 2011 1st and 2nd round 
picks. Basically, you are trading Dalembert for Varejao (we can get rid of 
his big contract) and two second rounders for a probably lottery 1st rounder. 
This is a good deal.

I immediately trade away Varejao's huge contract to the Thunder for Eric 
Maynor (I can get 3 years from him), Nick Collison (his contract goes down, 
the Thunder's 2011 first rounder, and Royal Ivey for Varejao, Hassan 
Whiteside (useless in this game besides trade bait), and Marquis Daniels (old 
player with an expiring contract). You can even trade away Collison for 
basically nothing if you like.

Finally, we have a big problem at Point Guard with Jeter starting so I sign 
Rafer Alston from the free agent list. We can always trade him at the 
deadline if we want but he'll get a good few months work in starting for us 
anyway. Now sim the season.

In my simulation, we started out at .500% but slowly crept down to 15th place 
by the end of the season. This is good, though, because we will get a great 
pick for the draft. I was the second worst team behind the Raptors (or is it 
in front? ^_^).

We had an all-rookie first and second team player, as well as the most 
improved player in Dorell Wright. Sim the playoffs. During the offseason, go 
to the team options screen and accept the options for Evans, Thompson, 
Maynor, Greene, and Jeter.

I got (kind of) unlucky during the draft lottery and got the 3rd, 4th, and 
7th picks even though I had better chances to get better picks. I draft 
accordingly and get good players. I don't have the draft class on my Xbox (no 
internet to it), so I got one 81, one 80, and one 75 player. (It was, 
admittedly, a really good draft.) Send Evans and your best rookie to the 
training camps. I sent Evans to the perimeter shooting camp and my rookie to 
the basketball 101 camp. Your mileage may vary on how many reward points you 
obtained.

For the next season, we have a few expiring contracts to deal with as well as 
the job of changing the rotation. First, I trade Jason Thompson and Trevor 
Booker to the T'Wolves for Kevin Love and Anthony Tolliver. This gives you a 
better Power Forward and, although it is his contract year, he is "extremely 
loyal" and will most likely resign with the team. Tolliver is just in there 
to meet the budget.

Now we are the 9th best team and rated at 86! Simulate the season - I barely 
made it into the playoffs as the 8th seed, but got knocked out in the first 
round. I didn't get a rookie of the year, but I did get a first and second 
rookie team player.

During the offseason, I extend the contract for head coach Paul Westphal, 
assistant coach Mario Elie, prospect scout Jeff Gentry, and trainer Pete 
Youngman. I fire Jerry Taylor and get someone comparable for less money. I 
accept all options besides Maynor and Casspi (you'll see why in a minute). I 
resign Kevin Love to a long deal (one more year than the default). He pretty 
much always resigns during the first period.

Skip the lottery, draft, et cetera because we don't have any good picks. For 
free agency, we can sign Chris Paul or Russell Westbrook if they are free 
agents. Sometimes Paul is a free agent, sometimes Westbrook, and sometimes 
neither. Landry Fields is pretty much always a free agent, so sign him to a 
mid-level exception after signing Paul/Westbrook.

For the training camps, send your new signings (Love, Paul/Westbrook) and 
second yearers in that order. I sent Westbrook to perimeter shooting, Love to 
basketball 101, and my best second yearer to basketball 101. Before simming 
the season, trade away Dorell Wright for a multi-year contract player of 
comparable value.

I was the 5th overall team this year with a 90 rating. After simming the 
season, me (and you) should be around a 6-7 seed. I got knocked out of the 
playoffs in the first round again, but this time it was in seven games. My 
players developed some more (Cousins is now an 85 and Love even went up a 
point).

During the offseason, resign Tyreke Evans to a long-term deal. You should be 
able to do this during the first resigning period. Now you're pretty much set 
- you have two players in the low 90s (Paul/Westbrook, Evans), and three 
players in the 80s (Love, Cousins, Rookie 1). You should win a ton of games 
each year for the next few years and maybe even a championship!

Minnesota Timberwolves
----------------------

With only one division title under their belt all-time, the T'Wolves are 
truly a challenging association to play. Well, that is, unless you take into 
account they have a lot of good developing players with multi-year contracts. 
True, they aren't very good now, but with Love, Beasley, Flynn, and Johnson, 
they have a damn good nucleus!

Since they have all their players in place already, we just need to do a 
little house cleaning. Of importance is Luke Ridnour, Darko Milicic, and 
Nikola Pekovic, all of which have long contracts of about $4.00M each.

To remedy this, trade away Ridnour (4 yrs - $16.00M), Pekovic (3 yrs - 
$12.96M), and Anthony Tolliver (2 yrs - $4.25M) for Samuel Dalembert (one 
year contract) and Hassan Whiteside (good trade bait, small contract big 
years).

After that trade, sign Larry Hughes to a one year deal and Azubuike to a 
three year $12.25M deal. Now trade away Hughes, Dalembert, and the 2nd round 
2012 for Louis Williams (3 years), Jason Kapono, and their 2011 2nd round 
pick. Now trade Azubuike and the 2nd round pick you got from the 76ers for 
Trevor Booker of the Wizards.

Trade Darko Milicic and the T'Wolves 2011 second round pick for Kevin 
Seraphin and the Wizard's 2012 second round pick. This is a good trade 
because Seraphin has a much smaller contract, but if you have a downloaded 
draft class that is loaded with talent, find another team where you don't 
lose your 2011 second round pick.

Sign Eddy Curry and get your 2011 2nd round pick from the Wizards back in a 
Curry for second round pick trade.

Before simming, give Booker bigger minutes so he has a chance to make an all-
rookie team. Now simulate the season. I had a first and second all-team 
rookie as well as a first team all defense player in Wesley Johnson. Your 
mileage may vary a little here, especially on the defense player. I won 32 
games and even though I was last in my conference, I was still about six 
teams up from the worst in the league.

After simming the playoffs, skip to the staff resigning period in the 
offseason. Fire Kurt Rambis and sign the best available - I got lucky and I 
had a $4.15M coach available, but you might have only around a $3.00M coach 
available. Sign him to big years if he has a high potential and is half-way 
decent already. Resign John-Blair Bickerstaff.

For the player resigning period, resign Sebastian Telfair if he is at one and 
a half stars. You can check in the trade finder still. Look at the lottery 
summary and do the pre-workout or have the simulator do it. For the draft, 
choose the best player available regardless of position. Since I personally 
was the eighth pick, I got a 69 Point Guard, so you should hopefully get 
around that.

Try to get Wilson Chandler in the offseason. For training camps, send 
Johnson, Flynn, and Love to the proper camp, and in that order of importance. 
Johnson should go to the perimeter shooting camp.

At season two, you have a big choice. You can either trade away all your good 
players (Randolph, Love, Beasley) for long contract players of comparable 
value or try to resign them on the offseason. Since this guide tries to keep 
the nucleus on the team together, I opt for resigning them.

You should be a top ten team now. I was the seventh best team. Despite this, 
I still finished last in the season and had the exact same record. It might 
seem like we're going nowhere, but our players are developing. Sim the 
playoffs and resign staff at your discretion. I extend the trainer's 
contract, fire the prospect scout, and fire the NBA scout.

Resign Beasley, Love, and Randolph. I was able to resign all of them during 
the resigning period. I caught somewhat of a break, although I was giving 
them all big minutes. If you find this not happening, just resign them during 
the free agency period.

Do the lottery, pre-draft, and draft. I got really lucky during the draft and 
got the highest rated player with the fifth pick. He was an 81 small forward.  
Skip passed free agency, cut your low-rated rookies that you signed the past 
few seasons, and send Love to basketball 101 camp.

In the third season, you have a little work to do on the lineup, but first we 
need to trade away all the one year players that have small minutes. This 
means trading Louis Williams and Sebastian Telfair for Marreese Speights of 
probably the 76ers. Small years for big years.

Switch up the lineup a little now. I had my rookie Small Forward play 
Shooting Guard and had Johnson as the sixth man since the rookie was better. 
I also put Chandler at Power Forward, Love at Center, and Randolph as the 
seventh man. Speights should be the eighth man.

With this lineup, we were the second best team and had a 93 overall rating. 
This team should win championship after championship for the next few years, 
and the players haven't even reached their best prime yet! Although Love 
might not develop, he is still one of the best Centers in the league, even 
though his primary position is Power Forward. Enjoy the seasons with the 
"good" T'Wolves now!

Orlando Magic
-------------

The Orlando Magic have a championship contending team already, so this 
strategy is a bit short. First thing you need to do is trade away Daniel 
Orton for the best thing available. He is rated at 59 and, despite being four 
stars, is next to useless in this game. I trade Orton and Jason Richardson to 
the Warriors for Monta Ellis, Charlie Bell, and their 2011 second round pick.

Next trade Jameer Nelson, Brandon Bass, and Earl Clark to the warriors again 
for David Lee and Acie Law so you have a solid Power Forward. Now you should 
be rated number one overall and rated at 90 overall. This is about the best 
you can do with the team without trading Dwight Howard.

You should be able to win at least one championship in the next few years 
with this team. Howard should resign with no trouble. The only real problem 
is Turkoglu, but he's the best you can get even when he declines. Just be 
sure to trade him for something before his player option, and perhaps use the 
draft to get a small forward. In the first year you can also trade away 
Turkoglu and all your draft picks for Shawn Marion and Peja Stojakovic, but 
this is perhaps just a small upgrade.

Oklahoma City Thunder
---------------------

The Thunder are pretty much set - they have a good young nucleus and a decent 
bench. We can make the team a littl better by trading Nate Robinson (getting 
older only 2 years left), Cole Aldrich (pretty useless in this game), and 
Nazr Mohammed (1 year, old, just to make money even) for David Lee, Dorrell 
Wright, and their 2011 second round pick.

Now they will want to get rid of Lee anyway, but he's an upgrade from Ibaka 
and we need another small forward in the mix so Wright is a good call. You 
will have some rotation and morale problems, but those are only for players 
that are years away from the end of their contract and some won't take it as 
bad as others.

Speaking of the rotation, have Ibaka play Center and put Perkins as the 
seventh man. This will make your team the seventh best team. There's not much 
more that can be done here without trading young starters, so sim a few 
seasons and see how you do - you might just win a championship in a year or 
two, especially when you consider the young developing talent.

Resign Russell Westbrook and James Harden at all costs or trade them in their 
contract year. Kevin Durant might get a little snippety and want to opt for 
free agency when his contract is up, so watch out for that. Either trade him 
away on his contract year or give him the cash.

Los Angeles Lakers
------------------

The Lakers won the championship last year, so it goes without saying that you 
don't need to do much in their association. You can do a little housecleaning 
if you want and rid yourself of the Luke Walton and Steve Blake contracts, 
but you are so over the cap it won't make much of a difference.

The only thing you can do in the trade finder is trade away your rookies for 
an established player. I sometimes trade Ebanks and Caracter for Jason 
Richardson, but he's only a moderate, immediate upgrade. You can do whatever 
you like, as Ebanks will become a decent player in the future.

Rotation problems are aplenty. You can keep it at what it's at to keep 
happiness up, or you can switch Lamar Odom with Ron Artest to go "big." Lamar 
is a better player even though he makes a good sixth man. Put Kobe Bryant at 
Point Guard (this is getting a little weird, but he has A ball handling) 
while placing Shannon Brown at Shooting Guard. With this setup, you will 
become the number one ranked team at a 91 overall rating.

Washington Wizards
------------------

The Wizards are a rebuilding franchise. They aren't as tough as the Pistons 
or Raptors because they have a few great young pieces and a lot of players 
with stars, but they are still one of the tougher franchises to control. I 
don't consider any wacky trades with John Wall, but that option is always 
open to you, of course.

The players that have expiring contracts are Yi Jianlin, Nick Young, and Josh 
Howard. Rashard Lewis, though a prolific scorer, has a huge contract. We need 
to solve these problems as well as sign a few free agents.

Sadly, you can't get much for Rashard Lewis. However, since Wilson Chandler 
is becoming a free agent at the end of the year, we need to clear cap space 
for a same position player with better statistics. I trade away Lewis and 
Mustafa Shakur to the Timberwolves for Martell Webster and their 2012 second 
round pick.

Remember we need to clear cap space, okay? Next I trade Nick Young (expiring 
contract) and Jianlian Yi (expiring contract) to the Raptors for Demar 
Derozan, Solomon Alabi, and their 2011 second round pick. Next I sign 
Azubuike from the free agent to a three year deal and also Larry Hughes to a 
one year deal.

Trade away Hughes, Azubuike, and Josh Howard to the Clippers for Al-Farouq 
Aminu and Ryan Gomes. Now trade away Gomes and the T'Wolves 2012 second round 
pick for the Kings' 2011 second round pick. This is a good trade because of 
the talented 2011 draft class you most likely have loaded for the season.

Now instead of having only two good young players, you have four. This is a 
good thing because three of them will develop into the 80s, while Wall should 
be in the low 90s after a few years. Sim the season and draft for the best 
player. Trade said player if he is not a power forward with Blatche for a 
power forward. Optionally, get Wilson Chandler in free agency.

You have five good young players now, all of which are loyal and have no 
reason not to leave the team. Be sure to see if they are willing to resign or 
not, and trade them at the deadline for comparable players if under contract 
thoughts they say they won't resign. You also have a good bench with Booker 
and Crawford, but also look at trading them away during their contract year 
for comparable players if they don't look like they will resign.

Detroit Pistons
---------------

This is one of the hardest franchises to play in the association. Most of the 
team's players are old/passed their prime and not very good. You also have a 
lot of players that will get better, but most of them are middle aged for the 
NBA and will go downhill the next season. Speaking of which, here is the 
breakdown for the end of the first year normally:

Players That Get Worse: Gordon, McGrady, Prince, Hamilton, Wallace (he might 
                        retire, too)

Players That Get Better: Stuckey, Villenueva, Monroe, White, Jerekbo, Daye, 
                         Summers

Players That Stay The Same: Bynum, Maxiel, Wilcox

Note: this is what usually happens, not what always happens.

The good thing about the Pistons is a lot of their players have some trade 
value. This is in stark opposite to, say, the Nets, who only have three 
players with more than one stars. The Pistons, on the other hand, only have 
three players with one star.

Sadly, most of the multiple star players are, again, old and passed their 
prime. We need to trade them away for young players because we don't have a 
shot at even the playoffs with the current roster. I keep only Rodney Stuckey 
because he is the young nucleus for the team.

First trade away Ben Gordon (big contract) and Ben Wallace (probably going to 
retire) to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love. Love is young, very loyal, and 
doesn't have high play for winner aspirations. He should resign with your 
team and he makes for a great PF/C.

Next trade Tracy McGrady (expiring contract) and Tayshaun Prince (expiring 
contract) to the Bulls for Luol Deng, Taj Gibson, and their 2011 2nd round 
pick. This is a pretty even trade - even though McGrady and Prince are 
scorers, they are old and both have expiring contracts. Deng and Gibson have 
years on their contracts.

Trade Gibson and Richard Hamilton to the Clippers for Al-Farouq Aminu and 
Ryan Gomes. With Aminu (same position as Deng/Love), trade him away with 
Charlie Villanueva (big contract) for Wesley Johnson and their second round 
2011 draft pick.

Now trade Jerekbo (expiring contract), Gomes (medium sized 3 year contract, 
middle aged), and your 2012 second round pick to the 76ers for Craig Brackins 
(long contract) and Songaila (just there to even up the money). Sign Azubuike 
and Hughes to contracts, then trade away Azubuike, Will Bynum, and the Bulls 
2nd round pick to the Wizards for Jordan Crawford. He is a rookie and has a 
four year contract; he will only get better for a long time.

We're almost done now. Trade Jason Maxiell, Larry Hughes, and your 2nd round 
2011 pick for Dorell Wright (years) and Charlie Bell (to even out the money). 
Now we're done; it's time to simulate. We're marginally better (up two 
spots), but it is the draft and time itself that will put us over the top.

Simulate the season - we just improved our record over last year and were at 
the 8th spot seed for most of the year but finished in 11th place. We had a 
first and second all-rookie team player, but Ben Wallace did win defensive 
player of the year (probably because he was on an even worse team).

Simulate the playoffs and work on the staff contracts. Resign the trainer and 
get a better coach. I picked a coach with an A potential for $3.15M because 
he was all-around pretty good. Accept White's contract. Resign Stuckey if you 
can. In my game I had to wait until free agency. Don't resign anyone else 
because they're all old.

I got the number one pick by luck, so your mileage may vary for the draft. 
Speaking of which, as always choose the best player with the highest 
potential. Potential is key and can jack up trade value. Also if he's a 
Center and decent, it makes his trade value skyrocket.

Sign both of your rookies and even if they second rounder is bad. He is good 
for cap space and can be put down to the D-League if needed. Extend Stuckey a 
qualifying offer so you can get him if you haven't already. Get him during 
free agency if you haven't already.

Now you should be rated around 81 after messing with the rotation. This is 
still not good enough to make the playoffs probably, but you have built a 
solid team that will consistently make the playoffs in years to come. Just 
remember to resign core players or trade them away if they say under contract 
thoughts that they might become free agents (if they are unrestricted).

For me, Love didn't go to free agency and didn't want a huge amount of money. 
I had to trade away my star rookie because he wasn't loyal, though, and 
picked up a similar rookie with year on his contract. This ends the strategy 
- get a young team and wait a few years for them to develop before making the 
playoffs.

Boston Celtics
--------------

There's not much to say here; they are the best team in the game currently. 
You only have a few more years with the big three, though, but trading them 
is not an option, nor is it a wise move as you'll probably get nothing good 
for them.

You could trade Avery Bradley for something more developed, but then you 
wouldn't have any young players. Since this is an association, we also look 
at the future as well as the present. Another potential trade is trading 
Nenad Krstic and Sasha Pavlovic for Dorel Wright and a player to match the 
salary. This trade is good because Wright is a lot better than the two of 
them, he's young, and he has three years on his contract.

Other than that, all you can really do is simulate and see if you win for the 
next few years. You can't do much else here; not much else to say. You might 
hit a roadblock with the Miami Heat, but then you might not; it's up to the 
computer simulation for that.

Charlotte Bobcats
-----------------

This team needs a lot of work. First thing to do is trade away Stephen 
Jackson and Kwame Brown to the Wizards for their first round 2011 pick and 
Josh Howard. Then we gotta trade away Matt Carroll's disgusting contract. I 
trade him, Boris Diaw (big big contract), and my 2012 second round pick to 
the Wizards for Jason Kapono and Darius Songalia, both of which have expiring 
contracts.

Next get Azubuike from the free agent list for a three year deal and trade 
him and Desgana Diop (big contract with player option) to the Thunder for 
Eric Maynour and Nick Collison (don't worry, his contract gets small). You 
now have a team with a lot of expiring contracts, so you can raid the free 
agent list at the end of the season.

You also have a mediocre starting lineup (well, bad right now) that features 
four low 70s players and one 67 player. This lineup gets you through the 
season and a good draft pick. Speaking of which, the Wizards hopefully will 
do bad this season, so you have their pick as well.

Draft the best player for the draft. You could get two top five picks with 
the Wizards' and Bobcats' chances. I can't stress this enough, especially for 
this team, but always draft the best player and not a player you need at a 
position. You can always trade the rookie away if need be, and more trade 
value is more trade value.

Don't resign any aging veterans because they're old and only get worse. 
Seriously raid the draft and the free agent list; with all the salary going 
off the list, you should be able to get a Wilson Chandler or even a Chris 
Paul/Russell Westbrook in the years to come.

With your rookies, the core team you already have, and a few free agents, you 
should have a good time in a couple years. To make it to the championship, 
though, you'll probably need great rookies and the like, along with Paul or 
Westbrook and another low 90s player, of which you won't be able to get from 
your current starting five.

Milwaukee Bucks
---------------

Despite having good bookends (Andrew Bogut and Brandon Jennings), this team 
isn't rated very well. To start, we need to trade away all of our veterans 
that are hogging up cap space. First is Corey Maggette - trade him and Jon 
Brockman to the Wizards for Josh Howard and Mustafa Shakur.

Next trade John Salmons (another long, expensive contract on an old player) 
and Earl Boykins to the 76ers for Craig Brackins and Jason Kapono. This is 
another trade to free cap space. Michael Redd is next on the list, but you 
don't have to trade him if you don't want to because he has an expiring 
contract.

However, he has trade value, so I trade him for David Lee and Charlie Bell. 
Next is Drew Gooden - trade him and the Bucks 2011 2nd round pick to the 
Thunder for Nazr Mohammed. You can also optionally trade away David Lee now 
to really free up cap space. Also do the usual Hughes/Azubuike signings and 
trade them for the usual Booker or Crawford.

This guts the team, but frees up cap space for Paul/Westbrook (have Jennings 
play Shooting Guard) so you should be able to win it the year you get either 
of them, or at least make the playoffs. If it looks like you won't win it, 
you can trade away Jennings for something or deal with resigning him during 
free agency in the offseason, since he often likes to enter free agency.

Chicago Bulls
-------------

You don't need a strategy for the Bulls - they are a top team, a contender by 
default. All they need is a star shooting guard and they have a repeat team. 
You can pick up Azubuike on the free agent list to remedy this, though Bogans 
might miss his starting spot. Or you could just use Brewer, who is already on 
your team and has stellar defense. And we all know defense wins 
championships, right?

Sadly, two of your starting five aren't great at defense, but they are great 
offensive players to make up for it. I'm talking about Carlos Boozer and Luol 
Deng. Boozer's contract looks less and less good as the years go on, but he 
won't go down too much by the end of his contract. Derrick Rose always seems 
to resign during the first period, to the dismay of me when I play any other 
team.

Korver has an ugly contract, but the game made him much better and he's great 
at three pointers. I would just keep him for the three years; his three 
pointer rating can't go down *that* much and that's what he's there for 
anyway. You have a few really bad players (Lucas, Scalabrine) who can be 
replaced by D-Leaguers, also.

Cleveland Cavaliers
-------------------

We need to completely rebuild this team. Sans LeBron James, this is one of 
the worst teams (rated as 25th best) and we have some old people hogging cap 
space. First trade Antawn Jamison and Manny Harris to the Thunder for Serge 
Ibaka and Nick Collison. Ibaka slowly develops, but at least he doesn't get 
worse like Jamison.

After that, trade Baron Davis and Christian Eyenga to the 76ers for Louis 
Williams and Jason Kapono. This is another trade to make you younger. Varejao 
has a huge contract, so trade him to the Nets for Gadzuric and their 2011 2nd 
round pick. This frees up cap space in later years.

Change your rotation so you have your best players at each of the starting 
positions. This is optional, and it could ruin ratings for starters-turned-
benchers, but in the end it might give you a slightly better team. I was 
ranked 23rd after all of these changes, up two spots. We're getting better.

Send Erden and Harangody down to the D-League. They are the worst players 
that can go down to the D-League. Now get Azubuike and Hughes off the free 
agent list. Trade them and the Nets 2011 2nd round pick to the Warriors for 
Dorell Wright, Louis Amundson, and their 2011 2nd round pick.

Now if you alter the lineup for the best possible players at starting 
positions, we are the 20th ranked team. This is up a lot from 25, but still 
pretty bad. However, you have a team of players with starters all under 24, 
and expiring contracts of old players to free cap space.

You just need to do the usual now - simulate the season, sign staff, resign 
the young good players, get the best possible players in the draft, and get 
good free agents. Wilson Chandler is good, but Chris Paul/Russell Westbrook 
the next year is much better. You will also accrue a worse record without 
Chandler, which you can use to get another good draft pick.

For my game, I traded up to the number one pick and got a beast of a center 
rated at 78 with great potential. I signed Chris Paul the next year and the 
two of them dominated along with the players that we previously traded for. 
Your mileage may vary here, but you should at least get a decent draft pick, 
as well as a Chris Paul/Russell Westbrook/Brandon Jennings. With all these 
players, you should definitely make the playoffs, and maybe even a 
championship.

Los Angeles Clippers
--------------------

It's no longer "LOLClippers" with Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon. In fact, 
they actually have quite a good team right off the bat, and after development 
even better. However, they don't have much of a chance (I've never seen it) 
of winning the whole thing their first year, so we rip down the building by 
making a few key trades to get rid of aging players.

First we need to sign Azubuike from the free agent list. Second we need to 
trade him and Chris Kaman to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love. Love can double 
as a center, so don't worry about him conflicting with Griffin. One of them 
can play Center. This is definitely not ideal, but it's better than Kaman 
going down and down in overall rating each year.

Get Larry Hughes from the free agent list now. Trade him, Mo Williams, and 
Willie Warren to the Timberwolves for Wesley Johnson and Luke Ridnour. 
Ridnour's just there because he's, well, just there. I immediately trade him 
along with Craig Smith to the Thunder for Eric Maynour and Nazr Mohammed.

We can make the rotation work out, trust me. Before we do, make another trade 
- send Ryan Gomes, Randy Foye, and your 2011 1st round pick to the Wizards 
for their 2011 1st round pick (!!) and Hamady N'Diaye. Or, if you have a 
stacked draft class, instead of your first round 2011 trade your 2012 one 
along with your 2011 2nd round and add Shakur to the Wizard's end.

Okay, now as far as lineup, put Gordon at the 1, Johnson at the 2, Aminu at 
the 3, Love at the 4, and Griffin at the 5. Definitely not ideal, but it will 
work. You have a great draft pick, you are ranked 14th, and you have a ton of 
cap space for say a Wilson Chandler. You are in GREAT shape to win a 
championship in a few years.

Memphis Grizzlies
-----------------

The Grizzlies have a great team already, and they made it pretty far in the 
playoffs in real life, AND they can win a championship with their current 
team in a few years, so it makes little sense to tear apart the team. The 
"big" trade you need to make involves Zach Randolph - trade him for David Lee 
and Dorell Wright.

This is a good trade because Randolph probably won't sign with you (and if he 
does, he'll want a ton of money) and you get 2 good players (one rated the 
same as Randolph but younger) with plenty of years on their contracts. After 
that, trade Shane Battier (only one year) and Vasquez for Ekpe Udoh and 
Charlie Bell.

Despite losing a lot defensively, this trade gives you basically Udoh with 4 
years for Battier with 1 year. It is a good trade because of this, and since 
we (probably) won't be winning a championship this year, we have time for 
Udoh to develop into a good player.

Now your team will be positively stacked in a few years. With Conley, Mayo, 
Gay, Gasol, and (eww) Lee, along with a great bench, you should have no 
problem winning a championship. Just remember to resign Gasol to a max 
contract at the end of the season and sim away. You should be making it far 
in the playoffs consistently with this group.

Atlanta Hawks
-------------

Don't let a 15th overall ranking fool you, they will make the playoffs 
consistently. They have their good players locked up already, but you might 
lose Josh Smith (I usually get him on other teams during free agency, too) so 
trade him away if it looks like he won't resign. Other than that, keep your 
current team and sim the seasons.

Miami Heat
----------

Another team that doesn't need much of a "strategy." They are pretty much the 
best team in the game despite a ranking of 4th best overall. The big problem 
is when James and Bosh get to the year before their option, because James 
NEVER uses his option. You just have to live with it, though, since you might 
get a championship that year. Try to resign as best you can.

As for the non-big three players, you are pretty much stuck with them 
declining in rating. Ilgauskas retires after the year sometimes, and the rest 
of your decent players go down in rating. You can only trade them for worse 
players, so you are best off just keeping them. Rememer to resign Chalmers!

New Orleans Hornets
-------------------

Paul never uses his player option, but you may still be able to get him to 
resign. He's somewhat loyal, but at the same time he's pivotal to your team. 
Since he never uses his option and often signs with another team, you should 
consider trading him during the second season for a great young player with 
years on his contract. But still, there is a chance he might sign with you.

You need a Shooting Guard, and you have a few expiring contracts, so I trade 
Willie Green, Carl Landry, and Marco Belinelli to the Timberwolves for Wesley 
Johnson. He's a solid defender. Now get Azubuike signed to a three year deal 
off the free agent list by using your MLE.

Trade Azubuike, David West, and Marcus Banks to the Warriors for David Lee 
and Charlie Bell. David Lee is so underrated in this game it's crazy, but 
that's mostly because the Warriors want to get rid of him. That's pretty much 
all you can do without trading players with multiple years, so sim the season 
now. You should make the playoffs.

Don't accept David Andersen's option. Gray usually accepts his player option. 
After the offseason tasks (send Ariza to training camps), you may have to 
trade Paul if he says he won't resign. However, with David Lee on our team, 
the chances are better he will resign since we have a winning team.

Utah Jazz
---------

No real "problem" contracts here and not a lot of trades to make. You can 
stick with your current team and trade on contract years, or use my strategy. 
The "big" trade I make is Al Jefferson and Raja Bell for Tyreke Evans. 
Jefferson is kind of overrated in this game; Noah has similar rating and 
potential and yet is only valued at four stars, for instance.

With Evans and Favors, we have a low 90s player and a high 80s player in the 
future. Now trade Devin Harris and Earl Watson to the Raptors for Demar 
Derozan and Reggie Evans. You can have Derozan play Small Forward or have 
Evans play Point Guard, FYI.

Next I trade Kirilenko (expiring contract and won't resign) and Kelenna 
Azubuike (after signing him from the free agent list) and the Jazz' 2012 
first round pick for Wesley Johnson and Sebastian Telfair. Trading old for 
young is awesome (although you do lose your 2012 first round pick).

Now trade Paul Millsap (too old for our team) and Gordon Hayward (sad to see 
him go) for Jrue Holiday and Elton Brand. Holiday is a good point guard and 
Brand has trade value. Trade Brand right away while he is still one and a 
half stars!

You should have Holiday, Evans, DeRozan/Wesley, Favors, and Okur starting. 
This is certainly the lineup of the future! Also, they have years left on 
their contracts. Do the usual 'trade away during expiring year' thing if says 
under contract thoughts that they don't want to sign with you. Other than 
that, you have a young team that should win a few championships in the 
future.

New York Knicks
---------------

Ranked 12th overall, they have a chance to win it right away. Carmelo never 
accepts his player option, though, so you might want to trade him during the 
last contract year. Turiaf is a serviceable Center and we can live with his 
two year (he always accepts his player option) contract.

Landry Fields is a big problem. Because he was picked so low in the draft, he 
only has two years on his contract. He develops into a low 80s player, so be 
sure to resign him at any cost. On the other hand, don't accept Billups' 
option and resign him only if he's inexpensive/few years.

That's pretty much it for the Knicks. They have a great team already with two 
prolific scorers and one rising star. The team has the Turiaf contract 
problem, but it only lasts two years, so it's pretty okay. Other than that, 
sim seasons and trade away if it looks like they won't resign (*cough* 
Melodrama *cough*).

Dallas Mavericks
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You can't do anything with them besides simulate basically. They have a full 
team already with lots of good bench players. The roster update really pumped 
them up. The only problem is Haywood's contract and the low trade value of 
all the players.

New Jersey Nets
---------------

This team needs a lot of work. Only three players have more than one star! 
Deron Williams is great and all, but he will be old by the time we get a 
championship. I trade him and Kris Humphries (expiring contract) for Russell 
Westbrook, Nick Collison, and the Thunder's 2011 first round pick.

Westbrook has a lot of years on his biological clock while Williams does not. 
Five years make a big difference in this game. Now you have two stars the 
same age - Westbrook and Lopez - so you can draft around them, sign Landry 
Fields/Chris Paul, and pray that Westbrook resigns with your team. That's 
pretty much it - with Westbrook, Paul, Fields, and Lopez, you should be doing 
great. This is all a few years later, however. (You also need to lose Petro 
and Outlaw.)

Denver Nuggets
--------------

It's hard to trade anyone because they are the 8th best team. You can trade 
Nene, Chandler, Martin, Smith, and Afflalo if you want because they all have 
expiring contracts, but this will probably ruin your chances at the playoffs. 
I only recommend getting rid of Chris Andersen - old, big contract, and not 
very good, even for a Center.

Indiana Pacers
--------------

The Pacers are pretty bad in this game, but that doesn't mean they won't get 
better. In fact, they become one of the best teams in the game if you just 
hold onto what you have and make a few trades. The big trade I make is Danny 
Granger (old, does not fit formula of team, taking George's spot) and Dahntay 
Jones for Eric Gordon.

This is just all-around a good trade. Now you have a good young team: 
Collison, Gordon, George, Hansbrough, and Hibbert. You can win championships 
with this team in a few years. There's not much more to say, besides that you 
need to trade them away before they decide to sign with someone else - use 
the trade deadline and contract thoughts section to handle this.

Houston Rockets
---------------

Depending on if you play with injuries or not, this could be a great team. 
Yao Ming will definitely resign with you which is a big plus. The team is 
old, but they are good and even have a good rookie in Patrick Patterson. I 
say just keep the team you have and see if you win it - none of your starting 
five is below a 76 and four of them are in the low 80s.

San Antonio Spurs
-----------------

The team's one of the best right now, but you'll need to gut it in a few 
years and harvest draft picks because all your good players are getting old. 
Sadly, Neal, Splitter, and Bonner aren't rated all that good in the game. 
You'll probably win at least one championship with the current team, though. 
Then it's time to get those high picks to make an even better team.

Phoenix Suns
------------

They have an outside shot at the playoffs, but I gut them. I trade away all 
their good players (Nash, Hill, Carter, Brooks, Gortat, Pietrus, Dudley, 
Childress, Frye, Warrick) for young players or draft picks. Let's face it: 
they have a small small chance of winning a championship with their current 
team. But that's basically it - gut the team and rebuild.

Portland Trail Blazers
----------------------

This team doesn't need ANY work. They can win a championship right now 
without doing anything. With that said, you can't trade away your old players 
for worse young ones because you just might win it this year. This is not a 
fun association to play or manage, because all you have to do is simulate 
seasons.

Golden State Warriors
---------------------

Believe it or not, the Warriors have a lot going for them. Ellis, Curry, and 
Lee are all offensive powerhouses. You might make the playoffs with this 
team, but to really make it to the finals and win you will need to get some 
defense. Also, you need a real Center, so get Hibbert if you can (either by 
trading for him with free agents from after the first season or by signing 
him from free agency yourself).

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     3. Meet the Players
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Legend
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            Player: Player's name
            Rating: Player's Rating (Trade value in stars)
          Position: What is the player's position?
                In: How good is the player at shooting inside?
               Out: How good is the player at shooting outside?
 Perimeter Defense: How good is the player's outside defense?
      Post Defense: How good is the player's inside defense?
     Ball Handling: How good is the player at protecting/dribbling the ball.
        Rebounding: What are the player's rebounding skills?
   Basketball I.Q.: What is the player's overall knowledge for the game?
       Athleticism: How athletic is the player?
         Potential: How much better will the player get?
   Play for Winner: What are the player's championship aspirations? 
                    -Important for re/signing.
Financial Security: What does the player think about money? -Important for 
                    re/signing.
           Loyalty: What is the player's loyalty? -Important for re/signing.
       Personality: What is the player's personality? -Important because of 
                    team chemistry.
            Height: What is the player's height? -Important because you can't
                    shoot too well if you're too short.
            Weight: What is the player's weight? -Important especially for 
                    big men so they can post up well.
               Age: What is the player's age? -Important because older 
                    players' ratings decrease.
   Salary for Year: What is the salary for the 2010-2011 year?
      Total Salary: What is the total salary of the player with options?

[My personal comments about the player in regards to association mode 
(salary, ability, the player's contract thoughts, what they will do in 
signing and options, what you should do with the player once their contract 
is up, etc.).]

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Philadelphia 76ers
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87 - Andre Iguodala
79 - Jrue Holiday
78 - Elton Brand
75 - Thaddeus Young
73 - Louis Williams
71 - Marreese Speights
70 - Evan Turner
68 - Andres Nocioni
66 - Spencer Hawes
66 - Antonio Daniels
65 - Darius Songaila
65 - Craig Brackins
64 - Jodie Meeks
58 - Jason Kapono
57 - Tony Battie


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            Player: Andre Iguodala
            Rating: 87 (Four Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: B-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: A
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 207 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $12.35M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $40.60M with $15.90M player option

He's definitely worth keeping, but I normally trade him and Evan Turner for 
Tyreke Evans. This decision is threefold: Evans turns into a more dominant 
player (low to mid 90s rated), Evans is much younger and we need to be young 
for this team, and Iguodala's rating does not go up much, if anything at all. 
Iguodala also has a player option when he's at/a little passed his prime.

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            Player: Jrue Holiday
            Rating: 79 (Three Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 180 pounds
               Age: 20
   Salary for Year: $1.63M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.37M with $2.67M team option

Holiday is one of the best players on the team now. He has great defense, 
ball handling, and can shoot decently. Even though he has slightly below 
average potential, he usually jumps up 4-5 points in overall rating after the 
first year because he gets so many touches.

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            Player: Elton Brand
            Rating: 78 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: A-
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 254 pounds
               Age: 31
   Salary for Year: $15.96M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $51.18M

As good as he is or was, I trade him right away. He goes down in rating after 
the first year and he has a large salary. You could hold onto him for a year 
or two, but then he would probably be only one star in trade value. A good 
player if you keep him, though: high IQ and inside shooting.

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            Player: Thaddeus Young
            Rating: 75 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $2.90M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.90M

Another young player on the 76ers with a good chance to become a good to 
great player. Young wants a big contract at the end of the season, though, so 
you might want to swap him for Wilson Chandler via not resigning him or, 
better yet, trading him for a player with years at the trade deadline.

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            Player: Louis Williams
            Rating: 73 (Two Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 173 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $5.45M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $17.75M

I always keep him because he has three years and he is young. He does, 
however, play the same position as Holiday, and his secondary position is 
Iguodala's, so he won't get much playing time. It is worth considering 
trading him and Brand for a better power forward, but Williams does go up in 
value to his contract year, so you might want to hold onto him to that time.

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            Player: Marreese Speights
            Rating: 71 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: B
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $1.77M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.49M

Speights is good for a Center and he has two years on his contract. He goes 
up a little in overall rating each year if he gets playing time. Most of the 
time, he chooses to resign with the team during the resigning period. This is 
a good thing because he's a pretty valuable Center.

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            Player: Evan Turner
            Rating: 70 (Four Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: C+
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: A
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 205 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $4.60M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $9.95M with $11.87M 2 year team option

Turner lost six points in rating since the start of the season, so you know 
something must be up. He's still great in this game, though, and has an A 
potential which helps him get to four star value. I usually trade him and 
Iguodala for Evans, but it's also good to hold onto him because he develops 
into a low 80s/high 70s player.

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            Player: Andres Nocioni
            Rating: 68 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: C-
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $6.85M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $13.50M with $7.50M team option

I trade him right away. His contract is ugly and he's not very good. If, for 
some strange reason, you decide to hold onto him, don't exercise the team 
option because you can get him for much less. He goes down in overall rating, 
too. To top that off, he's unpredictable.

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            Player: Spencer Hawes
            Rating: 66 (Three Stars)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: B
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'1"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $2.97M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.97M

Another good young Center on the 76ers, Hawes only has a year left on his 
contract, so it's worth considering trading him for a comparable player with 
years. I've seen Hawes go into free agency, too, so don't expect that 
"Loyal" ambition to hold up.

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            Player: Antonio Daniels
            Rating: 66 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 205 pounds
               Age: 35
   Salary for Year: $1.23M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.23M

I keep him on the team but I don't resign him unless I need an extra spot. 
He's too old.

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            Player: Darius Songaila
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B
               Out: D
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 248 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $4.82M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $4.82M

Same as before, only now we lose some cap space after the first year.

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            Player: Craig Brackins
            Rating: 65 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B_
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 230 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $1.31M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.71M with $3.89M 2 YR Team Option

He's a good young player. I keep him and watch him develop into a mid-70s 
player, then trade him before he wants money.

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            Player: Jodie Meeks
            Rating: 64 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: D+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 208 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $762K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $762K

Really not worth keeping with that potential. Good for a reserve, though.

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            Player: Jason Kapono
            Rating: 58 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $6.64M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $6.64M

Bad player (in the game) who frees up cap space after the year. Goodie!

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            Player: Tony Battie
            Rating: 57 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: C+
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 34
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

The worst player on the team. He's old, so don't resign him.

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Charlotte Bobcats
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84 - Stephen Jackson
74 - D.J. Augustin
71 - Tyrus Thomas
70 - Gerald Henderson
70 - Boris Diaw
67 - Joel Przybilla
63 - Eduardo Najera
63 - Garrett Temple
63 - Dominic McGuire
62 - Kwame Brown
61 - Dante Cunningham
61 - D.J. White
60 - Shaun Livingston
58 - Desagana Diop
55 - Matt Carroll

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            Player: Stephen Jackson
            Rating: 84 (Three Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: B
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $8.45M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $27.77M

Despite being a good player, I always trade him in the first year. He has the 
most trade value then and he only goes down in overall rating. He also has a 
moderately sized contract for his age.

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            Player: D.J. Augustin
            Rating: 74 (Three Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'0"
            Weight: 180 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $2.54M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $5.78M

I always keep him. He has great potential, he is inexpensive, and very loyal.

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            Player: Tyrus Thomas
            Rating: 71 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: C
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $6.61M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $40.00

This one's a tossup, but I normall keep Thomas. Despite a big contract for 
his age, he does develop into a high 70s player before his contract is up.

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            Player: Gerald Henderson
            Rating: 70 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $2.10M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.36M with $3.10M 1 YR team option

Another player I always keep. He gets the starting job when Jackson is 
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            Player: Boris Diaw
            Rating: 70 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Small Forward
                In: B
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $9.00M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $18.00M

He is a player I always trade because he takes up too much cap space.

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            Player: Joel Przybilla
            Rating: 67 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: B+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A+
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'1"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 31
   Salary for Year: $7.41M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $7.41M

I just let his expiring contract run out and don't resign him unless he wants 
next to nothing.

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            Player: Eduardo Najera
            Rating: 63 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: C
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 34
   Salary for Year: $2.80M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $5.40M

This one's another tossup; you can keep him and his big salary (for his 
rating) for the two years and trade him away right away to free up cap space.

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            Player: Garrett Temple
            Rating: 63 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: D+
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: D
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 190 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $762K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $762K

Resign him because he's better than most second round pick players you can 
draft. (Just don't give him too many years.)

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            Player: Dominic McGuire
            Rating: 63 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: D
               Out: D+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $885K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $885K

Another player moderately worth resigning because he's better than a second 
round pick you get in the draft.

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            Player: Kwame Brown
            Rating: 62 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 270 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $1.23M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.23M

I just don't like Kwame Brown, but let's see the facts: he's going to be 
passed his prime after this year and he's only good at rebounding. Don't 
resign him.

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            Player: Dante Cunningham
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 230 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $762K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $762K

I resign him - better than a second round pick.

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            Player: D.J. White
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: C+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-F
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 251 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $1.11M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.11M with $2.00M 1 YR team option

I don't exercise his option.

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            Player: Shaun Livingston
            Rating: 60 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 185 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $3.50M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $7.00M

I trade him away because he has two years on a $7.00M contract.

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            Player: Desagana Diop
            Rating: 58 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: D+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 280 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $6.48M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $13.40M with $7.37M player option

Definitely trade him away. His contract is just too much.

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            Player: Matt Carroll
            Rating: 55 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: D-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 213 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $4.30M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $8.20M with $3.50M player option

Same as the last guy (trade him right away), only not as an exaggerated a 
contract as the last guy.

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84 - Andrew Bogut
78 - Brandon Jennings
74 - Corey Maggette
74 - John Salmons
73 - Michael Redd
71 - Chris Douglas-Roberts
70 - Earl Boykins
70 - Luc Richard Mbah A Moute
70 - Drew Gooden
69 - Keyon Dooling
69 - Ersan Ilyasova
68 - Carlos Delfino
65 - Larry Sanders
53 - Jon Brockman

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            Player: Andrew Bogut
            Rating: 84 (Four Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: A-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: A
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: A
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 260 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $11.05M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $50.50M

I keep him because he's good and one of the best Centers money can afford.

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            Player: Brandon Jennings
            Rating: 78 (Four and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: D+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'1"
            Weight: 169 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $2.33M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.82M with $3.18M 1 YR team option

Good when you have him, but he has a nasty reputation in the game of testing 
free agency instead of resigning with you.

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            Player: Corey Maggette
            Rating: 74 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: B
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $9.60M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $30.79M

I trade him right away; he's worth something, he has an expensive contract, 
and his rating will only go down.

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            Player: John Salmons
            Rating: 74 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: B
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 207 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $8.00M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $32.16M with $7.00M 1 YR team option

Another player I trade right away because he's worth something, he has a big 
contract, and his rating only goes down.

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            Player: Michael Redd
            Rating: 73 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: B-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 31
   Salary for Year: $18.30M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $18.30M

Not much to get for him because his contract is so darn big, so I just let 
his one year contract expire.

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            Player: Chris Douglas-Roberts
            Rating: 71 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $854K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $854K

Resign him for cheap if possible.

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            Player: Earl Boykins
            Rating: 70 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: D
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 5'5"
            Weight: 133 pounds
               Age: 34
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

Let him go - he's old.

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            Player: Luc Richard Mbah A Moute
            Rating: 70 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 230 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $854K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $854K

Try to keep him - fairly young/mid aged and average potential with good D.

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            Player: Drew Gooden
            Rating: 70 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $5.76M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $32.00M

Trade him away - long, expensive contract.

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            Player: Keyon Dooling
            Rating: 69 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 195 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $2.00M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.16M

Trade him, too, right away because of his contract.

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            Player: Ersan Ilyasova
            Rating: 69 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $2.32M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.86M

An obvious keep - young and good potential.

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            Player: Carlos Delfino
            Rating: 68 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 230 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $3.50M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $3.50M with $3.50M team option

Don't exercise the team option and let him go - too old.

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            Player: Larry Sanders
            Rating: 65 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $1.73M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.59M with $5.04M 2 YR team option

You'll have him for a while, but try to resign him when the contract is up.

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            Player: Jon Brockman
            Rating: 53 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: D+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 255 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $854K
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $2.65M

Just there to take up space, I guess.

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91 - Derrick Rose
85 - Carlos Boozer
82 - Joakim Noah
79 - Luol Deng
75 - Taj Gibson
71 - Ronnie Brewer
68 - Kurt Thomas
68 - Keith Bogans
68 - C.J. Watson
65 - Kyle Korver
62 - Jannero Pargo
61 - Rasual Butler
59 - Omer Asik
48 - John Lucas
44 - Brian Scalabrine

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            Player: Derrick Rose
            Rating: 91 (Five Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: B-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: A+
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: A
       Athleticism: A-
         Potential: A
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 190 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $5.55M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $12.54M

The star of the team, an obvious keeper, and he never goes to free agency. 
This is good if you're playing as the Bulls, bad if you're playing as any 
other team.

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            Player: Carlos Boozer
            Rating: 85 (Four Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: A
               Out: D
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: A
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 266 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $14.40M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $75.00M

Big contract, but a highly rated player. His rating doesn't go down THAT much 
by the end of his contract. I keep him.

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            Player: Joakim Noah
            Rating: 82 (Four Stars)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: A
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: A+
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 232 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $3.13M
      Total Salary: 6 YRS | $63.63M

An obvious keeper. You have him for six years now, too, which is a major 
plus.

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            Player: Luol Deng
            Rating: 79 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: B
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $11.36M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $51.34M

His D could be better, but he's a great offensive player and seemingly much 
better in the game than rea life. I always keep him despite his big contract.

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            Player: Taj Gibson
            Rating: 75 (Two Stars)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: B
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: B+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $1.12M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.31M with $2.16M 1 YR team option

Perhaps you could trade him away during his final (option) year, but he's 
just another all-around good player on the Bulls that you want to keep.

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            Player: Ronnie Brewer
            Rating: 71 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: A
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 227 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $4.79M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $13.87M

Great D makes this an easy choice: a keeper.

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            Player: Kurt Thomas
            Rating: 68 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 38
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

Old, but if his rating stays up and only goes down marginally, sign him to a 
one year deal.

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            Player: Keith Bogans
            Rating: 68 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: D-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $1.60M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.33M

I always swap him and Brewer so Brewer is starting. This makes Bogans mad, 
but he's not too good. I hold onto him until the end of his contract, though.

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            Player: C.J. Watson
            Rating: 68 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 175 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $3.10M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $6.50M with $3.70M 1 YR team option

He's a good player and worth keeping.

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            Player: Kyle Korver
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C-
               Out: A
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 212 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $5.00M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $15.00M

A tossup; I normall keep him for his three point ability despite the fact he 
has a mid-sized contract and he will be old by the end of it.

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            Player: Jannero Pargo
            Rating: 62 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: D
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'1"
            Weight: 175 pounds
               Age: 31
   Salary for Year: $1.19M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.19M

Let his contract expire and only resign him if he's cheap.

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            Player: Rasual Butler
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 205 pounds
               Age: 31
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

Good shooter, but again only keep him if he's cheap; he's old.

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            Player: Omer Asik
            Rating: 59 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 255 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $1.72M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $5.90M

His contract is just small enough to not warrant a trade.

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            Player: John Lucas
            Rating: 48 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: F
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: D-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: F
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 5'11"
            Weight: 165 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $884K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $884K

You can find a better player in the D-League or free agency list.

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            Player: Brian Scalabrine
            Rating: 44 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Small Forward
                In: D-
               Out: D
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: F
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $1.23M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.23M

Again, a better player can be found in the D-League.

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79 - Antawn Jamison
78 - Baron Davis
75 - J.J. Hickson
73 - Ramon Sessions
72 - Anderson Varejao
69 - Anthony Parker
68 - Joey Graham
67 - Alonzo Gee
64 - Samardo Samuels
62 - Manny Harris
61 - Daniel Gibson
58 - Semih Erden
58 - Luke Harangody
56 - Christian Eyenga
54 - Ryan Hollins

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            Player: Antawn Jamison
            Rating: 79 (Two Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Small Forward
                In: A-
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Very Lotal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 34
   Salary for Year: $13.36M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $28.44M

He is a great shooter, that's for sure, but he's too old and worth some value 
so I trade him right away. He also has a big contract, although he only has a 
couple of years on it.

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            Player: Baron Davis
            Rating: 78 (Two Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: B-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Lotal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 31
   Salary for Year: $13.05M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $41.85M

Another player I try to trade right away while he's worth something.

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            Player: J.J. Hickson
            Rating: 75 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 242 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.53M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.88M

Definite keep; the Cavaliers' good young player.

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            Player: Ramon Sessions
            Rating: 73 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: D+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 190 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $3.96M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $12.77M

Another player I keep, and you need to trade him during your last year or you 
will probably lose him.

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            Player: Anderson Varejao
            Rating: 72 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: B+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 260 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $7.00M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $32.20M with $9.80M 1 YR team option

I trade him immediately; big contract and aging.

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            Player: Anthony Parker
            Rating: 69 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 35
   Salary for Year: $2.86M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.86M

Keep him on the team and resign him if he doesn't want much money.

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            Player: Joey Graham
            Rating: 68 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C+
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 228 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $993K
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.10M

Let his contract run out and don't resign him unless he's affordable.

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            Player: Alonzo Gee
            Rating: 67 (One and Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $762K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $762K

I trade him for something because his financial security scares me.

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            Player: Samardo Samuels
            Rating: 64 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: B
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: D-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 260 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $500K
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $1.29M

No potential means he's just taking up space, but we need people to take up 
space who are mediocre so keep him.

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            Player: Manny Harris
            Rating: 62 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 185 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $1.26M

Another "take up space" young guy, but this one has better potential.

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            Player: Daniel Gibson
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: D-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $4.01M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $13.21M

I trade him; we won't really need his outside ability because we will suck 
the first few years.

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            Player: Semih Erden
            Rating: 58 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: F
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $1.26M

The epitome of "taking up space because we need it right now."

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            Player: Luke Harangody
            Rating: 58 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Small Forward
                In: B-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 251 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $438K
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $1.23M

I send him down to the D-League normally to pick up some free agents, but his 
shooting ability is mighty good.

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            Player: Christian Eyenga
            Rating: 56 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: D
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: neutral
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $1.02M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.12M with $3.29M 2 YR team option

Some potential, but I D-League him.

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            Player: Ryan Hollins
            Rating: 54 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: D
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 230 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $2.33M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.33M with $2.48M 1 YR player option

Trade him away if you can (because of the player option).

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87 - Rajon Rondo
84 - Paul Pierce
83 - Kevin Garnett
81 - Ray Allen
78 - Jeff Green
77 - Shaquille O'Neal
74 - Jermaine O'Neal
72 - Troy Murphy
72 - Glen Davis
71 - Delonte West
65 - Avery Bradley
64 - Carlos Arroyo
61 - Von Wafer
59 - Nenad Krstic
57 - Sasha Pavlovic

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            Player: Rajon Rondo
            Rating: 87 (Four and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C
               Out: D+
 Perimeter Defense: A
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A+
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: A
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: A+
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'1"
            Weight: 171 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $9.00M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $55.00M

The young star of the team; definitely don't trade - he has a great contract 
for his value. I've seen him mature into the low 90s.

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            Player: Paul Pierce
            Rating: 84 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: B+
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 33
   Salary for Year: $13.88M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $61.33M

Major LOL if you trade him, so don't do it. He's still good, and even though 
he gets worse, we don't want to break up the big three. Especially in the 
first few years when they have a good chance to win the championship.

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            Player: Kevin Garnett
            Rating: 83 (Three Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: A-
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: B
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 253 pounds
               Age: 34
   Salary for Year: $18.80M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $40.00M

Another piece in the big three (or big four now), definitely don't trade him.

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            Player: Ray Allen
            Rating: 81 (Three Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: B-
               Out: A
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 205 pounds
               Age: 35
   Salary for Year: $10.00M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $20.00M

The final piece, though lower, is still a great player, with terrific outside 
game. I resign him on principle alone.

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            Player: Jeff Green
            Rating: 78 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Small Forward
                In: B
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $4.46M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $4.46M

I resign him. He's good and because you're over the cap, you can't get much 
better.

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            Player: Shaquille O'Neal
            Rating: 77 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: A-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: B+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 7'1"
            Weight: 325 pounds
               Age: 38
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.75M

He often retires after the first year (and did retire that year in real 
life), but he's still a great Center so keep him for a playoff run.

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            Player: Jermaine O'Neal
            Rating: 74 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: B+
               Out: D
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: B
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 258 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $5.76M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $12.56M

Definitely keep; good Centers are hard to come by in this game.

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            Player: Troy Murphy
            Rating: 72 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $11.97M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $11.97M

Great scorer. Keep him if you can haggle the money lower.

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            Player: Glen Davis
            Rating: 72 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: D+
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 289 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $3.30M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $3.30M

This one's up to your discretion; I keep him and don't trade him at the 
beginning of the first year (as I do most of the Celtics' players) but he has 
a one year contract and he is rather expressive. This hurts your team 
chemistry.

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            Player: Delonte West
            Rating: 71 (Two Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 180 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $1.07M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.07M

Since he's so cheap, keep him for this year. If he wants more money during 
resigning/free agency, give it to him if you've kept the rest of the team 
together.

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            Player: Avery Bradley
            Rating: 65 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: D+
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 180 pounds
               Age: 19
   Salary for Year: $1.42M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.94M with $4.14 2 YR team option

The team's rookie, he's actually a pretty damn good player from the get-go. 
You could, however, trade him straight off for someone who can perform right 
now. This will help you win a championship immediately. But, then again, you 
need him for the future with Rondo.

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            Player: Carlos Arroyo
            Rating: 64 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 202 pounds
               Age: 31
   Salary for Year: $1.22M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.22M

Not a player I personally resign.

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            Player: Von Wafer
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $916K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $916K

Because he's unpredictable, I don't resign him.

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            Player: Nenad Krstic
            Rating: 59 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: B-
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: F
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $5.80M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $5.80M

Too bad of a player in this game to warrant a resign.

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            Player: Sasha Pavlovic
            Rating: 57 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: D
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $1.15M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.15M

Another player who shouldn't be on a championship team.

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86 - Blake Griffin
84 - Eric Gordon
79 - Chris Kaman
76 - Mo Williams
72 - Al-Farouq Aminu
70 - Randy Foye
68 - Eric Bledsoe
66 - Jamario Moon
66 - Ryan Gomes
66 - Deandre Jordan
62 - Craig Smith
59 - Willie Warren
56 - Ike Diogu
54 - Brian Cook

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            Player: Blake Griffin
            Rating: 86 (Five Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: A-
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: A
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: A
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 251 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $5.36M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $11.09M with $7.23M 1 YR team option

The team's star, he always seems to let the team resign him. He just gets 
better and better, too.

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            Player: Eric Gordon
            Rating: 84 (Four Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: C+
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $3.02M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $6.85M

He might go to free agency, so you should consider trading him for something 
during his last year. He also doesn't go up much in overall rating.

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            Player: Chris Kaman
            Rating: 79 (Three Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: A-
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: B+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 265 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $11.30M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $23.50M

I trade him right away. Despite being a Center, he is getting old.

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            Player: Mo Williams
            Rating: 76 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'1"
            Weight: 190 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $9.30M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $17.80M with $8.50M 1 YR player option

Another player I trade right away. We have Bledsoe, and little chance to win 
it in the first few years, so why do we need a big contract for the same 
position?

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            Player: Al-Farouq Aminu
            Rating: 72 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: C
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 20
   Salary for Year: $2.56M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $5.32M with $6.72M 2 YR team option

A definite keeper. He's a rookie so your reward points skyrocket.

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            Player: Randy Foye
            Rating: 70 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: D+
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 213 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $4.25M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $8.50M

I trade him because his contract is big for his rating and he has some trade 
value.

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            Player: Eric Bledsoe
            Rating: 68 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'1"
            Weight: 190 pounds
               Age: 20
   Salary for Year: $1.49M
      Total Salary: 2 YR | $3.08M with $4.34M 2 YR team option

Definite keeper. He is a big piece to your future championship team.

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            Player: Jamario Moon
            Rating: 66 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: D+
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $2.97M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $6.16M

Trade away if possible and don't give him much money if you happen get to 
resign period with him.

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            Player: Ryan Gomes
            Rating: 66 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $4.00M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $12.00M

Trade right off; too much money for the overall rating.

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            Player: Deandre Jordan
            Rating: 66 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: B
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $854K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $854K

Resign if possible, or trade him beforehand.

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            Player: Craig Smith
            Rating: 62 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: B
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 265 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $2.30M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.30M

Borderline resign, just not to many years.

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            Player: Willie Warren
            Rating: 59 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 203 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K with $789K 1 YR team option

Exercise the option to secure an extra spot.

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            Player: Ike Diogu
            Rating: 56 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: D
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $1.31M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.31M

I don't resign him because he's too bad even at his prime.

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            Player: Brian Cook
            Rating: 54 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: D+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: F
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $1.15M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.15M with $1.27M 1 YR player option

No point in exercising the option when you can get a better play in the D-
League (who is younger) for less money.

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87 - Rudy Gay
81 - Zach Randolph
78 - Michael Conley
77 - Marc Gasol
77 - O.J. Mayo
76 - Shane Battier
72 - Tony Allen
71 - Darrell Arthur
66 - Xavier Henry
66 - Ishmael Smith
65 - Leon Powe
65 - Sam Young
57 - Greivis Vasquez
54 - Hamed Haddadi

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            Player: Rudy Gay
            Rating: 87 (Four Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: B
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 222 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $13.60M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $82.30M

Star of the team and fairly young. I always keep him by principle.

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            Player: Zach Randolph
            Rating: 81 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: A
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: A
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 260 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $17.33M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $17.33M

I trade him away because he's not loyal and won't resign. I trade him for 
David Lee/Dorell Wright.

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            Player: Michael Conley
            Rating: 78 (Three Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'1"
            Weight: 180 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $4.91M
      Total Salary: 6 YRS | $44.91M

Luckily they locked him up, so you have a good point guard for quite a while.

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            Player: Marc Gasol
            Rating: 77 (Three Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: B+
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: B
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'1"
            Weight: 265 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $3.48M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $3.48M

Big, big, big offseason resign for you to perform with him.

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            Player: O.J. Mayo
            Rating: 77 (Four and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: B-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $4.46M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $10.09M

Resign when the contract expires; he's just too good and worth too much.

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            Player: Shane Battier
            Rating: 76 (Two Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: A-
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $7.36M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $7.36M

Ugh... this one's a tossup. I normally keep him because we might make a run, 
but he has some trade value so you can get a good young player by trading. If 
it looks like you won't win anything, trade him for someone young.

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            Player: Tony Allen
            Rating: 72 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C-
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: A
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 213 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $3.00M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $9.45M

A player with good D, because he's unpredictable you don't want to resign 
him.

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            Player: Darrell Arthur
            Rating: 71 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.12M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.15M

Definite keeper - young and highly rated for his age.

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            Player: Xavier Henry
            Rating: 66
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 19
   Salary for Year: $2.02M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.19M with $2.32M/$3.20M 2 YR team option

The rook, definite keep. He develops into a good player in the 70s.

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            Player: Ishmael Smith
            Rating: 66 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: D
               Out: D
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'0"
            Weight: 175 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $1.26M

Another keeper - you just need to work on his offense majorly.

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            Player: Leon Powe
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $916K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $916K

Let him go unless he doesn't want much money.

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            Player: Sam Young
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $886K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $886K

Overall decent player; resign if he's cheap.

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            Player: Greivis Vasquez
            Rating: 57 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: D-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $1.04M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.15M with $1.19M/$2.15M 2 YR team option

Rated too low to use the team option.

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            Player: Hamed Haddadi
            Rating: 54 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: F
         Potential: D
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'2"
            Weight: 254 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $1.60M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.60M

Just there to take up space in this game.

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86 - Josh Smith
85 - Joe Johnson
82 - Al Horford
78 - Jamal Crawford
75 - Kirk Hinrich
66 - Marvin Williams
65 - Zaza Pachulia
64 - Josh Powell
63 - Jeff Teague
61 - Etan Thomas
60 - Damien Wilkins
58 - Hilton Armstrong
52 - Pape Sy
51 - Jason Collins

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            Player: Josh Smith
            Rating: 86 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Small Forward
                In: B
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: B
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $11.60M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $37.20M

Just a great player all around, definitely keep him even though he's 
"unpredictable." He seems to always enter free agency after the end of his 
contract, however, so see what you can get for him during his last year. He 
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            Player: Joe Johnson
            Rating: 85 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: B+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $16.33M
      Total Salary: 6 YRS | $123.66M

Another great player - I think there is a big difference between a high 70s 
and mid 80s player, and this is the distinction right here. He won't become a 
low 70s player by the end of his contract and might even stay above 80 
depending on how he is developed/ages.

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            Player: Al Horford
            Rating: 82 (Four and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: B+
               Out: D+
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: B+
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $5.45M
      Total Salary: 6 YRS | $65.94M

Probably the best player on the team if you take into account position, and 
he's locked up for six years! He develops even more until he turns 27-28, 
about the high 80s. Definitely keep him if you decide to continue after his 
contract because he is so valuable as a Center and he is apart of your core 
team.

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            Player: Jamal Crawford
            Rating: 78 (Three Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: B-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $10.08M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $10.08M

Since the Hawks are contenders, I always keep him for the first year. He's a 
great shooter. However, if you think you won't get by the Heat or Celtics, 
consider trading his three stars for a player with years and a comparable age 
with the squad (mid 20s).

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            Player: Kirk Hinrich
            Rating: 75 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 190 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $9.00M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $17.00M

Big contract, but he's actually kind of worth it with his defense. I stick 
with him because we can't sign free agents, anyway, since we will be above 
the cap.

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            Player: Marvin Williams
            Rating: 66 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $6.71M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $22.50M with $7.50M 1 YR player option

Ugh... bad bad contract. You can deal him or keep him, your choice.

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            Player: Zaza Pachulia
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 275 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $4.25M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $14.25M

Another bad contract. I usually deal him to another team.

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            Player: Josh Powell
            Rating: 64 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $1.10M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.10M

Resign him if he wants little money/years.

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            Player: Jeff Teague
            Rating: 63
          Position: Point Guard
                In: D
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 180 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.48M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.06M with $2.43M 1 YR team option

A big part of your future, I always keep him. He develops into a 70s player.

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            Player: Etan Thomas
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 260 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $1.22M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.22M

Old and not good... let him go after the year.

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            Player: Damien Wilkins
            Rating: 60 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: D
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $1.31M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.31M

Another middle aged/old guy who isn't very good. Let his contract expire and 
don't resign him - you can get better in the D-League or second round of the 
draft.

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            Player: Hilton Armstrong
            Rating: 58 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: D-
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $993K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $993K

Let him go, also.

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            Player: Pape Sy
            Rating: 52 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K

Definitely let him go - you can get better in the D-League during the 
offseason.

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            Player: Jason Collins
            Rating: 51 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: D+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: F
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 255 pounds
               Age: 31
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

Old and very bad, definitely don't resign him.

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96 - LeBron James
96 - Dwyane Wade
83 - Chris Bosh
71 - Udonis Haslem
71 - Mike Bibby
70 - Mike Miller
70 - Zydranus Ilgauskas
69 - Mario Chalmers
65 - Eddie House
60 - Juwan Howard
60 - Erick Dampier
58 - Joel Anthony
58 - James Jones
57 - Jamaal Magloire
50 - Dexter Pittman

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            Player: LeBron James
            Rating: 96 (Five Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: B+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A+
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: A
       Athleticism: A-
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $14.50M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $87.73M with $22.11M player option

It's King James. 'Nuff said. He never exercises the player option and he 
wants another monster contract (5 yrs, 120 million around), but you can't 
trade him because he's, well, the MVP - he can win one even in his last year 
with you.

Also, get him if you haven't won a championship after five years - he's still 
rated around a 95 and becomes MVP of his new team if he has something to work 
with.

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            Player: Dwyane Wade
            Rating: 96 (Five Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: B+
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: A
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: A
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: A+
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $14.20M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $85.91M with $21.66M player option

His rating does get a little lower, but he's extremely loyal and always 
exercises his player option.

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            Player: Chris Bosh
            Rating: 83 (Four Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: A
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: B
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $14.50M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $87.73M with $22.11M player option

Never exercises his player option. Not as good since the beginning of the 
year. Hard to resign.

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            Player: Udonis Haslem
            Rating: 71 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B
               Out: D
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $3.50M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $15.68M with $4.62M player option

Overall rating goes down fast. Trade him before his player option (which he 
will exercise).

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            Player: Mike Bibby
            Rating: 71 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 195 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

Your floor general, you basically can't trade him. Mario Chalmers replaces 
him in year to come, however.

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            Player: Mike Miller
            Rating: 70 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 218 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $5.00M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $22.40M with $6.60M player option

Another Heat player with a bad contract who is old... you can either deal him 
right away (you won't get much) or just stick with him.

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            Player: Zydrunas Ilgauskas
            Rating: 70 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: B
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'3"
            Weight: 260 pounds
               Age: 35
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M with $1.40M player option

He always retires after his contract. He's a good Center, too, and cheap.

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            Player: Mario Chalmers
            Rating: 69 (Two Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 190 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $847K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $847K

Definitely resign him - he is your future point guard! He gets to around the 
mid 70s in overall rating.

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            Player: Eddie House
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: D
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'1"
            Weight: 175 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M with $1.40M player option

Keep him because of his outside scoring. He accepts the player option.

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            Player: Juwan Howard
            Rating: 60 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: D
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 253 pounds
               Age: 37
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

Pretty good for being 60 rated, he will either retire or want a small 
contract.

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            Player: Erick Dampier
            Rating: 60 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: B+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 265 pounds
               Age: 35
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

Put on the Heat for rebounding and defense, he's not very good and won't get 
the minutes to have an impact. Don't resign.

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            Player: Joel Anthony
            Rating: 58 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: D+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: B
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: F
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $3.30M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $14.45M with $3.80M player option

Big contract for a bad player - try to deal him if you can.

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            Player: James Jones
            Rating: 58 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: F
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $1.15M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.15M with $1.27M player option

Great outside shooter. He accepts the option sometimes.

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            Player: Jamaal Magloire
            Rating: 57 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 265 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

"Not Loyal" means he will test free agency. ;)

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            Player: Dexter Pittman
            Rating: 50 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 290 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K

You can find better in the D-League.

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New Orleans Hornets
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94 - Chris Paul
78 - Emeka Okafor
76 - David West
75 - Trevor Ariza
74 - Carl Landry
69 - Jarrett Jack
69 - Willie Green
66 - Marco Belinelli
62 - Marcus Banks
62 - Quincy Pondexter
59 - Jason Smith
58 - Aaron Gray
57 - David Andersen
56 - Patrick Ewing Jr
51 - DJ Mbenga

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            Player: Chris Paul
            Rating: 94 (Five Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C+
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: A
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A+
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: A
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'0"
            Weight: 175 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $15.20M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $31.85M with $18.09M player option

Never accepts the option, but sometimes you can resign him before free 
agency. It's pretty much a free-for-all once he reaches free agency, though. 
If it looks like he won't resign at all, deal him at the trade deadline for a 
young player.

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            Player: Emeka Okafor
            Rating: 78 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: B
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: A-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 255 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $11.54M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $52.17M

Ugh... he's a tough call because he's 28 and has a big contract, but I keep 
him because he's a Center and a presence inside.

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            Player: David West
            Rating: 76 (Two Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: A-
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $8.29M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $8.29M with $7.53M player option

Just a plain good scorer. He is, however, "Expressive" so he isn't worth the 
trouble to resign, especially when you consider his age.

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            Player: Trevor Ariza
            Rating: 75 (Two Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $6.32M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $28.10M

Longish contract, definitely keep him until the end.

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            Player: Carl Landry
            Rating: 74 (Two Stars)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: A-
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 248 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $3.00M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $3.00M

I don't know why they traded away Marcus Thornton for him, but he can be 
resigned. The only problem is he'll want money at 28, so trade him for a 
comparable player with years on his contract.

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            Player: Jarrett Jack
            Rating: 69 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 197 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $4.86M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $15.66M

Keep. Great potential even though old.

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            Player: Willie Green
            Rating: 69 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 201 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $3.98M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $3.98M

Trade away because he has one year left.

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            Player: Marco Belinelli
            Rating: 66 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $2.38M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.38M

I keep him for his prime years if he doesn't want much money.

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            Player: Marcus Banks
            Rating: 62 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: D+
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 205 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $4.75M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $4.75M

Let him go. Too old.

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            Player: Quincy Pondexter
            Rating: 62 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.07M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.23M with $1.23M/$2.22M 2 YR team option

He's a rookie, so he has a ton of years on his contract. He won't develop 
that much, but it's good to hold onto him.

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            Player: Jason Smith
            Rating: 59 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $2.19M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.19M

You can find better in D-League.

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            Player: Aaron Gray
            Rating: 58 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: D-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 270 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $1.06M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.06M with $1.13M player option

He'll accept the option so get ready for another year with him.

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            Player: David Andersen
            Rating: 57 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: B-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $2.50M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.50M with $2.70M team option

Another one that will definitely accept his option. I suggest trading him 
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            Player: Patrick Ewing Jr
            Rating: 56 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: D+
               Out: D
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: D
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K

You can find better/younger in the D-League.

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            Player: DJ Mbenga
            Rating: 51 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: F
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 255 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $1.07M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.07M

You can find better/much younger in D-League.

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83 - Al Jefferson
80 - Paul Milsap
80 - Devin Harris
75 - Mehmet Okur
75 - Andrei Kirilenko
73 - Derrick Favors
70 - Raja Bell
69 - C.J. Miles
64 - Earl Watson
64 - Gordon Hayward
63 - Ronnie Price
61 - Francisco Elson
59 - Kyle Weaver
57 - Jeremy Evans
49 - Kyrylo Fesenko

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            Player: Al Jefferson
            Rating: 83 (Five Stars)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: A
               Out: D
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: B+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 265 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $13.00M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $42.00M

I usually trade him for Tyreke Evans, but he's definitely great to keep too. 
He has great game overall and especially for a Center he's very valuable. He 
also has three years on his contract. If you hold onto him, there's a good 
chance he will resign with you, too.

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            Player: Paul Millsap
            Rating: 80 (Three Stars)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: B+
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $6.20M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $20.10M

If you held onto Jefferson chances are you'll hold onto Millsap, just like if 
you DIDN'T hold onto Jefferson you probably won't hold onto Millsap. He's 
good, but he's definitely hogging up Favors' minutes. Good contract for the 
overall rating, though.

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            Player: Devin Harris
            Rating: 80 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: A+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 185 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $8.98M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $26.80M

Floor general - he's older than others, but he's still good. I always trade 
him to make the team young, but if you're going for a middle-aged team he's 
great.

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            Player: Mehmet Okur
            Rating: 75 (Two Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: B
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 263 pounds
               Age: 31
   Salary for Year: $9.45M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $20.34M

Versatile scorer for a Center. Contract's big but not long. Old.

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            Player: Andrei Kirilenko
            Rating: 75 (Two Stars)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: B+
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $17.82M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $17.82M

Only one year on a huge contract. Passed his prime. Not loyal.

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            Player: Derrick Favors
            Rating: 73 (Five Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: A+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 246 pounds
               Age: 19
   Salary for Year: $4.13M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $8.58M with $4.75M/$6.01M 2 YR team option

The future star of your team. Treat him kindly with minutes and he'll resign 
with you.

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            Player: Raja Bell
            Rating: 70 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: D
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 34
   Salary for Year: $3.00M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $9.72M

Trade away if you're going young, even trade away if you're going old because 
of that contract.

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            Player: C.J. Miles
            Rating: 69 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: D-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 227 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $3.70M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $3.70M with $3.70M team option

Bad potential makes him mediocre. It's a tossup whether to exercise his 
option or not.

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            Player: Earl Watson
            Rating: 64 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: D+
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'1"
            Weight: 185 pounds
               Age: 31
   Salary for Year: $1.23M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.23M

Old - don't resign, you can find better.

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            Player: Gordon Hayward
            Rating: 64 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 207 pounds
               Age: 20
   Salary for Year: $2.36M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.89M with $2.71M/$3.45M 2 YR team option

Another good rookie player. He won't develop into anything passed mid-70s but 
so you might want to trade him while his value is high.

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            Player: Ronnie Price
            Rating: 63 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: D-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 184 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $1.38M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.38M

Not a very good player - you can find comparable in the D-League.

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            Player: Francisco Elson
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: C+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 34
   Salary for Year: $1.15M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.15M

Again, better can be found in the D-League.

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            Player: Kyle Weaver
            Rating: 59 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: D
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: D-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 201 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $854K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $854K

Pretty much average for D-League standards.

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            Player: Jeremy Evans
            Rating: 57 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 196 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $1.26M

^^. Also, nice small contract might keep him with you.

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            Player: Kyrylo Fesenko
            Rating: 49 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: F
         Potential: D
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'1"
            Weight: 280 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $1.09M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.09M

He just has no skills in this game and you can find MUCH better in D-League.

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81 - Tyreke Evans
75 - Marcus Thornton
74 - Demarcus Cousins
71 - Jason Thompson
70 - Samuel Dalembert
69 - Freddy Garcia
69 - Beno Udrih
66 - Omri Casspi
64 - Marquis Daniels
62 - Jermaine Taylor
62 - Donte Green
60 - Eugene Jeter
54 - Hassan Whiteside
51 - Darnell Jackson

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            Player: Tyreke Evans
            Rating: 81 (Five Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: C+
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $3.88M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $3.88M with $4.15M/$5.25M 2 YR team option

The star of your team. He always seems to resign with you and does not enter 
free agency.

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            Player: Marcus Thornton
            Rating: 75 (Three Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: C
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 205 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $762K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $762K

He is unrestricted and will test free agency, so deal him.

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            Player: Demarcus Cousins
            Rating: 74 (Five Stars)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: B+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 270 pounds
               Age: 20
   Salary for Year: $3.38M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $7.00M with $3.88M/$4.92M 2 YR team option

Future star of your team. When his contract is up, he'll probably test free 
agency but you should be able to get him still.

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            Player: Jason Thompson
            Rating: 71 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $2.18M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.18M with $3.00M team option

Team option comes in handy here; exercise it and trade him the second year.

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            Player: Samuel Dalembert
            Rating: 70 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: A-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $12.20M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $12.20M

I trade him right away while he still has trade value.

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            Player: Francisco Garcia
            Rating: 69 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C+
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 195 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $5.50M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $17.40M with $6.40M team option

Obviously trade him because his contract is way too big.

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            Player: Beno Udrih
            Rating: 69 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 205 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $6.66M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $13.89M with $7.81M player option

Same as Garcia, only worse. Definitely trade him away (even for nothing).

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            Player: Omri Casspi
            Rating: 66 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.25M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.25M with $1.34M/$2.28M 2 YR team option

Good young player you should keep.

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            Player: Marquis Daniels
            Rating: 64 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: D
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $2.50M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.50M

Let him go when his contract expires.

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            Player: Jermaine Taylor
            Rating: 62 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $781K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $781K with $884K/$942K 2 YR team option

Exercise the two year option and try to keep him after that to take up space.

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            Player: Donte Greene
            Rating: 62 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 226 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.12M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.12M with $2.02M team option

You can save money by NOT accepting his team option.

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            Player: Eugene Jeter
            Rating: 60 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: D+
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: D
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 5'11"
            Weight: 175 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K with $789K team option

Too old to develop any, but he can still be useful as a reserve.

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            Player: Hassan Whiteside
            Rating: 54 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: D+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $730K
      Total Salary: 4 YR | $3.27M

Only useful for trade value. He does have a nice contract, though.

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            Player: Darnell Jackson
            Rating: 51 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: F
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: F
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 253 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $854K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $854K with $1.09M team option

You can find MUCH better in D-League for cheaper so don't accept the option.

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92 - Carmelo Anthony
88 - Amar'e Stoudemire
82 - Chauncey Billups
72 - Tony Douglas
72 - Landry Fields
68 - Roger Mason
67 - Derrick Brown
67 - Ronny Turiaf
66 - Renaldo Balkman
65 - Bill Walker
63 - Shawne Williams
62 - Jared Jeffries
61 - Shelden Williams
58 - Andy Rautins
57 - Anthony Carter

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            Player: Carmelo Anthony
            Rating: 92 (Five Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: A-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: A
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 230 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $17.15M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $76.61M with $23.53M player option

One of the team's stars, he hardly ever accepts his player option.

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            Player: Amar'e Stoudemire
            Rating: 88 (Four and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: A
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: B+
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: A
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: A+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 249 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $16.49M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $99.75M

The second unpredictable star, he's locked up until he's 32.

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            Player: Chauncey Billups
            Rating: 82 (Three Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: B-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 202 pounds
               Age: 34
   Salary for Year: $13.15M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $13.15M with $14.20M team option

Don't accept the team option and resign him for much less if possible.

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            Player: Tony Douglas
            Rating: 72 (Two Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'1"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $1.07M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.22M with $2.07M team option

Accept his team option and resign him after that year.

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            Player: Landry Fields
            Rating: 72 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $1.26M

You might lose him to another team. (I always get him on other teams.) He 
develops into a high 70s/low 80s player.

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            Player: Roger Mason
            Rating: 68 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: D
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 212 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $1.40M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.40M

Old and decent. It's your choice. Just don't do anything long.

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            Player: Derrick Brown
            Rating: 67 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 227 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $854K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $854K

I would personally resign him because he is young.

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            Player: Ronny Turiaf
            Rating: 67 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: A-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $4.10M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $4.10M with $4.36M player option

He usually accepts the player option. After that, not much worth the resign 
unless you desperately need a Center.

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            Player: Renaldo Balkman
            Rating: 66 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: C-
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 208 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $1.67M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $5.03M

You'll have him for some of his prime years.

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            Player: Bill Walker
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: D
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $854K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $854K with $916K team option

Accept the inexpensive team option.

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            Player: Shawne Williams
            Rating: 63 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $885K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $885K

Tossup but his good offense makes it worth resigning.

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            Player: Jared Jeffries
            Rating: 62 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: C-
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $1.23M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.23M

Too old and mediocre to resign.

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            Player: Shelden Williams
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $916K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $916K

No point in resigning unless you need a rebounding presence.

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            Player: Andy Rautins
            Rating: 58 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: F
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 194 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $600K
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $1.39M

He has a good contract. If he develops higher than a D-Leaguer, he might be 
worth keeping around.

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            Player: Anthony Carter
            Rating: 57 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: D
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 195 pounds
               Age: 35
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

Let him go unless you are a championship team the year before/after.

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Los Angeles Lakers
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95 - Kobe Bryant
89 - Pau Gasol
81 - Andrew Bynum
79 - Lamar Odom
78 - Shannon Brown
76 - Ron Artest
73 - Matt Barnes
68 - Derek Fisher
68 - Steve Blake
66 - Devin Ebanks
66 - Luke Walton
63 - Derrick Caracter
62 - Joe Smith
60 - Theo Ratliff
59 - Trey Johnson

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            Player: Kobe Bryant
            Rating: 95 (Five Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: A
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: A+
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 205 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $24.81M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $108.21M

What else can be said about Kobe Bryant? He's one of the greatest and in this 
game is still very highly rated. He also has a large, long contract.

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            Player: Pau Gasol
            Rating: 89 (Four Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: A
               Out: D+
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: A-
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: A
   Basketball I.Q.: A
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $17.82M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $74.82M

A great player that is definitely worth the money.

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            Player: Andrew Bynum
            Rating: 81 (Four and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: A-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: A-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Bacl
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 285 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $13.84M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $29.00M with $16.47M team option

Pretty much the future of the team. Always accept his team option.

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            Player: Lamar Odom
            Rating: 79 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Small Forward
                In: B
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 230 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $8.20M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $17.10M with $8.20M team option

Odom's a good all-around player, so I take the option.

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            Player: Shannon Brown
            Rating: 78 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: C
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 211 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $2.20M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.20M with $2.40M player option

Brown's ridiculously good since the update, so accepting the update is a no-
brainer.

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            Player: Ron Artest
            Rating: 76 (Two Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: B
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 260 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $6.32M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $13.11M with $7.26M player option

This contract's more ugly than Odom's, but still OK.

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            Player: Matt Barnes
            Rating: 73 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: C
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 226 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $1.76M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.76M with $1.90M player option

No point in trading away a player on a true contending team.

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            Player: Derek Fisher
            Rating: 68 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'1"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 36
   Salary for Year: $3.70M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $7.10M with $3.40M player option

Decent point guard. Can be replaced in the draft during his last years.

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            Player: Steve Blake
            Rating: 68 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: D-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 172 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $4.00M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $16.00M

Kind of a badish contract, but he's worth it since he's your starting PG.

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            Player: Devin Ebanks
            Rating: 66 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 20
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K with $789K team option

The rook, I accept the option and try to resign him afterward.

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            Player: Luke Walton
            Rating: 66 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $5.26M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $17.04M

This was just a bad contract and continues to be a bad contract. The worst 
part is there's not much to get for him.

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            Player: Derrick Caracter
            Rating: 63 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 275 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K with $789K team option

The other decent rookie, I always accept the option.

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            Player: Joe Smith
            Rating: 62 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: C+
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 35
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

Barely above a D-Leaguer, he won't be worth it after the first season when 
his overall rating declines.

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            Player: Theo Ratliff
            Rating: 60 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: B
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 37
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

This guy is really old and might retire.

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            Player: Trey Johnson
            Rating: 59 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: D-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 216 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $762K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $762K

Tossup. You can find comparable in the D-League and his stats will start to 
go down.

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93 - Dwight Howard
81 - Gilbert Arenas
76 - Hedo Turkoglu
75 - Jameer Nelson
75 - Jason Richardson
71 - Brandon Bass
70 - Quentin Richardson
69 - Chris Duhon
66 - J.J. Redick
65 - Ryan Andersen
63 - Earl Clark
59 - Daniel Orton
58 - Malik Allen

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            Player: Dwight Howard
            Rating: 93 (Five Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: A-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: A+
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: A+
   Basketball I.Q.: A
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: A+
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 265 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $15.78M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $32.93M with $18.52M player option

The star of the team and the best Center in the League, he's obviously worth 
the resign. He usually accepts his player option.

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            Player: Gilbert Arenas
            Rating: 81 (Three Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: A
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $17.73M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $37.00M with $20.81M player option

I usually trade him or Nelson because they are both point guards. He's maybe 
better to trade because of his salary, even though there isn't much out there 
for him.

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            Player: Hedo Turkoglu
            Rating: 76 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 31
   Salary for Year: $9.80M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $31.80M with $12.20M player option

I usually keep him on the team even though his rating goes down.

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            Player: Jameer Nelson
            Rating: 75 (Two Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'0"
            Weight: 190 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $6.72M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $21.92M

His contract keeps him in Orlando for a while.

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            Player: Jason Richardson
            Rating: 75 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $14.44M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $14.44M

I usually resign him.

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            Player: Brandon Bass
            Rating: 71 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $4.00M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $8.00M with $4.00M player option

Good player overall, worth the resign.

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            Player: Quentin Richardson
            Rating: 70 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C+
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $2.27M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $7.43M with $2.81M player option

He'll be here for quite a while unless you trade him.

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            Player: Chris Duhon
            Rating: 69 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: D-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'1"
            Weight: 185 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $3.25M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $14.31M

Another player that's here for a while unless you trade him.

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            Player: J.J. Redick
            Rating: 66 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 190 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $7.50M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $20.00M

Big contract for a mediocre player. He's a great shooter, though.

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            Player: Ryan Anderson
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Small Forward
                In: C-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.41M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.65M

Good offense, horrible defense, I still resign him because he's young and a 
65 overall.

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            Player: Earl Clark
            Rating: 63 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: C-
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 255 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.90M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.90M with $2.03M/$3.01M 2 YR team option

Definitely accept his 2 YR option.

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            Player: Daniel Orton
            Rating: 59 (Four Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: C+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 255 pounds
               Age: 20
   Salary for Year: $1.03M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.13M with $1.18M/$2.13M 2 YR team option

Use for trade value. He won't get very high in rating if you hold onto him.

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            Player: Malik Allen
            Rating: 58 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: C+
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 255 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

You can probably find a better D-Leaguer who is much younger.

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85 - Dirk Nowitzki
82 - Jason Kidd
81 - Caron Butler
78 - Jason Terry
77 - Shawn Marion
73 - Rodrigue Beaubois
72 - Tyson Chandler
71 - Brendan Haywood
71 - Deshawn Stevenson
70 - Corey Brewer
69 - J.J. Barea
66 - Dominique Jones
61 - Peja Stojakovic
56 - Brian Cardinal
51 - Ian Mahinmi

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            Player: Dirk Nowitzki
            Rating: 85 (Four Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: A+
               Out: A
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: A
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $17.30M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $80.00M

The star of the team and you have him locked up for four years with a big 
contract. He's an anomaly in the game. I've seen his rating lower to high 
70s, but he still scores like crazy even when this happens.

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            Player: Jason Kidd
            Rating: 82 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C+
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 37
   Salary for Year: $8.50
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $17.00

Kind of underrated as far as trade value is concerned. He's great for a 
contending team right now like the Mavericks. He will probably retire after 
his contract is up.

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            Player: Caron Butler
            Rating: 81 (Three Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: B-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 228 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $10.56M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $10.56M

Good scorer and outside defender. His rating goes down, but he's definitely 
worth resigning.

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            Player: Jason Terry
            Rating: 78 (Two Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: C+
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 180 pounds
               Age: 33
   Salary for Year: $10.65M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $22.09M

You have him for two years, and his rating goes down, but he's still worth 
keeping.

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            Player: Shawn Marion
            Rating: 77 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: C+
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: B
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 228 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $7.31M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $33.24M

You have him for quite a while.

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            Player: Rodrigue Beaubois
            Rating: 73 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: C
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'0"
            Weight: 170 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.16M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.16M with $1.24M/$2.23M 2 YR team option

Good young player that is worth keeping.

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            Player: Tyson Chandler
            Rating: 72 (Two Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: A-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'1"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $12.75M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $12.75M

He's a Center so he's valuable. Resign if you can haggle good enough or...

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            Player: Brendan Haywood
            Rating: 71 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: A-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 263 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $6.90M
      Total Salary: 6 YRS | $52.27M

...stick with Haywood, since you have him for quite a while.

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            Player: Deshawn Stevenson
            Rating: 71 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: D
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 218 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $4.15M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $4.15M

Either trade right away for someone with years or keep/resign him.

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            Player: Corey Brewer
            Rating: 70 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 188 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $2.30M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $7.47M

Good player that you have locked up for three years.

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            Player: J.J. Barea
            Rating: 69 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'0"
            Weight: 175 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $1.81M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.81M

Resign him; he's good at what he does.

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            Player: Dominique Jones
            Rating: 66 (Two Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: C-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.11M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.30M with $1.28M/$2.30M 2 YR team option

Young and you have him for a while. Consider trading for a piece that can 
help you right now.

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            Player: Peja Stojakovic
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 229 pounds
               Age: 33
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

Despite a 61 rating, he's a sharpshooter. Keep if you can haggle a low 
salary.

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            Player: Brian Cardinal
            Rating: 56 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: D+
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 33
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

You can find better in the D-League.

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            Player: Ian Mahinmi
            Rating: 51 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: F
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: D
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 230 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $762K
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $1.65M

You can find better in the D-League, but you have him for two years.

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91 - Deron Williams
78 - Brook Lopez
74 - Kris Humphries
70 - Damion James
68 - Travis Outlaw
67 - Jordan Farmar
67 - Sasha Vujacic
65 - Anthony Morrow
64 - Brandan Wright
64 - Sundiata Gaines
61 - Dan Gadzuric
60 - Ben Uzoh
58 - Stephen Graham
56 - Johan Petro
52 - Mario West

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            Player: Deron Williams
            Rating: 91 (Five Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: B-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: A+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: A
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 207 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $15.20M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $31.85M with $18.09M player option

The star of the team, the one who was traded for the team, he's great. He 
usually accepts the player option, too, but I tend to trade him for someone 
younger. Yes, I know he's only 26, but we aren't winning with just him and 
Lopez.

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            Player: Brook Lopez
            Rating: 78 (Five Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: B+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: A-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 260 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $2.41M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $5.49M

Boy was he a steal in his draft. A valuable Center with a small contract. 
Give him the big bucks when you resign him.

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            Player: Kris Humphries
            Rating: 74 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: A
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $3.20M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $3.20M

I usually trade him away because he doesn't fit the mold of a young team, 
it's his last year, and he wants money.

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            Player: Damion James
            Rating: 70 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $1.16M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.40M with $1.33M/$2.33M 2 YR team option

Your best rook, you should get some reward points for playing him full-time 
as a starter instead of Outlaw.

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            Player: Travis Outlaw
            Rating: 68 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 207 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $7.00M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $28.00M

Ugly contract for his rating so I trade him away for practically nothing.

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            Player: Jordon Farmar
            Rating: 67 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: D+
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 180 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $3.75M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $12.00M

This is more like it. Because he's only 23, I keep him and watch him develop, 
then trade or resign him.

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            Player: Sasha Vujacic
            Rating: 67 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: D-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 205 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $5.47M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $5.47M

Too old for the team.

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            Player: Anthony Morrow
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $4.00M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $12.00M

Trade him away - "too old" (barely) and too many years on a moderately sized 
contract.

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            Player: Brandan Wright
            Rating: 64 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $3.40M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $3.40M

Try to keep him for cheap if possible.

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            Player: Sundiata Gaines
            Rating: 64 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'1"
            Weight: 195 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $762K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $762K

Borderline - I usually keep him.

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            Player: Dan Gadzuric
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $7.24M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $7.24M

Let him go unless he signs for the league minimum.

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            Player: Ben Uzoh
            Rating: 60 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 205 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K

Definite keeper until you become a good team in a few years.

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            Player: Stephen Graham
            Rating: 58 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $993K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $993K

Don't resign him.

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            Player: Johan Petro
            Rating: 56 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: F
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 247 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $3.25M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $10.00M

Let him go; overall rating + contract = bad.

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            Player: Mario West
            Rating: 52 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: D-
               Out: D+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: D-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $1.31M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.31M

You can find better in the D-League.

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80 - Nene
80 - Wilson Chandler
78 - Ty Lawson
78 - Raymond Felton
77 - Kenyon Martin
75 - J.R. Smith
73 - Dan Gallinari
73 - Al Harrington
72 - Arron Afflalo
66 - Gary Forbes
65 - Chris Andersen
61 - Timofey Mozgov
59 - Melvin Ely
58 - Kosta Koufos

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            Player: Nene
            Rating: 80 (Three Stars)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: A-
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: B
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $11.36M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $11.36M with $11.60M player option

I've seen him not accept his option, but since the Nuggets are a playoff 
team, you will want to keep him for the year/resign him.

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            Player: Wilson Chandler
            Rating: 80 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: A
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $2.13M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.13M

He seems to enter free agency a lot, but you should still try to keep him.

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            Player: Ty Lawson
            Rating: 78 (Four Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 5'11"
            Weight: 195 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.55M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.20M with $2.55M team option

You have him for a while, and you should resign him when his contract ends.

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            Player: Raymond Felton
            Rating: 78 (Three Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'1"
            Weight: 198 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $7.50M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $24.00M

It's cool that you have him during his prime years, but you already have a 
Point Guard. Trade one of them or have one play Shooting Guard.

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            Player: Kenyon Martin
            Rating: 77 (Two Stars)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: B+
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $16.55M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $16.55M

Don't trade him and try to resign him. Again, because the Nuggets are good.

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            Player: J.R. Smith
            Rating: 75 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C+
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $6.03M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $6.03M

Another one of those players you'll probably want to keep so you have a 
chance at the title.

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            Player: Dan Gallinari
            Rating: 73 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $3.31M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $7.49M

Star. Resign. 'Nuff said.

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            Player: Al Harrington
            Rating: 73 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B+
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $5.76M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $33.44M

You have him for such a long time, and he's only going to get worse, so you 
should consider trading him right away while his trade value is high.

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            Player: Arron Afflalo
            Rating: 72 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $1.96M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.96M

Trade right away or keep for a run.

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            Player: Gary Forbes
            Rating: 66 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K

Worth keeping because of his rating.

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            Player: Chris Andersen
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 228 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $3.94M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $17.52M

I trade him because his contract does not equal his rating.

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            Player: Timofey Mozgov
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 7'1"
            Weight: 270 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $2.79M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $8.15M

Ugly contract for the rating, I trade him.

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            Player: Melvin Ely
            Rating: 59 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 261 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $1.22M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.22M

Not really worth signing unless you need a bench inside presence.

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            Player: Kosta Koufos
            Rating: 58 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: D-
       Athleticism: F
         Potential: D-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 265 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $1.30M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.50M

So-so. Worth keeping the two years.

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82 - Danny Granger
76 - Roy Hibbert
76 - Darren Collison
73 - Paul George
73 - Tyler Hansbrough
72 - T.J. Ford
72 - Dahntay Jones
69 - James Posey
69 - Brandon Rush
66 - Josh McRoberts
66 - Jeff Foster
65 - Mike Dunleavy
60 - Lance Stephenson
53 - Solomon Jones
53 - A.J. Price

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            Player: Danny Granger
            Rating: 82 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: B
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: A+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 228 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $10.97M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $50.07M

I trade him because his age is not conducive with the other players and he 
will fizzle out before the others get in their prime.

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            Player: Roy Hibbert
            Rating: 76 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: B
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: A-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'2"
            Weight: 255 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $1.68M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.68M with $2.59M team option

A future star, definitely exercise his option and then resign him the 
following year.

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            Player: Darren Collison
            Rating: 76 (Four Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'0"
            Weight: 160 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $1.36M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.82M with $2.32M team option

Another future star; accept the option and attempt to resign the next year.

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            Player: Paul George
            Rating: 73 (Four Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 20
   Salary for Year: $2.24M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.64M with $2.57M/$3.28M 2 YR team option

Yet another future star; age + potential = great player. Mandatory to accept 
his option.

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            Player: Tyler Hansbrough
            Rating: 73 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: B
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $2.00M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.14M with $3.06M team option

A good player that you should try to sign to long years in the future.

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            Player: T.J. Ford
            Rating: 72 (Two Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'0"
            Weight: 165 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $8.50M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $8.50M

Trade him right away while he's still on your team and has trade value.

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            Player: Dahntay Jones
            Rating: 72 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $2.50M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $5.20M with $2.90M player option

I trade him immediately; he's worth something and has a biggish contract.

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            Player: James Posey
            Rating: 69 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: C-
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 217 pounds
               Age: 33
   Salary for Year: $6.48M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $13.40M

Another player I trade right away because of his contract.

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            Player: Brandon Rush
            Rating: 69 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C+
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $2.07M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $5.03M

Worth keeping for his shooting.

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            Player: Josh McRoberts
            Rating: 66 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: C
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $885K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $885K

He's a keeper beccause his age means he'll peak with the stars.

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            Player: Jeff Foster
            Rating: 66 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 33
   Salary for Year: $6.66M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $6.66M

Let him go unless you can get him inexpensively.

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            Player: Mike Dunleavy
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: B-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 230 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $10.56M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $10.56M

Luckily only a one year contract, I let him go despire being a great shooter.

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            Player: Lance Stephenson
            Rating: 60 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: C
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 20
   Salary for Year: $700K
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $1.50M

Try to keep him because of his young age.

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            Player: Solomon Jones
            Rating: 53 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: D-
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: D
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $1.50M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.50M

You can almost find better in the D-League. A tossup.

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            Player: A.J. Price
            Rating: 53 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: D+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: D-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 181 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $762K
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $1.65M

Just keep him around to take up space on the bench.

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77 - Richard Hamilton
77 - Ben Gordon
76 - Tracy McGrady
76 - Tayshaun Prince
74 - Ben Wallace
74 - Rodney Stuckey
71 - Charlie Villanueva
71 - Will Bynum
71 - Jason Maxiell
70 - Greg Monroe
66 - Terrico White
63 - Jonas Jerebko
62 - Chris Wilcox
61 - Austin Daye
58 - Dajuan Summers

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            Player: Richard Hamilton
            Rating: 77 (Two Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 193 pounds
               Age: 32
   Salary for Year: $12.65M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $37.95M

I trade him because he's old and his contract is large.

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            Player: Ben Gordon
            Rating: 77 (Three Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C+
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $10.80M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $34.80M with $13.20M player option

I trade him while he's still youngish and because of his large contract.

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            Player: Tracy McGrady
            Rating: 76 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: B
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 223 pounds
               Age: 31
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.35M

Trade him immediately like the others because he's still worth something, his 
rating goes down, and he sometimes enters free agency.

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            Player: Tayshaun Prince
            Rating: 76 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $11.15M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $11.15M

Trade him while you have him.

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            Player: Ben Wallace
            Rating: 74 (Two Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: A+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 36
   Salary for Year: $2.08M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.33M

Tossup. He might win defensive player of the year, but then he might retire 
at the end of the year, so you have to look at reward points verse potential 
players.

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            Player: Rodney Stuckey
            Rating: 74 (Three Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 205 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $2.77M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.77M

The future of your team, he often resigns with you.

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            Player: Charlie Villanueva
            Rating: 71 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Small Forward
                In: B
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 232 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $7.02M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $22.62M with $8.58M player option

I trade him because his contract is big and he's worth something.

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            Player: Will Bynum
            Rating: 71 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'0"
            Weight: 185 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $3.50M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $10.50M

Trade him while he's still one and a half stars.

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            Player: Jason Maxiell
            Rating: 71 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 260 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $5.00
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $10.00M with $5.00M player option

Another player I trade because of his contract.

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            Player: Greg Monroe
            Rating: 70 (Four and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 20
   Salary for Year: $2.80M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $5.81M with $3.22M/$4.09M 2 YR team option

Future star of your team, keep him for as long as possible.

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            Player: Terrico White
            Rating: 66 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 213 pounds
               Age: 20
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K with $789K team option

He goes up in overall rating after the first year, so definitely keep him and 
accept his option.

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            Player: Jonas Jerekbo
            Rating: 63 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Small Forward
                In: C
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 231 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $762K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $762K

I trade him because he has one year left and he has trade value.

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            Player: Chris Wilcox
            Rating: 62 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: C+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $3.00M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $3.00M

I just let him go because of his age.

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            Player: Austin Daye
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: D+
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.80M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.73M with $2.96M team option

Team option is too expensive for his rating.

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            Player: Dajuan Summers
            Rating: 58 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $781K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $781K

About a D-Leaguer, keep him if you can get a D-League-like salary.

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73 - Andrea Bargnani
73 - Leandro Barbosa
72 - Jose Calderon
71 - Demar Derozan
71 - Amir Johnson
67 - Ed Davis
66 - Jerryd Bayless
65 - Sonny Weems
64 - Julian Wright
64 - Reggie Evans
63 - James Johnson
63 - Joey Dorsey
63 - Linas Kleiza
57 - Solomon Alabi
43 - Alexis Ajinca

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            Player: Andrea Bargnani
            Rating: 73 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: A-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $8.00M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $50.00M

The team's best scorer, I usually trade him away because we need to 
completely rebuild.

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            Player: Leandro Barbosa
            Rating: 73 (Two Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 202 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $7.10M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $7.10M with $7.60M player option

Trade him away while he has the value that he does.

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            Player: Jose Calderon
            Rating: 72 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: D+
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $9.00M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $29.34M

Another player to trade immediately because of his trade value/contract.

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            Player: Demar Derozan
            Rating: 71 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $2.45M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.45M with $2.63M/$3.34M 2 YR team option

Future star/starter of your team, keep him for as long as possible.

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            Player: Amir Johnson
            Rating: 71 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $5.00M
      Total Salary: 6 YR | $30.00M

Horrible, horrible contract so I trade him for _anyone_.

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            Player: Ed Davis
            Rating: 67 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $1.92M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.98M with $2.21M/$3.15M 2 YR team option

Good player that you'll want to hold onto at least until his last option 
year.

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            Player: Jerryd Bayless
            Rating: 66 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: D
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $2.29M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $5.34M

Hold onto him unless you draft a better point guard.

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            Player: Sonny Weems
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 203 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $854K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $854K

If he wants little money, resign him.

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            Player: Julian Wright
            Rating: 64 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: D+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $2.86M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.86M

Better than a D-League player so resign him.

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            Player: Reggie Evans
            Rating: 64 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $5.08M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $5.08M

Too old to resign.

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            Player: James Johnson
            Rating: 63 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: C-
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $1.71M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.55M with $2.81M team option

Definitely exercise the option at least.

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            Player: Joey Dorsey
            Rating: 63 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 268 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $854K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $854K

Too old for a rebuilding team.

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            Player: Linas Kleiza
            Rating: 63 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $4.99M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $14.20M with $4.60M player option

Despite being a top scorer for the team, his overall rating is too low and 
his age is too high so I trade him away.

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            Player: Solomon Alabi
            Rating: 57 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'1"
            Weight: 251 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $770K
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $1.60M with $890K team option

Perhaps a little better than a D-Leaguer (because he's a Center) so I keep 
him.

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            Player: Alexis Ajinca
            Rating: 43 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: D
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: F
       Athleticism: F
         Potential: F
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.47M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.47M with $2.26M team option

Don't accept the option - you can find much better in the D-League.

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83 - Yao Ming
81 - Luis Scola
81 - Kevin Martin
81 - Kyle Lowry
76 - Terrence Williams
74 - Patrick Patterson
72 - Chuck Hayes
71 - Courtney Lee
70 - Chase Budinger
69 - Jordan Hill
68 - Gordon Dragic
66 - Brad Miller
59 - Hasheem Thabeet

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            Player: Yao Ming
            Rating: 83 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: A
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: A-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: A
       Athleticism: F
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'6"
            Weight: 310 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $17.69M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $17.69M

He will (luckily) always resign with you.

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            Player: Luis Scola
            Rating: 81 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: A-
               Out: D
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: A
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $7.78M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $47.04M

Since the Rockets are contenders, he's worth keeping.

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            Player: Kevin Martin
            Rating: 81 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: B-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 185 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $11.10M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $36.06M

Good player, definite keeper.

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            Player: Kyle Lowry
            Rating: 81 (Three Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'0"
            Weight: 205 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $5.75M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $23.46M

Another definite keeper.

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            Player: Terrence Williams
            Rating: 76 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: D+
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $2.21M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.58M with $3.14M team option

Obvious keeper.

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            Player: Patrick Patterson
            Rating: 74 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: B
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $1.82M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.78M with $2.10M/$3.11M 2 YR team option

Your rook, obviously keep him at least until his contract is up. He develops 
into an 80s player.

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            Player: Chuck Hayes
            Rating: 72 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: B+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 238 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $2.30M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.30M

Keep him for a run or trade him because he has value.

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            Player: Courtney Lee
            Rating: 71 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $1.35M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.58M

Keep him; his D and outside shooting are good.

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            Player: Chase Budinger
            Rating: 70 (Two Stars)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 218 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $781K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $781K with $884K/$942K 2 YR team option

Keep; another young player with years on his contract.

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            Player: Jordan Hill
            Rating: 69 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $2.67M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $5.53M with $3.63M team option

Another player you'll want to keep so your team too old.

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            Player: Goran Dragic
            Rating: 68 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 190 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $1.97M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.97M with $2.11M team option

Keep; he's a great player despite the rating.

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            Player: Brad Miller
            Rating: 66 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: B-
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 261 pounds
               Age: 34
   Salary for Year: $4.40M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $14.26M

A beast, and even though he has tradeability (lol) because of his contract, 
he's sometimes worth it.

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            Player: Hasheem Thabeet
            Rating: 59 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: B
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: F
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'3"
            Weight: 263 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $4.79M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $9.92M with $6.47M team option

Trade away if possible, but if you don't, be sure to NOT use the team option.

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88 - Manu Ginobili
85 - Tim Duncan
84 - Tony Parker
77 - Richard Jefferson
73 - George Hill
72 - Dejuan Blair
68 - Antonio McDyess
67 - James Anderson
65 - Gary Neal
64 - Tiago Splitter
63 - Daniel Green
58 - Matt Bonner
56 - Chris Quinn
45 - Steve Novak

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            Player: Manu Ginobili
            Rating: 85 (Four Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: B-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 205 pounds
               Age: 33
   Salary for Year: $11.85M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $38.94M

One of the stars of your team. You must keep him for a run.

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            Player: Tim Duncan
            Rating: 85 (Three Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: A-
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: A
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 260 pounds
               Age: 34
   Salary for Year: $18.70M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $40.00M

Keep definitely. One of your stars.

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            Player: Tony Parker
            Rating: 84 (Four Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: B-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: A+
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 180 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $13.50M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $63.50M

Another definite keep and you have him for a while anyway.

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            Player: Richard Jefferson
            Rating: 77 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: B-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $8.40M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $27.85M with $11.05M player option

Keep. He also exercises his option.

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            Player: George Hill
            Rating: 73 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 180 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $1.16M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.24M

This is where things get dicey; should we keep him because he's young, or 
find a better, older player for a run?

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            Player: Dejuan Blair
            Rating: 72 (Three Stars)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: A
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 270 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $918K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $918K with $986K/$1.05M 2 YR team option

So much of a keeper it's not even funny.

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            Player: Antonio McDyess
            Rating: 68 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B
               Out: D
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 36
   Salary for Year: $6.32M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $13.11M

Eh... I keep him to not break up the chemistry, but the contract is ugly.

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            Player: James Anderson
            Rating: 67 (Two Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: D+
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $1.36M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.83M with $1.57M/$2.41M 2 YR team option

Keep and exercise the 2 YR option.

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            Player: Gary Neal
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $525K
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $1.31M

Worth keeping until his contract is up, then it's up to you. If you are above 
the soft cap, he's worth keeping because he is better than a minimum salary 
player.

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            Player: Tiago Splitter
            Rating: 64 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 232 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $3.40M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $11.02M

I keep him, despite his contract.

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            Player: Daniel Green
            Rating: 63 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: D+
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $664K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $664K

Keep and try to resign.

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            Player: Matt Bonner
            Rating: 58 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C+
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $3.00M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $13.89M

Good shooter so I keep him.

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            Player: Chris Quinn
            Rating: 56 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: D
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: F
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 175 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $916K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $916K

No point in keeping beside his outside scoring ability. He can be replaced by 
a younger D-League player.

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            Player: Steve Novak
            Rating: 45 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: D
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: F
         Potential: F
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $916K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $916K

Replaceable by a D-League player.

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85 - Steve Nash
82 - Grant Hill
81 - Vince Carter
77 - Aaron Brooks
75 - Marcin Gortat
72 - Mickael Pietrus
71 - Josh Childress
71 - Jared Dudley
70 - Channing Frye
65 - Hakim Warrick
64 - Robin Lopez
59 - Garret Siler
59 - Gani Lawal
59 - Zabian Dowdell

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            Player: Steve Nash
            Rating: 85 (Four Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: B-
               Out: A
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 178 pounds
               Age: 36
   Salary for Year: $10.31M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $22.00M

Star of the team. Keep for a run or trade for rebuilding purposes.

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            Player: Grant Hill
            Rating: 82 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: B
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 38
   Salary for Year: $3.32M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $3.32M

He resigns with you normally.

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            Player: Vince Carter
            Rating: 81 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: B-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 33
   Salary for Year: $17.03M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $17.03M with $18.00M team option

Don't exercise his option and see if you can get him at free agency.

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            Player: Aaron Brooks
            Rating: 77 (Three Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'0"
            Weight: 161 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $2.02M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.02M

Big keeper. If you can't keep him, trade away for a comparable player with 
years on his contract.

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            Player: Marcin Gortat
            Rating: 75 (Two Stars)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: B
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: B+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $6.32M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $28.10M

Good for his position, he's valuable and a good defender.

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            Player: Mickael Pietrus
            Rating: 72 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $5.30M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $5.30M with $5.30M player option

Borderline. Player option makes me lean toward trading him, but if your going 
for a run, trade him.

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            Player: Josh Childress
            Rating: 71 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: B-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 209 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $6.50M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $26.18M with $7.32M player option

Trade because of the salary.

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            Player: Jared Dudley
            Rating: 71 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: D+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $2.15M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $19.15M with $4.25M player option

Decent player with a decent salary. I keep him and trade him the last year.

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            Player: Channing Frye
            Rating: 70 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $5.20M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $23.20M with $6.80M player option

Keep and trade the last year.

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            Player: Hakim Warrick
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: D
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 219 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $4.00M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $17.92M

Keep if you're going for a run or trade if your rebuilding.

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            Player: Robin Lopez
            Rating: 64 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: C+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: B
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 255 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.87M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.73M

Keep either way; he can be apart of your rebuilding team or your championship 
team.

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            Player: Garret Siler
            Rating: 59 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: B
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 305 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $1.26M

A little better than a D-Leaguer, good for your team for the two years.

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            Player: Gani Lawal
            Rating: 59 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 234 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K

About the same can be found in the D-League so don't sweat it if you lose 
him.

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            Player: Zabian Dowdell
            Rating: 59 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: D
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 191 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K

D-League players are the same rating and younger.

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93 - Kevin Durant
88 - Russell Westbrook
76 - Serge Ibaka
75 - Nate Robinson
75 - James Harden
73 - Kendrick Perkins
67 - Eric Maynor
67 - Thabo Sefolosha
65 - Nazr Mohammed
64 - Cole Aldrich
63 - Nick Collison
59 - Daequan Cook
57 - Robert Vaden
53 - Royal Ivey
46 - Byron Mullens

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            Player: Kevin Durant
            Rating: 93 (Five Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: A
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: A
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 230 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $6.05M
      Total Salary: 6 YRS | $88.36M

Team's big star, game's big star, it would be a colossal mistake to trade him 
unless you got LeBron and Dwayne. He sometimes opts for free agency after his 
long contract.

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            Player: Russell Westbrook
            Rating: 88 (Five Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: A
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: A
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: A+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 187 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $4.02M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $4.02M with $5.08M team option

Obviously exercise the option. I've seen him go into free agency after that, 
though, so you might consider trading him during the last year so you can 
retain a five star player.

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            Player: Serge Ibaka
            Rating: 76 (Two Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: A
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $1.20M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.20M with $1.29M/$2.25M 2 YR team option

Keep and exercise the option. Low trade value for rating/positions.

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            Player: Nate Robinson
            Rating: 75 (Three Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: A-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 5'9"
            Weight: 180 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $4.20M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $8.70M

I trade him sometimes because he doesn't really fit the mold of the team.

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            Player: James Harden
            Rating: 75 (Four Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $4.30M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $4.30M with $4.61M/$5.82M 2 YR team option

Future star, definitely keep and accept the option. He sometimes tests free 
agency, too.

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            Player: Kendrick Perkins
            Rating: 73 (Three Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: A
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 280 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $6.45M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $39.00M

You have him for all of his prime years and he's a good Center. 'Nuff said.

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            Player: Eric Maynor
            Rating: 67 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: D
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 175 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $1.42M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.42M with $1.42M/$2.34M 2 YR team option

Keep because he's young and he has several years on his contract.

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            Player: Thabo Sefolosha
            Rating: 67 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: D+
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $3.00M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $13.80M

Borderline. I trade because of the contract.

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            Player: Nazr Mohammed
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 33
   Salary for Year: $6.88M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $6.88M

Let his contract expire and don't resign him.

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            Player: Cole Aldrich
            Rating: 64 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $2.13M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.41M with $2.44M/$3.24M 2 YR team option

Keep or use as trade bait for a better player. He develops into a 70s player.

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            Player: Nick Collison
            Rating: 63 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 255 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $13.25M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $24.28M

I keep him. After the first year, his contract goes way down.

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            Player: Daequin Cook
            Rating: 59 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: D
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $2.17M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.17M

Try to keep for little money.

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            Player: Robert Vaden
            Rating: 57 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: D
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: F
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 205 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $458K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $458K

Better can be found in the D-League.

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            Player: Royal Ivey
            Rating: 53 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: D-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: F
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 215 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $1.20M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.40M

Better can be found in the D-League.

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            Player: Byron Mullens
            Rating: 46 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: D+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 275 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $1.20M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.20M with $1.29M/$2.25M 2 YR team option

Don't exercise the option because much better can be found in the D-League.

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82 - Kevin Love
80 - Michael Beasley
74 - Jonny Flynn
72 - Luke Ridnour
71 - Wesley Johnson
70 - Anthony Randolph
69 - Martell Webster
67 - Darko Milicic
65 - Sebastian Telfair
63 - Lazar Hayward
62 - Anthony Tolliver
61 - Wayne Ellington
61 - Nikola Pekovic

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            Player: Kevin Love
            Rating: 82 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B+
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: A+
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 260 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $3.64M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $8.25M

He always resigns and does not enter free agency. I covet him because of this 
and often get him on other associations.

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            Player: Michael Beasley
            Rating: 80 (Four Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: B
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $4.96M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $11.22M

Consider trading because of the short contract and expressive personality. He 
sometimes resigns.

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            Player: Jonny Flynn
            Rating: 74 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'0"
            Weight: 185 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $3.19M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $6.61M with $4.33M team option

Your floor general. Keep keep keep!

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            Player: Luke Ridnour
            Rating: 72 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C-
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 175 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $4.00M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $16.00M

I trade for whatever I can get because of his contract.

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            Player: Wesley Johnson
            Rating: 71 (Three Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 205 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $3.73M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $7.73M with $4.29M/$5.42M 2 YR team option

Obviously keep and start him for the reward points.

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            Player: Anthony Randolph
            Rating: 70 (Three and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: C
               Out: D-
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $1.97M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.88M

I've seen him enter free agency, but in my T'Wolves association simulations I 
can usually get him to resign.

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            Player: Martell Webster
            Rating: 69 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $4.80M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $10.06M with $5.71M team option

Don't accept the option and see if you can get him for less.

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            Player: Darko Milicic
            Rating: 67 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: B
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: B+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: C+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 275 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $4.32M
      Total Salary: 4 YRS | $20.00M

Even though he's kind of a beast for his rating, I trade him because of his 
contract.

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            Player: Sebastian Telfair
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'0"
            Weight: 175 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $2.70M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.70M

Keep if possible.

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            Player: Luke Hayward
            Rating: 63 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: D
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $1.02M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.12M with $1.17M/$2.12M 2 YR team option

Definitely keep and accept the option.

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            Player: Anthony Tolliver
            Rating: 62 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: C-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 243 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $2.20M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.25M

Sometimes trade, sometimes keep. Borderline.

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            Player: Wayne Ellington
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: D
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.08M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.23M with $2.08M team option

Keep. The team option is borderline.

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            Player: Nikola Pekovic
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 243 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $4.00M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $12.96M

Trade away.

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Portland Trailblazers
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84 - LaMarcus Aldridge
84 - Gerald Wallace
83 - Brandon Roy
78 - Marcus Camby
76 - Nicolas Batum
76 - Wesley Matthews
76 - Andre Miller
75 - Greg Oden
66 - Patrick Mills
66 - Rudy Fernandez
64 - Elliot Williams
64 - Armon Johnson
63 - Lule Babbitt
58 - Earl Barron

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            Player: LaMarcus Aldridge
            Rating: 84 (Four Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: A
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: D
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $10.70M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $64.80M

Star of the team and luckily you have him for a while.

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            Player: Gerald Wallace
            Rating: 84 (Three Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: A
      Post Defense: B
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 28
   Salary for Year: $9.86M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $20.51M with $11.44M player option

Keep - you are a great team that can win a championship.

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            Player: Brandon Roy
            Rating: 83 (Four and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: B-
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: A-
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 211 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $13.52M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $44.82M with $17.78M player option

Keeper for obvious reasons - it's friggin' Brandon Roy!

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            Player: Marcus Camby
            Rating: 78 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: B
               Out: D
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: A
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: A
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Not Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 36
   Salary for Year: $8.45M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $17.71M

I keep him. He's good for the two years you have him.

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            Player: Nicolas Batum
            Rating: 76 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $1.20M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.20M with $2.15M team option

Definitely keep and accept the option.

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            Player: Wesley Matthews
            Rating: 76 (Two Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: B-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $5.76M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $32.53M

Keep. I assume he was their MLE.

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            Player: Andre Miller
            Rating: 76 (Two Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: B-
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Extremely Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'2"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 34
   Salary for Year: $7.00M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $7.00M with $7.00M team option

Keep. Accepting the option is borderline.

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            Player: Greg Oden
            Rating: 75 (Three Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: A-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: A
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 285 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $6.80M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $6.80M

You can trade him because you have Camby and Oden only has a year left.

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            Player: Patrick Mills
            Rating: 66 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: D+
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'0"
            Weight: 185 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $762K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $762K

Trade for something if you can since he has one year left.

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            Player: Rudy Fernandez
            Rating: 66 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
                In: C-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 185 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $1.21M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.21M with $2.11M team option

Accept the option.

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            Player: Elliot Williams
            Rating: 64 (Two Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 180 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $1.25M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.60M with $1.44M/$2.37M 2 YR team option

Accept the two year option.

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            Player: Armon Johnson
            Rating: 64 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Expressive
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 195 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K

Try to keep.

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            Player: Luke Babbitt
            Rating: 63 (Two and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 21
   Salary for Year: $1.64M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.41M with $1.89M/$2.90M 2 YR team option

Obviously keep him and accept the option. His trade value is high.

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            Player: Earl Barron
            Rating: 58 (One Star)
          Position: Center/Power Forward
                In: C+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 250 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $916K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $916K

You can find younger in the D-League.

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Golden State Warriors
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87 - Monta Ellis
82 - Stephen Curry
81 - David Lee
77 - Dorell Wright
68 - Ekpe Udoh
68 - Al Thornton
67 - Reggie Williams
65 - Charlie Bell
65 - Andris Biedrins
64 - Louis Amundson
62 - Jeremy Lin
61 - Acie Law
61 - Jeff Adrien
56 - Vladimir Radmanovic

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            Player: Monta Ellis
            Rating: 87 (Four and a Half Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: B+
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: A
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 185 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $11.00M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $33.00M with $11.00M player option

A standout player, definite keep.

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            Player: Stephen Curry
            Rating: 82 (Five Stars)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: A
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B
         Potential: A+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 185 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $2.91M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $6.03M with $3.96M team option

Obvious keep is obvious. He is young, good, and has a lot of contract years.

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            Player: David Lee
            Rating: 81 (Three Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B+
               Out: D
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: A
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: A
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Extremely Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $10.80M
      Total Salary: 6 YRS | $79.54M

This one's a little harder. In-game the Warriors want to deal Lee, but I 
normally keep him.

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            Player: Dorell Wright
            Rating: 77 (Two Stars)
          Position: Small Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: D+
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: C
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $3.50M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $11.40M

I keep him, and I also think he's undervalued in trade stars.

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            Player: Ekpe Udoh
            Rating: 68 (Two Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: C
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: C+
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 245 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $3.07M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $6.36M with $3.53M/$4.47M 2 YR team option

Accept the option.

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            Player: Al Thornton
            Rating: 68 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: B-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'8"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $1.10M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $1.10M

Keep or trade for years.

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            Player: Reggie Williams
            Rating: 67 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C+
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $762K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $762K

Keep him if you can haggle for little money.

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            Player: Charlie Bell
            Rating: 65 (One Star)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: D
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Very Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Not Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 31
   Salary for Year: $3.84M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $7.94M

Try to trade him away because of his contract and age.

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            Player: Andris Biedrins
            Rating: 65 (Two Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: C+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: A-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C-
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Somewhat Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $9.00M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $27.00M with $9.00M player option

Well, he's a Center, but he's not all that good of a Center.

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            Player: Louis Amundson
            Rating: 64 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: C-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: B
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 225 pounds
               Age: 27
   Salary for Year: $2.22M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.22M with $2.40M player option

Don't accept the option unless you need players.

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            Player: Jeremy Lin
            Rating: 62 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: D
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K

Attempt to resign for cheap.

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            Player: Acie Law
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: D
               Out: C-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B+
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: D
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'3"
            Weight: 202 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $885K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $885K

Try to resign for little money.

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            Player: Jeff Adrien
            Rating: 61 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: C
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D+
      Post Defense: C
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: D+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: F
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 243 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K

Borderline resign.

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            Player: Vladimir Radmanovic
            Rating: 56 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward
                In: C+
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: D-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: D-
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Unpredictable
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 29
   Salary for Year: $6.88M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $6.88M

Let him go.

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82 - John Wall
76 - Rashard Lewis
73 - Javale McGee
73 - Andray Blatche
71 - Josh Howard
71 - Nick Young
67 - Maurice Evans
67 - Yi Jianlian
66 - Trevor Booker
66 - Jordan Crawford
63 - Mustafa Shakur
57 - Hamady N'Diaye
54 - Kevin Seraphin

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            Player: John Wall
            Rating: 82 (Five Stars)
          Position: Point Guard
                In: C-
               Out: C+
 Perimeter Defense: A-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: A
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: A-
       Athleticism: B+
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 195 pounds
               Age: 20
   Salary for Year: $5.14M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $10.67M with $5.92M/$7.46M 2 YR team option

Star/future star of the team. Sometimes I see him enter free agency.

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            Player: Rashard Lewis
            Rating: 76 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
                In: B
               Out: B+
 Perimeter Defense: C+
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: C
        Rebounding: D+
   Basketball I.Q.: B+
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'10"
            Weight: 230 pounds
               Age: 31
   Salary for Year: $20.51M
      Total Salary: 3 YRS | $66.46M

Try to trade him while he's worth 1.5 stars. You won't get much, but it's 
better for rebuilding if you have cap space.

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            Player: Javale McGee
            Rating: 73 (Three Stars)
          Position: Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: B+
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: B+
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 252 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.60M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $4.06M

Great for a Center, and he usually resigns = keeper.

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            Player: Andray Blatche
            Rating: 73 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: C-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D+
        Rebounding: B
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'11"
            Weight: 248 pounds
               Age: 24
   Salary for Year: $5.90M
      Total Salary: 5 YRS | $35.73M

Long contract, good player.

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            Player: Josh Howard
            Rating: 71 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: B-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 210 pounds
               Age: 30
   Salary for Year: $3.00M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $3.00M

I trade him while he's worth something.

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            Player: Nick Young
            Rating: 71 (Two Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard
                In: C
               Out: A-
 Perimeter Defense: C
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C+
        Rebounding: F
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: C-
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'6"
            Weight: 200 pounds
               Age: 25
   Salary for Year: $2.63M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.63M

Another guy I trade; this time because he has one year left on his contract.

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            Player: Maurice Evans
            Rating: 67 (One Star)
          Position: Small Forward/Shooting Guard
                In: C-
               Out: C
 Perimeter Defense: B+
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: C-
        Rebounding: D
   Basketball I.Q.: B-
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: -
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Very Important
           Loyalty: Somewhat Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'5"
            Weight: 220 pounds
               Age: 31
   Salary for Year: $2.50M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $2.50M

Let him go.

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            Player: Yi Jianlian
            Rating: 67 (Three Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Small Forward
                In: B-
               Out: B
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: D+
         Potential: B+
   Play for Winner: Somewhat Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Very Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 238 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $4.05M
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $4.05M

Either trade him right away or resign him to an enormous contract (not really 
worth it).

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            Player: Trevor Booker
            Rating: 66 (One and a Half Stars)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: B-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: D-
        Rebounding: B-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'7"
            Weight: 240 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.24M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.54M with $1.38M/$2.35M 2 YR team option

You have him for a long time, he develops into a 70s player, and you have a 2 
YR option you should accept.

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            Player: Jordan Crawford
            Rating: 66 (Two Stars)
          Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
                In: C-
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B-
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Neutral
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 195 pounds
               Age: 22
   Salary for Year: $1.04M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $2.16M with $1.20M/$2.16M 2 YR team option

See Booker. Accept the option and watch him develop each year.

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            Player: Mustafa Shakur
            Rating: 63 (One Star)
          Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
                In: D
               Out: B-
 Perimeter Defense: B-
      Post Defense: F
     Ball Handling: B
        Rebounding: D-
   Basketball I.Q.: C+
       Athleticism: C+
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Not Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'4"
            Weight: 195 pounds
               Age: 26
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K

Borderline resign.

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            Player: Hamady N'Diaye
            Rating: 57 (One Star)
          Position: Center
                In: D+
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: D-
      Post Defense: B-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: C-
       Athleticism: D
         Potential: C
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Extremely Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 7'0"
            Weight: 235 pounds
               Age: 23
   Salary for Year: $474K
      Total Salary: 1 YR | $474K

He's a tossup because he's a Center.

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            Player: Kevin Seraphin
            Rating: 54 (One Star)
          Position: Power Forward/Center
                In: D-
               Out: F
 Perimeter Defense: F
      Post Defense: C-
     Ball Handling: F
        Rebounding: C+
   Basketball I.Q.: D
       Athleticism: B-
         Potential: B-
   Play for Winner: Important
Financial Security: Important
           Loyalty: Loyal
       Personality: Laid Back
            Height: 6'9"
            Weight: 264 pounds
               Age: 20
   Salary for Year: $1.56M
      Total Salary: 2 YRS | $3.24M with $1.80M/$2.76M 2 YR team option

Don't accept the option; you can find better in the D-League.

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     4. User Strategies
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These are user strategies. I found the first one by Blacksmurf313 to be VERY 
helpful. He wrote "a book" about association that helped me when I played it.

Overall Strategy by Blacksmurf313 (as posted on hoopsgaming forums)
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"In the Association Mode there is no specific blue print. This is the most 
comprehensive Association mode or dynasty mode I have ever played in any 
sports game. I find myself completely involved, engulfed and enraged at 
times. The association mode Is completely incredible. There are so many 
different scenarios and there all based on what you do, what you don't do and 
what direction you want to take a team. Trust me when I say that there isn’t 
one person who can completely answer your question. I can write books on this 
topic and it would take years to complete just one. I will us different post, 
there is no way to give tips and strategies in just one thread.
These are some of the strategies I have employed in the Association Mode. I'm 
not proclaiming my methods to be right or wrong, however this is my approach.

1. What type of team would you like to run in your association?
a. Take a championship contender: Lakers, Spurs, Mavs or Thunder----- 
Celtics, Magic, Heat or Bulls
b. Take a contender or Playoff bound team: Hornets, Jazz, Trail Blazers or 
Nuggets----Hawks, Knicks, 76ser or Bobcats
c. Take a Lottery Team]( or team that might be fighting for 8th playoff 
spot): Grizz, Rockets or suns --------
Bucks, Pacers or Pistons
D. Take a Top 6 Draft Pick team or Bottom Feeder team: Clippers, Kings or 
Wolves------Wizards, Rapture or Cavs.
These teams are in serious rebuilding phases or have experienced turmoil for 
years.

In my opinion it's more of a challenge to play with C or D grade teams, 
because the game-play, your GM skills and your coaching skills provides more 
of a challenge.

Side Note:
I'm Playing with the Pistons. I took the challenge because there my home 
team.
This is how I accessed the Pistons.
1. They are what I call a C team. They will not make the playoff but will 
make a possible run. They should get a lottery pick.
2. They are having locker room problems or problems with Player roles, via 
Rip Hamilton.
3. A lot of unanswered questions with T-macs health, Ben's and Tayshaun's old 
age, two huge contact signings with Ben Gorden and Charlie V.
4. Low Rated Head Coach with a two year contract, Low rated NBA Scout, Low 
rated college scouts.
Now this is enough problems to give you a freaking headache!
End of Side Note:
This stuff is matter of opinion, Okay!

When selecting a Team I ask myself these questions.
1. What's the teams overall rating?
2. Who are the top 3 players what are the details of their contracts?
3. Is the team over the salary cap or under the cap?

It’s very important to know these 3 things when selecting your team because 
this should help you determine your strategy and your overall plan to help 
your team to reach the championship level. After I choose the team I want to 
run, these are the questions I ask myself.
1. Can I win a Championship with this team this year? If the answer is no 
then go to step two.
2. Can I make the playoffs with this team? If yes, then what moves can I 
execute to make my team more competitive for a championship run? Should I:
A. Develop promising players or players with potential.
B. Execute trades that would help in needed areas.
C. Pick up players from the free agent market. At the start of the 
Association there aren't a lot of good F.A to choose from.

3. If I can't make the playoff then these are some strategies that I employ. 
These are the questions I ask myself?
Do I want to build my team through the draft or Free Agency. I base this 
decision on these factors.
A. If I think my ball club can obtain a winning percentage slightly above 
.500. Then I know I won’t get a top 6 draft pick, unless I get lucky in a 
trade (there are other variables) so I gotta go Free agency. If you don’t 
maintain a winning record, some free agents will not sign to with your team, 
because they will only sign with winning teams.

Free agency tips: Check to see who will be free agents at the end of the 
season.
-Will they be restricted or unrestricted? ( Do you know the difference, if 
not learn the difference)
-Check the NBA rumor mill. In some cases you can find out if a player has 
plans to resign with a team or not. Some players will announce that they are 
planning to retire at the end of the season and ect Sometimes players your 
players will give hints to what their intentions are, in regards to resigning 
with your team or not.
-Check the player profile. It shows their potential in different skilled 
areas and their ambitions, and if they might resign or test the market as a 
free agent.

B. If I think I can’t win with my team, then I will trade players that don’t 
fit into my system (useless players) for talent that has trade value or great 
potential. I plan on getting that lottery pick If I already have a good 
player on the team, then I make plans to build a team around that player.
I go into the depths before I will bring a new player to my team. I want to 
make sure he is a perfect fit for the direction I’m headed in.: (This is a 
basic Rule of thumb) I don’t care if it’s a free agent, trade, or draft pick: 
whatever player you bring to your team make sure he will your team.

I check and review;
-the player’s ambitions, I want to know if he will be loyal or not. I only 
want loyal players. Not a Carlos Boozer and that Cav situation lol..
-the player’s Potential. I want to know if he is gonna develop in areas that 
will help the team.
-the player’s current role. Example I traded for Nanid Kristad. He started 
for the Thunder his overall was 56, so I made him a bench warmer for the 
Pistons. He has been a thorn to the team. He thinks he deserved the world. 
Despite his low ratings, he was a starter on a winning team, then I brought 
him aboard on the Pistons thinking he would accept a much lesser role waws 
very foolish. Once again players don’t accept demotions very well. Whats 
funny, I didn’t even need that bum. I just gottem cause he was in his 
contract year. The trade was to free up cap space. So if the current role 
dont fit with the roles on for your team really think about it.
-The player’s personality. Is he expressive, laid back, is he unpredictable 
or is he neutral.
(Keep in mind this is my opinion) A team full of expressive players just 
won’t work. A team full of Unpredictable players won’t work. I like to have 
more laid back and neutral players and maybe one or two expressive players. I 
don’t like the word unpredictable. Hey that’s just me, an unpredictable 
player is just that unpredictable. It makes me wonder things like:
will he resign, will love his role and minutes and then completely hate me, 
even thou he has a ton of potential will he not progress? Will he become un-
loyal or will he be loyoal, will he just commit stupid fouls during games or 
will he be a perfect citizen? I don’t know and that’s why I don’t like 
unpredictable players. Perfect examples; Latrell Spreewell, Allen Iverson, 
Dennis Rodman and Agent 0. Just to name a few players that were really 
unpredictable. From night in to night out you never knew what they were going 
to do or say. I don’t like unpredictable.. I would like to see 2ksports 
expand this, it would make the game a lot more realistic, off court troubles 
and so on

I spend the whole season introducing my players to a system, in regards to 
play calling system and play style.
Off season moves.. I don’t resign anyone unless they can really help the 
team.

Draft: If I don’t have a player on the team that I feel I could build around. 
This is where I use that lottery pick to draft a player that I could build 
around, considering the pieces that I have in place.
- Far as draft picks: this is what I consider.
Team needs; what positions do we need to get better in? Are there any holes 
in my starting line up? Do I need to improve my bench? Should I just take the 
best player available?
What areas do I need to focus on? Speed and quickness, rebounding off/def, 
playmakers, on ball defense, Defense aware, 3pt shooting ect.
Example; If I need a pg, but I also need rebounding I might grab a pg who has 
rebounding skills or rebounding potential.
Example: My {Pistons Association} lacks playmakers but we Also are in need of 
a Center. So I might be looking for a Center who has some playmaking 
abilities or passing skills like Vlade Devak. (sorry Spelling)
There are too many scenarios

Competition in the Division first. You won’t have a high seed in the Playoffs 
unless you win your division. So know your competition in your division and 
build a team to compete with the competition in your division. Example;
-The Atlantic division teams should be building teams to dethrone the 
Celtics. What makes the Celtics special? The big three, Rondo and a bunch of 
functional bigs.
-The Central---Chicago, what makes them special Rose, Boozer, and Noah
-The South East---Miami ---- The big three.
Remember you will face the teams in your division four times per season.

Competition in the Conference second. Its not hard to narrow down the teams 
that you make face in the conference championship. So keep in mind the 
division and the conference your team plays in, all that goes into 
consideration when I draft players. It’s not fun working hard all season then 
make it to the conference finals then you have to deal with L.A three Big 
men. Odem, Gasol, and Bynum. Note Gasol and Bynum are 7.0 footers. That’s a 
whole season down the drain.

When you get to the Championship contender level then you think about what 
pieces to add via draft or free agency in order to get over the hump. 
Regardless it starts at the Division first!!!!!!!

All of this is just my opinion..Add your own and lets learn from each other"

"I forgot about the some other important tasks!

At the start of a new Association, I go into GM MODE.
1. Check the Staff budget.
2. Within the budget, I fire College scouts (dont remember the name) If they 
dont have good ratings. especially if your team is going to be a lottery 
team.
3. I fire the trainer if he doesnt have a good rating. especially if your 
team is a contender. You need a training that can keep players on the court. 
If my team is going to be a lottery then I keep the bad trainers.
4. I fire the NBA scout if he doesnt have a good rating. Why cause when you 
evaluate players for trade offers or free agency you need to know an accurate 
account of his ratings before you bring him aboard your team.
5. I dont fire Head Coaches or Assistants until the contracts run out. Just 
to keep some realism in the game.
Note; dont fire staff unless you have funds available to sign a better one. 
If they are still under contract the contract will count against your staff 
budget until their contract expire.

After I do my trades and grab free agents, if i make any moves, then I assign 
player roles.

Player roles is a sun of a gun. It's hard to satisfy eveyone on a roster. 
This is usually the last thing I do, the reason why is because players dont 
like to be given a role then demoted to a lesser role. Example, you assign 
roles then maka a trade and bring in a player who's current role was six man. 
Now you have two players assigned to the same role. Now you have to make a 
decision.

I had a circumstance with the Pistons. I had my starting five and Tay Prince 
was the Starting SF. I traded for Wilson Chandler was starting for NY at the 
same position. Well Tay prince got demoted to a benchwarmer. I thought he'd 
be pissed. He showed a little displeasure with the decision, but he has been 
a true team player. He didint care about the role he just wanted to get his 
minutes so I balanced the minutes like this

Starting SF- Chandler 28 Minutes per game Wilson Chandler is Content and 
thinks the organization is headed in the right direction.
Bench SF- Tay Prince 20 minutes per game
Prince only dropped 1 in ratings, but now he is satisfied.
Both Players are in their contract year, i want to keep both of them on the 
favorable side, especially Chandler. At the end of the season Im trying to 
resign Chander to a multi year deal. If he doesnt resign then hopefully 
Prince will resign.
for a 1 or maybe 2 year deal.


Remember each floor positon has a total of 48 min per game. So that's a total 
of 240 minutes in total. I try to properly divide up minutes on the floor. If 
you dont you can have some crazy line ups on the floor. Example
Properly divided minutes

Starting
pg Stuckey 30min pg -- Stuck's min are shared with Will Bynum (BWrmr) and B. 
Gordon
sg T-Mac 28 min pg ---Shared with B. Gordon (6th man)
sf W. Chandler 28 min pg ------Prince (Role Pyr)
pf S. IBaka 28 min pg-----J. Oneal (Role Pyr)
C. B. Wallace 25 min pg ---- G. Monroe ( Prospect)

6thman B. Gordon 25 min----20 minutes comes from Tmac and 5min came from Will 
Bynum minutes. At time key times of the game Tmac will be the pg and Gordon 
will be the SG.
Role Pyr T. Prince 20 min----from Chandler
Role pyr J. Oneal 20 min---from S. Ibaka
Prspt plr G. Monroe 23 min---B. Wallace
Bench W. Bynum 13 min---Total of 18 min were allocated from Stuck, but 5 of 
those minutes went to Gordon.

I play my players at low volume minutes that way they stay fresh. I really 
cant afford to give them standard minutes cause I have reptuable players that 
will gripe like hell if they dont get minutes.

I have two other players who dont get any roation time. However they get to 
play because my team has got acquainted with blowing teams out. So they get 
alot of garbage minutes. Those minutes are subtracted thier prospective 
positions.

With my rotation setup like this I always have players playing in their 
perspective position. When I get really freaky with the line up I could end 
up with Gordon playing Sf and thats not good, that's why you must allocted 48 
minutes per positon on the floor and thats a total of 240 minutes of rotation 
time.

when it comes to specialized line ups like bench, freethrow, 3pt, defensive, 
quicknes and tall. I will deploy a special line at key moments in the game. 
If my bench is playing crunchy hell they loose minutes and my starter will 
come back in. If my starters arent matching up well with another team I might 
try tall or a quicker line up. Sometimes if Im falling behind I might put in 
my defensive line up. It all depends on the situation.

I hope some of these tips may serve as useful to someone out tthere that 
loves and enjoy this game the way I do."

Wizards Association Guide pre-trade by DAtrueRaiderfan (GameFAQs msg board)
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"So I started my Wizards association before the Gilbert Arenas to Magic real 
trade so Gilbert is still on my team. So far my record is 24-11 in January. I 
have done three trades, waived one player and signed one d-league player. I 
started off by waiving Lester Hudson, he was just a bench player who was only 
used for when the team had a demanding lead over the opponent. After he was 
waived I picked up a D-League player named Jake Robinson, he is a 61 overall 
PG/SG but he has a 74 mid range shot rating and a 91 3pt rating.

The first trade was Kirk Hinrich and my next year 1st to the Rockets for 
Shane Battier. The trade was basically made to free up cap space also there 
was no need for three point guards on one team. The second trade was Al 
Thornton and my current 1st year to the Knicks for there 1st for next year 
and a prospect Center Timofey Mozgov. For my most recent trade I traded Shane 
Battier and the Knicks 1st round pick to the Lakers for Lamar Odom and there 
current 1st round pick.

So after the trades for the season my team looks like this:

PG- John Wall, Jake Robinson
SG- Gilbert Arenas, Nick Young
SF- Lamar Odom, Josh Howard
PF- Andray Blatche, Yi Jianlian, Trevor Booker, Kevin Seraphin
C- Javale McGee, Hilton Armstrong, Hamady N'Diaye. "

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     5. Credits
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  *  CJayC for creating GameFAQs.
  *  Sailor Bacon for continuing GameFAQs.
  *  DAtrueRaiderfan and Blacksmurf313 for user strategies.

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     6. Version History
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Version 1.0 (6/6/11): Original version of document.

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     7. Legal Disclaimer
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