Mar 5, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) and Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. Houston Rockets defeated the Orlando Magic 101-89. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
James Harden and Dwight Howard get plenty of respect and love from the 2k Sports creators, but the rest of the Houston Rockets’ roster is a bit more uninspiring.
New acquisition Trevor Ariza is given credit for coming off a career season, while presumably the equal rated Patrick Beverley will be a defensive terror in the game. Terrence Jones’ promise is shown in his rating, and he’s one of only four Rockets to receive a ’75’ or better.
The assortment of Rockets youth don’t receive the same kind of credit, and it stands to reason, that much like the real life Rockets, once the starters are out of the game, it will be tough to complete. No second unit player ranks higher than ’72.’
…better hope Harden and Howard are given high stamina ratings. It stands to reason that Troy Daniels will be a bit of a specialist in this game, with a good ability to bang down triples.
Alonzo Gee is no longer with the team. “Papa Kostas” is not yet in the game.
Harden and Howard both rank ’88,’ but no other Rocket is above 80. Here’s a compressive list, courtesy of Operation Sports:
• 88 James Harden
• 88 Dwight Howard
• 78 Trevor Ariza
• 78 Patrick Beverley
• 77 Terrence Jones
• 72 Isaiah Canaan
• 71 Troy Daniels
• 71 Jeff Adrien
• 71 Nick Johnson
• 69 Alonzo Gee
• 69 Donatas Motiejunas
• 69 Robert Covington
• 68 Ish Smith
• 67 Josh Powell