SkillsRecord updated: 2013-01-30 15:39
Players have 12 different skills. Each of them is rated in the interval 1-12. According to these skills and player's experience, player's strength rate (RT) is calculated. According to the value of RT one can refer to which player is better. However, when purchasing a player all his skills should be considered. Some skills are more important if you are looking for a defensive player and the other if looking for a shooter.
Each player has different potentials for each skill. These potentials of the exact skill are not visible but the average potential of all skills is displayed as player's potential. The bigger potential of the skill is, the faster this player's skill can improve. Players with low potential, even if exercised well, will not become stars.
Few times in the season, players' potential is updated. Players' potential may increase or decrease but most often it won't change. Potential will decrease for the players that will be among the worst players of the same age, country and potential. Potential will increase for the players that will be among the best players of their category.
Athletic skills (shows players' physical features):
- Jumping - the better the skill, the higher the player can jump. This helps in both defence and offence. Good jumping skill helps to get rebounds even against higher opponents, such players are more difficult to defend for the opponents, it is easier to make dunks. Impressive dunks help to allure supporters and sponsors. After the player turns 30, the jumping skill starts falling drastically. Heavy and high players are rarely good at jumping. The bigger the player is, the harder it is to train his jumping skill.
- Speed - describes how fast the player can move in the playing-field. Tall and heavy players are usually slow. Speed helps in making fast breaks and quickly returning to the defence. It also helps when playing one on one against a slower opponent. After the player turns 30, the speed skill starts falling drastically. Heavy and high players are rarely good at speed. The bigger the player is, the harder it is to train his speed skill.
- Toughness - describes the strength of the player. Usually physically stronger players are centers (C) or power forwards (PF). Physical power is necessary for them when fighting for a better place in the low post. Toughness also helps when making a screen, they are more difficult to overcome. However, the tougher the player is, the slower he is. Toughness is not very relevant for small players.
- Free throw - how well the player can throw from the foul lane;
- Three pointers - how well the player can attack from 3-point line;
- Two pointers - how well the player can attack from 2-point line.
- Rebounding - describes how well the player can rebound the balls. This skill describes how well the player feels where the ball is going to fall, rather than the possibility for the player to rebound it.
- Stealing - describes how well the player can steel the ball. Good stealing skill shows that the player has a good reaction, intuition and understanding of the game.
- Blocking - describes how well the player can make blocks. Usually it also requires some physical skills as well. However, sometimes fast reaction and good intuition is enough - this is what this skill outlines.
- Dribbling - describes how well the player can dribble the ball. The skill is especially useful for small players. It helps to avoid turnovers, beat the defender and quickly dribble down the court.
- Passing - describes the ability to pass the ball to the teammates. This skill helps to make assists, as well as to avoid turnovers.
- Guiding the team - helps to lead the team and better implement orders of the coach.
Experience – plays an important role during the the last minutes of the match, when playing with strong opponents, etc. Experience helps to avoid turnovers during important moments of the match, properly defend and attack, not to panic.
Players' experience grows depending on the playing time in court and the opponents. The player has to play at least 8 minutes against the same strength opponent or 4 minutes against twice stronger opponent, so that his experience grew.
Shape - describes player's readiness to do sports at the mean time. It depends on the player's age, intensity of exercises and playing time in court during the match.