With line up restrictions it can be hard to put together a lineup of elite players. Here are some NBA 2K15 MyTeam Tips for the best Silver players for restricted line ups that can play at a Gold or near Gold level. These players are good enough to be Golds and can contribute at a high level. Some might cost a pretty penny for silver players but they provide a great value.
HT: 6’1” WT: 185 Overall: 83
Strengths: Defense, Playmaking, Athleticism
Weakness: Shaky Three Point Shooting
How to use Effectively: Mike Conely is a great guy to run an offense, his great speed, passing and finishing make him a legitimate threat in the pick and roll and fast break game. One of the best athletes at the position although not really a dunker. Great in between game with floaters and midrange. Three shooting is average but hits more than he should. Defensively he can hang with any point guard.
Avoid: Spot up Three Shooting
HT: 6’1” WT: 162 Overall: 81
Strengths: Off the Dribble Offense, Jump shooting, Athleticism
Weakness: Passing for Position, Defense
How to use Effectively: This guy was Steph Curry before Steph Curry. Money off the dribble and a fast release. Three shooting is a little low in my opinion but still hits a good amount. Midrange game is straight cash. Amazing finishing for such a small guy. Throws down the hammer on dunks. Pick and roll is a good option but look to score with Mahmoud from it. Passing is suspect. Defensively he is quick but little strength of skills.
Avoid: Launching Threes, Defending without Help
Honorable Mention: Ty Lawson Nuggets, Kemba Walker Hornets, Daren Collision Kings, Jose Calderon Knicks, Jrue Holiday Pelicans, Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic Suns
HT: 6’7” WT: 205 Overall: 82
Strengths: Jump shooting, Versatility, All Around Game
Weakness: Athleticism, Release, Inside Scoring
How to use Effectively: Money Jump shooter. Knockdown from three and mid but sometimes misses shots he really should make. Great versatility for the position and can play either wing position easily. Not a great finisher or defender but holds his own in both.
Avoid: Attacking the Rim, Guarding Elite SFs
HT: 6’7” WT: 195 Overall: 83
Strengths: Midrange, Attacking, Getting to the Line, Defense
Weakness: Three Point Shooting
How to use Effectively: GET TO THE RIM!!! Great finisher and dunker but best of all has a very high Draw Foul tendency, pair that with his 87 Free Throw and he is a point making machine. Can Finishing over or around anyone in the game. Draws fouls on bigs with easy. Great in transition. Lock Down defender. Can easily play SG or SF and can be trouble for even the elite wing players.
Avoid: Shooting Threes, Trying to Posterize Everyone
Honorable Mention: Jimmy Butler Bulls, Avery Bradley Celtics, Jamal Crawford Clippers, Jeff Hornacek Jazz, Victor Oladipo Magic, Dan Majerle Suns, Drazen Petrovic Trailblazers, Brad Beal Wizards
HT: 6’7” WT: 210 Overall: 78
Strengths: Creating, Shooting, Versatility
How to use Effectively: Nick Young is instant offense. Knockdown from deep and consistent off the dribble from midrange. Good not great finishing but don’t shy away from attacking. Really not great at anything else but scoring. Defensively he is a turnstile, no awareness, don’t leave him one on one on legit SFs.
Avoid: One on One Defense, Passing Difficulty