"NBA 2K 16" has the advantage of being officially sponsored by the NBA as the official NBA video game, and thus, as the seasons continue, the stats of each individual player and team change to sync with the real world events. According to OperationSports, a new patch has made a few roster changes, effectively lowering or raising a few player attributes.
Players that saw their attributes drop are as listed as follows:
- D. Rose (-1)
- Brooks (-0)
- G. Hayward (-1)
- O. Russel (-2)
- K. Bryant (-2)
- M. Ellis (-2)
- P. George (-0)
- J. Dudley (-1)
Players that saw their attributes go up are as listed as follows:
- N. Mirotic (+1)
- K. Bazemore (+1)
- M. Williams (CHA)(+1)
- R. Hood (+2)
- R. Rondo (+1)
- D. Cousins (+0)
- J. Randle (+1)
- G. Harris (+2)
- J. Lauvergne (+3)
- G. Hill (+1)
- M. Morris (DET) (+2)
- Drummond (+1)
- Beal (+2)
These changes are always subject to change depending on how the actual season plays out. It is also expected for teams to suddenly trade players in the game in order to match real-life trades in the NBA season. Players with lowered attributes may be able to see their stats go back up while those with raised stats may still see them drop.
Gamers reading the official patch notes will also learn that the roster changes also affected many of the items used in the game.
"Over the past week, many roster updates have been released that included adjustments to Accessories, Shoes, Uniform Team Colours, Starting Lineups, Injuries and Transactions. Most notably, recently signed Toney Douglas [NOP] and Chuck Hayes [HOU] were added to their new teams," reads the patch notes from the game.
The PC version of the game has also received an extensive patch that is 4.3 GB in size, making it a very hefty download. The patch addresses several glitches and bugs in the game.
As previously noted, "NBA 2K16" also allows players to unlock special NBA legends such as Michael Jordan and Karl Malone with their attributes edited to match the player's skills during their prime. Some of the locker codes are as follows:
- Michael Jordan - FZV7P-FQ9SU-SRNZZ-9AB27-9ZUUT
- Shaquille O'Neal - GSUM3-ESARX-GXD3T-S3QJQ-FIETU
- Larry Bird - ZG9QQ-VYAVK-I2ZUD-TU2VL-ZFYLQ
- Paul George - WR9KL-6NQ9Z-CWWGF-MVG4C-T3L8P
- Karl Malone - Q1585-CPEWU-HZNWY-WK2EW-V1E4C
- Isaiah Thomas - XFQDT-TMQ6Z-I1TM6-8Q8J5-WNJGQ
- Stephen Curry - NXYJ4-WQCRD-C2DQN-S36GF-TJMZ4
- LeBron James - 9BUQS-QTKDU-ASYJU-3W183-QVXBC
- Carmelo Anthony - AMIB1-95PFL-FD7LB-DQXHX-S7RBT