Can't. Stop. Thinking. About. Personality. Badges.
Here are the players that i could imagine having certain badges (remember that the badges should have varying degrees, so some will have more weight than others)...
--Professional (gets the job done, coachable, disciplined... less likely to become unhappy with high training workload, less likely to be negatively affected by less minutes, within reason (both in terms of morale and development), less likely to have off-court distractions, tends to develop better and retain attributes for longer after their peak. flip side = "wild child" badge)
Steph Curry, David Lee, Jae Crowder, Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver, Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah (might have a small degree of Wild Child as well though haha), LeBron James, Kevin Love, Wesley Matthews, Tobias Harris, Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, Luol Deng, Chris Bosh, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Kevin Durant, PJ Tucker, Tyson Chandler, CJ McCollum, Manu Ginobili, all of the Spurs, DeMarre Carroll, Otto Porter, Jared Dudley, Shane Battier, Udonis Haslem, Kendrick Perkins, Tayshaun Prince, Nick Collison
--Onus (a player who's willing to take accountability; takes the blame... neutralises the affects of players who blame others to varying degrees, provides boosts to team chemistry (flip side = "blame game" badge))
LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard, Tim Duncan, Kyle Lowry, Kevin Garnett, Steph Curry, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kendrick Perkins,
--Fortitude (able to handle pressure and adversity better... morale is less likely to be negatively affected by losing, poor form, high expectations, or when they are criticized/blamed by players, media, or GM... (flip side = Nerves badge))
Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, LeBron James, Wade, Kobe, Harden, Durant, Westbrook, Lillard, Crowder, Marcus Smart, Stanley Johnson, Justice Winslow, Matt Barnes, Tony Allen, Jabari Parker, Jason Terry, Kendrick Perkins
--Composed (Calm state of mind that isn't affected by external sources... less likely to commit fouls or make mistakes after unfavorable ref decisions, losing, or being blamed. Development is less likely to be affected by low morale. (flip side = Temper badge))
Lillard, Bosh, Kawhi, Hayward, Horford, Millsap, Crowder, Batum, Pau Gasol, Kyrie, Love, Dirk, Jarret Jack? Justice Winslow, D'Angelo Russell, Tyus Jones, Tyler Ulis
--Driven (ambitious players with a fire inside who want so badly to achieve success... more likely to develop better, and also more likely to have positive impact on team chemistry when wins happen, but also more likely to want to leave a lower reputation team for a higher reputation team, and also more likely to be negatively affected by trades that send away core players, or fails to sign high profile players. (flip side = Indifferent)
LeBron, Love, David West, Jaokim Noah, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Wade, Rose, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kyle Lowry, Marcus Smart, Jimmy Butler, Rose, Kobe, Dirk, Draymond, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Paul Pierce, Marc Gasol, Karl Towns, Westbrook, Durant, PJ Tucker, Lillard, Manu, Wall, Stanley Johnson, Justice Winslow, Tony Allen, Jabari Parker, Kendrick Perkins, Mario Hezonja
Amir Johnson needs some sort of positive personality badge but i'm not sure what. Maybe as "communicator"? or "chemistry" guy... actually, you know what? That gives me another idea for a badge...
--Alchemist (chemistry guy, good for team cameraderie, good communicator... adds significant boosts to team chemistry... lessens the affect of things that reduce player morale?)
Amir Johnson, Jared Dudley, Chandler Parsons, Kendrick Perkins, JR Smith, Shane Battier, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry, Patty Mills, Kent Bazemore, Robert Sacre, Cameron Payne, Nick Young? Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Barbosa and/or Livingston? Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Joakim Noah, DeAndre Jordan, Tony Allen, Zach Randolph, Mike Miller, Undonis Haslem, Steve Nash, OJ Mayo, Wes Johnson? Randy Foye? Ish Smith, Rudy Gay? DeMar DeRozan,
--Wild Child (thinks others will do things for him, self-indulgent, hard to coach... responds poorly to high training workload, more likely to be negatively affected by less minutes (both in terms of morale and development), more likely to have off-court distractions, tends to develop slower and lose attributes faster)
James Harden, Nick Young, JR Smith, Ty Lawson, Mike Scott, PJ Hairston, Lance Stephenson? (or is lance more indifferent), Brandon Jennings? Michael Beasley,
--Blame Game (no accountability; blames and criticises to others... more likely to criticize GM in media when things are going badly which can reduce team chemistry, or blame teammates which reduces player morale)
Dwight Howard, James Harden, Markieff Morris, Boogie Cousins, Dion Waiters, either Greg Monroe or Khris Middleton (there's something going on there), Chris Paul,
--Anxiety (doesn't respond well to pressure and adversity... morale is more likely to be negatively affected by losing, poor form, high expectations, and being blamed... loses confidence/form easier than others)
Roy Hibbert, Delonte West, Gerald Green, Andrew Nicholson, Hasheem Thabeet, Willie Cauley-Stein (although WCS is more just my personal perception/hunch), Royce White, Larry Sanders,
--Temper (ego problem, becomes angered and loses discipline... more likely to commit fouls or make mistakes after unfavorable ref decisions, when losing, or when being blamed... development is more likely to be negatively affected by poor morale)
Boogie Cousins, Draymond Green, Blake Griffin, Rasheed Wallace, Markieff Morris, Metta World Peace, Matt Barnes, Hassan Whiteside
--Indifferent (not as driven/motivated by success, less invested, less passion... less likely to develop better, and less likely to have positive impact on team chemistry when wins happen, less likely to be affected by trades, less likely to want to leave for higher reputation team)
Nick Young, Andrew Bynum, Jahlil Okafor, Josh Smith, Javale McGee, Andrew Wiggins? Ben Simmons? Tyreke Evans? Rudy Gay? Larry Sanders,
--Team-orientated (respects authority, buys in to the team, willing to sacrifice... morale is more affected by winning and losing, rather than his own form... more likely to sign for a winning team)
Jared Dudley, PJ Tucker, Tyson Chandler, Jeremy Lin, Gerald Henderson, The whole Spurs team, Joe Ingles, Otto Porter, Teague/Millsap/Horford/Korver, Jae Crowder, Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah, Tony Allen, Dirk, Most of the Warriors team, Beverley, George Hill, JJ Redick, Conley & Gasol, Chris Bosh, Josh McRoberts, Luol Deng, Ricky Rubio, Kevin Garnett, Anthony Davis, Kendrick Perkins, Jose Calderon, Durant, Steven Adams, Nick Collison, Serge Ibaka, Andre Roberson, Aaron Gordon, CJ McCollum, Al-Farouq Aminu, Mason Plumlee, Darren Collison, DeMarre Carroll, Patrick Patterson, Delon Wright, Gordon Hayward,
--Self-orientated (wants to prove himself, confidence player,... morale is more affected by his own form, rather than team results... more likely to sign with a team who will give him playing time)
Dion Waiters, Lance Stephenson, Archie Goodwin, Jahlil Okafor, Kelly Oubre, Kyrie Irving, Josh Smith, Michael Beasley, Nick Young, Julius Randle? Probably D'Angelo Russell for the moment, Shabazz Muhammad? Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Williams, Kanter, Brandon Jennings, DeMarcus Cousins? Rudy Gay? Trey Burke, Markieff Morris? Kelly Oubre,
^note: can't be both. and players can grow from self-orientated to team-orientated occassionally once they've proved themselves in the league. In the NBA younger unproven players are generally are more self-orientated, while veteran players who have established themselves are generally more willing to sacrifice. it's a fine balance.
Maybe make it so there's a staff badge that can turn self-orientated vets into team-orientated (like Popovich), or maybe even a player badge called "Leader" or "General" or something
Damn, i just spent another few hours on that.
Last edited by Nick
on Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:30 pm, edited 2 times in total.