PopSci.com.au writes: "NBA general managers want to see if their basketball players have game–inside the video game series NBA Live. About half of NBA teams use the video game in their evaluation of rookies and possible trades, according to the Los Angeles Times. They say that the game allows them to assess new players based on early season statistics, as well as get a sense of how adding a player might change a team's dynamic. Sounds goofy, but consider the fact that NBA Live 09 boasts stats based on real-world player data. This latest version of the video game updates team rosters and player performance on a daily basis as the season progresses."