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NBA Rating Revision: Which 2K Ratings Are Least Accurate?

NBA Rating Revision: Which 2K Ratings Are Least Accurate?
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Earlier this year, I worked with Jesse McCullough and went through the least accurate Madden rankings. So I decided to go through and do the same for the latest 2K game, “NBA 2K24”

Underrated Point Guard: Jamal Murray

Murray is coming off a championship with the Nuggets. 2K has him at 88, but I feel that with 20 points, 6.2 assists, and four rebounds while shooting 43.3% last season, he should be at least a 90. Murray was a massive reason Denver won last year, and he deserves to be respected more.

Overrated Point Guard: Malcolm Brogdon

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Brogdon is coming off a nice season off the bench for the Celtics. He was involved in the Damian Lillard trade to the Bucks. Last year he had 14.9 points, 3.7 assists, 4.2 assists, and shot 39.8% from three. He is at 83 right now. I feel that, while he is a good guard off the bench, he should not be above 80.

Underrated Shooting Guard: OG Anunoby

Anunoby has shown improvement in his game year after year for the Raptors, though they seem to be in perpetual rebuild in Toronto. At the moment, 2K has him at 82. After coming off a year where he averaged 16.8 points, two assists, and five rebounds while shooting 38.7% from three. While still molding himself into the star he was drafted to be, his game has continued to grow, mainly in his scoring. His three-point shooting percentage has grown year after year, and he has gotten more efficient in his true shooting. I feel his rating should grow to 84 or even 85. To me, he is better or at least at the same level as Klay Thompson, who is 85 at the moment.

Overrated Shooting Guard: Dejounte Murray

Murray was dealt to Atlanta last offseason to give Trae Young a true partner in the backcourt. Right now, Murray is at 86. While he does play good minutes and provides some time off for Young as he is good with the ball and running an offensive scheme, he is not a star, nor is he a game-changer that deserves to be this high. He put up 20.5 points, 6.1 assists, 5.3 rebounds, and shot the ball at 46.6 percent. While having about the same if not slightly smaller role with the Hawks, Murray seemed to disappoint when the game was on the line. 84, or even down to 82, seems to be where I would slot the guard.

Overrated Small Forward: Kyle Kuzma

Kuzma has a new running mate in D.C. with Jordan Poole, as both seem to be a nice fit with pick-and-roll but seem to forget defensive end of the ball. Coming off the worst shooting clip of his career at 44.8 percent, with 21.2 points, 3.7 assists, and 7.2 rebounds, 2K has him at 84. This would put him at the upper ratings at the position, which I just don’t see. Kuzma can be all but forgotten during the game, going long droughts without points. I think he’s a good player, who, if he is your third option, can win a championship, but I would lower his rating to at least 82 or 81.

Underrated Small Forward: Andrew Wiggins

Yes, I’m aware of Wiggins’ slow start to the year, but I want to base this off last season. First, Wiggins is at 79, which puts him under one Dillon Brooks, and unless Brooks himself made the ratings, there is no way you can justify that. Wiggins came off an okay season after winning his first ring with the Warriors. With 17.1 points, 2.3 assists, and five rebounds, Golden State has two of the best shooters in the world, with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. With Poole now gone, Draymond Green focusing on defense more, and Klay taking a step back, the Dubs are looking for scoring out of “Maple Jordan.” I’d slot him around 82, but feel there needs to be out of Wiggins for Golden State to go far.

Underrated Power Forward: Rui Hachimura

I had to do a double-take when I first saw Hachimura’s rating at 79. Slotting him behind Miles Bridges, PJ Washington, and Al Horford is definitely unfair. Hachimura came off an okay season with the Lakers, having 9.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, and shooting 48.5%, but with how important he was to the Lakers playoff run to the conference finals, and even if his regular season stats weren’t impressive, he deserved a higher rating, closer to 81 or 82.

Overrated Power Forward: Draymond Green

Green has been so good for so long; his defense alone makes him a Hall of Famer. His prime is long gone, and he seems to be more focused on getting in fights with everyone. He’s coming off a year with 8.5 points, 6.8 assists, 7.2 rebounds, and shooting 52.7 percent. He’s a fine player who can help anchor your defense, but at 83, he’s just too high, unfortunately. I feel he slots much better around 80 or even 79 with players who are good but nowhere near the top.

Underrated Center: Steven Adams

Okay, yes, I like Adams a lot because he played at Pitt, but before you go yelling at me, hear me out. Adams is coming off a really good year for the Grizzlies, with 8.6 points, 2.3 assists, and 11.5 rebounds. His ability to rebound and keep the team in the game or end possessions for the other team cannot be understated. He can get a ton of stops, score in the paint, slow the game down, and give you a funny quote anytime you need it! With how integral he was in Memphis, I feel he needs to be at like 82 or even 83.

Overrated Center: Nikola Vucevic

I’m a Bulls fan, and I cannot stand to watch this man clog up the lane and do nothing! While he can score, and that is nice with an average of 17.6 points per game, I don’t care. He’s slow, he cannot guard anyone, he gets outrebounded constantly. He’s at an 82 right now, and I’d move him all the way down to 80. Vucevic seems to be at the end of his prime and is just not in a scheme fit in Chicago, which can cause some of the issues.

 

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Colby Sherwin is a senior News and Sports Communication Major from Harrison City Pa, He is the Editor in Chief for RMU Sentry Media. Colby can be found on sidelines for CSN taking photos and videos. He also does RMU Radio, and does various different RMU Tv shows as he produces Sports talk in the Burgh and Assistant Produces CSC.