NBA 2K23 Ratings: 14 Players Should Be Higher, 11 Players Should Be Lower

The release of the new NBA 2K video game is the first indication that the league will soon return from its unseasonal hiatus. The franchise has become as much a part of NBA culture as the constant gossip on Twitter and viral events on YouTube, but much of the discussion around the game revolves around what went wrong. This is especially the case when it comes to ratings.

Every year gamers ask Ronnie 2K Digital Marketing Director for their rating, and every year they respond by saying their rating is too low. Fans go through the same exercise with their favorite teams. naturally Every player believes that he should be rated higher, and every fan believes that his team should be better at the game. The thing is, they are sometimes right.

New Categories for NBA2K23 Leaked slowly ahead of the game’s release on September 9 2K Ratings Every rating has been scored, and some are downright ridiculous. Here are the worst NBA 2K23 ratings to start the year.

Christian Wood: 84 overall. very high.

Christian Wood was traded from the Rockets to the Mavericks late in the first round for an early off-season draft pick. While Wood has put together good statistics for bad teams in the past two years, his overall impact hasn’t been anywhere near that of an All-Star. This is how 2K23 ranked it.

Wood’s 84 rating is higher than the following players: Draymond Green, Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Fred VanVleet, Scottie Barnes, Cade Cunningham and Evan Mobley. There is a lot where that came from. While Wood could certainly have put big numbers in play along Luka Doncic this year, he ranked several points in the game above many of the top players.

Here are other players rated very highly in NBA 2K23:

  • Chris Paul, 90 years old: CP3 is a legend, but the game has made it higher than Paul George and Kyrie Irving. This seems like a stretch at the age of 37.
  • CJ McCollum, 87 overall: McCollum two points better than teammate Brandon Ingram? That’s what 2K23 says.
  • Clint Capella, 85 years old: Kabila may not be the best position on his team this year with the emergence of Onyeka Okongwu. He’s had an impressive career as an edge-keeper and lob-threat, but Capella’s play seems to have fallen off significantly last year.
  • Tyler Hero, 84 years old: Herro couldn’t stay on the field for The Heat in the playoffs, which should have dropped several points.
  • RJ Barrett, 84 overall2K rated Barrett as the best player in the game nicks, which seems to me like a stretch. They also rated him better than Anthony Edwards, and he is sure extension.
  • Wendell Carter Jr., 83: It pains me to put Carter in this department as a longtime fan, but should he really be rated better than Marcus Smart and the same Jordan Paul? I do not think so.
  • D’Angelo Russell, 81 overall: Russell is a game that works all the time in the genre of being a better video game character than a real player. Real people know that Jeremy Lamb is the captain of this team.
  • Andre Drummond, 81 years old: Drummond has essentially signed a minimum contract for the Bulls this off-season, yet he is ranked higher than the players on the maximum contracts. It’s absolutely a great backup hub, but the 81 rating equates to a solid start. Not anymore.
  • Serge Ibaka, 77 years old: The Bucks got nothing from Ibaka after getting it on the trade deadline last year.
  • Trendon Watford, 76 overallI loved Watford as a young player, but the game gave him the same rating as Kentavius ​​Caldwell-Pope, Jay Crowder and Kevin Huerter, who have proven to be the most reliable in the league to this point.

Draymond Green: 83 overall. very low.

It’s hard to capture Draymond Green’s brilliance in a video game character. How do you get an amazing basketball IQ on both ends of the floor to translate into an AI? Green’s special gifts are things that don’t always appear in the points box, or that easily carry over to attributes assigned to video game characters. His excellent defensive communication skills or sharp rotational instincts aren’t quite as exciting as an elite ball coach or shooter.

Still: This is Draymond we’re talking about, a four-time champion and confirmed Hall of Fame entrant. He’s one of the best players of this generation, and has four points less than CJ McCollum. This is just bad business.

These are the other players rated very low in NBA 2K23:

  • Zion Williamson, 87 years old: If Zion stays healthy, he’ll be in the ’90s before the All-Star break.
  • Brandon Ingram, 85 years old: Ingram was pretty good for the Pelicans in last year’s playoffs. Put some respect on this guy’s name.
  • Anthony Edwards, 83: Edwards has all the makings of a great video game character. No goalkeeper in the league is faster or stronger at going into the basket, and he’s also a very good outdoor shooter. Everyone loves Ant-Man. Why is it worth 2K less than Christian Wood and RJ Barrett? Does not make sense.
  • Fred Vanfleet, 83 years oldVanVleet made his All-Star debut last year and should prepare for another huge season in Toronto. Something tells me that this rating will be several points higher by the end of the year.
  • Marcus Smart, 82 overall: Smart rating worse than Malcolm Brugdon is a choice. Defensive Player of the Year is a big part of what makes Celtics It’s hard to beat.
  • Anonobi, 81 years old: Anonobi has made great strides in the past year, and still feels more comfortable as a creator. It’s better than this.
  • Franz Wagner, 80 years oldWagner is going to make that rating look pretty ridiculous by the end of the year. After an impressive rookie season and a killer EuroBasket race, the German top winger is preparing for a second year with The Magic.
  • Dorian Finney Smith, 78: DFS He was perhaps the Mavericks’ second-best player during his career in the Conference Finals last year, and he must have been at least 80 years old overall. There are not many better pure “3D” wings in the game.
  • Alex Caruso, 78 years old: Caruso is a one-man defensive destruction crew. The bulls went up as soon as they caught him, and Lakers Fell to pieces as soon as he left. Its impact is much greater than this classification.
  • Kentavius ​​Caldwell Pope, 76 years old. KCP has been classified as The ninth best player in The Nuggets. He’s already been a big part of the title team in Los Angeles and will likely be on the floor at the end of games for the Nuggets with similar dreams.
  • Kenrich Williams, 76 years old: Would I really be a basketball blogger if I didn’t go bat for the coolness of Kenrich Williams? There’s no world where he’s a worse player than Darius Bazley right now, but that’s a 2K rating.
  • Joe Harris, 76 years old: It’s as if Harris was off a few points with his ankle injuries, but if anything, his absence last season showed how important he is to the nets. Without his shot and his solid defense, Brooklyn completely collapsed.
  • Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson 3-point shooting, 88 ratings: Durant actually complained about not being 99th overall in the game. Now Klay is broadcasting his 2K rating grievances on social media as well. They both deserved to be 90’s three-point karma as two of the best players ever.