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Some NBA 2K18 Player Ratings Revealed

As the new Team2K shoots their latest NBA 2K18 commercial spot, the NBA 2K Twitter and Instagram feeds have officially revealed some NBA 2K18 overall player ratings. The social media feeds show off some behind the scenes footage, along with player overall rating predictions, reveals and reactions.

Below are the ratings that have been revealed so far.

  • Paul George – Overall 91
  • Karl-Anthony Towns – Overall 91
  • Kyrie Irving – Overall 90
  • Isaiah Thomas – Overall 89
  • DeMar DeRozan – Overall 89
  • Damian Lillard – Overall 89
  • Joel Embiid – Overall 86
  • Devin Booker – Overall 86
  • D’Angelo Russell – Overall 80

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Cover star checks in about his #NBA2K18 rating @kyrieirving

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Canadian #NBA2K18 cover star talks about his rating at commercial shoot

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70 point game intact, @dbook checks in on his #NBA2K18 rating

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  1. 49UNCFan
    What has embiid done?
    31 games in 3 seasons. Talented? Yes but this game isn't based on talent. I'm sure most teams would take Booker over Embiid at this point
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    What are ratings based on then? Other than talent and production. Embiid's rating is fair if his durability ratings are in like the 50-60s.
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    A 7-foot center that plays big down low, physically built like Orlando Shaq, plays defense & defends the rim, can handle the rock & put the ball on the floor, is agile, AND can shoot the 3-ball effectively? If Porzingas is a unicorn, Embiid is a unicorn on steroids. Outside of the injuries and limited playing time, what else would you be wanting in a player?
    Where would you place Booker in terms of backcourt players? Top 10? Outside of his 70-point game -- half of which from the FT line(?), and which required the Suns fouling every defensive possession, in a game they were getting blown out in -- what makes Booker so sought after?
    49UNCFan
    You should be laughing at a team taking a player whos played 31 games in 3 seasons vs a 19 year protypical shooting guard averaging 22 in his 2nd season
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    Also, 22 points a game -- on a bad team with no other scorers -- isn't exactly lighting up the league.
    Tyreke Evans averaged 20-5-5 for my hometown Kings, and i told fans then, so what? The team was terrible and he didn't make his team or teammates any better.
    49UNCFan
    You should be laughing at a team taking a player whos played 31 games in 3 seasons vs a 19 year protypical shooting guard averaging 22 in his 2nd season
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    What I *am* laughing at is how MY TEAM traded an amazing, still-young homegrown 2-guard to Minnesota, for an athletic freak coming off an ACL tear ... AND, our GM was smart enough to give Minnesota a draft pick! :lol: :jpshakehe
    Sun's GM would break into Booker's home to start packing up his stuff if Philly offered the process straight up. Players like grant hill and shaq spoke highly of sun's training staff after coming there and playing relatively injury free compared to previous stops. They would love to get their hands on him imo.
    NINJAK2
    Sun's GM would break into Booker's home to start packing up his stuff if Philly offered the process straight up. Players like grant hill and shaq spoke highly of sun's training staff after coming there and playing relatively injury free compared to previous stops. They would love to get their hands on him imo.

    Lol a talented player that has played 31 games in 3 season vs a potential Superstar SG I doubt it
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    49UNCFan
    Lol a talented player that has played 31 games in 3 season vs a potential Superstar SG I doubt it
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    Lets be real, 76ers held Embiid back because he was winning them too many games. Some point during the season 76ers were 9th in East. Id take Embiid over Booker any day of the weak. Booker is talented but he needs to work on his defense desperately
    49UNCFan
    Lol a talented player that has played 31 games in 3 season vs a potential Superstar SG I doubt it
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    When healthy Embiid is easily the better player. He has even more potential than Booker held back only by injuries.
    Embiid is a better player and therefore deserves higher ratings than Devin Booker. Is he hurt a lot? Yep. That's why his durability and injury ratings should be low, but his actual skill stats should be high.
    Every time you respond to someone saying Embiid is better, you talk about how little he plays. That's why there are durability ratings. Is Booker a more available player and is that trait valued in the NBA? Of course. Frank Gore has played 80 straight NFL games, Adrian Peterson has played two full seasons in the past 7 years. Is Gore better than Peterson? Not at all.
    Kevin Durant has played 82 games once in his career (80+ three other times), AC Green once played 1,192 consecutive games. Who is better?
    Shaquille O'Neal has never played 82 games in his career, Tristan Thompson played 82 games four seasons straight from 2012-2016 and 447 games consecutive.
    Embiid obviously has more worrying injury concerns, but I was trying to display that just because someone is more available doesn't mean they are the better player.
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    Paul George is a good player, but he definitely doesn't deserve a 91.

    I think he deserve it before that freaking injury
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    49UNCFan
    The way the nba is setup the center position is like the rb now. A pure scorer who can interchange positions is more important
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    But we arent just talking about scoring ability and offensive capabilities we are talking about an overall score. When you factor in attributes like defense and rebounding that overall is going to change. Plus based strictly on the numbers Embiid is just as capable of scorer as Booker. His 3 point shooting percentage is actually better than Booker's and he only average 2 points less per game last season. Sure a much smaller sample size but when you compare the numbers it isn't unreasonable to come to a conclusion that Emiid is as good, if not better than, Booker.
    jayman504
    Soooo remember when we used to get screenshots of the players with their rating?? What's up with that?

    I think it has to do with the new Nike jerseys being released this year. They don't want/can't show anything until a certain date.
    Another question.....what about the jersey ads ??? Is 2k allowed or will even be able to but all of those different companies on the jerseys in the game ??
    I'm guessing no.
    The overall rating formula is completely different for every position, so comparing two players of different positions like Embiid and Booker is pointless.
    Can't we ever have a more stretched out rating system? The game will never flesh out the true star impact until they stop making guys like devin booker 86's and even demar derozan 89
    SonicMage
    The overall rating formula is completely different for every position, so comparing two players of different positions like Embiid and Booker is pointless.

    True. In an ideal world the overall rating gives the overall value of a player regardless of position.
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    Rockie_Fresh88
    I know ratings don't matter .
    But I'm shocked Booker is an 86. What else does he do well other than shooting?

    I like Booker a lot, but he's one of the more overrated young players on the league. He hasn't even shot "that" well in his young career.
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    wodi
    Can't we ever have a more stretched out rating system? The game will never flesh out the true star impact until they stop making guys like devin booker 86's and even demar derozan 89

    A few years back when they changed the rating system, don't remember the exact year, that was what was suppose to happen. I believe they changed it to a scale of 30-100 and it would be based on an all time scale but it seems like they've moved away from that.
    I don't know if sports games ever have or ever will have a perfect rating system. I just think there are way too many factors to account for:
    -Modern day there are a ton of analytics and stats but I'm not sure if that helps or further complicates things.
    -There's the question of whether players should be rated compared to their contemporaries or compared to players throughout history.
    -There is the problem of how a player's production can change based on the team they play for (teammates, coach, play style). Just look at the boost Westbrook's stats received without Durant by his side. He was basically the same player he was just playing in a different situation.
    -And of course there is personal opinions of players. We see it in then section alone where people are debating the overall of players. Now imagine the 2k office where there are multiple opinions on players and on top of that they have fans and even players commenting about how they disagree about ratings.
    For me it comes down to players in the game playing and performing like their real life counter parts. If all the sudden Isaiah Thomas is dunking all of the place or Andre Drummond is shooting like Kevin Durant there's an issue.
    scottyp180
    A few years back when they changed the rating system, don't remember the exact year, that was what was suppose to happen. I believe they changed it to a scale of 30-100 and it would be based on an all time scale but it seems like they've moved away from that.
    I don't know if sports games ever have or ever will have a perfect rating system. I just think there are way too many factors to account for:
    -Modern day there are a ton of analytics and stats but I'm not sure if that helps or further complicates things.
    -There's the question of whether players should be rated compared to their contemporaries or compared to players throughout history.
    -There is the problem of how a player's production can change based on the team they play for (teammates, coach, play style). Just look at the boost Westbrook's stats received without Durant by his side. He was basically the same player he was just playing in a different situation.
    -And of course there is personal opinions of players. We see it in then section alone where people are debating the overall of players. Now imagine the 2k office where there are multiple opinions on players and on top of that they have fans and even players commenting about how they disagree about ratings.
    For me it comes down to players in the game playing and performing like their real life counter parts. If all the sudden Isaiah Thomas is dunking all of the place or Andre Drummond is shooting like Kevin Durant there's an issue.

    Right, they never fully went the all time rating route. I was really excited for that.
    Myleague is where the ratings really matter. Because the ratings are so close together, a lebron led team will never get the true boost that real life lebron would give you them. Depth remains too important of a team building factor, as opposed the the real NBA which is star driven.
    wodi
    Can't we ever have a more stretched out rating system? The game will never flesh out the true star impact until they stop making guys like devin booker 86's and even demar derozan 89

    I totally agree, man. This is the biggest issue I have with the default roster and his updates.
    Why don't they use the entire scale instead lumping average players with stars and stars with superstars?
    And the people that annually say "overall/ratings don't matter as long as (insert player name here) plays realistically." Well, that is the main problem with the default roster on a continuous basis.
    Either players are given artificial (rating) boosts to jack up their overall, they have unrealistic sig shot/dribble/dunk animations, their individual tendencies are completely wrong, etc.
    I've given up hope that they'll ever make the default roster balanced, realistic and sim. They just pander to the NBA athletes, of course they all think their overall should be higher (duh), and casual fans....
    I guess I should look forward to 2 - 4 months of heavy roster editing, again.
    (Shout out to all the roster editors that make NBA 2K better annually.)
    *End rant*
    from Bills Backer/Spurs Nation HQ
    JoFri
    I think he deserve it before that freaking injury
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    Maybe so, but he's nothing like a 91 ovr at the moment; it pays to be cover athletes I guess, and the fact PG and Kyrie have been given solo covers before Steph is completely ridiculous.
    I'm a huge Kyrie fan but I don't understand how he is rated higher than IT n Dame when they both had better seasons than him. IT made all NBA n Kyrie didn't. Also no way in the world KAT should be in the 90s already. He is not even an all star
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    thsmoothcriminal
    I'm a huge Kyrie fan but I don't understand how he is rated higher than IT n Dame when they both had better seasons than him. IT made all NBA n Kyrie didn't. Also no way in the world KAT should be in the 90s already. He is not even an all star
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    Neither was Russ...
    edit:NVM russ wasnt a starter
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    49UNCFan
    What has embiid done?
    31 games in 3 seasons. Talented? Yes but this game isn't based on talent. I'm sure most teams would take Booker over Embiid at this point
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    They can only go off of the games played man
    and he balled when he was healthy so hey
    J_Posse
    I totally agree, man. This is the biggest issue I have with the default roster and his updates.
    Why don't they use the entire scale instead lumping average players with stars and stars with superstars?
    And the people that annually say "overall/ratings don't matter as long as (insert player name here) plays realistically." Well, that is the main problem with the default roster on a continuous basis.
    Either players are given artificial (rating) boosts to jack up their overall, they have unrealistic sig shot/dribble/dunk animations, their individual tendencies are completely wrong, etc.
    I've given up hope that they'll ever make the default roster balanced, realistic and sim. They just pander to the NBA athletes, of course they all think their overall should be higher (duh), and casual fans....
    I guess I should look forward to 2 - 4 months of heavy roster editing, again.
    (Shout out to all the roster editors that make NBA 2K better annually.)
    *End rant*
    from Bills Backer/Spurs Nation HQ

    Exactly! There is no difference on medium level between players, apart from some little nuances they kinda all play the same. Then you don't really recognize guys like Tony Allen on the court fe.
    If it's 20 to 100 why don't we have more 50-60 range overall guys, it's off this way. And then there is also badges and such, just plain bad. I totally agree with you.
    toastysausage
    Im just glad noone in this thread is saying Kyrie should be a 94. Is there something about Kyrie, Im not seeing?

    He goes off offensively for about 10 games every year in may and June, then chills for the rest of the year.
    Devin Booker 86 OVR
    Remember when 2K promoted 90 OVR as sacred?
    This bum got a higher rating than Kevin Martin ever had his whole damn career
    Devin Booker (2017)
    14.6 PER
    53 TS% on 29 USG%
    16.0 AST%
    5.0 REB% (1.8 ORB, 8.3 DRB)
    1.3 STL%
    0.6 BLK%
    1.28 ORPM (18th among SG)
    -2.58 DRPM (89th out of 94 SG)
    -1.30 RPM (45th among SG)
    A shooting guard hasn't been this overrated since James Dolan gave Allan Houston 100 million
    For those of you mentioning about IT, don't forget that height also factors into the overall rating. If he was six feet tall, he probably would be a 90 overall.

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