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NBA 2K22 All Player Ratings

NBA 2K22 All Player Ratings

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NBA 2K22 All Player Ratings

In this video, we take a look at the overall player ratings for every player in NBA 2K22. Be on the lookout for NBA 2K22 gameplay videos and more in the next day or two. Because we didn’t get much of a gameplay trailer, these videos on PS5 and Xbox Series X are more important than some of the other stuff out there right now.

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  1. My initial observation is that ALL players are down OVR w/ the exception of stars. This is likely due to additional Badges (as Badges affect OVR, and have for a few years).
    Stars have tons of badges (and in higher qualities), while the mid-level players who make up the meat of the league (4th-8th men) typically get ignored by 2K.
    The resulting OVRs almost assuredly ruin the off-season of a MyLeague as players who typically make 10-20M per are now practically indistinguishable from the veteran minimum guys.
    There is some favoritism for various players & franchises (compare R.J. Barrett & the Knicks to the entire Kings roster for a good laugh), though it isn't as obvious w/ the blended OVRs.
    One of my recent criticisms of 2K's Roster is they don't seem to have much understanding of how OVR works w/ their own gameplay, and a longstanding criticism is that they don't understand where NBA tiers break IRL. The way this roster is constructed every team has three 80+ players and then everyone else floating in the mid-70s.
    Look no further than the Jazz for a comical representation of this:
    88 Donovan Mitchell (All-Star)
    88 Rudy Gobert (All-Star)
    83 Mike Conley (All-Star)
    80 Joe Ingles
    79 Jordan Clarkson (6th Man of the Year)
    78 Hassan Whiteside (was not in Kings rotation last year)
    78 Rudy Gay (Backup PF/SF)
    77 Bojan Bogdanovic (Starting SF - 2K having his position at PF is an entirely different tangent)
    76 Royce O'Neale (Starting PF)
    76 Eric Paschall (was not in Warriors rotation last year, a 3rd string on this team)
    I say this seemingly every year but I would be embarrassed if I had to call this my product. It might appease Johnny Casual but anyone w/ more than a surface level interest in the NBA just cringes looking at this stuff.
    Edit: I appreciate the larger spreadsheet that makes this more evident!
    Edit #2: Apparently Frames, Line Spacing, and COLOR are a next-gen exclusive.
    How the heck is Donovan Mitchell still a 88 after the last two years he's had smh. The best  player on one of the leagues top teams and stays at a 88 for 3 years straight. He should be at least a 91 dang 2k.
    EzMacK15
    How the heck is Donovan Mitchell still a 88 after the last two years he's had smh. The best* player on one of the leagues top teams and stays at a 88 for 3 years straight. He should be at least a 91 dang 2k.

    2K meticulously controls OVR via the Intangibles attribute, it has nothing to do with Mitchell's performance-based Attributes and Badges. He is 88 because they want him at 88.
    Top 10 Shooting Guards
    94 - James Harden (24.5 PER, 62 TS%, 44 AST%, 28 USG%)
    90 - Devin Booker (19.2 PER, 59 TS%, 21 AST%, 33 USG%)
    89 - Bradley Beal (22.7 PER, 59 TS%, 21 AST%, 34 USG%)
    88 - Donovan Mitchell (21.3 PER, 57 TS%, 27 AST%, 34 USG%)
    88 - Paul George (20.5 PER, 60 TS%, 25 AST%, 30 USG%)
    87 - Zach LaVine (21.5 PER, 63 TS%, 23 AST%, 31 USG%)
    87 - Klay Thompson (16.6 PER, 57 TS%, 11 AST%, 26 USG%)
    85 - C.J. McCollum (20.8 PER, 58 TS%, 23 AST%, 27 USG%)
    82 - Collin Sexton (18.0 PER, 57 TS%, 23 AST%, 30 USG%)
    82 - Caris LeVert (17.8 PER, 53 TS%, 25 AST%, 29 USG%)
    82 - Terry Rozier (17.1 PER, 58 TS%, 20 AST%, 24 USG%)
    82 - Fred VanVleet (16.8 PER, 53 TS%, 27 AST%, 24 USG%)
    They have pretty spreadsheets now but still haven't the foggiest idea on how to manage them.
    Not a single member of the 2K roster team can explain the 5-point gap between Devin Booker and C.J. McCollum, much less the 3-point gap between he & Zach LaVine. They fetishize certain players.
    Overalls still don't really matter that much if individual stuff is accurate. I haven't even had time to look into individual ratings but just glancing at a players overall always seems like such a shallow way of determining how a player is represented in game. We can't really control how those formulas play out, and trying to adjust things to make one player with a higher PER be rated a overall value higher than someone with a lower PER is just silly IMO.
    A guy like Jordan Clarkson has a VERY shallow game. 6th man of the year or not he's an effective off the bench chucker no different than a Jamal Crawford or Lou Williams type of player. I'm sure his advanced metrics fair fondly playing on the best team in the league with the best interior defender always behind him, but he does nothing at all well off ball, isn't a great defender, isn't a great playmaker, is only effective at getting up his shots. I don't think 6th man of the year voting or PER should be any indication of what his overall should be when overall he's not a well rounded player. He's not even efficient at that, and was horrible against playoff defenses yet again.
    Real2KInsider

    77 Bojan Bogdanovic (Starting SF - 2K having his position at PF is an entirely different tangent)

    But he is their starting PF. O'Neale is their starting SF.
    ojandpizza
    Overalls still don't really matter that much if individual stuff is accurate. I haven't even had time to look into individual ratings but just glancing at a players overall always seems like such a shallow way of determining how a player is represented in game. We can't really control how those formulas play out, and trying to adjust things to make one player with a higher PER be rated a overall value higher than someone with a lower PER is just silly IMO.
    A guy like Jordan Clarkson has a VERY shallow game. 6th man of the year or not he's an effective off the bench chucker no different than a Jamal Crawford or Lou Williams type of player. I'm sure his advanced metrics fair fondly playing on the best team in the league with the best interior defender always behind him, but he does nothing at all well off ball, isn't a great defender, isn't a great playmaker, is only effective at getting up his shots. I don't think 6th man of the year voting or PER should be any indication of what his overall should be when overall he's not a well rounded player. He's not even efficient at that, and was horrible against playoff defenses yet again.

    problem is that the whole AI coaching AND managing aspect is focused solely on ovr ratings! if a team has a 75, a 74 and a 73 rated SG, the 75 rated one will start, 74 will get like 10 bench minutes and 73 will be out of rotation no matter their individual ratings. the 73 rated player could be the best 3 and d roleplayer of all 3, but only OVR matters.
    jk31
    problem is that the whole AI coaching AND managing aspect is focused solely on ovr ratings! if a team has a 75, a 74 and a 73 rated SG, the 75 rated one will start, 74 will get like 10 bench minutes and 73 will be out of rotation no matter their individual ratings. the 73 rated player could be the best 3 and d roleplayer of all 3, but only OVR matters.

    Yes in this sense it matters, I’m more so talking about the player A is 2 points higher than player B but his PER is 2.4 less side of things.
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    players are missing... for the raps I'm Pretty sure Dekker is on the team and he's not in the game at all (free agents etc) and local Stauskas isn't on the 905 (toronto farm team) OR free agents either. I know there are a bunch others on other teams I don't follow based on some reddit comments.
    Funny because I see both my examples in the 2k database for 2k22 and know both were absent in 2k21
    How does 2k handle adding players? especially adding players back in that were in previous editions?
    allBthere
    players are missing... for the raps I'm Pretty sure Dekker is on the team and he's not in the game at all (free agents etc) and local Stauskas isn't on the 905 (toronto farm team) OR free agents either. I know there are a bunch others on other teams I don't follow based on some reddit comments.
    Funny because I see both my examples in the 2k database for 2k22 and know both were absent in 2k21
    How does 2k handle adding players? especially adding players back in that were in previous editions?

    Dekker I believe will be added once he makes the team (his contract is actually non-guaranteed).
    Nik Stauskas won't be added until he plays in the NBA again. 2K has the G-League, but not the rights to any non-NBA players.
    jk31
    problem is that the whole AI coaching AND managing aspect is focused solely on ovr ratings! if a team has a 75, a 74 and a 73 rated SG, the 75 rated one will start, 74 will get like 10 bench minutes and 73 will be out of rotation no matter their individual ratings. the 73 rated player could be the best 3 and d roleplayer of all 3, but only OVR matters.

    Correct. Some people would rather parrot the same ideas for 4+ years, and play devil's advocate for why it's totally cool that the best bench players in the league (Starter caliber) are indistinguishable from various 9th-12th men.
    Since I'm big on putting my money where my mouth is:
    2K22 Player Edit
    Jordan Clarkson
    82 OVERALL (+3)
    Archetype: Slasher

    +2 OVR is from Attributes
    +1 OVR is from Badges
    OFFENSE
    85 (-1) Driving Layup: 77-149 (52%, 13% Ast'd)
    75 (+38) Post Fade
    65 (+35) Post Hook
    55 (+17) Post Control: About 1% of his Offense each year
    40 (-49) Draw Foul (.134 FTR)
    99 (+9) Close Shot: 209-426 (49%, 16% Ast'd)
    79 (+7) Mid-Range Shot: 2-12 (Negligible sample - 40% for his career)
    82 (+2) 3PT Shot: 242-696 (35%, 62% Ast'd)
    90 (-2) Free Throw: 129-144 (90%)
    85 (-1) Ball Handle (40% of Offense On-Ball)
    59 (-1) Pass Vision (15.3 AST%)
    70 (-7) Pass IQ
    65 (-14)Pass Accuracy (1.46 ATR)
    40 (+1) Offensive Rebound (2.9 ORB%)
    35 (+10) Standing Dunk
    60 (-15) Driving Dunk (12 Dunks, 1.3% of FGA)
    99 (+4) Shot IQ (+4)
    80 (-2) Hands
    Clarkson is a premier slasher in the NBA.
    He has a post game that is completely unrepresented by 2K (which they've had SEVEN YEARS to pick up on)
    They oversell his passing. He is decidedly not a PG.
    2K over sells Clarkson's passing game; he is decidedly NOT a point guard. Those responsibilities fall to Mitchell when they share the court. Clarkson never starts even when Mike Conley is sidelined.
    Clarkson also isn't a contact finisher by any stretch of the imagination, often opting for finesse (floaters), which should be fairly obvious given his frame & average athleticism.
    DEFENSE
    57 (NC) Defensive Rebound (12.7 DRB%)
    55 (+12) Interior Defense (Average for SG)
    75 (+10) Perimeter Defense (Average for SG)
    39 (+4) Block (0.4 BLK%)
    67 (+21) Steal (1.6 STL% - I use the OG scale)
    60 (+2) Shot Contest
    Clarkson's man defense was fine. It should be noted this made up only 8% of his actual defense IRL. 2K disproportionately weights these attributes relative to the modern NBA.
    The Jazz were the #4 Defense in the NBA, and Clarkson was 5th on the team in minutes, so he clearly wasn't killing them.
    ATHLETICISM
    75 (+2) Lateral Quickness
    80 (+1) Speed
    80 (+1) Speed w/ Ball
    85 (+3) Acceleration
    85 (NC) Vertical
    50 (-4) Strength
    85 (+5) Stamina (Plays starters minutes. Played 46 mins in his lone start this season)
    70 (-15) Hustle
    95 (+10) Durability (Has missed 10 games in last 6 years)
    80 Stamina (which Royce O'Neale shares) is absolutely wild considering 34 year-old Rudy Gay has 94. It reflects how piss-poor of a job 2K does outside of the 10 attributes they update regularly. Most go years w/o getting updated. The billion dollar company pinches pennies when it comes to staffing their own game / making sure competent & *organized* people are in the trenches. But I digress.
    MENTAL
    95 (+10) Offensive Consistency (2.89 ORPM - 4th among SG)
    40 (NC) Defensive Consistency (-2.85 DRPM - 115th among 116 SG)
    65 (+16) Pass Perception (He is below average, not abominable)
    70 (+12) Help Defense (Slightly Below Average)
    85 (+17) Pick & Roll Defense (Above Average)
    80 (NC) Intangibles
    As we can see from his RPM splits, Clarkson is the ultimate Offense-only player.
    Worth noting Clarkson's OVR isn't being depreciated by 2K's Intangibles. He is legitimately underrated.
    2K BADGES (23)
    FINISHING (7): Tear Dropper (S), Acrobat (B), Fast Twitch (B), Fearless Finisher (B), Giant Slayer (B), Slithery Finisher (B), Unstrippable (B)
    SHOOTING (9): Volume Shooter (G), Difficult Shots (S), Hot Zone Hunter (S), Mismatch Expert (S), Stop & Pop (S), Catch & Shoot (B), Green Machine (B), Rhythm Shooter (B), Set Shooter (B)
    PLAYMAKING (7): Bullet Passer (S), Glue Hands (S), Bail Out (B), Downhill (B), Space Creator (B), Stop & Go (B), Triple Threat Juke (B)
    DEFENSE (0)
    I personally combed through badges for the entire league and updated based on in-depth NBA data. 2K has not been willing to put that type of work in.
    R2K BADGES (32)
    FINISHING (8): Tear Dropper (G), Acrobat (B), Fast Twitch (B), Fearless Finisher (B), Giant Slayer (B), Pro Touch (B), Slithery Finisher (B), Unstrippable (B)
    SHOOTING (12): Difficult Shots (G), Volume Shooter (G), Catch & Shoot (S), Hot Zone Hunter (S), Mismatch Expert (S), Stop & Pop (S), Circus Threes (B), Fade Ace (B), Green Machine (B), Rhythm Shooter (B), Set Shooter (B), Slipper Off-Ball (B)
    PLAYMAKING (11): Bullet Passer (S), Glue Hands (S), Quick First Step (S), Space Creator (S), Bail Out (B), Downhill (B), Handles For Days (B), Stop & Go (B), Tight Handles (B), Triple Threat Juke (B), Unpluckable (B)
    DEFENSE (1): Pick Dodger (B)
    Clarkson gets a significant overhaul to his badges. He is one of the deadliest scorers in the NBA off the dribble.
    R2K CHANGES
    GOLD: Tear Dropper (+1), Difficult Shots (+1)
    SILVER: Catch & Shoot (+1), Quick First Step (+2), Space Creator (+1)
    BRONZE: Pro Touch (+1), Slippery Off-Ball (+1), Circus Threes (+1), Fade Ace (+1), Tight Handles (+1), Unpluckable (+1), Handles for Days (+1), Pick Dodger (+1)
    Quick comp to 2K's other SGs in this tier
    82 - Collin Sexton (18.0 PER, 57 TS%, 23 AST%, 30 USG%)
    82 - Caris LeVert (17.8 PER, 53 TS%, 25 AST%, 29 USG%)
    82 - Terry Rozier (17.1 PER, 58 TS%, 20 AST%, 24 USG%)
    82 - Fred VanVleet (16.8 PER, 53 TS%, 27 AST%, 24 USG%)
    81 - Tyrese Haliburton (16.2 PER, 59 TS%, 25 AST%, 18 USG%)
    81 - Anthony Edwards (13.9 PER, 52 TS%, 15 AST%, 27 USG%)
    80 - Bogdan Bogdanovic (17.6 PER, 62 TS%, 18 AST%, 21 USG%)
    80 - Victor Oladipo (14.3 PER, 51 TS%, 23 AST%, 29 USG%)
    80 - Malik Beasley (14.6 PER, 57 TS%, 12 AST%, 24 USG%)
    79 - Jordan Clarkson (17.1 PER, 55 TS%, 15 AST%, 30 USG%)
    Their ratings are atrocious outside of the top 50 players.
    Real2KInsider
    Since I'm big on putting my money where my mouth is:
    2K22 Player Edit
    Jordan Clarkson
    82 OVERALL (+3)
    Archetype: Slasher

    +2 OVR is from Attributes
    +1 OVR is from Badges
    OFFENSE
    85 (-1) Driving Layup: 77-149 (52%, 13% Ast'd)
    75 (+38) Post Fade
    65 (+35) Post Hook
    55 (+17) Post Control: About 1% of his Offense each year
    40 (-49) Draw Foul (.134 FTR)
    99 (+9) Close Shot: 209-426 (49%, 16% Ast'd)
    79 (+7) Mid-Range Shot: 2-12 (Negligible sample - 40% for his career)
    82 (+2) 3PT Shot: 242-696 (35%, 62% Ast'd)
    90 (-2) Free Throw: 129-144 (90%)
    85 (-1) Ball Handle (40% of Offense On-Ball)
    59 (-1) Pass Vision (15.3 AST%)
    70 (-7) Pass IQ
    65 (-14)Pass Accuracy (1.46 ATR)
    40 (+1) Offensive Rebound (2.9 ORB%)
    35 (+10) Standing Dunk
    60 (-15) Driving Dunk (12 Dunks, 1.3% of FGA)
    99 (+4) Shot IQ (+4)
    80 (-2) Hands
    Clarkson is a premier slasher in the NBA.
    He has a post game that is completely unrepresented by 2K (which they've had SEVEN YEARS to pick up on)
    They oversell his passing. He is decidedly not a PG.
    2K over sells Clarkson's passing game; he is decidedly NOT a point guard. Those responsibilities fall to Mitchell when they share the court. Clarkson never starts even when Mike Conley is sidelined.
    Clarkson also isn't a contact finisher by any stretch of the imagination, often opting for finesse (floaters), which should be fairly obvious given his frame & average athleticism.
    DEFENSE
    57 (NC) Defensive Rebound (12.7 DRB%)
    55 (+12) Interior Defense (Average for SG)
    75 (+10) Perimeter Defense (Average for SG)
    39 (+4) Block (0.4 BLK%)
    67 (+21) Steal (1.6 STL% - I use the OG scale)
    60 (+2) Shot Contest
    Clarkson's man defense was fine. It should be noted this made up only 8% of his actual defense IRL. 2K disproportionately weights these attributes relative to the modern NBA.
    The Jazz were the #4 Defense in the NBA, and Clarkson was 5th on the team in minutes, so he clearly wasn't killing them.
    ATHLETICISM
    75 (+2) Lateral Quickness
    80 (+1) Speed
    80 (+1) Speed w/ Ball
    85 (+3) Acceleration
    85 (NC) Vertical
    50 (-4) Strength
    85 (+5) Stamina (Plays starters minutes. Played 46 mins in his lone start this season)
    70 (-15) Hustle
    95 (+10) Durability (Has missed 10 games in last 6 years)
    80 Stamina (which Royce O'Neale shares) is absolutely wild considering 34 year-old Rudy Gay has 94. It reflects how piss-poor of a job 2K does outside of the 10 attributes they update regularly. Most go years w/o getting updated. The billion dollar company pinches pennies when it comes to staffing their own game / making sure competent & *organized* people are in the trenches. But I digress.
    MENTAL
    95 (+10) Offensive Consistency (2.89 ORPM - 4th among SG)
    40 (NC) Defensive Consistency (-2.85 DRPM - 115th among 116 SG)
    65 (+16) Pass Perception (He is below average, not abominable)
    70 (+12) Help Defense (Slightly Below Average)
    85 (+17) Pick & Roll Defense (Above Average)
    80 (NC) Intangibles
    As we can see from his RPM splits, Clarkson is the ultimate Offense-only player.
    Worth noting Clarkson's OVR isn't being depreciated by 2K's Intangibles. He is legitimately underrated.
    2K BADGES (23)
    FINISHING (7): Tear Dropper (S), Acrobat (B), Fast Twitch (B), Fearless Finisher (B), Giant Slayer (B), Slithery Finisher (B), Unstrippable (B)
    SHOOTING (9): Volume Shooter (G), Difficult Shots (S), Hot Zone Hunter (S), Mismatch Expert (S), Stop & Pop (S), Catch & Shoot (B), Green Machine (B), Rhythm Shooter (B), Set Shooter (B)
    PLAYMAKING (7): Bullet Passer (S), Glue Hands (S), Bail Out (B), Downhill (B), Space Creator (B), Stop & Go (B), Triple Threat Juke (B)
    DEFENSE (0)
    I personally combed through badges for the entire league and updated based on in-depth NBA data. 2K has not been willing to put that type of work in.
    R2K BADGES (32)
    FINISHING (8): Tear Dropper (G), Acrobat (B), Fast Twitch (B), Fearless Finisher (B), Giant Slayer (B), Pro Touch (B), Slithery Finisher (B), Unstrippable (B)
    SHOOTING (12): Difficult Shots (G), Volume Shooter (G), Catch & Shoot (S), Hot Zone Hunter (S), Mismatch Expert (S), Stop & Pop (S), Circus Threes (B), Fade Ace (B), Green Machine (B), Rhythm Shooter (B), Set Shooter (B), Slipper Off-Ball (B)
    PLAYMAKING (11): Bullet Passer (S), Glue Hands (S), Quick First Step (S), Space Creator (S), Bail Out (B), Downhill (B), Handles For Days (B), Stop & Go (B), Tight Handles (B), Triple Threat Juke (B), Unpluckable (B)
    DEFENSE (1): Pick Dodger (B)
    Clarkson gets a significant overhaul to his badges. He is one of the deadliest scorers in the NBA off the dribble.
    R2K CHANGES
    GOLD: Tear Dropper (+1), Difficult Shots (+1)
    SILVER: Catch & Shoot (+1), Quick First Step (+2), Space Creator (+1)
    BRONZE: Pro Touch (+1), Slippery Off-Ball (+1), Circus Threes (+1), Fade Ace (+1), Tight Handles (+1), Unpluckable (+1), Handles for Days (+1), Pick Dodger (+1)

    I don't mind most of your changes and badges, though I do think you're overselling him having a post game and his defense by just a tad, I don't think any of that is a big issue for the sake of you trying to raise him 2 overall points. I think most metrics would paint him as a slightly below average defender, not average as you mentioned below his DRPM is horrible, I think that should effect more than just his "consistency" because while it's not enough to hurt the best defensive team in the league it likely would hurt a lesser defensive team that relied on his abilities.
    The issue is shot IQ. 99.. Should be lowered 10 points, 20 points, personally I would say well below league average as he has some of the worst shot selection in the entire NBA. He's a gifted enough offensive player that he's still going to score, but his decision making for when to shoot/pass is awful and why a guy who's as gifted and as talented as he is shoot 40% in the playoffs and 42% in the regular season. He routinely passes up the extra pass to take 5 more dribbles to clear space for poor shots, he's the same mold of Crawford, Lou Will, etc.
    Offensive consistency is going to fall somewhat in the same boat here. His offensive output fluctuates more than most players in the league given his playstyle and role. This is why he's not actually the type of player to hit that 18ppg every night but rather 11 points one game and 40 the next. It's why his shooting percentages are so sporadic, why he's a 40% shooter in the playoffs, also why he can have an offensive rating of 110 in Feb then drop to 94 in March, then back to 106 in April, up to 116 in May.
    Close shot is a headscratcher, he doesn't take enough shots at the range to make him have an inside shot rating comparable to the best centers. I'm sure he makes a good enough percentage of them but he's only taking them when he's basically wide open (even I would be a 99 then). He takes basically 1 shot a game that's 0-3 feet, and a big chunk of those would be floaters, lay-ups, dunks, etc anyways. He shot 49% from 3-10 feet, but again it's only 2% of his shots, and likely dominated by floaters which will be dictated by badges.. If he's 49% and that's a 99 then what are all these guys who are hitting them at 50+% clips to be rated? He needs to be able to hit floaters which you solved with the badges, he doesn't need to be able to get near the basket and score every time he isn't blocked which is effectively what rating him the same as prime Shaq around the rim is going to do in 2K terms.
    I like most badge upgrades, but I think I would have removed fearless finisher, giant slayer, he just doesn't get to the rim and make plays like that frequently enough. The gold tear dropper you upgraded represents his at the basket game.

    Quick comp to 2K's other SGs in this tier
    82 - Collin Sexton (18.0 PER, 57 TS%, 23 AST%, 30 USG%)
    82 - Caris LeVert (17.8 PER, 53 TS%, 25 AST%, 29 USG%)
    82 - Terry Rozier (17.1 PER, 58 TS%, 20 AST%, 24 USG%)
    82 - Fred VanVleet (16.8 PER, 53 TS%, 27 AST%, 24 USG%)
    81 - Tyrese Haliburton (16.2 PER, 59 TS%, 25 AST%, 18 USG%)
    81 - Anthony Edwards (13.9 PER, 52 TS%, 15 AST%, 27 USG%)
    80 - Bogdan Bogdanovic (17.6 PER, 62 TS%, 18 AST%, 21 USG%)
    80 - Victor Oladipo (14.3 PER, 51 TS%, 23 AST%, 29 USG%)
    80 - Malik Beasley (14.6 PER, 57 TS%, 12 AST%, 24 USG%)
    79 - Jordan Clarkson (17.1 PER, 55 TS%, 15 AST%, 30 USG%)
    Their ratings are atrocious outside of the top 50 players.

    So just out of curiosity what players in this tier do you prefer him to be better than? You highlighted Edwards but one thing to factor is that he was a rookie last year. His year long PER, TS%, etc isn't a representation of what he was at the end of last season. Or what we would expect this season. Him being a rookie he's going to get the benefit of the doubt on ratings before this year starts as progression is inevitable. He finished the season averaging 27ppg in May on 65TS%, April 22ppg on 55 TS%, March 24ppg on 52 TS%, same could be said for Clarkson being worse in the playoffs, maybe they decided to not give him the benefit of the doubt and raise too much for him given that his PER dropped below league average, his TS% dropped, and he was a negative on the court.
    carrn8
    Which system will your ratings be on this year?

    I've been waiting for a reason to get a PS5. Despite my jests about spreadsheet, the real reason will be Spider-Man 2.
    I'll update my PS4 roster as I do homework on the badges that were added to current-gen, but will jump ship once I make the system swap. (I probably won't start making YouTube content until the upgrade either, seriously it's so embarrassing to look at this on PS4).
    MoneyOvaHuds
    Hire him already 2k

    While I appreciate supportive posts like this, I am not interested in working for 2K at this time.
    (The sarcastic tone of my posts is not exactly that of someone trying to get hired)
    I will say a few good things about the 2K roster.
    I like that they aren't afraid to remove badges when they aren't working out, rather than keeping them forever. This makes the badges that do continually make the cut much more meaningful.
    They should follow suit with a few ratings. Now that we have a Hustler badge (long-overdue), the Hustle attribute should go the way of the Dodo.
    Considering making my edits available via Patreon this year.
    Joel Embiid
    Position: C
    H/W/A: 7'0" / 280 lbs / Age 27
    97 Overall (+2)
    36 Badges (-1)
    Archetype: 2-Way 3-Level Scorer
    +3 from Ratings
    -1 from Badges
    2021 STATS
    29-11-3 on 51-38-86
    30.3 PER (2nd)
    64 TS% (19th in NBA) on 35 USG% (2nd in NBA, 22nd All-Time)
    16 AST% on 0.91 ATR
    8 ORB% / 29 DRB% (6th in NBA)
    1.5 STL% / 3.9 BLK% (15th in NBA)
    Usage rate was 3rd most by a center in NBA history (behind two seasons from DeMarcus Cousins). Given his efficiency, he's arguably the best scoring center of all-time. Embiid got Hakeem comparisons in college and he’s more than lived up to that billing.

    OFFENSE
    99 (+14) Driving Layup: 155-248 (63%, 39% Ast’d)
    95 (+3) Post Fade
    90 (-2) Post Hook
    99 (+3) Post Control (37% of Offense, 1st in NBA)
    99 (+2) Draw Foul (.610 FTR)
    95 (+5) Close Shot: 241-519 (46%, 40% Ast’d)
    99 (+7) Mid-Range Shot: 74-150 (49%, 37% Ast’d)
    84 (+3) 3PT Shot: 74-196 (38%, 91% Ast’d)
    86 (+1) Free Throw: 471-548 (86%)
    75 (+18) Ball Handle
    60 (-3) Pass Vision (16 AST%)
    65 (+7) Pass IQ
    60 (+5) Pass Accuracy
    65 (-17) Offensive Rebound (8 ORB%)
    70 (-20) Standing Dunk
    65 (-15) Driving Dunk: 41 Dunks (5% of FGA)
    99 (+1) Shot IQ
    99 (+1) Hands
    2K is inflating Embiid’s ORB to add 1 point to his OVR.
    Finesse finisher not dissimilar from Nikola Jokic. Why are his dunk ratings so high?
    Playmaking is underrated.
    DEFENSE
    98 (+5) Defensive Rebound (29 DRB%)
    95 (-1) Interior Defense (Elite for C)
    70 (+6) Perimeter Defense (Slightly Above Average for C)
    74 (-8) Block (3.9 BLK%)
    65 (+22) Steal (1.5 STL%)
    95 (-1) Shot Contest
    Block is likewise a tick overrated to inflate his rating.
    ATHLETICISM
    65 (+1) Lateral Quickness
    60 (-9) Speed
    60 (-2) Speed w/ Ball
    65 (-2) Acceleration
    60 (-8) Vertical
    99 (+4) Strength
    90 (-4) Stamina (31 MPG RS / 33 MPG PO)
    70 (-20) Hustle
    65 (-3) Durability (67% of games played in active seasons)
    Embiid is fairly lumbering and will never be confused with a transition player. 2K raised his Speed!
    If we include the first two seasons he missed to injury, Embiid has played 47% of possible regular season games (260 of 554).
    While the injury risk is real and will dog him his entire career, some of this is an abundance of caution to ensure he gets to the Playoffs (34 of 38 possible Playoff games, 89%) and has played through some injuries once there.
    MENTAL
    99 (+1) Offensive Consistency (2.04 ORPM - 2nd among C)
    99 (+4) Defensive Consistency (2.98 DRPM - 6th among C)
    65 (+1) Pass Perception
    90 (-6) Help Defense (Elite)
    85 (-3) Pick & Roll Defense (Above Average)
    99 (+24) Intangibles
    2K reduced Embiid's OVR by 1 via Intangibles. They could just max him out here and not overrate his ORB
    2K BADGES (37)
    FINISHING (12): Backdown Punisher (G), Dream Shake (G), Dropstepper (G), Grace Under Pressure (G), Lob City Finisher (G), Post Spin Technician (G), Putback Boss (G), Rise Up (G), Fearless Finisher (S), Hook Specialist (S), Mouse In the House (S), Pro Touch (S)
    SHOOTING (11): Clutch Shooter (G), Difficult Shots (G), Hot Zone Hunter (G), Mismatch Expert (G), Set Shooter (G), Catch & Shoot (S), Fade Ace (S), Green Machine (S), Stop & Pop (S), Volume Shooter (S), Rhythm Shooter (B)
    PLAYMAKING (4): Post Playmaker (G), Break Starter (S), Bullet Passer (B), Glue Hands (B)
    DEFENSE (10): Box (G), Brick Wall (G), Defensive Leader (G), Intimidator (G), Post Lockdown (G), Rim Protector (G), Worm (G), Pogo Stick (S), Tireless Defender (S), Rebound Chaser (B)
    PERSONALITY: Alpha Dog, Extremely Confident, Finance Savvy, Friendly, Media Ringmaster, Unpredictable
    CHANGES
    HOF: Backdown Punisher (+1), Fearless Finisher (+2)
    GOLD:
    SILVER: Putback Boss (-1), Difficult Shots (-1), Quick First Step (+2), Post Playmaker (-1)
    BRONZE: Hook Specialist (-1), Catch & Shoot (-1), Bail Out (+1), Worm (-2), Keep It Real (+1)
    NONE: Rise Up (-3), Lob City Finisher (-3), Rebound Chaser (-1), Unpredictable (-1)
    Established Embiid as the NBA’s premier post scorer. Reduced his dunking/athleticism & rebounding.
    2K BADGES (36)
    FINISHING (10): Backdown Punisher (H), Fearless Finisher (S), Dream Shake (G), Dropstepper (G), Grace Under Pressure (G), Lob City Finisher (G), Post Spin Technician (G), Putback Boss (S), Mouse In the House (S), Pro Touch (S), Hook Specialist (B)
    SHOOTING (11): Clutch Shooter (G), Hot Zone Hunter (G), Mismatch Expert (G), Set Shooter (G), Difficult Shots (S), Fade Ace (S), Green Machine (S), Stop & Pop (S), Volume Shooter (S), Catch & Shoot (B), Rhythm Shooter (B)
    PLAYMAKING (6): Break Starter (S), Post Playmaker (S), Quick First Step (S), Bail Out (B), Bullet Passer (B), Glue Hands (B)
    DEFENSE (9): Box (G), Brick Wall (G), Defensive Leader (G), Intimidator (G), Post Lockdown (G), Rim Protector (G), Pogo Stick (S), Tireless Defender (S), Worm (B)
    PERSONALITY (7): Alpha Dog, Expressive, Extremely Confident, Finance Savvy, Friendly, Keep It Real, Media Ringmaster

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