At a recent photo shoot for NBA 2K18, a handful of preliminary player ratings were revealed. The players themselves were on hand to discover their overall ratings – at least as of this moment – and offered up their reactions as to how they were rated. As you might expect, a couple of players felt that they should be rated a little higher, and didn’t entirely agree with 2K’s view on the matter.
The ratings that have been revealed so far are as follows:
- Paul George: 91 Overall
- Karl-Anthony Towns: 91 Overall
- Kyrie Irving: 90 Overall
- Isaiah Thomas: 89 Overall
- DeMar DeRozan: 89 Overall
- Damian Lillard: 89 Overall
- Joel Embiid: 86 Overall
- Devin Booker: 86 Overall
- D’Angelo Russell: 80 Overall
Despite being this year’s cover players, it would seem that Kyrie Irving and DeMar DeRozan’s ratings have not been over-inflated. Presumably, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry will be among the highest rated players in NBA 2K18 out of the box, likely approaching 95 Overall. Incidentally, 95 was also the maximum overall rating for MyPLAYERs in NBA 2K17, at least without additional grinding in MyPARK to earn extra attribute upgrades.
You can check out some of the players guessing and reacting to their overall ratings over on the official NBA 2K Instagram account. Alternatively, you’ll also find those videos embedded below. Speaking of previews on social media, 2K has also posted a glimpse behind the scenes of this year’s rookie crop getting their faces scanned. Head on over to the official Twitter account for photos of Lonzo Ball, Dennis Smith Jr, and other members of the Class of 2017.
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