NBA 2K13 has come out with their first roster update and it is now available to be downloaded. The rosters still aren’t perfect as there are still some rookies and foreign players missing.
There were some pretty noticeable changes in terms of overall ratings though including for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder were the 3rd best rated team overall when the game first came out but now they have dropped to No. 5. The Lakers are now the best with the Heat second, Bulls third and Spurs fourth.
I am not sure why the Thunder took a hit and why teams like the Bulls and Spurs are rated higher. Here is a look at each Thunder player and their new ratings.
Kevin Durant – 94 overall
Durant remains a 94 overall. An interesting note with Durant is that his layup rating is only an 80 overall. Usually the best players in the game all have a 99 rating for layups making them great at finishing at the rim. LeBron and Wade are 99’s but Durant is only an 80? It’s a little low and Durant really should be rated higher in this game.
Russell Westbrook – 90 overall
Westbrook dropped three overall points to a 90. He was on par with Wade and Kobe as a 93 but apparently he has gotten worse over the past week. A lot of people complained that Westbrook was too good and maybe 2K listened.
James Harden – 81 overall
Harden remains an 81 and untouched. It’s just ridiculous that he is an 81 while Ginobili is an 86.
Serge Ibaka – 81 overall
Ibaka gets one point better from the original roster. His midrange rating is an 83 and his block shot rating is still a 96.
Kendrick Perkins – 73 overall
If you thought Perkins was overrated at first, look now because he just got one point better. Perkins is a very decent offensive option in this game which isn’t too realistic.
Thabo Sefolosha – 69 overall
Sefolosha remains a 69 overall and likely untouched.
Eric Maynor – 68 overall
Maynor is still a 68 and also likely untouched. He was thought to be the no-doubt backup point guard for the Thunder this season but it looks like Reggie Jackson is challenging him for the job.
Reggie Jackson – 67 overall
Maybe 2K was on to something rating Jackson so closely to Maynor. Jackson is a great athlete and someone who would be seemingly overrated by 2K’s overall rating system.
Nick Collison – 65 overall
Collison goes up two overall points here. His defensive awareness is still just a 49 which is pretty much insane.
Daequan Cook – 63 overall
Cook gets one point better in this roster update. Not sure why.
Perry Jones, III – 60 overall
Lazar Hayward – 60 overall
Cole Aldrich – 59 overall
Daniel Orton – 56 overall
Hasheem Thabeet – 54 overall
All of these guys stayed the same and were probably untouched except for Orton who got one better which is a great mystery.