It’s that time a year again where 2K Sports is releasing ratings of players in NBA 2K14.
The two biggest Oklahoma City Thunder players have had their ratings revealed. Kevin Durant comes in at a 94 and Russell Westbrook a 91.
Last year, Durant began as a 95 and Westbrook was a 93. Does this mean 2K thinks they got worse?
Players who make it to the NBA Finals always get a little extra rating boost in 2K. It’s pretty stupid actually but it’s definitely a reality.
With the Thunder’s early exit in the playoffs, this isn’t a huge surprise that KD and Russ are taking a hit with their rating.
But consider that Durant had one of the 10 best statistical seasons of all-time last season. We know 2K is going to underrate his defense as everyone does, and probably his passing and everything he does too.
Durant really should be able to come in at around a 97, especially considering that he is a small forward, a position that always gets the benefit of overall video game ratings.
Westbrook only feels a little low when you look at other ratings for other players. Kobe is a 93 and Melo a 92. Really, 2K?
The good news is that 2K will be dynamically changing players’ ratings throughout the season based on real-life performance, but who knows how well they will even be able to pull this off.
The game is set to release on Oct. 1.