With the release of NBA 2K14 right around the corner, 2K Sports has been revealing the overall ratings of players.
Every rating has now been released and below are the overall ratings for all of the players on the Thunder:
Kevin Durant – 94
Russell Westbrook – 91
Serge Ibaka – 84
Jeremy Lamb – 71
Reggie Jackson – 70
Kendrick Perkins – 70
Thabo Sefolosha – 70
Derek Fisher – 69
Ryan Gomes – 65
Andre Roberson – 65
Perry Jones – 63
Nick Collison – 63
Hasheem Thabeet – 58
Steven Adams – 57
Daniel Orton – 56
As always, there are some issues with the ratings.
Durant and Westbrook are right around where they were last season. Serge Ibaka got a nice bump and hopefully he can be more useful in the game, as a pick-and-pop guy and finisher inside.
Jeremy Lamb is the fourth-highest rated player which is a pretty big surprise. His rating didn’t change much from a year ago it seems but for being as unproven as he is, this is kind of a surprise.
Right behind Lamb’s 71 are three 70s in Reggie Jackson, Kendrick Perkins and Thabo Sefolosha.
A 70 feels about right for Jackson and Thabo but Perkins is really overrated again it seems. Perkins will likely again be a decent guy to dump the ball off to inside to finish plays, which is not the case in real life. He’ll probably be pretty solid defensively and as a rebounder as well.
The issue I have is that Nick Collison is only a 63. It’s amazing that 2K continues to rate him so poorly when he is one of the best backup big men in the league. He should probably be the fourth-highest rated player on the team.
When Perry Jones is rated the same and Andre Roberson is rated two higher than Collison, you know something isn’t right.
2K will be updating ratings throughout the year based on real-life performance so we can expect to see a lot of changes as the season goes on.