NBA 2K games always have a lot of special features, one of which is player rating features. While we have already mentioned the list of gameplay features we expect in our NBA 2k18 gameplay wishlist, as well as broke down for you the list of features which will inevitably follow in the latest iteration of the game, it is of utmost importance that the NBA 2K18 player ratings be made known to all the fans who are waiting for the new game.
Now, we already know that Shaquille O’Neal will be the star on the cover of the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition while the release date of the game has also been predicted by us. This is a list of our predictions on the player ratings. The list starts at number 5 and ends at number 1, which indicates that the number 1 player is likely to have the pole position as far as player ratings are concerned.
NBA 2K18 Player Ratings: Our Best Guesses
Our list of the best NBA 2K18 players is based on two main factors. One of them is the order in which they had featured in the last iteration. The other one is the real-life performance of the players. The ratings of NBA 2K18 players is also asked on the modern greats of the game and how closely we have followed their achievements. Green, the star player of the Golden State Warriors, flags off the list.
5. Draymond Green
Green is a well known Golden State Warriors basketball player who plays the power forward position. Also included in the NBA All-Defensive Team, he won his first NBA Championship with the club in 2015. He has also won the NBA All-Star honors in the previous two seasons. With an overall 90 rating in NBA 2K17, his rankings are expected to rise up to 91 in NBA 2K18.
4. Russell Westbrook
Westbrook is a rising star and is definitely going to receive an increment in the NBA 2k18 thanks to his recent exploits. He is also two times NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player besides being six times NBA All-Star. Also on his resume is the fact that in 2008, he led his team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, to the number 1 seed and the most important of them all- the playoffs. Expect his ratings to go up to 93. He is an excellent addition to the NBA 2K18 Player Ratings forum.
3. Kevin Durant
Durant needs no introduction whatsoever. His achievements are manifold. He also plays for the Golden State Warriors, like Green. His kitty has four NBA scoring titles, besides two Olympic gold medals, and the most coveted NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Besides, he has also won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. His NBA 2K18 Player Rating can go up to as high as 94, one better than Westbrook.
2. Chris Paul
Paul is also a rising star from the famed Los Angeles Clippers, and he plays as one of the game's most respected point guards. As a point guard, he assists in passes and steals and his skillset is definitely impressive. His player ratings can go p to as high as 94 as well, on par with the great Kevin Durant. He might also score one point higher. He is a good entry to the player ratings of NBA 2K18.
1. Lebron James
Our number one pick is undoubtedly Lebron James. His background and achievements are legendary, as he was picked for the famed Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA draft. His partnership with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving is also legendary. Expect his NBA 2K18 Player Rating to go up to 96, a record high. James is one of the most highly rated players to have ever graced the game. Here is a list of his distinctions: winner of three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, as well as three NBA Finals MVP Awards.
NBA 2K18 Player Ratings: Other Honourary Mentions
Apart from the aforementioned 5 top rated NBA 2K18 players, here are some more superstars who can be included in the top 10 NBA 2K18 players list. We decided to keep the list concise and to the mark.
San Antonio Spurs
Golden State Warriors
New Orleans Pelicans
Golden State Warriors
There you have it. We believe that these ten players will feature at the top of the NBA 2K18 player ratings. There may be a slight change in the order of rankings; however, we will go out on a limb and state that these ten players have what it takes to score high on the player rating list.