Player ratings in video games are a hot debate among fans and the players themselves, and the sooner we get to debate them the better.
The official NBA 2K17 release date is September 20, 2016 and ratings are still being adjusted, but some trusted twitter users are sharing early ratings with the public via twitter.
Here are the Suns highest rated players at this point, pre-release of the NBA 2K17 player ratings for the Suns.
.@EBled2 rated about right. @DevinBook's 3-point rating too low. @TonyWarrenJr's circus shot rating should be A+. pic.twitter.com/cqnYvMiRy0— Greg Esposito (@Espo) August 31, 2016
Eric Bledsoe is by far the Suns highest rated player, with an 85 overall. The next highest players are Brandon Knight and Devin Booker both getting a 78. Nice rating for second year guard Booker, but overall the Suns early ratings are predictably low.
Tyson Chandler used to be rated much higher, but late-career ratings drop like player performance. Otherwise, the rest of the team is pretty young and overall won’t rate very high until they start proving it on the court.
Earlier this week, Marquese Chriss’ rookie player rating leaked by Chriss himself.
Can't wait to play 2k17! Thanks @Ronnie2K @NBA2K pic.twitter.com/VyobV4ODY9— Marquese Chriss (@Quese_22) August 25, 2016
And here’s Jared Dudley’s:
Shout out to @Ronnie2K and everybody else working at @NBA2K .. pic.twitter.com/J4lvaWXO31— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) August 26, 2016
Brandon Jennings shows that the players do care about how they rate compared to their contemporaries.
Waitttttttt a min!!!!! Jared ur my guy and all. But listen no way I'm 75 and u 76! no way https://t.co/lQ0gH5EUXd— Brandon Jennings (@brandonjennings) August 27, 2016
To which JD had an appropriate response
Lol!!! You coming of injury!! You'll be back higher next season.. https://t.co/Q6a3IuaeRX— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) August 27, 2016
More of the ratings will leak in the coming days, so stay tuned.
If you’re curious how the Suns rate compared to the best team in the NBA...
Have fun stopping the Warriors in NBA 2K17 - Curry 94, Durant 93, Klay 90, Green 90. (Not final, but ya…)— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) August 31, 2016
Other leaked ratings of note:
- NBA Champion and former Suns 10-day contract Jordan McRae: 70
- Mavericks guard and former Suns 10-day contract Seth Curry: 72
- 2015 rookie Karl-Anthony Towns: 88
- 2015 rookie Kristaps Porzingis: 80
- 2015 rookie D’Angelo Russell: 79
- 2016 incoming rookie Ben Simmons: 79
- 2016 incoming rookie Jaylen Brown: 74
- All-Star and former Suns sixth man Isaiah Thomas: 85