Predicting the NBA2K Overall Rating of Every 2017 NBA First Round Pick

Oh as summer fades away and September kicks in. Spirit is high at the 2K studios as they are preparing to release their next edition of the NBA2K series, “NBA 2K18”, on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017. Now, while we as gamers have not seen much gameplay of the game, there’s reasons to be excited because NBA2K has always put out a decent basketball simulation game. We can also look forward to seeing what the new rookies look like in game with their body types, facescan model, moves, etc.. Now most people would say that the most important thing with the new players is ratings, right? Yep! What should the new rookies be rated, you might ask? Well I might be able to give you a close idea with my predictions. 


I’m using a modeled rating scale after the previous game, NBA 2K17. I’m predicting the rating for each first round draft pick and a notable second round draft pick. Keep in mind, I’m basing this off college performance and a minimal amount off of their Summer League performance. Now the list is going down from the #1 pick to the latest pick in the draft whose rating I’m predicting.

76ers PG Markelle Fultz, 81

Lakers PG Lonzo Ball, 80

Celtics SF Jayson Tatum, 78

Suns SF Josh Jackson, 78

Kings PG De’Aaron Fox, 79

Magic SF Jonathan Isaac, 76

Bulls PF/C Lauri Markkanen, 75

Knicks PG Frank Ntilikina, 74

Mavericks PG Dennis Smith Jr., 77

Trail Blazers C Zach Collins, 74

Hornets SG Malik Monk, 75

Pistons SG Luke Kennard, 76

Jazz SG Donovan Mitchell, 76

Heat C Bam Adebayo, 75

Kings SF Justin Jackson, 74

Timberwolves C Justin Patton, 73

Bucks PF D.J. Wilson, 73

Pacers PF T.J. Leaf, 72

Hawks PF John Collins, 74

Kings PF/C Harry Giles, 72

Thunder SG Terrance Ferguson, 69

Nets C Jarrett Allen, 69

Raptors SF OG Anunoby, 71

Nuggets PF Tyler Lydon, 68

76ers C Anžejs Pasečniks, 68

Trail Blazers PF Caleb Swanigan, 69

Lakers PF Kyle Kuzma, 69

Jazz PF/C Tony Bradley, 68

Spurs PG/SG Derrick White, 68

Lakers SG Josh Hart, 68

Warriors PF/C Jordan Bell, 65

Let me know if I missed a player from the second round or an undrafted player from this year’s class that you want to know their rating prediction. Contact me @TB24Gaming on Twitter and follow me if you enjoyed. Thanks for reading! 


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