The brief run of summer league play is over, and the major free agents have signed new contracts. We’ve reached a slow point in the NBA offseason, so it’s the perfect time for players to question their “NBA 2K19” ratings.
Young stars like Donovan Mitchell and Karl-Anthony Towns are wondering how the game developers at 2K Sports landed on their particular ratings. As usual, “NBA 2K” digital marketing director Ronnie Singh, also known as “Ronnie 2K” on social media, is already receiving the blame.
2 questions @NBA2K What’s my dunk rating? And who else is an 87 this year ? ? pic.twitter.com/TGbs1Fvrez
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) July 19, 2018
91? I don’t blame you @NBA2K, I blame @ronnie2k! #blameronnieforeverything #serversareyourfaulttoo #Imbetterthanlastyear pic.twitter.com/htd551uR43
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) July 20, 2018
No need to complain, guys. “NBA 2K” allows players to improve as the season goes along based on actual performance, so these initial ratings are far from final.
“NBA 2K19” will be released on Sept. 11 (the special edition will allow you to play starting Sept. 7), but we’ll keep you updated with the latest player ratings below before the game hits shelves.
“NBA 2K19” overall player ratings
LeBron James, Lakers — 98
Kawhi Leonard, Raptors — 94
Anthony Davis, Pelicans — 94
Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves — 91
DeMarcus Cousins, Warriors — 90
DeMar DeRozan, Spurs — 89
Jayson Tatum, Celtics — 87
Donovan Mitchell, Jazz — 87
Ben Simmons, 76ers — 87