- The complete list of first rounders has now been updated.
NBA 2K18 is coming soon but it’s not quite out yet which gives us a chance to look at ratings and have a discussion about them. We previously took a look at the ratings in 2K18 compared to 2K17 but this time we’re taking a look at the rookie ratings for this year’s game.
We no longer have the benefit of comparing scores from a college basketball video game so now we have wait until the drip feed of info is revealed through Twitter. The 2K twitter page and Ronnie 2K have been tweeting out player’s ratings for the past few weeks so this is where we’re getting our info from. As a result, the list is incomplete and we have next to nothing to show for the second rounders so we haven’t included them with this iteration. Once the game actually comes out we’ll get the list updated to include both rounds of the draft.
Below is the list with ratings we know as of right now. This list will be updated as more ratings become public.
|Markelle Fultz||Philadelphia 76ers||80|
|Lonzo Ball||Los Angeles Lakers||80|
|Jayson Tatum||Boston Celtics||77|
|Josh Jackson||Phoenix Suns||78|
|De’Aaron Fox||Sacramento Kings||77|
|Jonathan Isaac||Orlando Magic||76|
|Lauri Markkanen||Chicago Bulls||75|
|Frank Ntilikina||New York Knicks||74|
|Dennis Smith Jr.||Dallas Mavericks||76|
|Zach Collins||Portland Trail Blazers||73|
|Malik Monk||Charlotte Hornets||75|
|Luke Kennard||Detroit Pistons||71|
|Donovan Mitchell||Utah Jazz||75|
|Bam Adebayo||Miami Heat||72|
|Justin Jackson||Sacramento Kings||72|
|Justin Patton||Minnesota Timberwolves||70|
|D.J. Wilson||Milwaukee Bucks||71|
|T.J. Leaf||Indiana Pacers||72|
|John Collins||Atlanta Hawks||73|
|Harry Giles||Sacramento Kings||70|
|Terrance Ferguson||Oklahoma City Thunder||71|
|Jarrett Allen||Brooklyn Nets||72|
|OG Anunoby||Toronto Raptors||71|
|Tyler Lydon||Denver Nuggets||69|
|Anžejs Pasečņiks||Orlando Magic||–|
|Caleb Swanigan||Portland Trail Blazers||70|
|Kyle Kuzma||Los Angeles Lakers||72|
|Tony Bradley||Utah Jazz||69|
|Derrick White||San Antonio Spurs||70|
|Josh Hart||Los Angeles Lakers||70|
Foot Locker released a video of various rookies predicting their 2K rating and some of the rookies actually came pretty close. Lonzo Ball and Jayson Tatum nailed their ratings while others came pretty close. The players decided to be pretty modest with their ratings which led to a much easier prediction. You can check out the video below.
NBA 2K18 releases September 19 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.