NBA 2K18 Rookie Ratings

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  1. 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.

Player Team 2K18 Rating
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.


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