Apparently the creators of NBA 2K17 don't think the Nets are going to be very good this year. They must be nuts!
Still, we'll have some fun with this and base the ratings on three components: exceeds expectations, fair, and disappointing.
Not all, but some ratings of individual players have been leaked for the game that's set to come out on September 20. By no surprise, Brook Lopez is the teams best player in the game with an 81. That's down from his 83 ranking in last year's game. I guess his 20.6 points and 7.8 rebounds last year didn't impress Ronnie and the creators?
Lopez's decrease in overall score leads us to say: DISAPPOINTING!
Here are some of the others:
Bojan Bogdanovic: 76. He's the second highest rated player on the team behind Lopez. In his rookie season in 2015, he was a 74, which dropped down to a 71 last season. Guess we aren't the only ones expecting a bigger year for Bogie.
Jeremy Lin: 76. Lin also took a leap, although minor, by just one. He was a 75 last year. Nets fans can only hope that he's better than that, being that, you know, he'll be running this team for the next three seasons.
Fair... for now. Let's see what he can do with an opportunity like this.
Luis Scola: 74. He dropped only one point from last year. Something tells me the Nets are going to rely heavily on Scola for a few reasons. They don't have many options at the four and they don't have many scoring options. He's an offensive threat, but a defensive liability.
Trevor Booker: 73. Last year he was a 74. He doesn't have much of a jumper, but he can be an exciting player on the court and inside the game with his athleticism and ability to put down some eye popping jams.
Sean Kilpatrick: 72. This is a major upgrade from his 62 rating in last year's game.
Fair. Kilpatrick has proven to be an offensive spark and appears to be the type of player you might be able to utilize in video games.
He tweeted out his excitement.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: 71. RHJ was a 70 last season, and it surprises me that they even boosted his score after missing 53 games last season. Seems like his defense has others convinced -- so much that it's enough to disguise his limited offensive game. Don't be surprised if this increases during the season, though.
Caris LeVert: 71. Not bad for a rookie. Hop aboard the LeVert wagon while you can folks!
Chris McCullough: 70. He gained three points more from his score of 67 in 2k16.
Exceeds expectations. Not bad for someone who only played 24 games last season.
He, too, tweeted out his excitement, but also used it as motivation to get it higher.
Chris McCullough (@briskuno) August 25, 2016
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