With the Brooklyn Nets thriving on the basketball court, we could all expect some players to get a boost in their NBA2K19 ratings. Well, that’s what happened. The Nets now have four players that are rated above 80.
Let’s take a look at their progression...
D’Angelo Russell 84
Prior to the start of the 2018-19 season, the Nets point guard was rated an 83 and the highest rated Net in the game. At the NBA2K19 launch event in Brooklyn last August, Russell told me that he does not care about his rating in the video game.
“I don’t really care to be honest with you,” Russell said. “I figure out how to play with myself and I make it work.”
With Russell playing the best basketball of his short NBA career and a main reason for the Nets latest success, it came to no surprise he got a boost.
Russell, who is making a case to be an Eastern Conference All-Star, is averaging 19.2 points, 6.4 assists, and 3.7 rebounds on the season. Moreover, the Nets guard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for Week 14. During that span, Russell averaged 28.0 points, 7.0 assists, and 3.3 rebounds leading the Nets to a 3-0 record.
Spencer Dinwiddie 82
The Nets sixth man was ranked a 79 heading into the 2018-19 season. Sounds low for a player of his caliper right? Well, he is an 82 now which is a good rating for the Nets guard.
Dinwiddie has been having a great season for the Nets this season. After the Nets locked him up on a three-year $34 million deal, he is clearly showing he is worth every penny.
He is averaging 17.0 points, 5.1 assists, and 2.5 rebounds for the Nets this season.
On top of his strong play, Dinwiddie is looking to get some NBA hardware this season making a serious case to be Sixth Man of the Year.
The Nets guard has been a huge contributor to the Nets playoff chase this season and one of their clutchest players on the team.
Caris LeVert 82
It’s been a little over two months since LeVert went down with a subtalar dislocation in his right ankle. At the time, LeVert was having a breakout season for Brooklyn and received a +4 bonus to his NBA2K19 rating; 80 to an 84.
His +4 increase tied the highest increase among all players who got their ratings increased. The other players who received a +4 increase were Zach LaVine, Zach Collins, and Ryan Arcidiacono.
In the latest NBA2K19 ratings update, 2K dropped the Nets rising star to an 82.
LeVert, who is making progress rehabbing his ankle, is expected to return to action later in the season probably next month. The 24 year-old shooting guard is averaging 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists.
Jarrett Allen 81
When it comes to highlight plays for the Nets, you can expect the Fro to be one of them. Allen has been playing good basketball this season showing great signs of development since his rookie season.
In November, Allen was boosted from a 78 to a 79. Now, the big man from Texas is a 81.
The 20 year-old center is proving he is one of the best shot blockers in the league. Allen has quite the block list so far for the 2018-19 season. Some notable players on that list are LeBron James, James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, and Blake Griffin to name a few.
Allen is currently 11th in blocks per game with 1.59. He is averaging 11.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game this season.
With Allen having a good sophomore season, we could expect to see the big man get bumped up a rating or two before the 2018-19 season concludes.
Other Nets ratings…
DeMarre Carroll 77
Joe Harris 77
Shabazz Napier 77
Ed Davis 77
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 76
Rodions Kurucs 73
Allen Crabbe 72
Dzanan Musa 71
Jared Dudley 71
Treveon Graham 69
Theo Pinson 68
Major Note: Crabbe took a huge rating hit this season. Coming into the season, the sharpshooter was rated a 76. Now, in Week 15 of the season, the shooting guard is a 72.
Crabbe, who has not played since December 12, is still out with a sore knee. He is averaging 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 28 games this season.