Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie throws shade at his NBA 2K19 rating
With the release date of the highly anticipated NBA 2K19 just less than a month away, game developer 2K Sports has been steadily releasing player ratings over the last few weeks.
Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie just had his rating released, and based on his reaction on Twitter, it appears the incoming fifth-year man is not in complete agreement with his assessment.
— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) August 8, 2018
Dinwiddie had a breakout year last season with the Nets. With D’Angelo Russell missing a chunk of time due to injury, Dinwiddie stepped up in a big way, taking full advantage of the opportunities given to him. He nearly doubled his scoring and assists from the previous season, while tripling his 3-point conversions.
2K Sports has announced the rating of around 25 NBA players, and unfortunately for Dinwiddie, he finds himself at the bottom end of the rankings. At 79, he has the same rating as rookies Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic.
Dinwiddie did not exactly contest the modest rating, but he appears to be extremely confident in one facet of his game in particular. The 25-year-old boldly claims that his ability to perform in the clutch is on an elite level.
To be fair, Dinwiddie did put in a number of clutch performances last season. So much so that he was voted third overall as last year’s Most Improved Player. Nonetheless, classifying himself in the top five in this particular category is a bit of a stretch, to say the least.