NBA 2K has been one of the top sports video games since its inception in 1999. The most recent iteration, NBA 2K20 needed only one month to become the best selling game of 2019 and the series as a whole is one of the best selling franchises in gaming history.
Player ratings in the game are subject to hot debate the minute they are revealed.
As the season progresses, players outperform or underperform those original ratings. 2K sports releases multiple rating updates throughout the NBA season and players like Luka Doncic have boosted their ratings tremendously. On the other hand, the following players have had lackluster seasons and witnessed their ratings plummet.
Kyle Kuzma: -6
Kuzma started the NBA season rated as 84 and was ranked within the top 50 players in the game. Possibly due to his reduced role on this year’s team, Kuzma now finds himself as a 78.
Ever since he entered the league, Kuzma has proven himself to be a quality NBA player. However, with the new Los Angeles Lakers roster, Kuzma finds himself lost in the mix.
The third-year pro is averaging a career-low 12.0 points per game and 3.6 rebounds while also shooting a career-low 42.5 percent from the field
Draymond Green: -4
Without his NBA All-Star supporting cast, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has failed to impress. Green was never a big scorer or a flashy player but he was an elite defender, playmaker and would hit his shots when he was open.
This season, however, the undersized power forward is averaging just 8.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game. The worst part, though, is Green’s paltry 39.3 shooting percentage and an awful 27.4 percent clip from deep.
The fact that the Warriors are 9-30 and have the worst record in the Western Conference certainly doesn’t help Green’s case either.
Blake Griffin: -4
Injuries are likely a big part of this drop. Perhaps Griffin wasn’t completely ready to return to the hardwood. Regardless, in the 18 games that Griffin did appear in the NBA season for the Detroit Pistons, the six-time All-Star wasn’t very impressive.
After arguably the best NBA season of his career in 2018-19, Griffin put up a career-low 15.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while his 35.2 field goal percentage made him a liability on offense.
For that reason, Griffin’s rating has dropped from 88 to 84. It’s hard to put Griffin on a list like this after a great bounce-back season but the results speak for themselves. It was a limited sample size but Griffin just didn’t look right this season.
Griffin is scheduled to get knee surgery this year and it’s possible that the Pistons star misses the rest of the NBA season.