The Top 10 Rated Players in NBA 2K24 (Predictions)

NBA 2K24 Player Ratings have always been one of the most exciting parts of the NBA 2K series each year. For NBA 2K24, we’ve put together a list of projected Top 10 players in NBA 2K24 when the game releases. In addition to the NBA regular season, the playoffs offer another opportunity for 2K to analyze player performances and translate that to 2K ratings. How a player performs in the playoffs against high-level competition helps determine where they truly stand on the NBA and NBA 2K totem pole.

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1. Nikola Jokic – 98 OVR (+1)

“The Joker” had another fantastic regular season, finishing 2nd overall in MVP voting. Jokic has been playing out of his mind throughout the 2023 NBA playoffs, averaging a triple-double while his Nuggets cruised to the NBA Finals. If the two-time NBA MVP can lead the Nuggets to the franchise’s first ring, while continuing to put up historic numbers, it’ll be very tough for 2K to keep him at “only” a 97 overall.

  • NBA 2K24 Rating Prediction: 98 OVR (+1 difference from last game)
  • Regular Season stats: 24.5 ppg 11.8 rpg 9.8 apg
  • Playoff stats: 29.8 ppg 13.1 rpg 10.5 apg (in progress)

T-2. Giannis Antetokounmpo – 97 OVR

The Milwaukee Bucks had the best record in the league and were the #1 seed in the East, but were stunned by an early exit in the first round to the Miami Heat – which contributed to their coach Mike Budenholzer getting fired. Injuries kept Giannis out of Game 2 and 3, and his numbers overall in the playoffs were down when compared with his normal playoff output in the past. Still, he finished 3rd overall in the MVP race and we don’t see 2K dropping his rating below what it was last game – 97 overall.

  • NBA 2K24 Rating Prediction: 97 OVR (no difference from last game)
  • Regular Season stats: 31.1 ppg 11.8 rpg 5.7 apg
  • Playoff stats: 23.3 pgg 11.0 rpg 5.3 ast

T-2. Luka Doncic – 97 OVR

Doncic had a great regular season individually but his Dallas Mavericks overall had a disappointing season. The Mavs missed the playoffs – not even making the play-in tournament – and also were fined $750,000 for tanking. Luka’s 2K rating shouldn’t see much of a change since he put up good stats for the year.

  • NBA 2K24 Rating Prediction: 97 OVR (no difference from last game)
  • Regular Season stats: 32.4 ppg 8.6 rpg 8.0 apg
  • Playoff stats: (none, missed playoffs)

T-2. Joel Embiid – 97 OVR

Embiid won the 2022-2023 NBA MVP but had a lackluster playoff performance. In a championship-or-bust year, the 76ers fell short once again, losing to the Boston Celtics in the 2nd round in seven games. That said, because Embiid won the MVP, we think 2K will give him the benefit of the doubt and keep him at a 97 OVR.

  • NBA 2K24 Rating Prediction: 97 OVR (no difference from last game)
  • Regular Season stats: 33.1 ppg 10.2 rpg 4.2 apg 1.7 bpg
  • Playoff stats: 23.7 ppg 9.8 rpg 2.7 apg 2.8 bpg

T-5. Kevin Durant – 96 OVR

A mid-season trade found Durant with the Phoenix Suns, where they beat the Clippers in the playoffs but were bounced by the Nuggets in six games. KD had a decent playoff run, but some games he was relegated to an inefficient volume-shooter. Was it enough to drop his rating? We don’t think so at this point but we’ll have to wait and see.

  • NBA 2K24 Rating Prediction: 96 OVR (no difference from last game)
  • Regular Season stats: 29.1 pgg 6.1 rpg 5.0 apg
  • Playoff stats: 29.0 ppg 8.7 rpg 5.5 apg

T-5. Stephen Curry – 96 OVR

Curry had a typical Steph-like year individually, dropping threes and carrying the Warriors many nights throughout the regular season. The W’s got past the Sacramento Kings in the first round but were unexpectedly bounced by the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Semi-finals. Curry is getting older, but he’s still among the elite players in the Association. We predict he’ll stand pat at a 96 overall for NBA 2K24.

  • NBA 2K24 Rating Prediction: 96 OVR (no difference from last game)
  • Regular Season stats: 29.4 ppg 6.1 rpg 6.3 apg
  • Playoff stats: 30.5 ppg 5.2 rpg 6.1 apg

T-5. LeBron James – 96 OVR (-1)

As the oldest player of this Top 10 list at 38 years old, LeBron continues to defy Father Time. James had a very good 2022-23 season, highlighted by the historic milestone of breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record. Stat-wise, James had a good playoff run with his Lakers, but shot only 26% from three-point land. His player performances aside, NBA 2K may knock down LeBron’s rating solely out of anticipation (however fair or not) of a drop-off in athleticism and skills due to LeBron’s age, who will be 39 early on in the 2023-24 season.

  • NBA 2K24 Rating Prediction: 96 OVR (-1 difference from last game)
  • Regular Season stats: 28.9 ppg 8.3 rpg 6.8 apg
  • Playoff stats: 24.5 ppg 9.9 rpg 6.5 apg

T-8. Jimmy Butler – 95 OVR (+2)

“Himmy” Butler took his 8th seed gritty Miami Heat team back to the NBA Finals, facing the Denver Nuggets. Butler kept improving his 2K rating throughout the regular season, ending at a 93 OVR at season’s end. Butler has had some great performances in the playoffs, and the bottom line is the Miami Heat don’t get to the NBA Finals without him stepping up his game, which is the rational behind a +2 boost to 95 overall for NBA 2K24.

  • NBA 2K24 Rating Prediction: 95 OVR (+2 difference from last game)
  • Regular Season stats: 22.9 ppg 5.9 rpg 5.3 apg 1.8 spg
  • Playoff stats: 27.6 ppg 7.0 rpg 5.8 apg 2.0 spg (in progress)

T-8. Jayson Tatum – 95 OVR

Overall, Tatum had a good regular season and playoff stats, but had a few off-nights scoring the ball. His Celtics almost achieved the impossible by coming back from a 3-0 deficit to the Miami Heat, only to get blown out in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Tatum being under a 95 OVR in NBA 2K24 wouldn’t make much sense, so we see no change here in his rating for NBA 2K24.

  • NBA 2K24 Rating Prediction: 95 OVR (no difference from last game)
  • Regular Season stats: 30.1 ppg 8.8 rpg 4.6 apg
  • Playoff stats: 27.2 ppg 10.5 rpg 5.3 apg

T-8. Damian Lillard – 95 OVR 

One of the most loyal players in NBA history, Lillard continued to put up big numbers during the regular season but it was another year of his Portland Trail Blazers missing the playoffs.

  • NBA 2K24 Rating Prediction: 95 OVR (no difference from last game)
  • Regular Season stats: 32.2 ppg 4.8 rpg 7.3 apg
  • Playoff stats: (none, missed playoffs)

Conclusion

There you have it! Our predictions of the top 10 players in NBA 2K24. Agree? Disagree? Let the 2K Community know!

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