NBA 2K23 will be released in two days. In the meantime, the ratings that each player will have are being published, and it’s time to know the ratings that the Portland Trail Blazers players will have.
Among the guards, according to 2kratings.com, the one with the best rating is Damian Lillard, who is rated with a 90 and ranks among the best players in the league. His 85% shooting sounds somewhat underrated, but it’s understandable when you consider he shot just 32.4% from the 3-point line last season.
Anfernee Simons is great, and he will have another solid rating with 81 for the 2022-23 season of the video game, with an outstanding 89 in dunks and 84 in three-pointers. Below him is Josh Hart, who has 80.
Portland Trail Blazers have underrated players in 2K23
Gary Payton II is the Blazers’ other rotation guard. He has a 77 rating, which is completely underrated considering all he did for Golden State last season. His production will surely increase as the months go by. What is noteworthy, though, is his rating of 80 in shots.
Brandon Williams and Keon Johnson complete the list of guards with 75 and 72 respectively.
As for the wings, Jerami Grant is the best of the franchise in his position with an 81 rating, 79 shooting, and 85 in dunks. Like Payton II, his rating will surely grow as his relevance in Portland will also increase.
Nassir Little, Justise Winslow, and Trendon Watford all have ratings of 76, and Greg Brown III is last on the wing list with 72.
Best for last. Jusuf Nurkic, who is having an interesting EuroBasket, has an 83 rating. Although his shooting (65) and dunking (65) levels make him a difficult player to use in the game, that’s not the case in real life.
Drew Eubanks earned his place in the franchise by fighting last season, and 2K rewarded him with a 76 rating and a solid 70 in dunks.
Portland still has a lot to improve and develop on the court and for those who will be using the franchise on consoles this season. Hopefully, the ratings of all Blazers players will go up, and my prediction that they can fight for a playoff spot will come true.