He may have a better set of excuses, though. He averaged around 13 points and nine rebounds per game, positioning himself as a strong competitor in all facets of the sport. Simons was the 24th overall pick in the draft, but he's still fresh out of high school. Simmons is in lock step with the rest of the rookie-of-the-year candidates, but there's plenty of room for that number to climb with a strong season in the months ahead. Individually, Brandon Ingram is the next-highest rated player after James at 82. Tell us in the comments section! The ratings are mostly predictable at the top with a few surprises at the bottom of the list.
Danuel House of the Rockets and Derrick White of the Spurs are also worth discussing as well. He struggled to find minutes at New York in his recent days, but he has the stats to be a real asset elsewhere. Now that he's acclimated to the system, we may see even more from him in the year to come. He dribbled the ball just four times to achieve that result. Tell us in the comments section! The Dallas Mavericks star rookie was boosted by two points to bring his overall up to 86. Barton has been a loyal soldier on the Denver roster for a number of years, and he was rewarded for that with a stellar season last year.
Donovan Mitchell had a great rookie season with the Jazz this year, and he was exceptionally stellar in the playoffs. This stat is a little low compared to other high draft picks listed above, but solid play could change that very quickly. It's easy to forget Leonard is one the Association's. The ladder system determines rewards one earns from MyTeam Unlimited mode. What Did We See In The Leak? One of them is Klay Thompson, who seemed to have lost his scoring touch for a stretch of games. It was only in the leaks that the release date got out. His ratings suggest we'll probably see lots of good to decent players in the low 80s range.
It shouldn't, but Leonard only appearing in nine games a year ago before a lengthy bit of drama ultimately ending up in his trade didn't help the perception or memory of those who likely at one point called him one of the game's top superstars. A LeBron MyCourt design 7. It's the same as his latest rating in 2K18. In that sense, this rating feels just about right from a stats perspective. Hopefully skillful play can bring that number up a little higher as the season goes on. Fans who are hungry for gameplay will likely have to wait a little longer to get their first glimpse of the virtual action. We also have surprise info for you.
Harden has scored 30+ points in his last 14 games and is averaging a career-best 33. Will Barton is just below the 80-rating threshold, but he'll probably get there before the '2K19' season is over. Kawhi lost a point in his previous overall rating, but he'll still be a beast in Toronto. Karl-Anthony Towns — 91 4. The only way to go from here is up—and even then, this rating doesn't feel wrong.
Which player deserved a bigger boost? Some might say this rating is a bit low for a 20-point scorer, but he's been leveled against the strong rookies with high starting stats. The player model looks a bit weird with its oversized nostrils, but those details won't matter when he's draining threes for your team. Start a MyLeague and you can add him to your roster with a still-serviceable overall rating of 79. Ben Simmons keeps the 87 overall trend going for the league's best rookies. There's plenty of room to grow. Maybe this is the year he'll make the milestone. Meanwhile, three of the Golden State Warriors star core had their ratings shaved by one point.
Prefer your American sports oval-shaped? House knows how to come through for his team in clutch moments even if he's not a stats monster every night. In terms of veterans outside of James who the Lakers signed in free agency, Rajon Rondo edges JaVale McGee for highest player rating, 79 to 77. If Tatum keeps up his rookie performance, this overall stat will go higher. It's also nice to see a properly fleshed out scan as well. His one-point advantage over Bagley is likely due to his slightly higher draft position, and he's certainly one of the top players to watch for the season ahead. Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors , 89 5.
There were also players who have been slumping, such as James Harden, on the decline. Like I said before it was in the leak that September 11th was also listed as the release date. In 77 games, Valanciunas averaged 12. Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder , 89 6. Amethyst will be available from day first itself. Not only is he one of the best players in the game outright, he's got some new threads on this year after his trade from the Toronto Raptors to the San Antonio Spurs.