NBA 2K21 Ratings: Team-by-Team Lists

by September 08, 2020
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Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks

It’s that time of year again, when hoopers and basketball fans alike gather around their consoles to see and pick apart the player ratings doled out in the latest edition of NBA 2K.

This year’s version of the game faced unusual circumstances as the 2020-21 version of the game is technically dropping before the conclusion of the previous campaign. Such is life in the year 2020.

Without so much as a 2020 offseason, let alone a rookie draft, the rosters themselves in the launch version of NBA 2K21 are in line with where they were in the most recently updated patch of NBA 2K20 but discrepancies among the ratings still exist. The game is geared toward next season, after all.

We’ve rounded up and sifted through the team-by-team overall rating data below. It’s on you to hit us here or on Twitter with the decisions you think the 2K developers nailed – and where they struck out.

Below the team-by-team grid, we’ve broken down additional trends, so scroll liberally.

AtlanticCentralSoutheast
BostonChicagoAtlanta
BrooklynClevelandCharlotte
New YorkDetroitMiami
PhiladelphiaIndianaOrlando
TorontoMilwaukeeWashington
NorthwestPacificSouthwest
DenverGolden StateDallas
MinnesotaLA ClippersMemphis
OklahomaLA LakersNew Orleans
PortlandPhoenixHouston
UtahSacramentoSan Antonio

The average player ratings were down across the board compared to last year which could indicate a slight game-wide recalibration but the numbers are indicative of how the teams stack up from top to bottom. Any generic average that weighs every single player on a team equally will be flawed, so don’t read more into this than you should, but it’s interesting to note the relative differences between the teams. It’s also a good reminder of just how scary the Warriors and Nets can be when fully healthy.

Average Overall Rating By Team

TeamAverage Rating
Warriors76.8462
Clippers76.7647
Lakers76.4444
Nets76.4211
76ers76.3529
Bucks76.1765
Mavs76.0556
Nuggets76.0000
Raptors75.9412
Celtics75.8824
Kings75.8235
Pacers75.7059
Suns75.6875
Blazers75.6471
Grizzlies75.6111
Rockets75.6111
Hawks75.6000
Magic75.5294
Spurs75.4706
Wizards75.1579
Bulls75.1176
Pelicans75.1111
Heat74.9375
Thunder74.8824
Cavs74.8750
Timberwolves74.7500
Jazz74.6471
Pistons73.7647
Hornets73.6667
Knicks73.1111

Biggest NBA 2K21 Ratings Increases

PlayerTeam2K212K20
Duncan RobinsonMIA7867
Devonte’ GrahamCHA7969
Eric PaschallGSW7971
Brandon ClarkeMEM8073
Luka DoncicDAL9487
Gary Trent Jr.POR7771
Chris BoucherTOR7771
Ja MorantMEM8579
Kendrick NunnMIA7670
Fred VanVleetTOR8579
OG AnunobyTOR7973
Christian WoodDET8074
Jonathan IsaacORL8276
Terence DavisTOR7670
Jordan McRaeWAS7468
Rui HachimuraWAS7974
Tyler HerroMIA7873
Michael Porter Jr.DEN8176
T.J. WarrenIND8580
P.J. DozierDEN7267
PJ WashingtonCHA7772
Caris LeVertBRO8378
Tony Bradley Jr.UTA7570
Donte DiVincenzoMIL7772
Troy Brown Jr.WAS7873
Jaylen BrownBOS8479
Moritz WagnerWAS7671
Brandon IngramNOP8681
Zion WilliamsonNOP8681
Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderOKC8479

Biggest NBA 2K21 Ratings Decreases

PlayerTeam2K212K20
Mike ConleyMEM7987
Kyle KuzmaLAL7684
Draymond GreenGSW7986
JaMychal GreenLAC7278
Al HorfordPHI8085
Dennis Smith Jr.NYK7277
Blake GriffinDET8388
Victor OladipoIND8287
Ed DavisUTA7277
Marc GasolMEM7782

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