We have arrived at the first NBA 2K22 rating update, and it is a big one. Since the start of the NBA season, we’ve seen tremendous play from emerging superstars and awful play from established ones. The update also came with a roster update. Here are the winners and losers from the first ratings update of NBA 2K22.
You can check out the full list of players here.
NBA 2K22 Ratings Update: WINNERS
Lamelo Ball- 87 OVR (+3)- Charlotte Hornets
The youngest Ball brother is off to a hot start for his sophomore season. He is averaging 20 ppg, six boards, and six assists. The 2020 ROY is shaking off any indication of a sophomore slump. He is part of the reason why the Hornets are off to a solid start.
Ja Morant- 89 OVR (+4)- Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant is putting up career numbers. He is averaging 25 ppg, six boards, and seven assists on career-high efficiency. If he keeps this up, he will surely be in the 90 overall rating club soon.
Paul George- 90 (+2 )-Los Angeles Clippers
With Kawhi Leonard’s absence, we are witnessing MVP-caliber play from Paul George. He is third in league scoring with 27 ppg, only behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant. His level of play is reminiscent of his days in Indiana.
Karl Anthony-Towns 89 OVR (+2)- Minnesota Timberwolves
KAT has been stellar for the Timberwolves. The big man is averaging 23 ppg on efficient shooting splits. However, the wolves have struggled after winning three of the first four games. They are currently on a four-game skid. However, that will likely end.
Demar DeRozan- 88 OVR (+3)- Chicago Bulls
If your vision is blurry, you would think Demar DeRozan was Michael Jordan. Though it may be an exaggeration, DeRozan’s level of play is not. DeRozan is averaging 27 ppg. He, Zach Lavine, and Lonzo Ball have catapulted the Bulls to a hot start to the season.
James Harden- 92 OVR (-2)- Brooklyn Nets
With the new NBA-rule change in effect, many fans thought James Harden would be the most affected. So far, they were not wrong. Harden is averaging 19 ppg on horrific shooting splits. He has not shot this poorly since his rookie season. Only time will tell if Harden can get back on the scoring tears that he is capable of.
Damian Lillard- 90 OVR (-4)- Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard is in a slump that many did not see coming. Dame may be averaging a career-high in assists, but he is known for his ability to score. He is averaging 18 ppg with shooting splits that are not reflective of his ability. It is only a matter of time before Lillard is out of the slump. Until then, he is taking a big hit in his rating.
Let us know how you are feeling down below. Who do you think should get a rating adjustment in NBA 2K22. For any MyTeam fans check out the list of locker codes for NBA 2K22