NBA 2K21 is releasing updated player ratings for the game’s move to next-gen consoles next month, and the Lakers are getting a lot of attention on the first day those scores are beginning to trickle out. First, star LeBron James was revealed as the highest-rated player in the game (with Anthony Davis not far behind him). A few of their teammates also had their scores released, too, including Alex Caruso, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Danny Green.
Here are their ratings, per NBA 2K:
- Danny Green (76)
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (76)
- Alex Caruso (75)
Those first two are fine, but this is an UNCONSCIONABLE snub for our boy Caruso. In this essay, I will explain why we must march upon 2K headquarters and...
Okay, in all seriousness, though, I’m honestly surprised Caruso and Caldwell-Pope didn’t get more of a bump from their play during the Lakers’ title run, Caruso especially. I get that 2K doesn’t always do the best job of factoring in defense to overall player ratings, but Caruso proved himself as one of the best point-guard defenders in the league time and time again. It’s weird that he still somehow feels a little underrated.
And as long as we’re talking about these scores, I’m also a little shocked that Danny Green didn’t take more of a hit after his poor shooting run, but I guess maybe 2K didn’t want to pile on. 76 feels about fair for Green when he’s healthy. Or at least I think so. Let me know how you all feel in the comments.
NBA 2K21 is already out on current consoles, but will also drop PS5 (Nov. 12) and Xbox Series X (Nov. 10) next month. These updated player ratings will be available on both the current and next generation consoles then.