Tim Duncan’s rating on NBA 2K16 is too high

By George Middleton

Most basketball fans love them some NBA 2K video games. The popular basketball video game has been the most popular basketball video game in recent years. You can act like a general manager, make your own player, and most importantly take over a franchise.

In the game, there are player ratings for all NBA players. Every year there are some accurate ratings, then there are some controversial ones. There are times a player should be rated in the 85 range and for some strange reason, he is a 78. The ratings usually go from 60-99. The game isn’t that cold, they won’t give you like a 40 if you are the worst player in the league.

Sep 28, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) is interviewed during Media Day at the training facility. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

This season Spurs big man, Tim Duncan is part of the controversy. Duncan has received a favorable player rating in recent years from NBA 2K. In NBA 2K14 he was given an 87, and in NBA 2K15 he received a 90 rating. This rating means that he was seen as a top-10 big man in the league. Duncan’s impact in all areas of the floor makes it understandable.

For this year’s version of the game, Duncan received an 87, like he did on 2K14. Duncan is coming off a season, in which he averaged 13.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 2 blocks. These are all terrific numbers for the minutes he plays (28.9 mpg).

Duncan’s rating is the same as DeMarcus Cousins, who had the best numbers of any center in the league, by a mile.

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Cousins averaged 24.1 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 3.6 assists.

His rating is higher than Chris Bosh (84), Zach Randolph (84), and Dirk Nowitzki (84). A reasonable rating for the 39-year-old would be an 84. Nevertheless maybe the game believes that he produces highly enough in lesser minutes than most All-Star players.

The video game released on September 29.

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