San Antonio Spurs: NBA 2K18 ranks Kawhi Leonard as top-10 player

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 9: Kawhi Leonard
SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 9: Kawhi Leonard /

San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard will be one of the highest-rated players in the NBA 2K18 video game.

In Sep., 2K Sports will release NBA 2K18, the latest version of this video game franchise. San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard had his rating revealed for the game, along with LaMarcus Aldridge and Davis Bertans. 

For Leonard, his 95 rating seemed like it would be one of the game’s highest. That turned out to be the case, as 2K Sports revealed the 10 highest-rated players in the upcoming video game. It has three teams represented twice (Warriors, Thunder, Pelicans), with four on there once (Cavaliers, Spurs, Rockets, Bucks):

  1. LeBron James – 97
  2. Kevin Durant – 96
  3. Kawhi Leonard – 95
  4. James Harden – 95
  5. Stephen Curry – 94
  6. Russell Westbrook – 94
  7. Anthony Davis – 94
  8. DeMarcus Cousins – 92
  9. Paul George – 91
  10. Giannis Antetokounmpo – 91

Which current players rank as the Top 10 highest rated in #NBA2K18? Here you go…

— NBA 2K 2K18 (@NBA2K) August 30, 2017

Leonard is the first player slotted behind James and Durant, so he’s in terrific standing for NBA 2K18. He’s tied at 95 with Harden, but if the defensive abilities are looked at between the two, it’s possible the San Diego State product is percentage points ahead.

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Behind them, point guards Curry and Westbrook are lumped together. That’s along with Pelicans stars Davis and Cousins, who represent one of the top center-power forward duos in the NBA.

George and the Greek Freak, two talented wing players, are together, too, at the end of the top-10.

It’s an interesting look at where 2K Sports thinks the state of the best players is at. This may draw some reactions from those who feel a certain player got left out of the top group or didn’t deserve to be included.

Leonard and the Spurs should be fun to play with in NBA 2K18. That’s without mentioning the All-Time team that was recently revealed.

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Did 2K Sports get Leonard’s placement right? What about the other nine players that were listed?