It took a while, but we finally have some confirmed ratings for the San Antonio Spurs ahead of the release date for NBA 2K20.
The San Antonio Spurs are going under the radar again this season as there hasn’t been much hype from the national media about Gregg Popovich’s squad.
NBA 2K20’s early ratings release also looked past the Spurs as they put out their ratings of the top 20 players in the NBA and the top five incoming rookies.
Unfortunately, San Antonio was not represented in either of those categories.
However, we finally got a look at what the Spurs will look like in 2K20 as 2Kratings.com has confirmed ratings for five players in the upcoming game.
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Power Forward LaMarcus Aldridge: 87 Overall
Shooting Guard DeMar DeRozan: 87 Overall
Point Guard Dejounte Murray: 78 Overall
Point Guard Derrick White: 78 Overall
Center Jakob Poltl: 77 Overall
These ratings decided not to take a stance on two of the most controversial topics regarding this year’s Spurs team as they gave Aldridge and DeRozan the same overall rating and the same goes for Derrick White and Dejounte Murray.
I’m assuming the release of these five players tells us that this is what 2K believes will be the Spurs’ starting lineup next season.
However, Dylan Carter thinks it will shake out differently as he wrote up his 2019-20 projected starting lineup for San Antonio.
It will be interesting to see how LaMarcus’ overall rating develops as the season progresses. He’s entering the season at 34 years old, but his game should age well as it’s not predicated on athleticism.
If Aldridge does start to decline, DeRozan could take over as the team’s highest-rated player.
It also had to be difficult for the people at 2K to determine where to set Dejounte Murray’s rating. He could be rusty after missing an entire year of basketball, or the long and lanky point guard could’ve added a ton of new skills to his game since the last time we saw him on the floor.
The strength of this Spurs team is their depth, so I expect to see a lot of their remaining players’ overall ratings in the mid-to-upper 70’s once ratings for the entire roster are released.
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Regardless, this is a strong starting five to use when we finally get to pick up the sticks and play 2K20 in early September.