Which teams have the strongest starters in NBA 2K23?
NBA2K2 was officially released on September 9, and the player's ability value was announced formally accordingly. There are a lot of controversies every time 2K Games announces player stats, but there's no doubt that it's a good marketing strategy for 2K Games. Earlier we talked about the 3 best teams for shooting guard, point guard, small forward, power forward, and center. Today we talk about player ratings in NBA 2K23, let's see which teams have the strongest starting lineups.
Among the previously announced player ability values, the first few players were Giannis Antetokounmpo with 97 points, James, Durant, Curry, Jokic, Embiid 96, Doncic 95, Leonard 94, Morant, Tatum, Butler 93.
Under the condition that each team's starters are determined, which team in NBA 2K23 has the highest total score of the starter's ability value?
There is no doubt that these teams can be locked into the championship team. First, exclude the Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, and other teams dominated by young players.
Let's take a look at the starting player ability value of the championship team:
The Milwaukee Bucks have five players with stats over 80, Giannis Antetokounmpo 97, Holiday 86, Middleton 86, Lopez 80, and Portis 80. But Portis is usually the sixth man on the team. The Bucks used Grayson Allen as the starter most of the time last season. Allen's ability value is 75. Even if the Bucks start Ingles next season, Ingles His ability score is 76. That means the Milwaukee Bucks will have a starting ability score of 424-425 next season.
The Boston Celtics have six players over 80, and only Tatum is over 90. Tatum 93, Brown 87, Lowe 85, Smart 82, Horford 82, and Brogdon 82. Next season, Boston Celtics will still start with Smart, Brown, Tatum, Lowe, and Horford, with a starting ability value of 429 points.
Miami Heat has 4 players with stats over 80: Butler 93, Adebayo 87, Herro 84, Lowry 82. Also, Struth 76, Dunro 74, Vincent 75. It is expected that the Heat's starting lineup next season will be Butler, Lowry, Adebayor, Struth/Vincent, Dunro, and the starting ability value will be 412-413.
The Philadelphia 76ers have 4 players with a capability value of more than 80, namely Embiid 96, Harden 89, Maxey 85, Harris 82, and Tucker 77. Deng, Maxi, Harris, and Tucker's starting ability value sum is 429. The 76ers are expected to start next season with Embiid and Harris.
Brooklyn Nets has three players whose ability value exceeds 80: Durant 96, Irving 89, Simmons 83, Clarkston 76 points, Royce O'Neal 74, and Joe Harris 76. The Nets' starting next season is expected to be Durant, Irving, Simmons, Clarkston, Royce O'Neal, or Joe Ha, and the starting ability value is expected to be 418-420.
Golden State Warriors
The defending champion Golden State Warriors have five players with a capacity value of over 80, Curry 96, Wiggins 84, Poole 83, Klay 83, and Dream Chaser 83. Also Looney 75, Wiseman 75. The Warriors are expected to start with Curry, Klay, Wiggins, Dream Chaser, Looney, or Wiseman, with a starting ability value of 421.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers have three players whose ability value exceeds 80, Leonard 94, George 88, and Powell, 80. In addition, Wall 78, Reggie Jackson 77, Zubac 77, Batum 76. The Clippers' regular starting is expected to be Zubac, Batum, Leonard, George, Wall, or Reggie, and the starting ability value is 412-413.
5 Phoenix Suns have more than 80 stats, and 2 have more than 90. Booker 91, Paul 90, Ayton 85, Bridges 83, Cameron Johnson 80. These 5 people are also the starters of the Suns, and the starting ability value sum is 429.
Denver Nuggets has 3 people whose ability value exceeds 80: Jokic 96, Murray 84, Porter Jr. 80, Gordon 79, and Pope 76. These 5 people are expected to be the starters of the Nuggets next season, and their starting ability value is and is 415.
The above teams are the contenders for the championship next season. In addition, 3 teams in the West are more concerned, namely Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, and Los Angeles Lakers. The Dallas Mavericks reached the Western Conference finals last season, and the Memphis Grizzlies were the No. 2 team in the regular season.
Dallas Mavericks has 3 players whose ability value exceeds 80, namely Doncic 95, Wood 84, Dinwiddie 80, Finney-Smith 78, Hardaway Jr. 77, McGee 77, Powell 76, and Bullock 75. If the Mavericks start next season with Doncic, Wood, Finney-Smith, McGee, Bullock/Hardaway Jr., the combined ability value is 410-412.
The starting 5 Memphis Grizzlies all have more than 80 ability values, namely Morant 93, Bane 83, Jaren Jackson Jr. 83, Adams 82, Dillon Brooks 80, and the Grizzlies starting ability value is 421.
Los Angeles Lakers
There are only two Los Angeles Lakers whose ability value is over 80, James 96 and Nongmei 90. Westbrook and Beverley are both 78, and Bryant is 76. If the Lakers start with James, Thick Eyebrows, Westbrook, Beverley, and Bryant, the combined ability value is 418.
Based on these teams' starting ability value, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and Phoenix Suns have the highest starting ability value and the highest, all reaching 429. Among the top contenders, the Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat are the lowest, with a starting ability score of 413 or less.
Of course, NBA 2K23 player ability value is only a rough reflection of player strength. There are always players who are underestimated and players who are overestimated. Which team do you think is underestimated, and which team is overrated?