3 Washington Wizards ratings NBA 2k23 got wrong

Kyle Kuzma #33 of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)
Kyle Kuzma #33 of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images) /
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Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the Washington Wizards.
Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

Wizards rating NBA 2k23 got wrong: Kristaps Porzingis Three-Point Shot: 73

Kristaps Porzingis was acquired midway through the season last year which resulted in him playing only 17 games as a member of the Washington Wizards. Still, in that sample size, he found a rhythm that had eluded him for the entirety of his season with the Dallas Mavericks.

Up until the trade, KP was shooting just 28.3 percent from behind the arc. You could see how that number alone might justify a low rating as a three-point shooter. Everything changes when you factor in how he shot over the course of the second half of the season.

With Washington, Porzingis connected on 36.7 percent of his three-point shots. That success rate is much more in line with his career average, as well. Before the beginning of last season, KP had connected on at least 35 percent of his shots from behind the arc in four straight seasons.

It seems his final half-season in Dallas was an outlier. He supported that by finding his stroke once again with the Wizards. A 73 rating isn’t awful, especially for a big man. It’s not accurate to the Latvian big man’s game, though, and NBA 2k got it wrong by rating him that low.

For context, here are a few players listed with their three-point rating (and career three-point percentage)

  • Deni Avdija: 74 (31.6 percent)
  • Jordan Clarkson: 74 (33.8 percent)
  • Nikola Vucevic: 74 (34.8 percent)

KP is a 74 overall and has a career percentage of 35.3 percent. Given the degree of difficulty involved in a lot of his shots throughout his career on top of the sheer volume he has shot them with, it’s pretty obvious he is a tier above the listed players.