NBA 2K24 is set to release in just under a month and the developers are already dropping the top ratings in the game. While the Washington Wizards have not yet been featured due to a lack of top tier talent, they will have a few players who will be interesting to see where they land.
Following an eventful offseason, the Wizards are now left with an odd assortment of players, many of which could take a huge leap next season. However, their ratings on 2K24 remain in question as a few of them had iffy seasons making it difficult to rate them.
They are one of the few teams at the moment who have yet to see any players’ ratings in the upcoming game.
Jordan Poole is probably the most difficult of the Washington Wizards’ ratings
The talent Jordan Poole possesses is undeniable and his scoring touch is one of the most explosive in the league, however his efficiency last season was abysmal. There were times where he couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn and he committed some atrocious turnovers.
Many expect a huge season from the 24-year-old though. He is leaving the Golden State Warriors, a system that featured him as the sixth man and the third scoring option, and joining the Washington Wizards where he will undoubtably be the first option on offense and see a large uptick in minutes.
While his counting stats improved to an impressive 20.4 points, 4.5 assists, and 2.7 rebounds per game, largely accrued in the 26 games Stephen Curry missed, his efficiency dipped significantly. He saw his percentages drop by about three percentage points from three, from inside the arc, and his overall effective field goal percentage. Oddly enough however, his field goal percentage stayed relatively consistent.
Last season, Poole was rated at an 84 overall. This was following a championship run that saw him play a major role as the third soring option. Despite a likely improvement over the offseason, he may not see much of an increase at all in ratings after his struggles last season.
I predict that he will land as an 85 overall as the highest rated player on the team next season.