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Kevin Porter Jr. isn’t happy with early NBA 2K ratings

Do you think a 77 is fair?

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Houston Rockets Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time for that infamous yearly NBA tradition: players disagreeing with with their NBA 2K rating.

Among those players is the Houston Rockets’ third-year man Kevin Porter Jr.

KPJ, after a 16-point and 6-assist sophomore stint — a great improvement from his 10-point, 2-assist rookie season — expected himself to be in the 80s. Turns out, he kind of wasn’t close.

Porter Jr. may still have a ton to prove after getting those James Harden comparisons, but the one thing he doesn’t have to prove is that he’s a bona fide starter on an NBA team. Let us not forget that he was also the youngest player in NBA history to record 50 points and 10 assists in a game — against the future 2021 champions, no less.

To make this pill a little more difficult to swallow, there are actually rookies (yes, players who haven’t played a single NBA minutes) ranked higher than Porter Jr. One of those rookies includes his own teammate, Jalen Green, who comes in at a 79.

All-in-all, 2K ratings mean very little and typically aren’t accurate, but maybe this will be some good motivation for KPJ coming into next season.


What do you think about KPJ’s NBA2K rating of 77?

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Too low
    (635 votes)
  • 3%
    Too high
    (28 votes)
  • 18%
    Just right
    (147 votes)
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