With NBA 2K17 season in full swing, and the NBA regular season set to tip off on Oct. 25, this felt like as good a time as any to put NBA 2K17’s season simulation algorithm to the test. I went into this expecting chaos, and boy, did we get chaos.
I simulated one season. I let NBA 2K17’s simulator handle everything from trades, to coaching hires to coaching firings to injuries to wins to losses to playoffs results, etc. This is my way of qualifying what you’re about to see. In other words, don’t shoot the messenger. This is NBA 2K17’s doing, not mine!
Western Conference Standings
This doesn’t look considerably different from what most hoop-heads are predicting, until you take a gander at the team that finished dead last in the Western Conference. I’m so sorry, Utah. The Jazz didn’t suffer any catastrophic season-ending injuries, either. This is just how the year played out. Also, it looks like Russell Westbrook and company gelled nicely without Kevin Durant.
The Jazz fired Head Coach Quin Snyder at the end of the season and hired former Sacramento Kings Head Coach, Dave Joerger. Yes, this means the Kings fired another head coach after just one season on the job. The Kings went on to replace Dave Joerger with David Blatt, so, yeah. Sometimes NBA 2K17 is too accurate.