These Are The 30 Best Players In ‘NBA 2K18’

The NBA 2K18 player ratings reveal is almost complete. After weeks of teasing and slowly releasing details on the game, we finally started getting top 10 lists for every position group, which means we now know pretty much every overall rating for the league’s top players — we also have our first look at extended gameplay.

If you want to see the top 10s for each position, you can find them here (point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center), and on Wednesday, NBA 2K compiled their top 10 players in the league list and posted it to Twitter.

Giannis Antetokounmpo sliding into the league’s 10 best players is probably the one that will turn the most heads, alongside the mercurial and polarizing DeMarcus Cousins in the 7th spot at a 92 overall. In total, there are only 14 players in the game that earned a 90 overall or better — which might make John Wall feel a little better about his 90.

Based on the information we have and each positional list going to at least an 86 overall, despite full ratings still not completely revealed, we can confidently deliver the Top 30 players in the NBA, according to NBA 2K18.

1. LeBron James: 97
2. Kevin Durant: 96
3. Kawhi Leonard: 95
T4. Russell Westbrook: 94
T4. Steph Curry: 94
T4. Anthony Davis: 94
7. DeMarcus Cousins: 92
T8. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 91
T8. Karl-Anthony Towns: 91
T8. Paul George: 91
T11. John Wall: 90
T11. Jimmy Butler: 90
T11. Klay Thompson: 90
T11. Kyrie Irving: 90
T15. DeMar DeRozan: 89
T15. Isaiah Thomas: 89
T15. Damian Lillard: 89
T15. Marc Gasol: 89
T19. Nikola Jokic: 88
T19. Rudy Gobert: 88
T19. Gordon Hayward: 88
T19. Draymond Green: 88
T23. Hassan Whiteside: 87
T23. Blake Griffin: 87
T23. Kevin Love: 87
T23. Paul Millsap: 87
T23. Bradley Beal: 87
T23. DeAndre Jordan: 87
T23. Kyle Lowry: 87
T23. Mike Conley: 87

Six players just missed the cut of the top 30, with Joel Embiid, Kemba Walker, Andrew Wiggins, Kristaps Porzingis, Devin Booker, and C.J. McCollum each at an 86.Andre Drummond, and LaMarcus Aldridge round out those at an 85 overall. (Note: Devin Booker’s rating was listed at an 86 on his player release, but an 85 on the top shooting guards list, so there is a minor bit of confusion there.)

That list looks, overall, pretty much right. There will be arguments for placement of players, and who should be higher or lower, but for the most part it seems as though the ratings gurus at the 2K Sports office did well here. That won’t stop complaints from players and fans alike, so if you have thoughts on who is too high or too low, let us know below.