Clippers in NBA2K13
October 3, 2012
Matt Barnes. The forward garnered a 71 overall rating, but he has to be manually moved to the Clippers' roster on the out-of-the-box version of the game.
Chauncey Billups. The former Finals MVP was a 79 overall to start last year's game, but was boosted three points to an 82 in 2K13.
Eric Bledsoe. The dynamic young point guard, who made a name for himself in the 2012 Playoffs is still considered a "prospect" in the 2K series, checking in as a 66 overall. The good news? He's up one point from the start of last year.
Caron Butler. No one has been steadier when it comes to 2K ratings over the last few years than "Tuff Juice." He opened the season as an 81 overall last year and was given an identical rating in 2K13.
Jamal Crawford. NBA 2K13 has a new feature called "Signature Skills" and @jcrossover was given three of the best: Microwave, Shot Creator and Ankle Breaker. He checks in as a 78 overall as well.
Willie Green. A year after shooting a career-high 44.2% from 3-point range, Green was given a 68 overall rating, including being considered a marksman from the corner 3 in the signature skills category.
Blake Griffin. One of three cover athletes for the game (Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant are the others), Griffin received an 86 overall rating to start. He was an 85 last season.
Grant Hill. The 39-year-old forward's rating fell from an 80 in 2K12 to 77 this year, but it's hard for digital characters to account for leadership and locker room presence.
Ryan Hollins. Despite being massively underrated in the game, Hollins went up from a 53 to a 54 overall.
DeAndre Jordan. After his first season as the full-time starter at center, the 2K series finally gave Jordan his due. He comes in at 73 overall up eight points from the start of last year.
Travis Leslie. The second-year wing was considered a "highlight dunker" in his signature skills and earned a 63 overall rating.
Lamar Odom. 2K dropped Odom from a 78 overall last year to a 71 this season. If Odom returns to form, though, there's a chance he could be boosted via the game's online roster updates.
Chris Paul. A year after starting the season as a 93 overall, Paul was boosted to a 94 for 2K13. Only Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and LeBron James were rated higher.
Trey Thompkins. After being added, along with the NBA's other rookies, after the lockout was lifted in 2K12, Thompkins debuts in the out-of-the-box version this year. He is a 62 overall.
Ronny Turiaf. A year removed from winning his first NBA title as a member of the Heat, Turiaf comes in at a 62 overall in NBA 2K13. He had an identical rating last year.