Detailed NBA 2K17 Ratings For Portland's Top 8 Rated Players

by Casey Holdahl
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NBA 2K17, the newest iteration of the popular NBA video game, is scheduled to be released on Friday, just in time for the start of training camp. As is tradition, some of the overall player ratings for the latest edition have already made their way around the internet, as the folks at 2K typically release ratings for big name players and those who are interested enough to ask for their ratings via Twitter. But that’s still a relatively small number of players, and those are just the overall ratings, not the more detailed breakdown of attributes that make up a players’ overall rating.

But it’s hard to keep anything completely under wraps these days, and that’s especially true when advanced copies are sent out prior to the public release, as is the case with NBA 2K17. So thanks to someone going by the name “Black Haven” on YouTube, we have initial, detailed rankings for Portland’s Top 8 players — Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Mason Plumlee, Al-Farouq Aminu, Evan Turner, Ed Davis, Festus Ezeli and Allen Crabbe.

As you might expect, Lillard’s 89 rating is tops on the team, followed by McCollum with an 83 rating. Plumlee, Aminu, Turner, Davis, Ezeli and Crabbe all get overall ratings in the mid to upper 70s, with there only being three points separating Portland’s third-best player (Plumlee) from their eighth-best (Crabbe). Have a look…

DAMIAN LILLARD (athletic playmaker)
OVERALL: 89
CLOSE: 72
MID OPEN: 83
MID CONT: 75
MID MOVE: 82
3PT OPEN: 89
3PT CONT: 69
3PT MOVE: 88
SHTIQ: 98
FT: 89
STLAY: 94
LAYUP: 90
CDUNK: 35
STDUNK: 25
DUNK: 85

CJ MCCOLLUM
OVERALL: 83
CLOSE: 85
MID OPEN: 90
MID CONT: 89
MID MOVE: 84
3PT OPEN: 94
3PT CONT: 74
3PT MOVE: 92
SHTIQ: 88
FT: 83
STLAY: 88
LAYUP: 82
CDUNK: 30
STDUNK: 30
DUNK: 40

MASON PLUMLEE
OVERALL: 78
CLOSE: 70
MID OPEN: 71
MID CONT: 34
MID MOVE: 25
3PT OPEN: 25
3PT CONT: 25
3PT MOVE: 25
SHTIQ: 88
FT: 64
STLAY: 81
LAYUP: 59
CDUNK: 45
STDUNK: 80
DUNK: 80

AL-FAROUQ AMINU
OVERALL: 77
CLOSE: 63
MID OPEN: 79
MID CONT: 69
MID MOVE: 58
3PT OPEN: 80
3PT CONT: 72
3PT MOVE: 52
SHTIQ: 85
FT: 74
STLAY: 72
LAYUP: 68
CDUNK: 40
STDUNK: 55
DUNK: 70

EVAN TURNER
OVERALL: 77
CLOSE: 85
MID OPEN: 83

MID CONT: 82
MID MOVE: 81

3PT OPEN: 64

3PT CONT: 48
3PT MOVE: 41

SHTIQ: 82

FT: 83

STLAY: 88
LAYUP: 82

CDUNK: 40

STDUNK: 40

DUNK: 63

ED DAVIS
OVERALL: 77
CLOSE: 92
MID OPEN: 52
MID CONT: 25
MID MOVE: 25
3PT OPEN: 25
3PT CONT: 25
3PT MOVE: 25
SHTIQ: 74
FT: 56
STLAY: 84
LAYUP: 60
CDUNK: 40
STDUNK: 75
DUNK: 69

FESTUS EZELI
OVERALL: 76
CLOSE: 64
MID OPEN: 45
MID CONT: 25
MID MOVE: 25
3PT OPEN: 25
3PT CONT: 25
3PT MOVE: 25
SHTIQ: 85
FT: 53
STLAY: 94
LAYUP: 74
CDUNK: 35
STDUNK: 70
DUNK: 52

ALLEN CRABBE
OVERALL: 75
CLOSE: 90
MID OPEN: 88
MID CONT: 81
MID MOVE: 77
3PT OPEN: 89
3PT CONT: 64
3PT MOVE: 54
SHTIQ: 84
FT: 87
STLAY: 78
LAYUP: 79
CDUNK: 35
STDUNK: 35
DUNK: 45

A few things…

— I don’t see any ratings pertaining to defense or ball handling, which has not been the case in past iterations of the game, so it’s possible these are not all of the detailed ratings. We’ll obviously know more once the game comes out on Friday.

— Damian Lillard is the only player whose player type, in his case, “athletic playmaker,” was shown on the leaked roster page.

— 2K17 is real bullish on CJ McCollum’s shooting from all areas of the court, and for good reason. The same could be said, albeit to a lesser extent, about Al-Farouq Aminu, whose three-point shooting improved considerably last season.

— Ed Davis, who shot 61 percent from the field last season, scoffs at only getting a 40 rating on contested dunks, or at least I assumed he’d scoff if he knew about his rating or cared about such things, which I’m all but certain he doesn’t.

— I’m not entirely certain on what SHTIQ, which I assume translates to “shot IQ,” pertains to, but whatever it is, Damian Lillard much be really good at it with a 98 ratings.

— Evan Turners reputation as a mid-range shooter seems to be accurately reflected in his shooting ratings.

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