NBA 2K23 Rating Predictions: Rookie & More

Previously we predicted the ratings for the best players, and it’s time to hand out some predictions for how every rookie will be rated in NBA 2K23. Here are our early predictions for the rookie ratings in NBA 2K23.

Scottie Barnes — 85

Scottie Barnes

Scottie Barnes is an extraordinary talent and one who’s been recognized across the league. He averaged 15.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in 74 games in 2021–22. He won the Rookie of the Year award. With such a unique blend of size, athleticism, and basketball IQ, it would be hard for NBA 2K23 not to reward the young Florida State product with a high rating. Want to use him in MyTEAM? You need to stock up on NBA 2K23 MT; come to and check it out.

Evan Mobley — 84

Scottie Barnes

Evan Mobley is coming off a strong rookie showing that he nearly saw him take home the Rookie of the Year award. He averaged 15.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 69 games in 2021–22. He should have one of the better PF ratings in NBA 2K23 at launch purely based on potential.

Cade Cunningham — 83

Cade Cunningham

Cade Cunningham averaged 17.4 points, 5.6 assists, and 5.5 rebounds in 64 games in 2021–22. He was arguably the best rookie statistically, all while carrying a bigger load than others in his rookie class.

Josh Giddey — 82

Josh Giddey

Josh Giddey averaged 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.4 assists in 54 games in 2021–22. He finished with All-Rookie Second Team honors, which could have easily been First Team if not for an early finish to his season via injury.

Paolo Banchero — 81

Paolo Banchero

The number one pick Paolo Banchero in the draft has stolen the show as the top-rated rookie in NBA 2K23, making him the first Duke player since Zion Williamson in 2019 to obtain the honor. He is a 6'10" point forward whose playmaking and scoring ability will transition right away to the pro level.

Jabari Smith — 79

Jabari Smith

Jabari Smith rounds out the big three of the 2022 Draft with a smooth jump shot. Not only is he one of the best jump shooters for his size (6'10", 220-pounds), but he’s also incredibly competitive and an elite scorer by every definition. Most importantly, he’s a switchable defender who can guard any position one through five.

Jaden Ivey — 78

Jaden Ivey

The Purdue product Jaden Ivey is another fascinating young player with blazing speed and the ability to put pressure on the rim, making him a devastating force in transition. At launch, he’ll carry one of the best rookie ratings in NBA 2K23.

Chet Holmgren — 77

Chet Holmgren

Chet Holmgren has everything you could want in an NBA 2K big man; he’s long, aggressive, protects the rim, and can shoot the lights out from long range. In all honesty, there’s a good chance he finishes with the best rookie rating in the NBA 2K23.

That’s everything you need to know about the rookie rating predictions for NBA 2K23. As the hype begins to mount for the release of NBA 2K23, click here to check out some of our other NBA 2K content.



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