Who Has the Highest Ratings in 2K23?

5 min readFeb 6


With each iteration of 2K comes an ample amount of changes and additions for players to check out, and one of the most exciting aspects each year is the player ratings. Of course, most of the talk surrounds which players have the best overall ratings. Let’s break down the best overall NBA players in NBA 2K23 who can lead you to success.

1. LeBron James — 98

LeBron James

As an all-around threat, LeBron James can be the primary ballhandler on offense (A+) and can score from any distance: interior (A+), mid-range (A), and deep (B-). If you have enough NBA MT, you can use him in MYTEAM successfully.

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo — 97

Giannis Antetokounmpo

As a two-way slashing playmaker, Giannis Antetokounmpo is a guaranteed bucket in the interior (A). He’s improved his jump shot to be more respectable from mid-range(C).

3. Nikola Jokic — 97

Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic is one of the best playmaking big men (A+) in the league when he’s not already scoring himself from the interior (A+), middle of the court (A+), or beyond the arc (A-).

4. Joel Embiid — 97

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid is exceptionally gifted inside (A+) and from mid-range (A) while also skilled enough to shoot from deep (B).

5. Luka Doncic — 97

Luka Doncic

Although Luka Doncic is a dangerous offensive threat, Doncic struggles with interior defense (B) but is a bit more reliable on the perimeter (B+).

6. Stephen Curry — 96

Stephen Curry

The 34-year-old exerts a lot of energy on the offensive side of the court but is capable of holding his own defensively on the perimeter (B+).

7. Jayson Tatum — 95

Jayson Tatum

The 24-year-old is an all-around threat on the court, capable of scoring from under the basket (A+), mid-range (A), and beyond the arc (A+). Jayson Tatum is a plus defender from inside (A) and outside (A+).

8. Kevin Durant — 94

Kevin Durant

As an all-around threat, Kevin Durant has high offensive marks across inside (A), mid-range (A+), and three-point shooting (A). His interior (B+) and perimeter (A) defense are equally high quality.

9. Anthony Davis — 94

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis can score with ease underneath the basket (A) and is a superb interior (A+) and perimeter (A-) defender.

10. Ja Morant — 94

Ja Morant

Ja Morant is among the best players scoring inside (A+) and has quickly improved upon his mid-range (A) and three-point shooting (B).

11. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander — 93

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is currently averaging a career-high 30.9 points per game because of his supreme inside scoring (A+) and mid-range shooting (A+).

12. Damian Lillard — 92

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard has perfect ratings in inside scoring (A+), mid-range scoring (A+), and three-point scoring (A+).

13. Donovan Mitchell — 91

Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell is an exceptional shooter from deep (A+) and skilled at driving to the basket (A+). He has an above-average rating for his perimeter defense (B+).

14. Jimmy Butler — 91

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler is highly efficient at scoring inside (A) and from mid-range (B). Butler locks up his opposition on the perimeter (A+) and has an extremely high basketball IQ (A+).

15. Kawhi Leonard — 90

Kawhi Leonard

Besides his rebounding (B-) and three-point shot (B), every category has at least an A- rating for Leonard. Kawhi Leonard is nearly automatic from mid-range (A) and is a premier perimeter defender (A+).

16. Jaylen Brown — 90

Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown is exceptionally efficient inside (A+) and mid-range (A+) while also being a deadly three-point shooter (A-).

17. James Harden — 90

James Harden

James Harden can drive the ball (A), pull up from mid-range (A), and make it rain from deep (A). Surprisingly, Harden is also a decent defender on the perimeter (B).

Want to know more? The complete rating list can be watched here.