Minnesota Timberwolves fans aren’t alone in suffering through this brief “dead zone” of the NBA offseason that precedes training camp, during which not much is going on besides a small roster move here and there.
However, the annual release of the NBA 2k video game title gives basketball fans some entertainment before the real thing begins.
As with every sports game, the player ratings are always a subject of scrutiny and disagreement amongst the fanbases and this year is no different, with controversial ratings — LaMelo Ball being rated higher than Pascal Siakam in this year’s edition is a prime example.
Let’s go through the Timberwolves’ 10 highest-rated players and debate if they are correct, and if not, where their individual ratings should actually land.
Minnesota Timberwolves 2k22 ratings: Karl-Anthony Towns is an 87 overall
Already, 2k has messed up.
Sure, Towns has not exactly been able to lead a team to the postseason, but 2K is a video game, and the attributes that should be highlighted are a player’s overall skill, not just their team success.
A player like Rudy Gobert (88 overall) being rated higher than Towns when his skills largely center around defense and rebounding is, frankly, criminal. Towns is one of the best shooting centers in NBA history, with above-average passing chops and an improved defensive effort last season, his skill set should translate to a 90 overall rating at the least.
Adjusted Rating: 90 overall
Let’s take a look at D’Lo, Ant, and Beas.