Minnesota Timberwolves: Reacting to NBA 2k22 player ratings

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Minnesota Timberwolves, D'Angelo Russell

Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell leads the next group of Wolves players on 2k22. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves 2k22 ratings: D’Angelo Russell is an 83 overall

It’s hard to understand where all the D’Angelo Russell hate comes from.

Sure, there was a  rough stretch at the beginning of last season, and he was injured a bit after that. But overall, Russell displayed elite scoring and passing ability similar or even better than his 2018-2019 season with the Nets when they made the playoffs.

While it is clear he can not be the main star on a playoff team, he definitely can be a solid second option on a winning team as we saw down the stretch last season. His shooting prowess and range, plus his ability to get his shot off whenever he wants a key part of video game success.

Adjusted Rating: 85 overall

Minnesota Timberwolves 2k22 ratings: Anthony Edwards is an 81 overall

Simply put, Anthony Edwards looked like a superstar in the making after the All-Star break, averaging 23.8 points per game with an unmatchable swagger.

While the Rookie of the Year race was close, Edwards’ monstrous second half allowed him to make the case as the best rookie. The fact that Edwards is only an 81 when LaMelo Ball is an 84 doesn’t sit right with me. Those two should be rated even more similarly, if not on the same level.

Adjusted Rating: 83 overall

Minnesota Timberwolves 2k22 ratings: Malik Beasley is an 80 overall

Legal issues and injuries aside, Malik Beasley did have a really good year in his first full season with the Timberwolves.

Averaging 19.6 points per game, Beasley was a consistent offensive force for the Wolves, who struggled to run a fluid offense at the beginning of the season.

While he showed improved scoring prowess, he still fits more into a catch-and-shoot role and is best suited in more of a sixth-man position going forward, in turn allowing Edwards to operate at the shooting guard position.

Overall, this rating seems to be fair.

Adjusted Rating: No change

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