Although the NBA 2K22 MT PlayStation Three for All Showdown Qualifier online event is exclusively for PS5 players in the United States only, we have plenty of NBA 2K21 online tournaments coming to PS4 and PS5 in the near future, which will be open to our fan base in different regions all around the world. We can't wait to share more details on this in the near future! What's the process used by NBA 2K to determine the ratings of rookies? We asked the developers
One of the more exciting moments for a first-time professional basketball player is when they are able to learn their NBA 2K ratings. HoopsHype spoke with Mike Stauffer to find out more about the procedure. Stauffer is a producer in the team that develops products for the game. His team collaborates alongside the game-play team to decide the official ratings for all players that are included on NBA rosters. (Obsessive fans of the MyLeague mode in the game might be able to recognize Stauffer as one of the computer-generated heads coaches hired by franchises in the simulation of the offseason.)
The team of developers had a the difficult task of evaluating the new class of rookies this year. A number of the top prospects had chosen unusual paths to get to the NBA. James Wiseman was the No. 2nd overall choice in the 2020 NBA Draft, despite the fact that he only played in three games at the college level because of eligibility issues. LaMelo was the No. first pick. The Charlotte Hornets drafted LaMelo Ball at No. 3.
"Every rating is a projection. If there's less data then it's going be more difficult to make accurate projections," said Stauffer. "Even general managers and coaches are unable to determine who is the best player to select."
Of course, due to Buy 2K22 MT COVID-19, the assessment process suddenly became even more complicated than it was anticipated. Important scouting events like the NCAA March Madness Tournament or the scrimmages of the NBA draft combine are important. The two events this year were canceled.