NBA 2K14: Why is Harden a 89?


Houston Rockets All-Star guard James Harden had a break-out season last year, going from Oklahoma City Thunder 6th Man of the Year to Rockets go-to-guy.

We all know the impact Harden had on the Rockets last season, and how well he played, but according to NBA 2K14  he is only rated a 89. The rating could be due to Harden not playing the best defense. Derrick Rose fresh off a knee surgery, finally making his return this year is a 92, and Kobe Bryant who hasn’t played since rupturing his achilles in the Playoffs is still a 93. Rajon Rondo who was also injured last season is rated as a 90, clearly injuries do not affect your rating.

Could be worse though, Klay Thompson is a 76.

 

NBA 2K14 Player Ratings as of Sept. 17
Player Team Rating
Harrison Barnes Golden State Warriors 76
James Harden Houston Rockets 89
Mason Plumlee Brooklyn Nets 61
C.J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers 73
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 88
Trey Burke Utah Jazz 73
Mario Chalmers Miami Heat 76
Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls 92
Jamal Crawford L.A. Clippers 80
Otto Porter Washington Wizards 74
John Wall Washington Wizards 85
Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder 94
Carmelo Anthony N.Y. Knicks 92
Nerlens Noel Philadelphia 76ers 72
Monta Ellis Dallas Mavericks 82
Ben McLemore Sacramento Kings 72
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder 91
Anthony Bennett Cleveland Cavaliers 76
Pau Gasol L.A. Lakers 81
Evan Turner Philadelphia 76ers 76
Jared Dudley L.A. Clippers 73
Chris Johnson Minnesota Timberwolves 66
Cody Zeller Charlotte Bobcats 68
Brook Lopez Brooklyn Nets 81
Steve Nash L.A. Lakers 81
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies 83
Giannis Adetokunbo Milwaukee Bucks 60
Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics 90
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors 76
Steven Adams Oklahoma City Thunder 58
Shane Larkin Dallas Mavericks 71
Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers 93
Glen Davis Orlando Magic 75
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Detroit Pistons 71
Chris Paul L.A. Clippers 94
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans 80
Dion Waiters Cleveland Cavaliers 77

Remember, this year the player ratings will fluctuate with real life performances on the court so when a player is in a cold streak, they will be in the game. The same goes for a hot streak, so ratings will vary all throughout the season.

The current-generation version of NBA 2K14 releases on October 1st.

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