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Houston Rockets: NBA 2K19 ratings for the starters leaked

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 17: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets, Chris Paul #3 and PJ Tucker #4 talk during the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on March 17, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 17: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets, Chris Paul #3 and PJ Tucker #4 talk during the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on March 17, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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The Houston Rockets, along with the rest of the league, have had their ratings for the starters in NBA 2K19 leaked.

The Houston Rockets are coming off of one of the most successful years in franchise history. They fell one win short of getting to the NBA Finals and taking down one of the best teams ever assembled, the Golden State Warriors.

They were also a very good team in NBA 2K18. The two stars, James Harden and Chris Paul, were both in the 90s with Clint Capela and Eric Gordon both in the 80s. They were a force to be reckoned with on the game and in real life.

In the offseason, they parted ways with starter Trevor Ariza and bench player Luc Mbah a Moute. They added Carmelo Anthony and James Ennis to try to replace them.

Now, the starters for each team have been leaked in the upcoming NBA 2K19. Some of the ratings, like Clint Capela’s 84, were already known. However, the other starters were not revealed until now. Take a look at the projected starters from 2K19 and their ratings:

Here are the ratings for the Houston Rockets' projected starters—according to NBA 2K19:

Chris Paul-90
James Harden-96
Carmelo Anthony-79
P.J. Tucker-76
Clint Capela-84

Initial thoughts?

— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) August 30, 2018

Are these ratings fair?

For the first time in his career (as far as we can tell), Carmelo Anthony will dip into the 70s for his 2K rating. At a 79, Melo has something to prove after a rough season in Oklahoma City. He should see his rating come up into the 80s after he plays with playmakers James Harden and Chris Paul.

Speaking of those two, they are about as expected ratings-wise. Harden could be a bit higher, like a 97, after his MVP season, but that’s just nitpicking.

Clint deserves to be a little higher after ending 2K18 at an 87, but an 84 is much better than the 79 he had at the beginning of last year.

P.J. Tucker does a lot of things that go unnoticed, but for 2K a 76 is about right for him. He will be very valuable for the Rockets this year on both ends of the court!

Takeaway

The main surprise here was Carmelo Anthony not being an 80 overall, the rating he finished 2K18 with this year. It will be interesting to see his rating as he gets adjusted to his new team and hopefully, succeeds in Houston.

Next. 3 goals for James Harden

I’ll be back to talk about the rest of the team ratings when they are eventually revealed!

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