Rockets 2K24 ratings: 2 most underrated players on Houston roster

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2. Kevin Porter Jr. (78)

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Shaedon Sharpe share the same rating as Rockets' guard Kevin Porter Jr., which spells out a major problem with 2K's ratings. While Sharpe has insane potential, he's still largely unproven, as he's only played one season in the league, averaging right at 10 points per game on 22 minutes per contest.

Porter just concluded his fourth season and nearly doubled Sharpe's scoring productivity, averaging 19.2 points, 5.7 assists, and 5.3 rebounds. It goes without saying that he should be rated higher than Sharpe.

Ditto for Caldwell-Pope, whose best days are easily behind him as he enters his 11th season. But if that wasn't bad enough, it gets more egregious, as Indiana Pacers second-year guard Bennedict Mathurin actually had a higher rating than Porter Jr.

Mathurin's averages were lower than Porter's across the board last season, as he averaged 16.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 43.4 percent from the field, and 32.3 percent from three. Like Sharpe, Mathurin is also very much unproven.

Porter is easily one of the media's favorite Rockets players to hate, as he's found himself looped into every mock trade proposal, it seems. He's also oftentimes discussed more for non-basketball reasons than anything he can bring on the basketball floor.

What gets lost is the fact that Porter has been one of the league's best catch-and-shoot 3-point specialists, coupled with his ability to play any position ranging from 1-3. At the end of the day, we're just two seasons removed from KPJ becoming the youngest player to post a 50-point 10-assist statline.

In addition, Porter is still just one of 11 players to score 1100 points, dish 300 assists, grab 300 rebounds, and make 140 3-pointers in 2022-23.

Put some respect on his name.