This one is for all you gamers out there who love the San Antonio Spurs and looking forward to NBA 2k12.
Although the much anticipated video game is days away from its release, a video was leaked where you can see the player's ratings for each team.
But who cares about the other teams. You are a Spurs fans and want to know the Spurs' ratings.
So without further adieu, here are the ratings:
- Tony Parker: 80
- Manu Ginobili: 85
- Richard Jefferson: 72
- Antonio McDyess: 65
- Tim Duncan: 84
- Matt Bonner: 50
- Gary Neal: 65
- DeJuan Blair: 68
- Tiago Splitter: 62
Right off the bat I got an issue with Jefferson's and Neal's ratings. No way should RJ have a higher rating over Neal. Neal has done more in San Antonio than Jefferson has in two seasons. Neal is a more dependable option for San Antonio and the game should reflect this. If anything Bonner and Jefferson should share the lowest rankings on the team.
What do you have to say Spurs fans? Agree with these ratings? Think any player's rating was higher than it should be?
these ratings really don't mean anything. Gary Neal lacks the athleticism and defensive skills that make up a big part of overall rating, but his shooting stroke is ridiculous. If you play with him in NBA 2K11, he is only a 59 overall, but he is the best 3 point shooter in the game. Bonner is a 50 because he cant rebound and is slow, but his outside shooting will also be very high. Overall ratings just give a score for how players fit into the typical NBA mold, and role players with specific skill sets will always have a lower rating than they play with.
I have met Gary in person his brother is assistant coach at tuscorrora high school in Virginia I have his autograph. And went to a camp there I met a kid and talked to him and we friends during camp and he happens to be Gary Neal's nephew I was amazed. Gary is really nice and should be rated MUCH BETTER
@SpursFTW Yeah I think Neal should be just a step lower to Landry Fields, who's rating is 71 I think.
Neal's weakness is he lacks of much athleticism and explosiveness, not a good ball-handler, which Pop wants him to improve this coming season. But as a member of last year's NBA All-Rookie First Team, 65 is a bit low. I'll say he probably deserves at least a 68 or 69, should be higher than less-used Blair. For TD& TP&Dice&RJ, the scores are pretty fair... Manu should be a tiny higher, 86~87, considering his amazing performance...(hit big shots&be the scoring/team leader with ONLY 1 arm! baby!) Bonner...50?! Is there any player in the whole game have lower rating? Maybe they were not watching many games of Bonner last year, probably just the Playoff.... Tiago should be little higher, at least in defensive categories, which he did well in FIBA.
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The Spurs were one of the most underrated one seeds going into the playoffs ever, and it looks like they are going to be even more underrated going into next season simply because of the Memphis series. In video games, Spurs players tend to have very low ratings, as well. I remember in NBA Live 2009, George Hill's rating was around 64, and now ESPN is rating him as one of the top 80 players in the NBA...
And the spurs traded him :(
@shawnthefreak@SpursFTW I totally agree. It's also important to note that Kawhi has very good handles for a SF and he's big for his position. Spurs fans and announcers applauded George for his defensive abilities, even though he was usually playing guarding players much bigger than he (e.g. Kevin Durant). As much as I loved George (he was by far my favorite player), I feel that the Spurs have a real prospect here with Kawhi who not only has the same defensive skills as George, but he's big.
@SpursFTW I think Kawhi could eventually be a better and all-round defender than Georgie because his versatility to defend both on the wings and in the paint(when we go small). He has freaky physical tools to be a lock-down defender. I feel great about having Kawki here because he seems like a quiet, tireless, blue collar worker who always try to be a better player without trying to be a pop star.
@SpursFTW But they got Kawhi, who's about to be huge for us.
@spurs123 In Georgie's case, he's had his shooting slump. He then grew as a reliable 6th-man for the Spurs, so it was his improvements.
I really don't agree with Splitter's rating being so low. He was injured at the beginning of last season and he was off to a bad start from there. However, he was one of the few bright spots in the post season and should be rated much higher as he will be a key role player for the Spurs next season.
I think Richard Jefferson ratings in rather low. Sure his last two season were rather bad, but he deserves more than a 72. With his skills and bilities, he certainly is around the 80s range. Matt Bonner does not deserve a 50 either. Players like Troy Murphy have a 63 while Bonner in term of minutes played and production was far better than him last season.
@slapdoghoops completely agree, i think tim duncan is a bit low as well since its tim duncan..i guess they factor in age too
Nah nah nah, i take exception to that, I've been a fan of Matt Bonner since he was in Toronto. Compiling his career stats along with his heart and hustle--he should have gotten a 65 at the least.
@slapdoghoops I don't know about Tony's rating, though. I know a lot of people don't realize it, but he's going into the prime of his career. He's only 29. I think he should be around 82-84; not a major difference -- just something note-worthy.
I'm sure three or four years ago Tim would have been a 90. However, 84 is not that bad considering his age. He's like 36 now. The same goes for Manu Ginobli. 85 is extremely good good rating considering his age
I agree Gary Neal is better than RJ hell Kawhi Lenoard is too and he's just a rookie. After looking at the ratings so far I am puzzled with how 2k sports have rated the players, I felt that certain players were rated too low and others rated to high. I personally do not think that LeBron James should have been rated 98 & is completely over rated.