It’s time for some new NBA 2K19 player ratings and badge updates for deserving players. In the latest installment, gamers are finding that the Houston Rockets’ James Harden and Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic are among those who got a boost for their recent performances. However, there’s one player in particular who really surged in terms of his 2K19 player ratings and he also plays in the Lone Star State.
NBA 2K19 Player Ratings & Badge Update: Derrick White, Harden, Doncic
It’s Derrick White of the San Antonio Spurs who gets the biggest boost of all players as he goes up +5 in this update. White is in just his second season and has improved to averages of 8 points, nearly three rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game this season. His recent game log shows off back-to-back Spurs’ wins in which he recorded 19 points each time. In the game prior to that, he tallied 17 points, five boards, and two assists. He now gets the in-game recognition from 2K19.
Fellow Texas star James Harden is a player that most fans don’t need the background info on. However, his recent group of games dating back to Jan. 3 included 30 points or more in each contest. Two of those games were 40 points or more and one of those games was a 44-point triple-double to defeat the Golden State Warriors. He received a 2K19 Moments Card for that work and is up by two points to a 96 in this NBA 2K19 ratings update.
#NBA2K19 Ratings and Badges Update 🚨 Some big names goin down, Klay with the HOF Badge and Harden goin upppp. Agree or nah?
— NBA 2K19 (@NBA2K) January 11, 2019
Rookie Luka Doncic also gets a two-point boost for another player ratings update. Doncic’s path to the NBA Rookie of the Year seems clear, but the season hasn’t quite reached the halfway point. That said, he’s clearly a special talent in the league. Luka is likely to move up in ratings as his career continues. His latest overall number is an 86, but it’s not hard to see him reaching that 90 rating within the near future. Maybe in 2K20?
NBA 2K19 Player Ratings & Badge Update: Klay Thompson, Steph Curry
Just like James Harden, the Golden State Warriors have several players capable of amazing performances. One of them is Klay Thompson, who seemed to have lost his scoring touch for a stretch of games. That touch is certainly back. In fact, it was so good he now has a “Catch and Shoot” badge as part of this 2K19 update. The reason for the badge is his recent game in which he dropped 43 points on the New York Knicks. He dribbled the ball just four times to achieve that result.
43 points from 4 dribbles
52 points from 9 dribbles
60 points from 11 dribbles
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 10, 2019
His teammate Stephen Curry also popped up in the new NBA 2K19 player ratings update. Unfortunately, it was for a one-point drop. “Chef” Curry is now rated at 95, just a point below Harden. That’s still pretty great for the two-time NBA MVP who is among the game’s top shooters, along with Klay.
Other notable players who dropped in ratings were Joakim Noah (-2), Wilson Chandler (-2), Collin Sexton (-2), Dennis Schroder (-2), and Dirk Nowitzki (-2). See all of the players who had their ratings adjusted at NBA 2K19’s Facebook post here.
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