NBA 2K22 Ratings: 10 changes we NEED to see in the next Update

The NBA 2K22 ratings are sure to be updated in the coming days as the NBA season continues through this week. This means that certain players will go up, while others go down.

Based on the way players have performed since the last update, we can predict a few NBA 2K22 ratings adjustments that we believe will happen.

Let's go over the NBA 2K22 ratings and ten changes we want to see after the update.

NBA 2K22 Ratings Predictions

When it comes to the NBA 2K22 ratings, sometimes it can be tough to predict who will see an adjustment after the NBA 2K22 update.

However, we think we have a pretty good idea of ten players that deserve a ratings adjustment. Five players we think will go up in ratings and five players who will go down.

NBA 2K22 ratings update
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BUMPED UP: Trae Young received a boost in the last NBA 2K22 update

The easiest way to do it is by breaking them into categories of the five players getting a boost and the five players getting an NBA 2K22 ratings decrease.

Let's get started with the five players we think will go up in their overall ratings.

Five Players Going Up in NBA 2K22 (Prediction)

To get a ratings boost in NBA 2K22 it requires you having a strong performance since their last update. Certain players definitely fall into this category and should see an increase this time.

Here are the players we believe will receive a boost to their NBA 2K22 ratings:

  • Chris Paul - Phoenix Suns - 89 OVR - 90 OVR (+1)
  • Donovan Mitchell - Utah Jazz - 88 OVR - 89 OVR (+1)
  • DeMar DeRozan - Chicago Bulls - 88 OVR - 89 OVR (+1)
  • Khris Middleton - Milwaukee Bucks - 85 OVR - 87 OVR (+2)
  • Brandon Ingram - New Orleans Pelicans - 83 OVR - 85 OVR (+2)

We'll get into the reason why these players deserve a positive adjustment below.

NBA 2K22 Ratings update Brandon Ingram
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BIG BOOST: We expect Brandon Ingram's rating to go up +2 after the update

Chris Paul is lighting up the stat sheet and is leading the best team in the Western Conference right now. Averaging 14.4 points per game might not seem like a lot, but he pairs it with 10.2 assists per game and 2.0 steals per game. It's time Chris Paul makes it into the NBA 2K22 90 OVR club.

Donovan Mitchell is another player often overlooked in the NBA. However, what you can't deny is that he ranks at No.11 in the NBA in points per game (24.8). He also averages five assists per game and shoots nearly 90% from the free-throw line.

You could argue that most of the Bulls success is because of DeMar DeRozan, who is the leading scorer (26.4 ppg). He was knocked down to 88 OVR in the last NBA 2K22 update, but that will change during the next one.

Khris Middleton is a player that completes the Milwaukee Bucks. Without him, they would've never been NBA Champions. This year, he's proving his worth yet again, shooting over 40% from the field and distributing the ball well with five assists per game.

Lastly, but also most importantly, Brandon Ingram of the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans looked for leadership from Zion Williamson and got it from Brandon Ingram instead. Ingram leads the team in points per game (22.9) and ranks No.16 in the NBA. Ingram will get some recognition during the next NBA 2K22 update.

Five Players Going Down in NBA 2K22 (Prediction)

To predict the five players going down in NBA 2K22 is slightly more difficult because a couple of players might've just had a rough few nights.

The players in this group we believe haven't performed up to par this entire season, or have made key mistakes to lose games for their teams.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee Bucks - 96 OVR - 95 OVR (-1)
  • Luka Doncic - Dallas Mavericks - 93 OVR - 92 OVR (-1)
  • James Harden - Brooklyn Nets - 91 OVR - 90 OVR (-1)
  • Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers - 90 OVR - 89 OVR (-1)
  • Kyle Lowry - Miami Heat - 81 OVR - 80 OVR (-1)
NBA 2K22 Ratings Update James Harden
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THE BEARD: We expect James Harden to find himself losing a point in the next update

Now we know that Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the highest-rated players in the game, but should he be? There are two things that we believe will result in an NBA 2K22 ratings decrease. One, his 3PT shooting is at 28.9% and two, he averages 3 turnovers a game.

Luka Doncic is another player that we believe will have a tough adjustment to his NBA 2K22 rating. He's shooting 69.8% from the free-throw line and turns the ball over nearly five times a game. That kind of play doesn't warrant a 93 OVR rating.

James Harden leads the league in one category, turnovers. Averaging five turnovers a game while only scoring 20.8 is a great way to see your NBA 2K22 rating fall. We could eventually see Harden work his way out of the 90 OVR club.

We expect Damian Lillard to exit the 90 OVR club in the next NBA 2K22 ratings update. He's seriously underperformed this season. He averages 21.6 points per game (18th in the NBA) and shoots 29.6% from the 3PT line (143rd in the NBA).

Lastly, we've got Kyle Lowry, the point guard for the Miami Heat. Lowry doesn't really flourish in the Heat's offense and that's apparent by his 13.4 points per game. Pair that with his 3.1 turnovers per game and you've got a recipe for a drop in your NBA 2K22 rating.

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