NBA 2K24 Ratings: Who are the best players in the game?

NBA 2K24 Jokic cover

NBA 2K24 Jokic cover

The new edition of the NBA 2K game is finally here, as NBA 2K24 launched on 8 September. So, users are already searching for the best players in the game, to add them to their teams.

To help players with that, we made a list of the overall best players in NBA 2K24. We also made a list of the top ten players for each position, which will certainly help many users.

Most players who were in the top 10 in NBA 2K23 retained their position in NBA 2K24. However, some players climbed plenty of positions, while others did the opposite.

Without further ado, let's see who are the best players in NBA 2K24.

Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets (C, 98 OVR)

Nikola Jokic had a monster season with the Denver Nuggets. He finished second in MVP voting in the regular season behind Joel Embiid but then took his team to the franchise’s first-ever NBA championship.

Nikola Jokic leads the NBA 2K24 Ratings
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“The Joker” 98 OVR is fully deserved, as he won the NBA Finals MVP Award, and led his title team to an NBA title. There was no other player who deserved to be the top-rated player in NBA 2K24 more than Jokic

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (PF/C, 96 OVR)

Giannis Antetokounmpo retained his NBA 2K23 ratings, and with a 96 OVR, he is the second-highest-rated player in NBA 2K24. The Greek freak has some astonishing athleticism attributes, with 94 strength, 98 stamina, and 89 speed.

Antetokounmpo will keep his 97 OVR
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The Milwaukee Bucks superstar is a monster in the pain in NBA 2K24 and can score at ease in the paint. He also possesses great playmaking abilities, with 84 Pass Accuracy, 87 Ball Handle, and 95 Pass IQ.

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers (SF/PG, 97 OVR)

The King closes out the podium with a 96 OVR. LeBron James is an all-around player, that can impact the game in a plethora of ways. His athleticism attributes continue to be astonishing, and the same can be said for his playmaking attributes.

NBA 2K24 LeBron James
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Old but gold. LeBron has a 96 OVR in NBA 2K24.

He is not an elite defender like Giannis, but can still have an impact on that side of the floor. LeBron is a player everyone wants to have in their team in NBA 2K24.

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (C, 96 OVR)

Embiid had a spectacular season, averaging 33.1 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 4.2 APG, and 1.7 BPG, and won the NBA MVP Award and the scoring title. So, it's no surprise to see him with a 96 OVR, and being fourth place in the list of best players in the game.

The reigning MVP has 97 OVR
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He is arguably the best scorer in the game, with 97 Close Shot, 97 Mid-Range Shot, 78 Three-Point Shot, and an astonishing 98 Offensive Consistency. Embiid is also a spectacular defender in the paint and will be a great addition to any team in the game.

Kevin Durant, Phoenix Suns (PF/SF, 96 OVR)

Durant couldn’t win the ring with the Phoenix Suns after his mid-season trade from the Brooklyn Nets. But he did have a very good season, averaging 29.1 PPG, 6.1 RPG, and 5.0 APG.

Durant stays at 96 OVR
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So, 2K decided to give the prolific scorer a 96 OVR, keeping him in the top five. Similar to Embiid, he possesses spectacular scoring attributes and is a player you can't leave open.

However, he is not a great playmaker like LeBron is, or an incredible defender such as Embiid or Giannis.

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (PG/SG, 96 OVR)

The best three-point shooter in the history of basketball will keep his 3PT rating at 99. Curry will also stay at 96 OVR after guiding the Golden State Warriors to the playoffs with 29.4 PPG, 6.1 RPG, and 6.3 APG.

NBA 2K24 Stephen Curry
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Steph is getting older but is still one of the best players in the NBA, and it seems that 2K agrees with that. It's also worth noting that his playmaking attributes are great.

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks (PG/SF, 95 OVR)

Luka Doncic experienced an excellent season individually, but the Mavericks were a mess and even failed to reach the playoffs. But that only hurt Doncic’s NBA 2K24 rating slightly, as it decreased to a 95 OVR in NBA 2K24.

Doncic is at the top of NBA 2K24 Ratings
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The Slovenian wizard continues to boast incredible shooting and playmaking attributes, such as 95 Close Shot, 94 Mid-Range Shot, 98 Pass Accuracy, and 98 Ball Handle.

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics (PF/SF, 95 OVR)

Tatum averaged career-highs 30.1 PPG, 8.8 RPG, and 4.6 APG in the 2022 season, and proved once and for all, he is a superstar player. So, a 95 OVR seems appropriate.

NBA 2K24 Ratings: Tatum at 95 OVR
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Tatum is rated an A- or higher in every key category. He is a capable defender and can score from anywhere on the court. Tatum is a very well-rounded player.

Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat (PF/SF, 95 OVR)

Jimmy Butler had an all-time playoff performance in the past season. He was the main reason why the 8th-seed Miami Heat reached the NBA finals, so it would be very unfair if 2K didn't include him in the top ten list.

NBA 2K24 Jimmy Butler
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Fortunately, good sense prevailed, and with a 95 OVR, Jimmy Butler is the ninth-best player in NBA 2K24. Similar to Tatum, he is a very well-rounded player, who excels in perimeter defense, and inside scoring.

Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers (PF/SF, 94 OVR)

The Klaw has been plagued by injuries in the past few years, but that doesn't mean he isn't one of the best players in the NBA. When healthy, Kawhi Leonard is a fantastic player, that has a huge impact on both sides of the floor.

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It seems that 2K hasn't forgotten about that, as the Clippers superstar has a 94 OVR, and closes out the top ten. Leonard possesses great scoring and athletic attributes. Furthermore, he is an elite perimeter defender.

Top 10 players by position

As mentioned above, we also have a list of the best ten players in NBA 2K24 by position. Some players in this list will have the same OVR. In those cases, we used their "Total Attributes" points to decide their place in the list.

So, let's take a look at the ten best players in each position.

Point Guards

  • Stephen Curry - 96 OVR
  • Luka Doncic - 95 OVR
  • Damian Lillard - 94 OVR
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - 93 OVR
  • Ja Morant - 92 OVR
  • Trae Young - 89 OVR
  • James Harden - 89 OVR
  • Jamal Murray - 88 OVR
  • Jalen Brunson - 88 OVR
  • De’Aaron Fox - 88 OVR

Shooting Guards

  • Devin Booker - 94 OVR
  • Donovan Mitchell - 92 OVR
  • Kyrie Irving - 90 OVR
  • Paul George - 89 OVR
  • Jaylen Brown - 89 OVR
  • Anthony Edwards - 88 OVR
  • Bradley Beal - 86 OVR
  • Mikal Bridges - 86 OVR
  • Klay Thompson - 85 OVR
  • Tyrese Maxey - 85 OVR
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Small Forwards

  • LeBron James - 96 OVR
  • Jayson Tatum - 95 OVR
  • Jimmy Butler - 95 OVR
  • Kawhi Leonard -94 OVR
  • Zach LaVine - 86 OVR
  • Lauri Markkanen - 86 OVR
  • Brandon Ingram - 85 OVR
  • Khris Middleton - 85 OVR
  • Scottie Barnes - 83 OVR
  • Michael Porter Jr. - 83 OVR

Power Forwards

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - 96 OVR
  • Kevin Durant - 96 OVR
  • Zion Williamson - 90 OVR
  • DeMar DeRozan - 86 OVR
  • Pascal Siakam - 86 OVR
  • Kristaps Porzingis - 86 OVR
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. - 86 OVR
  • Evan Mobley - 85 OVR
  • Karl-Anthony Towns - 85 OVR
  • Julius Randle - 85 OVR

Centers

  • Nikola Jokic - 98 OVR
  • Joel Embiid - 96 OVR
  • Anthony Davis - 93 OVR
  • Bam Adebayo - 87 OVR
  • Domantas Sabonis - 87 OVR
  • Victor Wembanyama - 84 OVR
  • Rudy Gobert - 84 OVR
  • Brook Lopez - 84 OVR
  • Nikola Vucevic - 84 OVR
  • Nicolas Claxton - 84 OVR
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