NBA 2K22: LeBron, KD, Steph, Giannis top player ratings

We’re a few weeks away from the September 10 release of NBA 2K22, but we don’t have to wait until then to see who the top-rated players are in the game. 2K Sports shared the top 10 players in the game along with the top 3-point shooters, dunkers, rookies, WNBA players, and more.

Players in the NBA 2K franchise are rated on a 99-point scale. The overall (OVR) ratings are determined by more than 50 smaller ratings. Things like shot percentage, turnovers, steals, free throws, the ability to draw a foul, passing, and more are also rated on a 99-point scale. Of course, the ratings fluctuate up and down throughout the NBA season as the players’ performances change for better or worse.

This year, the NBA’s most prolific players undoubtedly top the overall ratings – LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, Luka Doncic, James Harden, and Damian Lillard round out the top 10.

Steph Curry, of course, leads the 3-point shooters with a 99 rating, meaning in the game, Curry is pretty much automatic. On the dunking side, Zion Williamson tops the list with a 97 dunk rating. The top rookie in the game at launch will be Cade Cunningham, with an 80 OVR rating, and Breanna Stewart is the top WNBA player with a 95 OVR rating.

2K Sports also listed the top French, Spanish, Australian, and German players in the game, which you can view on their most recent blog post here.

Check out the top player ratings below:

Top 10 Players Overall Ratings

  1. LeBron James – 96 OVR
  2. Kevin Durant – 96 OVR
  3. Giannis Antetokounmpo – 96 OVR
  4. Stephen Curry – 96 OVR
  5. Kawhi Leonard – 95 OVR
  6. Nikola Jokić – 95 OVR
  7. Joel Embiid – 95 OVR
  8. Luka Doncic – 94 OVR
  9. James Harden – 94 OVR
  10. Damian Lillard – 94 OVR

Top 5 3-point shooters

  1. Stephen Curry – 99 3pt Rating
  2. Klay Thompson – 95 3pt Rating
  3. Joe Harris – 90 3pt Rating
  4. Seth Curry – 90 3pt Rating
  5. Duncan Robinson – 90 3pt Rating

Top 5 Dunkers

  1. Zion Williamson – 97 Dunk Rating
  2. Zach LaVine – 95 Dunk Rating
  3. Aaron Gordon – 95 Dunk Rating
  4. Derrick Jones Jr. – 94 Dunk Rating
  5. Ja Morant – 94 Dunk Rating

Top 5 Rookies

  1. Cade Cunningham – 80 OVR
  2. Jalen Green – 79 OVR
  3. Evan Mobley – 78 OVR
  4. Jalen Suggs – 77 OVR
  5. Scottie Barnes – 76 OVR

Top 5 WNBA Players

  1. Breanna Stewart – 95 OVR
  2. A’Ja Wilson – 94 OVR
  3. Jonquel Jones – 94 OVR
  4. Candace Parker – 93 OVR
  5. Brittney Griner – 92 OVR