NBA 2K24 has officially been released, bringing with it a fresh evaluation on the Golden State Warriors roster heading into the new season. There were a few surprises for the franchise in terms of player ratings, with Stephen Curry inevitably leading the way at a 96 overall.
A few players can consider themselves unlucky as the Golden State Warriors’ player ratings were revealed for the start of NBA 2K24.
Let’s look at three players who have been underrated in the Golden State Warriors’ NBA 2K24 player ratings:
Official Rating: 73
Although Moses Moody’s regular season didn’t quite live up to initial expectation, the 21-year-old still provided slightly more production than what he had during his rookie year. The 6’6″ wing played 11 more games and averaged a little more across the board in minutes, points, rebounds, assists and steals, while shooting better from the field and effectively the same in three-point percentage.
Moody’s playoff numbers rose a little more significantly, with Steve Kerr turning to the recent lottery pick for important minutes in their second-round series against the Los Angeles Lakers. 2K clearly failed to take notice, meaning his 73 rating at the start of 2K23 remains the same at the beginning of 2K24. Not an egregious error from the decision-makers, though a boost to 74 would have been nice and perhaps appropriate.
Official Rating: 77
If 2K didn’t take enough notice of Moody’s playoff impact, then they made too much of Jonathan Kuminga’s axing from the rotation during the same period. The 20-year-old was much improved throughout the course of the 2022-23 regular season, yet that hasn’t been reflected at all in his rating at the start of 2K24.
After Kuminga started 2K23 at a 78 overall, he’s now dropped to a 77 ahead of his third season in the league. That’s occurred despite playing nearly four more minutes per game during last regular season, culminating in an increased average in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks, while shooting better from the floor and three-point range. A bump to a 79 overall could have realistically been on the cards, making the dip to a 77 all the more perplexing.
Official Rating: 82
After arguably being Golden State’s second-best player during the 2022 postseason, Andrew Wiggins was rewarded with being an 84 overall at the beginning of 2K23. Having missed 45 regular season games and after failing to repeat the same playoff heroics, the Canadian has seen a fall to 82.
That in itself is arguable, but it’s more so the comparison to his Warrior teammates that provides an issue. Wiggins has been ranked as the fifth-best Golden State player behind Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, with the 28-year-old’s place below the latter trio more than debatable.