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One of the more exciting moments for a first-time professional basketball player is when they finally learn their official NBA 2K ratings. HoopsHype spoke to Mike Stauffer, who serves as a producer on the product development side of the video game, to learn more about this process. His group works with the game-play team to decide the official ratings of all players included on NBA rosters.
“Every rating is a projection and when there is less sample size, it is going to be trickier to nail those projections,” said Stauffer. “Even general manager and coaches have trouble figuring out who the best player to take is when it comes to the draft.”
Stauffer said that ratings are mostly based on statistics recorded in college or overseas. He said that, like front offices, developers watch tons of in-game footage and study in-depth breakdowns to make everything as accurate as possible.
For Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, the 90 rating in NBA 2K21 is a feat for the young All-Star, and one of his few goals he planned on crossing off his list by the conclusion of the 2019-20 season. “I feel good,” Tatum said. “You set out a goal before the season, and once you accomplish that goal, it feels good. And now we’re on to the next marker.”