The NBA has released the full rosters for the upcoming All-Star game and 2K19 responded with a major ratings update for a number of star players.
Houston’s James Harden, who has gone on a record setting scoring spree in January, has been given another buff to make him the second highest rated player in 2K at 97 overall.
Previously, Harden and Kevin Durant were both rated 96, trailing only LeBron James at 98.
D’Angelo Russell and Ben Simmons have been named to the All-Star team for the first time in their young careers and 2K rewarded them with an upgrade.
Brooklyn’s Russell gets two points and is now rated 86, while Simmons goes from 87 to 88 overall.
Additionally, Russell was given the “Clutch Performer” Badge, which increases scoring stats near the end of close games.
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It was not all good news however as a few All-Star players saw their ratings actually go down. Kemba Walker, who will finally make his first All-Star appearance, was downgraded from 89 to 88 after an inconsistent run of games.
Toronto’s Kyle Lowry is another All-Star who has also struggled of late and 2K19 responded by knocking two points off his overall. Lowry will now carry an 85 rating.
For the complete list, which also includes another buff to Nikola Jokic, check out 2k19's post.