There is always a lot of talk surrounding the ratings of players on sports video games, and it’s fair to say that none of more contentious than the ratings on NBA 2K games. That pattern has continued this year following the release of NBA 2K21, with some players already questioning the ratings of stars such as LeBron James. The ratings are often questioned as much as gamblers that make NFL picks, but it’s hard to argue against many of the ratings.
However, which players from the Cleveland Cavaliers rate the highest in the new game, which will be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X later in the year?
The highest-rated Cavs player on the new game is Andre Drummond, who has an overall rating of 85. That includes a rating of 50 from the three-point line and a rating of 85 for dunking. Drummond is the standout player on the Cavs roster and is a two-time NBA All-Star.
He is yet to make his mark for the Cavs having being drafted earlier this year. Drummond has made only eight appearances to date with the Cavs, and he has averaged 14.5 points per game. This is slightly down on the averages that he was recording with the Detroit Pistons, as he has constantly averaged at least 17 points per game in the regular season in each of the past three years.
Kevin Love also rates highly in the new NBA 2K21 game, as he boasts an overall rating of 82. He is the second-best Cavs player from the three-point line according to the ratings, as he has a rating of 81. Meanwhile, he has a rating of 50 for dunking. Love has been with the Cavaliers since 2014 and was part of the famous NBA Championship winning team of 2016.
Love is also a five-time NBA All-Star, with his last appearance in that game coming back in 2018. Throughout his career with the Cavs, he has constantly averaged over 16 points per game, with his best season to date coming in the 2016-17 season, when he averaged 19 points per game in the regular season. Love averaged 17.6 points per game in the regular season last term and made an average of 3.2 assists per game, which is the highest average that he has recorded with the Cavs.
The only other Cavs player with an overall rating of at least 80 on NBA 2K21 is Collin Sexton. Sexton is labelled a scoring machine on the game and has an overall rating of 80. He has the highest rating for three-pointers in the Cavs team at 82, while he also has a respectable rating of 75 for his driving dunk.
The 21-year-old is one of the brightest stars on the Cavs roster and has proven to be an inspired draft pick from the 2018 NBA Draft. He was one of the standout performers for the Cavs last season, as he averaged 20.8 points per game, which was higher than the average in his first season in the NBA. He also made an average of 3.0 assists per game, and 3.1 rebounds per game.
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