The NBA 2K23 Summer League has come and gone which means, unfortunately, we've officially reached the dog days of the offseason.
In the meantime, it's perhaps as good of a time as any to go over some rating predictions. While there have been memes floating around in recent weeks regarding NBA 2K23's ratings, 2K has yet to release any official numbers and likely won't be for another couple of weeks. As such, here are our top five center ratings predictions for NBA 2K23.
NBA 2K23 Ratings Predictions: 5 Best Centers
5. Domantas Sabonis (87 OVR)
Putting up an easy 18.9 ppg, 12.1 rpg and 5.2 despite the change of scenery midway through, Domantas Sabonis has a big year ahead of him with the Sacramento Kings seemingly going all in for a competitive season for once.
4. Bam Adebayo (88 OVR)
The five-year veteran notched a career-high in points and steals in what was overall a decent campaign for him. Heading into next season, Bam Adebayo should again have all the opportunity in the world to improve his numbers.
3. Rudy Gobert (90 OVR)
Perhaps the most landscape-changing move of the offseason, all eyes will be on the Minnesota Timberwolves and Rudy Gobert to see if they can take a step forward in the wild, wild west. He may not get that much credit from most fans, but real ones know how impactful he is on defense.
2. Joel Embiid (96 OVR)
Sitting far above the rest of the pack at the top two spots, Joel Embiid is pretty much a 1(B) in this situation. Embiid was in the running for MVP all year last season while coasting to a career-high 68 games played, 30.6 ppg and 4.2 apg. He's right up there with the best of them right now.
1. Nikola Jokić (96 OVR)
It would be disrespectful to not have the back-to-back MVP at the No. 1 spot. Last season, Nikola Jokić became the 13th player to win the award in consecutive seasons, as well as the second European player to win the award more than once, and was selected to his third All-NBA First Team. With Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. perhaps returning healthy for the first time in a long time, the pressure is on for the Joker to put up a deep playoff run.
NBA 2K23 is set to release worldwide for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC (via Steam) on Sept. 9, 2022.
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