This includes all five starters and brand new additions like Jalen Brunson and other bench players like Obi Toppin or Derrick Rose.Going into the upcoming version of the popular basketball simulator, I originally believed MT 2K23 rating would be positive to this team. Chicago Bulls after a bounceback year that saw the team secure two All-Star nominations for Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan, an All-Rookie Team selection with Ayo Dosunmu and an All-NBA selection for DeRozan.
However, I could not be more than. There are a number of players on the Chicago Bulls have been docked points off their ratings from where they finished in the last season, nobody receiving a 90 overall ranking or higher.15 players around the league were rated 90 or higher, signalling that the consensus view in this league that Bulls do not have a star that could lead Chicago to a title. With the exception of Chicago's All-Star pair, 2K seems overall dismissive of the talent on this team.
Despite the fact Michael Jordan graces the front cover, NBA 2K23 couldn't be more wrong about how talented these actual Chicago Bulls are.2K has four currently Bulls players who are ranked among the top 100 players within the game. DeRozan and LaVine sit in the 19th as well as the 23rd spots respectively, while Nikola Vucevic is ranked No. 59. Lonzo Ball comes in at No. 73. A bit surprising, Andre Drummond is rated as Chicago's fifth best player. He also barely makes it to the top five.
Following that, the roster's rating as a whole is an absolute wreck. The Bulls backcourt suffers a big hit, as Alex Caruso, Coby White, and Dosunmu are all downgraded to a point at a time when normal sense dictates that they should all be even better next season. Dosunmu's overall score of 76 is especially egregious considering that the player just won All-Rookie accolades. The First Team guard Josh Giddey posted roughly equal statistics in comparison to Dosunmu (and was heavily dominated by Ayo in head-to-head matchups) as Buy NBA 2K23 MT Coins a starter but earned a higher overall score.