NBA 2K21: Luka Doncic rated lower than Damian Lillard heading into Next Gen release?
The NBA 2K21 ratings for some of the top players were released recently. Everyone knew Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic was going to be one of the best following his outstanding season. He seemed fairly rated as a 94 overall, but there is no way Damian Lillard should have been rated higher than our Wonder Boy.
The Portland Trail Blazers’ star is a 95 overall, which seems odd considering what the two players have done for their teams this year. There could be some bias there considering Lillard is on the cover, but Luka should at least be the same overall or higher.
Why would NBA 2K make such a significant change after having Doncic rated two points higher a few weeks ago?
Luka Doncic should not be rated lower than Damian Lillard in NBA 2K21
At the end of the previous game, NBA 2K20, Luka Doncic was a 96 overall, which made him the sixth-highest current player. Damian Lillard sat at 94, so what made the two flip in a matter of weeks? Let us take a look at the stats and what these two did for their teams this season.
Luka Doncic (per game stats): 61 games, 33.6 minutes, 28.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 27.6 PER
Damian Lillard (per game stats): 66 games, 37.5 minutes, 30.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 8.0 assists, 26.9 PER
Keep in mind that Luka played almost four fewer minutes per game this regular season. His stats are arguably better than Lillard’s, and he led his team to more wins. Dallas was seventh in the Western Conference with a record of 43-32 and Portland ended with a record of 35-39.
I don’t understand why NBA 2K decided to take Doncic down so far while bringing Dame up. Hopefully, Luka will show them that they messed up. You never know, he might not be behind anyone by the time the 2020-2021 season is in the books.