Predicted Ratings for each Phoenix Suns’ Player in NBA 2K23

Phoenix Suns, Cameron Johnson (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Phoenix Suns, Cameron Johnson (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

The latest installment of the NBA2K franchise is set to release on September 9th, with the Phoenix Suns front-and-center as superstar Devin Booker headlines as the cover athlete of the game’s standard edition.

Booker becomes the first Suns player to ever front an NBA2K cover, while Phoenix Mercury legend Diana Taurasi will cover the WNBA edition.

With the Phoenix Suns set to again be near the top of the team ratings, we take a look at how each individual player might be rated in NBA 2K23.

Firstly, it’s important to acknowledge that there was a recent leak that may have given an indication of ratings for the Suns’ starters. However, they are difficult to identify and nonetheless, ratings can always change between now and the game’s release.

The stronger indication would be that the Suns will join the NBA champion Golden State Warriors as the top two rated teams in the game.

Now, let’s do rating predictions for each of the Suns players currently contracted for next season.

Devin Booker – 91

The game couldn’t possibly have a cover athlete with a rating less than 90. Booker was an improved defender last season and will undoubtedly get rewarded as the top rated Sun again.

Chris Paul – 88

This is a slight downgrade for Paul, however it’s not overly surprising given his age. The 37-year-old led the league in assists last season, however his scoring, and in particular three-point shooting, took a dive.

Deandre Ayton – 87

Despite all the discussions around his playing future, Ayton had his most efficient NBA season to date in 2021-22. Now having re-signed with the Suns, expect the 24-year-old to remain as the team’s third-highest rated player.

Mikal Bridges – 85

Bridges also had a career-year last season, averaging 14.2 points while playing every single game during both the regular season and the playoffs. Expect his improvement to be rewarded with a slight upgrade from his 83 rating in NBA 2K22.

Phoenix Suns, Mikal Bridges
Mikal Bridges and Stephen Curry, Phoenix Suns (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Cameron Johnson – 83

Like Ayton and Bridges, the 26-year-old Johnson is making incremental improvements each season. Expect a bump here as well after being rated 81 overall in 2K22.

Jae Crowder – 76

Crowder has been a very similar player for a while now – a hard-nosed two-way forward that brings experience and leadership. Expect his rating to be around the same as previous 2K editions.

Landry Shamet – 75

Shamet posted incredibly similar numbers last season to what he did with the Brooklyn Nets in 2020-21. For that reason, expect his 2K rating to sit around the same mark again.

Cameron Payne – 75

This is a slight downgrade for Payne who had an inefficient season scoring wise, an aspect that culminated in him being benched towards the end of the playoffs.

Dario Saric – 74

Unfortunately and perhaps unfairly, Saric may see a slight rating drop after missing all of last season recovering from an ACL injury.

Bismack Biyombo – 73

Biyombo made somewhat of a renaissance with the Suns last season, proving himself a valuable backup big. He might see a slight upgrade in 2K rating as a result.

Torrey Craig – 73

A major defensive presence with limited offensive capabilities, expect Craig to be around the same rating as 2K22.

Damion Lee – 73

The newly acquired Sun had some moments for the Warriors last season but was largely out of their playoff rotation. Expect a similar rating again for the 29-year-old.

Josh Okogie – 71

Another newly acquired Sun, Okogie played the least minutes of his four-year career with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. Has upside still at just 23 years of age, but for now, he’ll remain with a relatively low rating.

Jock Landale – 70

The Australian produced some flashes for the San Antonio Spurs last season, now presenting as a solid stretch big option for the Suns. Still, he hasn’t done enough at NBA level to warrant a rating spike.

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These ratings reflect a consistent Suns roster across the board, although that could change at anytime as the franchise sets about improving it as the offseason progresses.