Joel Embiid is one of the best young players in the game, when healthy. Considering he has only played in 31 games in 3 seasons in the league, I think 86 is more than fair for potential. That is exactly what Embiid has been to this point in his career, potential. If he is able to stay healthy for a full season, he is probably the best and most skilled big man in the league. I’m sure the NBA2K guys will increase his rating if he is able to stay healthy like how they did with Hassan Whiteside when he had his breakout season with the Miami Heat and became famous for his “I’m trying to up my 2k rating” interview.
So, what rating did Embiid want? 95. To put this in perspective, only 6 players had a rating of 95 or higher.
1. LeBron James: 97 OVR
2. James Harden: 96 OVR
3. Russell Westbrook: 96 OVR
4. Kawhi Leonard: 96 OVR
5. Stephen Curry: 95 OVR
6. Kevin Durant: 95 OVR
Yeah Joel Embiid is not even close to better than any of these players, at least not yet. If he plays a full season, he might be able to get his rating up to 90, but probably not much higher. Paul George is only a 91 and he’s been able to hold his own against Lebron in the playoffs multiple times.
Nothing wrong about wanting to be among the best, but you do have to earn your rating on the court. Embiid made light of the NBA2K interview on Twitter, when he said he had to work on his durability.
My Durability rating must've not allowed my 2k rating to be at least 95🤔🤔!!!! Gotta work on that #TheProcess
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 18, 2017
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