It will be trickier to nail those projections

  • One of the most exciting moments for a first-time professional basketball player comes when they are able to NBA2king learn their official NBA 2K rating. HoopsHype talked to Mike Stauffer, who serves as a producer on the product development component of the video game, to learn more about the process.


    His team works in conjunction with the game-play group to determine the official ratings for all players included on NBA rosters. Stauffer is also known by fans of the game who play the MyLeague mode to play the game. Stauffer is among the computer-generated coaches that teams hire to simulate the offseason.

    The team of developers had a the difficult task of evaluating this year's rookie class, even before the coronavirus outbreak. A number of the top prospects had been on different paths to the NBA. James Wiseman was the No. 2 overall selection for the 2020 NBA draft, despite the fact that due to eligibility issues that he was unable to play in three games during his collegiate career.

    LaMelo was the number. 1 selection. 3 overall by the Charlotte Hornets, had a journey that was far from the norm due to stops in Lithuania and New Zealand before coming to the league.

    "Every rating is a projection and when there is less sample size and a smaller sample size, it will be trickier to nail those projections," said Stauffer. "Even general manager and coaches struggle to Buy 2K MT Xbox figure out which player to take is, when it comes to the draft."