Pelicans guard Josh Hart called out the NBA 2k ratings adjustors after he was given a poor rebounding score, despite averaging almost seven a game.
New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart was none too happy with his rebounding ratings on the new NBA 2k game, calling out rating adjustors who seem to have ignored his success on the boards this past season.
Hart is not the only athlete to call out his video game rating, with NFL players often criticizing Madden ratings perceived as too low. With NBA 2k21 now in stores, ratings are likely to be a point of contention in the coming days.
While Hart improved in his first season in New Orleans, his overall rating in the game is still likely to be in the 70s. Hart averaged 10.1 points and 6.5 rebounds in 27 minutes per game and figures to be an important piece as the Pelicans build for the future around Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson.
Josh Hart may have more concerns than his NBA 2k rating after the Pelicans struggled in the bubble
Although the future looks bright in New Orleans, Hart and the rest of the Pelicans struggled in the bubble, so much so that head coach Alvin Gentry was promptly fired after the team missed the playoffs.
Zion Williamson’s limited minutes were a big reason why, and for the team to take advantage of its young star’s potential, a good coaching hire and an offseason rehabbing his injury will be crucial.
Hart’s improvement could elevate New Orleans even more, as a promising young core looks to complement the budding star duo of Ingram and Williamson.
While J.J. Redick figures to soak up plenty of minutes at the shooting guard position, Hart remains just 25 years old and has a chance to establish himself as a role player worth keeping around with marked statistical improvement. If he plays to his potential, Hart may not be so unhappy with his NBA 2k rating next offseason.