Moving on to one the underrated players in the NBA from buryw's blog

However, that's not shown in his overall MT 2K23 score for perimeter defense. The overall rating didn't improve from 2K22 - it stood at 83. The perimeter defense rating is at 82 (A-minus) and is second in the league behind Chris Paul's 90. For a player who was second in Defensive Player Of The Award last season Both of those numbers should be higher.

Moving on to one the underrated players in the NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kenrich Williams comes next for two different reasons. One is the defense at the perimeter, where the 27-year-old has made the name for himself in Oklahoma. He's hard to beat at the point of attack, strong in one-on-one situations and is generally more efficient than he's given credit for. He's in the ninth spot on the team in defensive perimeters, just behind players like Ty Jerome and Aleksej Poku?evski, which shouldn't be happening.

On the other hand Williams is the 5th-highest 3-point score on the team, despite ranking 10th in 3-point percentage last season with 33.9% with 0.8 makes a game. Williams' profile isn't fully accurate, but the figure of 75 overall score is an acceptable starting point (even although it could actually be more like 77).

Russell Westbrook's return to home with The Los Angeles Lakers did not run as planned. In 2K22 he was 85 overall, but then started to decline following a poor performance throughout the season. The previous league MVP is now at 78 overall, which is third highest in the league and where it was at the end of 2K22. It's hard to argue to suggest that he's no longer the player he was in 2016but it's fairly unfair to lower him from 78 to 78 within a season. The shot IQ of his is 25. which is one of the lowest scores in the game, but not exactly surprising.

For your reference, players who have been rated as 78 overall are Patrick Beverley, Westbrook's new teammate, Cole Anthony, Jakob Poeltl and rookies Paolo Banchero and Buy MT 2K23 Jabari Smith Jr. Perhaps Westbrook should have started his career somewhere in the 80-83 range? This isn't so much an admission of fault, but more of it's a "How do he keep getting high ratings?"

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