NBA 2K23: Predicting the highest rated centres

The official publication of player ratings is something that many NBA 2K23 fans, count us in, are eagerly awaiting. In this piece, we will predict the top 5 centre ratings.

Most people have been making ratings predictions, we also did the same, based on how they perform in the NBA season of 21–22.

With the launch on the horizon, it’s also good to know that players will be able to use NBA 2K23 MT Coins to create or build their teams and increase their chances of winning.

As a build-up to the release, we thought it’d be exciting to compile a list of early predictions, also while we wait for the official ones, so let’s see our top 5 centre predictions below.

Read more: NBA 2K23: Rating Predictions


Best NBA 2K23 centres predicted ratings

In most sports, a lot rests on the centre’s shoulders, literally. Basketball centres frequently shoot three-pointers, pass, and dribble in the transition while being the team’s top rebounder, interior scorer, and defender.

In addition to being the most physically powerful player in NBA 2K23, they also need to have a diverse range of skills. Check out our top 5 predictions for this year.

5. Bam Adebayo – Miami Heat (OVR 88)

In NBA 2K22, Bam Adebayo had a total of 30 Badges, a Build of a Glass-Cleaning Lockdown, and a final Overall Rating of 87.

Bam Adebayo - Miami Heat
MIAMI, FLORIDA – MAY 29: Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat against the Boston Celtics during game seven of the Eastern Conference Final at FTX Arena on May 29, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Last season, Adebayo had a poorer field goal percentage, 56% to be precise, and a free throw percentage of 75%. He also averaged over 10 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game, solidifying his status as possibly the NBA’s most complete centre, we don’t think there will be much change in his ratings this year.

4. Rudy Gobert – Minnesota Timberwolves (OVR 89)

You may have seen or may know that Rudy Gobert is quite dominant and efficient in his position. Last season he increased his scoring averages to 15.6, a free-throw shooting of 69% he averaged a career-best of 14.7 rebounds, per game, might we add.

Rudy Gobert - Minnesota Timberwolves

In NBA 2K22, his OVR was 88, it may not change, but we’re hoping it does. He had 20 badges, and two of those are Hall of Fame Level, now you tell us why he wouldn’t be part of our top 5?

3. Karl-Anthony Towns – Minnesota Timberwolves (OVR 90)

Another Timberwolves player makes it to our top 5. Karl-Anthony Towns received an overall rating of 89 and an Inside-Out Scorer for his build and had 29 badges.

Karl-Anthony Towns - Minnesota Timberwolves
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – APRIL 29: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on after making a basket against the Memphis Grizzlies in the fourth quarter of the game during Game Six of the Western Conference First Round at Target Center on April 29, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Grizzlies defeated the Timberwolves 114-106 to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

At just 26 years old Towns has 9,8 rebounds; 3,6 assists; 1,1 blocks per game; 1,0 steals, and these numbers have remained stable. It’s only fair that his OVR is 90 in NBA 2K23.

2. Nikola Jokic – Denver Nuggets (OVR 97)

Nikola Jokic has a 3-Level Scorer Build with a final Overall Rating of 96 on NBA 2K22. He earned 46 badges in total, including 2 Hall of Fame Level badges.

Nikola Jokic - Denver Nuggets
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 27: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors is guarded by Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets in the second half during Game Five of the Western Conference First Round NBA Playoffs at Chase Center on April 27, 2022 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

In the 2021-22 NBA season, Jokic finished with 27.1 points, 13.8 points in rebounding, and 7.9 assists. He led the Denver Nuggets to 48 victories, while also averaging the most steals of 1,5 and 0,9 blocks per game.

1. Joel Embiid – Philadelphia 76ers (OVR 98)

At the top of our list, we have Joel Embiid, who has had a 37-badge total, a final Overall Rating of 96 on NBA 2K22, and the build of a 2-Way 3-Level Scorer.

Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers

One of the top centres in the NBA League is Joel Embiid. Embiid had a career-high 68 games played, 30.6 points per game, and 4.2 assists per game while maintaining MVP contender the whole season. Right now, he’s among the finest teammates around.

That’s our top 5 predicted centre ratings, be sure to check back for updates when 2K publishes the official ratings. We will also be covering more predictions so keep it tuned here.


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