Sixers: Breaking down NBA 2K23 ratings for every player

Matisse Thybulle, Tyrese Maxey, Isaiah Joe, Sixers (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Matisse Thybulle, Tyrese Maxey, Isaiah Joe, Sixers (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Sixers NBA 2K23 ratings: Georges Niang

  • Actual Rating: 73
  • Our Rating: 75

Georges Niang was mostly bad in the playoffs, but that shouldn’t completely overshadow his brilliant regular season. Niang was the Sixers’ best bench player by far in 2022, providing a high volume of spot-up 3s and bringing some much-needed attitude to a team that often felt like it was going through the motions. His energy level and bankable 3-point stroke should keep Niang in the rotation, even if he defense becomes problematic in important games.

Sixers NBA 2K23 ratings: P.J. Tucker

Actual Rating: 76

Our Rating: 79

The Sixers signed P.J. Tucker to a lucrative three-year contract with the intention of making him a core part of the rotation. He could very well be the fifth starter, but given his advanced age and natural position, it probably makes more sense to bring him off the bench. He can still close games. A versatile defender who can shut down the league’s best scorers when he’s locked in, Tucker has earned more respect than 2K appears ready to give him. He’s also a useful offensive player who never misses from the corner.

Sixers NBA 2K23 ratings: De’Anthony Melton

  • Actual Rating: 80
  • Our Rating: 79

Melton could quickly emerge as the Sixers’ best reserve, maybe even their most important reserve. He will get overshadowed in the discourse because he’s a guard who’s behind James Harden and Tyrese Maxey in the rotation, but Melton should still get ample playing time. He can play next to either guard, or with both of them. His elite on-ball defense, razor-sharp instincts, and reliable 3-point stroke will make him an instant impact player. There have been stretches in the past where Melton felt like an All-Defense candidate. He can seriously disrupt the opposing offense when he’s on, and as a complementary facilitator on the other end, he’s quite good.