Sixers’ official NBA 2K23 ratings released

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Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Sixers 2K23 ratings: Charles Bassey — 73

Charles Bassey has not yet proved himself on the NBA stage. The athleticism and talent is evident — he dominated the G-League and even flashed his upside in brief, fleeting NBA appearances last season — but he’s going to be buried on the depth chart once again (if he even makes the final 15-man roster). This rating is probably a little too high until we see what he can do with an actual role.

Sixers 2K23 ratings: Furkan Korkmaz — 73

Furkan Korkmaz rewarded the Sixers’ renewed faith (and lucrative contract extension) with his worst season to date in 2021-22. He shot below 30 percent from deep and found himself out of the rotation by Christmas. Korkmaz has put together some impressive stretches for Philadelphia in the past, but if last season was any indication of what’s to come, then 73 could be too high. He’s a prime trade candidate as Philadelphia looks to cut the roster back down to 15.

Sixers 2K23 ratings: Paul Reed — 73

Should be higher! Paul Reed proved his mettle in the playoffs last season and, before Harrell’s arrival, seemed like a perfectly reliable full-time backup to Embiid. It will be interesting to see how much playing time he gets in the final year of his rookie contract, but Reed’s whirlwind defensive presence and burgeoning offensive skill set should land him a higher rating than Bassey and Korkmaz.

Sixers 2K23 ratings: Georges Niang — 73

Should be higher. Georges Niang was the Sixers’ most reliable reserve in the regular season. He’s an elite spot-up shooter who plays with a useful confidence and spunk. He was exploited defensively in the playoffs, but Niang is a bankable 82-game player who should have a role for Philadelphia next season.