Sixers’ official NBA 2K23 ratings released

James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, Sixers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Sixers 2K23 ratings: Danuel House Jr. — 72

What’s going on here? De’Anthony Melton should be the only reserve who ranks higher than Danuel House. The latter spent last season reasserting his standing in the NBA, playing valuable minutes off the bench for a competitive Jazz team. His defensive versatility and excellent complementary talents on offense made him stand out on Utah’s roster, and he should play extended minutes off the bench for Doc Rivers.

Sixers 2K23 ratings: Jaden Springer — 70

It remains to be seen if Jaden Springer is ready to make the jump to NBA basketball. He was the youngest player in the draft last season, so there’s still plenty of time for him to grow. Whether the Sixers have the patience to wait for Springer to grow, however, is a different question altogether. Daryl Morey has to clear out two roster spots before the season and there’s no reason to believe Springer will contribute to winning in the near future.

Sixers 2K23 ratings: Isaiah Joe — 69

Isaiah Joe, meanwhile, is definitely NBA-caliber. We haven’t seen him in extended minutes yet, and the Sixers’ improved depth chart could make it difficult for him to break out in the final year of his rookie contract, but Joe’s reliable defense and silky-smooth jumper suggest a future in the league. He will carve out a 3-and-D role somewhere, at some point, even if it’s not in Philly.

Sixers 2K23 ratings: Charlie Brown Jr. — 69

Is Charlie Brown Jr. an NBA player? It all comes down to his offensive development. He’s a bouncy athlete and a surprisingly good defender, but as of last season, he was just too bad offensively for any of it to matter. With Philadelphia adding multiple high-level perimeter defenders to the roster this summer, Brown’s future with the franchise is quite murky.

Sixers 2K23 ratings: Julian Champagnie — 68

The Sixers signed Julian Champagnie to a two-way contract after the draft. The 6-foot-8 wing was named to first team All-BIG EAST at St. John’s, where he averaged 19.2 points per game as a junior. His blend of size and offensive skill should no doubt interest the Sixers, but it’s hard to imagine him making too much noise as a rookie. The Sixers are too deep.

Sixers 2K23 ratings: Trevelin Queen — 67

One of two former G-League MVPs on the Sixers roster, Trevelin Queen has proven himself at lower levels of competition. That said, he has yet to make waves in the NBA, and the Sixers are too deep to discern a path forward for Queen. Morey has to clear two roster spots, and Queen is by far the most likely of any current Sixer to be one of the two players cut.

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