The Phoenix Suns, by an extremely thin margin, had an overall defense NBA 2K23 MT Coins ranking third in the regular season in the year before; they could've very well been first. A united effort is necessary to maintain such a high level of play for 82 games. Fourth-year forward Mikal Bridges played a significant part in the process. Not only did he participate in all 82 games , but he was arguably the most instrumental defender on the squad.
However, it's not shown in his overall 2K23 or his perimeter defense rating. The overall rating didn't increase from 2K22 - it maintained 83. His perimeter defense rating is an 82 (A-minus) and is 2nd on the team, just behind Chris Paul's 90. As a player who placed second in the Defensive Player of the Year awards last year the two ratings are likely to be higher.
Moving on to one the underrated players in the NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kenrich Williams is next due to two reasons. One is the defense at the perimeter, in which the 27-year-old has gained the name for himself in Oklahoma. He's adamant, difficult to beat in the line of attack and extremely strong in one-on-1 situations and, in general, much better than he gets credit for. He's ninth on the team in defensive perimeter behind players such as Ty Jerome and Aleksej Poku?evski which isn't a good thing.
However Williams has the fifth-highest 3-point mark on the team, even though he was 10th in 3-point percentage in the last season. He was 33.9% . 0.8 creates a game. Williams's profile isn't totally accurate, but his 75 overall is a fair starting point (even even though it should to be higher than 77).
Russell Westbrook's homecoming season for Lakers Los Angeles Lakers did not be as expected. In 2K22 he was average 86. but his numbers slowly decreased following a defiant performance during the course of the year. He was the league's MVP before that, and is now 78 overall, third-highest on the team , and that's where finished on 2K22. You're not likely to hear many people argue that he's the same player he once was back in 2016. However, it's quite unfair to reduce him all the way to an average of 78 in a single season. The shot IQ of his is 25. This is the second lowest shot IQ in the game although it's not really surprising.
If you want to compare, players rated 78 all-around include Patrick Beverley, Westbrook's new teammate Cheap MT 2K23 , Cole Anthony, Jakob Poeltl and rookies Paolo Banchero and Jabari Smith Jr. Isn't it obvious that Westbrook should have been starting with a score of between 80-83? This one isn't exactly the case, but it is more of an "How do he continue to get praise?"