In the NBA, it’s always disappointing when a major offseason pickup turns out to be a bust or when a young player full of potential regresses when they should still be improving.
But that has been the case with Mike Conley of the Utah Jazz and Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers this year. The former was expected to provide Utah with the elite backcourt they were so craving thanks to his experience and production, while the latter was thought to be a potential third star for L.A. But neither of those things has come close to happening this season.
As such, the two players’ ratings in the popular NBA 2K series has seen a huge drop-off from 2K20 to 2K21. Conley and Kuzma are tied for the biggest drop in rating, both falling eight points from last year.
Other players who have (rightfully) fallen in ranking in the game include Draymond Green, Al Horford and Marc Gasol.
For the full list of the players who had the biggest downgrades in ratings in NBA 2K this year, just check out the list below.
1. Mike Conley, Utah
1. Kyle Kuzma, LA Lakers
3. Draymond Green, Golden State
4. JaMychal Green, LA Clippers
5. Blake Griffin, Detroit
5. Victor Oladipo, Indiana
5. DeMarcus Cousins, free agent
5. Al Horford, Philadelphia
5. Marc Gasol, Toronto
5. Ed Davis, Utah
5. Nenê, free agent
5. Dennis Smith, New York
5. Wilson Chandler, Brooklyn