NBA 2K18: Projecting the LA Clippers’ Ratings

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: DeAndre Jordan
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: DeAndre Jordan /
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Austin Rivers will feature in NBA 2K18.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – APRIL 28: Austin Rivers /

Austin Rivers

NBA 2K16: 73

NBA 2K17: 74 (Updated to 76)

NBA 2K18 projection: 77

Austin may never shake the ‘nepotism’ tag, at least as long as Doc is running the show in Clipperland. This is too often the headline for Austin, with his strong play and leadership of the second unit often ignored. Rivers is a legitimate NBA player capable at either guard spot or even the 3 in ultra-small lineups, given his defensive ability. He improved in most categories this year per Basketball Reference and his rating should continue to rise.