Predicting ratings for every Bulls player in NBA 2K23

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Patrick Williams, DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls
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Dalen Terry: 75

The Bulls front office sees Dalen Terry as a prospect with a few real NBA-ready skills, but with a lot more room to grow before ever becoming a complete product. If 2K evaluates the rookie correctly, they’ll see him for what he is: a decent complementary role player that struggles to score on his own. 75 feels like a fair number for that skill set.

DeMar DeRozan: 89 (-1)

Last year, DeMar DeRozan generated much controversy in the 2K community when a fake viral post spread around claiming he’d be a 90 overall on release. Although he’d actually start out at 85, he’d ironically end up working his way to 90 by the end of the season anyways. DeMar has proven he still belongs in the conversation of top NBA players, and should re-open with an 89 overall for the first time since 2018.

Derrick Jones Jr: 74

Derrick Jones Jr. suffered greatly last year from a finger injury that hampered his scoring ability and limited his opportunities down the stretch. He’ll struggle to find big minutes in Chicago this year, but I do believe his talent exceeds his rating here and he’ll impress whenever his number is called.

Javonte Green: 78 (+1)

His scoring production won’t wow you, but Javonte Green showed last year he can fill a role as a versatile reserve wing and do the little things to help the Bulls win tough games. Players with similar skillsets like Dillon Brooks, Josh Hart, and Dorian Finney-Smith are viewed favorably in-game and I could definitely see Green joining that crowd with another strong year.

Patrick Williams: 78 (+4)

I think it’s very likely we’ll look back at just how disrespectful this rating was and laugh about it, but it’s still nothing compared to the 74 overall Patrick Williams was given at the end of the last season. Injuries aside, Pat has done much to inspire confidence in his game over the summer in private workouts and pro-am competition, if it translates to the NBA he could easily push up into the 80s.