Milwaukee Bucks: Predicting the 2K22 ratings for the supporting cast

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Milwaukee Bucks' George Hill
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Predicting the Milwaukee Bucks’ new offseason additions 2K ratings

Despite losing a couple of key pieces in the offseason, the Bucks added four players in free agency and trades that should pick up the slack and, arguably, make the defending champs even better. Semi Ojeleye, Rodney Hood, George Hill, and Grayson Allen should not only make the on-court Bucks better but also give a boost to the video game Bucks as well.

Semi Ojeleye: 74

If there’s a player that signifies how 2K values offense more than defense, it’s Ojeleye (and probably Holiday as well). He did steadily improve on his 71 overall rating to begin last season, finishing as a 73. I’m pretty high on the Ojeleye signing. He has the ability to guard bigger wing players and tweener forwards while also bringing pretty solid 3-point shooting numbers. Those things don’t usually make for high ratings in 2K, however. Ojeleye should see a slight boost in his rating from last year, and I could absolutely see him playing that rating higher, now being on a better team.

Rodney Hood: 74

This rating might be a lot of wishful thinking, but I’m ready to believe that Hood is healthy and ready to bounce back after an awful 2020-21 season. He was still recovering from a torn Achilles that cut short what was probably his best start to any season. Hood began last year with a 76 rating and slowly declined from there, finishing with a 73. I’m hoping the 2K ratings team takes into account that Hood was still recovering and gives him a slight bump up. Hood is definitely someone who could play their rating higher, especially being an offensive player who can score in a variety of ways.

George Hill: 77

Listen, 2K ratings team, just ignore what Hill did with the Philadelphia 76ers to end last season and his playoff run. He’s better than that, and being back with the Bucks, where he landed a 79 overall rating two seasons ago, will prove that it was simply a blip on the radar. Hill finished last year with a 77 rating, the same as what he started with, but did manage to get up to a 78 overall rating during the year. After seeing a two-point drop from his 79 rating two seasons ago, I’m hoping 2K keeps his rating the same.

Hill could also get dinged for being older, but he should be around 78-79 overall by the end of the season.

Grayson Allen: 79

Maybe this is me being too excited about the Allen addition, but he should absolutely be close to cracking the 80 overall mark to begin the season. He saw a six-point jump from his 72 overall rating to start last year to finish with a 78. He put up a couple of solid performances in play-in and playoff games, highlighted by a 17 point game in the first round against the Utah Jazz. He’s steadily improved each season, and being on the champs should see him get a bit of a boost too. I’m very high on the Allen addition and I hope we see 2K feel the same way.