Utah Jazz: Reacting to every player on the roster’s NBA 2K22 rating

Utah Jazz part owner Dwyane Wade and Ronnie 2K (John Sciulli/Getty Images for NBA 2K20)
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Utah Jazz forward Rudy Gay

2K rating: 78

Recent Utah Jazz acquisition Rudy Gay manages to earn a solid 78 rating despite 15 years of service in the NBA. It feels like an appropriate rating for such a solid, well-rounded NBA player. Gay may no longer be the primary offensive weapon that he was in his prime, but he also does not hurt his team in a single category. That lack of an identifiably major weakness likely earns Gay major 2K rating points.

Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson

2K rating: 79 

The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Utah Jazz spark plug Jordan Clarkson may have been a little more difficult for 2K’s developers to rate than the average player. At times last season, Clarkson looked like an 85, while after the All-Star break, he may have slipped closer to 75 overall territory. The game does a good job of splitting the difference here, giving Clarkson an appropriate 79 overall rating. He’s got too many offensive gifts to rate much lower, but his efficiency and defensive effort are a little too inconsistent to rate in the 80s.

Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles

2K rating: 80 

Ingles’ 80 overall rating may qualify as a pleasant surprise for many observers. Utah Jazz fans have been well-aware of Ingles’ value on an NBA court for years now, but it’s felt as if the rest of the NBA world’s perception of the Aussie’s value has generally lagged behind the fans in Salt Lake City. Ingles may lose some attribute points for his lack of athleticism, but his IQ, playmaking, defense and three-point shooting have clearly all compensated for those deficiencies.

Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr.

2K rating: 83 

Mike Conley Jr.’s 2K rating is pretty reflective of his real-life standing in the National Basketball Association: possibly underrated, but highly rated enough that it’s not outrageous either. As a 33-year old, it’s possible that Conley is a victim of some presumed regression in terms of his overall 2K rating. Father time, as they say, is undefeated, but Conley Jr. and the Utah Jazz will be hoping he can hold off his advances for one more season by playing at closer to the 85-87 level he’s reached at times throughout his career.

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert

2K rating:  88 

That Gobert manages to earn a rating commensurate to an All-NBA caliber player in spite of his absolute 0 three-point shooting speaks volumes about the value of his defensive presence. Frankly though, that shouldn’t be a surprise. Gobert is, after all, a four-time All-NBA Team member. He’ll protect the rim and collect rebounds more effectively than just about anybody in NBA 2K22, and rightfully so.

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell

2K rating: 88

Finally, Donovan Mitchell receives the same rating as his longtime running mate Gobert. Arguably, Mitchell has more room to upgrade this rating as the season passes. He’s considerably younger, and it feels more likely that he’ll make strides on defense than it does that Gobert will develop a reliable shooting touch. Regardless, 88 is a significantly high rating, and Mitchell earns it as the hub of this Utah Jazz offense. His 26.4 points per game from the 2020-21 season make him one of the most effective scoring guards in the National Basketball Association.

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The overall 2K ratings of the Utah Jazz are roughly what we’d expect. They reflect a deep team with many quality pieces that lacks a true top 5 superstar. Our predictions for their starters were solid, but not entirely accurate: if you’d like to cross reference them with these actual ratings, we’d encourage that.