Basketball season is here: Here are the 10 best NBA players, according to the ‘NBA 2K19’ video game

With the start of the new year we’re close to the halfway point of the 2018-19 NBA season, and the league’s best players are reaching their peak as the all-star break approaches.

Every year, fans vote for their favorite players to participate in All-Star Weekend, but the voting process is a better judge of popularity than actual skill. So where can NBA faithfuls find more objective ratings of the league’s top talent? In video games; “NBA 2K19” is the world’s most meticulously-crafted basketball simulation and uses statistics to adjust ratings for more than 350 NBA players throughout the season.

Basketball fans and players alike have always had a strong response to the 2K ratings, which take player tendencies, consistency, and overall efficiency into account to come up with a final number. Players are given an overall rating on a 0-100 scale based on 30 different attributes. During the season the ratings are regularly adjusted to match the real-life performance of the players, to keep it as close to real life as possible.

While the players at the top of the overall rankings are household names, things start to get a bit more unpredictable as the list goes on. Without further ado, here are the 10 best players in the NBA right now, according to “NBA 2K19.”

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