New NBA2K leaks place Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum in tie for 5th-highest in game

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Boston Celtics star forward Jayson Tatum finds himself among the top 11 players (due to ties) in the NBA in the recently-leaked ratings of the league’s top players in the latest ratings update from NBA2K. The St. Louis native finds himself with a new ranking of 93 — up from 90 — for this latest round of updates, good enough for a tie for the fifth-best rating in the latest iteration of the popular NBA basketball simulation game.

Tatum was behind first-place the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (97 overall), a five-way tie for second at 96 overall for the Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic, Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant, and Los Angeles Lakers’ Lebron James. He was also ranked behind the Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic alone with a 95 rating, and Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard with a 94.

The Duke product is tied at 93 with the Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant and Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler.

While one might quibble about where Tatum is with regards to some of his peers in the league, it seems that the folks behind the popular game have gotten the Celtics star’s assessment correct for the most part this far into his career.

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