It is getting to be that time of year when players find out their player ratings in the upcoming edition of NBA 2K. The players actually in the game are just as excited as the fans who play it when it comes to player ratings being released. Charlotte Hornets rookie Brandon Miller is no exception, as his rating in NBA 2K24 was revealed to him as seen on Ronnie2K’s Twitter account.
At 78 overall, Brandon Miller seems pretty pleased with his initial player rating. He exclaimed, “I’m close to 80“, and then noted, “they always do the rooks, you know, 70s or 80 and below. I’m cool with a 78“. Miller’s rating of 78 is the highest rating for a rookie in the history of Charlotte basketball. The previous high was LaMelo Ball’s 77 rating. Ball would go on to win Rookie of the Year with 15.7 points, 6.1 assists, and 5.9 rebounds in 51 games. The Hornets would sign up for a similar performance during Miller’s rookie season.
The decision to draft Brandon Miller was controversial from the start. Charlotte was expected to select Scoot Henderson with the second overall pick, instead opting for the Alabama product. This has led to some pretty widespread criticism of the decision on a national level. Miller’s struggles in summer league did not help, as he was unnecessarily placed under the microscope. However, summer league performances are far from an indicator of future success.
Brandon Miller should be able to be an impact player for the Charlotte Hornets from the jump this season. The team has a pretty solid core of players, but the unavailability of some of those players led to the Hornets being in a position to select Brandon Miller. Adding Miller into the equation and reducing games missed by their best players should lead to better results in Charlotte this season.