Where Do Texas Teams Rank in Terms of NBA2K24 Star Power?

Where Do Texas Teams Rank in Terms of NBA2K24 Star Power?
Fact Checked by Michael Peters

Few states have produced the level of consistency across the years in the NBA quite like the three franchises in Texas.

Between the five-time champion San Antonio Spurs, the two-time champion Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks’ title in 2011, the Lone Star State has brought home the Larry O’Brien trophy at a historic rate since the dawn of the 21st century.

The on-court success of the past doesn’t necessarily correlate to the present, however, as only one of Texas’ three teams (the Mavericks) has a player rated 85 or above in the league’s marquis video game. With NBA 2K24 now out, BetTexas.com took a break from covering Texas sportsbooks and utilized 2Kratings.com to see which teams have the most star power with players of 85-plus overall.

85+ Overall Ratings In NBA 2K24

Team Rated 85+ Players
Boston Celtics 3 Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Kristaps Porzingis
Cleveland Cavaliers 3 Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland, Evan Mobley
Golden State Warriors 3 Steph Curry, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson
Milwaukee Bucks 3 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton
Philadelphia 76ers 3 Joel Embiid, James Harden, Tyrese Maxey
Phoenix Suns 3 Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Bradley Beal
Chicago Bulls 2 DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine
Dallas Mavericks 2 Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving
Denver Nuggets 2 Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray
L.A. Clippers 2 Kawhi Leonard, Paul George
L.A. Lakers 2 LeBron James, Anthony Davis
Memphis Grizzlies 2 Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr.
Miami Heat 2 Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo
Minnesota Timberwolves 2 Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns
New Orleans Pelicans 2 Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram
New York Knicks 2 Jalen Brunson, Julius Randle
Sacramento Kings 2 De’Aaron Fox, Domantas Sabonis
Atlanta Hawks 1 Trae Young
Brooklyn Nets 1 Mikal Bridges
Charlotte Hornets 1 LaMelo Ball
Indiana Pacers 1 Tyrese Haliburton
Oklahoma City Thunder 1 Shai Gilgeous- Alexander
Portland Trail Blazers 1 Damian Lillard
Toronto Raptors 1 Pascal Siakam
Utah Jazz 1 Lauri Markkanen

Although there are no Texas betting apps, national operators list Boston and Denver as the NBA title favorites this season at +475.

Texas NBA Talent Has Fallen on Hard Times

With the Rockets and Spurs squarely in the midst of an ongoing rebuild, and the Mavs’ looking to rebound after a disappointing 2023 late season collapse, there’s a void in star power. Of the three NBA teams in Texas, only the Mavericks have a player rated 85 or above, with Dallas possessing two players of such caliber — Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. The other two were among the five teams to have zero players ranked 85 or higher.

Given that lack of statewide star power, it’s likely of little surprise oddsmakers at BetMGM Sportsbook — there is no BetMGM Texas — give the Mavericks, Rockets and Spurs lowly championship odds. Dallas is the state’s top championship contender, coming in at +2200, while the Spurs are listed at +25000 and the Rockets are even further down the list, at +35000.  



Christopher Boan is a writer with BetTexas.com, covering state issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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