Eric Paschall not happy with friend Donovan Mitchell’s NBA 2K21 rating

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Paschall doesn’t like childhood friend Mitchell’s 2K21 rating originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea» data-reactid=»16″>Paschall doesn’t like childhood friend Mitchell’s 2K21 rating originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Utah Jazz had a short stint during the recently completed 2020 NBA playoffs, but All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell still was one of the standout performers in the bubble in Orlando, Fla.» data-reactid=»17″>The Utah Jazz had a short stint during the recently completed 2020 NBA playoffs, but All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell still was one of the standout performers in the bubble in Orlando, Fla.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Mitchell averaged an NBA-leading 36.3 points over seven playoff games, but that was only good enough to increase his NBA 2K21 rating up by one point, to an 88 overall rating.» data-reactid=»22″>Mitchell averaged an NBA-leading 36.3 points over seven playoff games, but that was only good enough to increase his NBA 2K21 rating up by one point, to an 88 overall rating.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Eric Paschall goes way back with Mitchell, and the Warriors forward wasn’t happy about his childhood friend’s NBA 2K21 rating.» data-reactid=»23″>Eric Paschall goes way back with Mitchell, and the Warriors forward wasn’t happy about his childhood friend’s NBA 2K21 rating.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Mitchell has the 17th-highest rating in NBA 2K21, and 15 of the 16 players ahead of him have a rating of 90 or higher. Klay Thompson, who missed the 2019-20 NBA season while recovering from a torn ACL, is the highest non-90 rating player with an 89 rating.» data-reactid=»25″>Mitchell has the 17th-highest rating in NBA 2K21, and 15 of the 16 players ahead of him have a rating of 90 or higher. Klay Thompson, who missed the 2019-20 NBA season while recovering from a torn ACL, is the highest non-90 rating player with an 89 rating.

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A rating of 90 would have put Mitchell on the same level as Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum.» data-reactid=»27″>A rating of 90 would have put Mitchell on the same level as Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum.

Paschall has a good point. Mitchell, who just completed his third NBA season, likely already is among the top tier of NBA players. But a hot start to the 2020-21 NBA season, whenever that is, should push Mitchell into the 90-rating level of players.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="As for Paschall, who made the 2019-20 All-Rookie First Team, he got a player rating of 79 in NBA 2K21. Last year, his initial NBA 2K20 rating was 71, so an increase of eight points in one year is something to be proud about.» data-reactid=»29″>As for Paschall, who made the 2019-20 All-Rookie First Team, he got a player rating of 79 in NBA 2K21. Last year, his initial NBA 2K20 rating was 71, so an increase of eight points in one year is something to be proud about.

<h5 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="RELATED: Paschall discusses journey to NBA alongside Mitchell» data-reactid=»30″>RELATED: Paschall discusses journey to NBA alongside Mitchell

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Back on Sept. 7, Paschall tweeted that he wasn’t happy with his athleticism rating in 2K21. They gave him an 80 rating on that attribute.» data-reactid=»31″>Back on Sept. 7, Paschall tweeted that he wasn’t happy with his athleticism rating in 2K21. They gave him an 80 rating on that attribute.

The good news for Mitchell and Paschall is that they both are early in their NBA careers, so there is plenty of time for them to improve their NBA 2K ratings.