NBA 2K18 roster update and playoff predictions

Posted April 14th, 2018 at 10:45 am

The NBA Playoffs tip-off today and coinciding is the latest roster update for NBA 2K18. Notables on the move include Giannis Antetokounmpo (-1 to 94), DeMar DeRozan (-1 to 89), Andre Drummond (-1 to 87), Bradley Beal (-1 to 87), Al Horford (+1 to 86), Rudy Gobert (-1 to 86), Clint Capela (-1 to 86), Hassan Whiteside (-1 to 86), Ben Simmons (+1 to 85), Blake Griffin (-1 to 85), Donovan Mitchell (+1 to 84) and Carmelo Anthony (-1 to 80).

NBA 2K’s simulation engine has proven itself adept at making predictions and this year it expects a competitive first round that will result in multiple underdogs moving on. Check out the full analysis of the first round at Sporting News. The top seeds may not have an easy road ahead, injuries going into the postseason will play a big role in who advances, and LeBron James’ Cavs will flip the playoffs switch as they’ve done in the past.