Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets will lick their wounds and look forward to the 2021-22 NBA season. Irving has been one of the most consistent players in the NBA over the years, and the Nets’ offensive talent means they could be one of the biggest contenders again.

Irving, however, was unlucky enough to sustain an injury during the playoffs. This follows an injury-ridden season last year when Irving only played 20 games for the Brooklyn Nets. Quite a few fans will expect its rating to improve in NBA 2K22, although there is reason to believe that it might not.

With that in mind, here’s a look at his overall performance during the season and his expected rating for NBA 2K22.

Kyrie Irving’s NBA 2K22 rating may not improve

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets

Kyrie Irving starts into his eleventh NBA season. Aside from his rookie year, he’s never averaged less than 20 ppg. He had two notable injured layoffs last season, the second of which came during the Brooklyn Nets’ crucial Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Nets were leading 2-0, but Harden and Irving’s injury concerns meant they ended up losing 4-3. Despite the disappointing campaign, the 2020-21 NBA season promises to be big and fans will expect the Nets to win the championship.

Kyrie Irving had an overall rating of 91 in NBA 2K21 with a build of an Offensive Threat. He averaged 26.9 points, six assists and 4.8 rebounds and ended up with his best shooting efficiency of over 57%. Additionally, Kyrie Irving also shot out of the three-point zone to over 40%, unlike the previous season when he missed the mark for the first time since the 2015-16 season.

Overall, the 29-year-old was rated 91 in the NBA 2K series two years in a row and should find himself with his overall intact 91. Improvement seems very unlikely considering his numbers are similar to last year when he only played 20 games.

Even so, Kyrie Irving will believe that given his skills and talent, he deserves a rating of at least 93. A successful 2021/22 season should be enough to make this happen, with the Brooklyn Nets arguably still having the best offensive in the NBA right now.