Where Pelicans Rank Among Teams With Most Star Power in NBA 2K24

Where Pelicans Rank Among Teams With Most Star Power in NBA 2K24
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A year after missing out on the playoffs despite posting a 42-40 record, the New Orleans Pelicans are back with the same star power that has propelled them forward of late and helped many involved in the world of Louisiana sports betting. Between former No. 1 pick Zion Williamson, budding superstar Brandon Ingram, and VORP leaders like Trey Murphy III (2.3 VORP in 79 games), CJ McCollum (1.9 VORP in 75 games), and Larry Nance Jr. (1.4 VORP in 65 games), the Pelicans have a lot of talent across their roster this year.  

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Most NBA 2K24 Star Power

With NBA 2K24 now out, LouisianaBets.com utilized 2Kratings.com to see which teams have the most star power, with players of 85+ overall. Below you'll find some information you wouldn't see on Louisiana sportsbook apps. So which teams have the most star power for 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

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Williamson & Ingram Carry Pelicans Forward

Both Williamson and Ingram are coming off heady value seasons, with the former posting a 1.9 VORP campaign in 29 games, while Ingram added 1.4 VORP for the team. Leaguewide, New Orleans’ pair of 85+ rated players puts them in a tie for sixth league-wide, alongside 10 other teams, behind the Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors — who had three players apiece. The Pelicans ranked ahead of three Western Conference clubs, talent-wise, with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz having one player apiece ranked 85 or above in NBA 2K24.  

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Christopher Boan writes for LouisianaBets.com and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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