NBA 2K League

The NBA 2K League announced new details for the upcoming League Combine, as well some other information regarding the 2019 Draft.

2019 League Combine & Draft

The combine will take place in December. Dates and times for the playing window are  still to be announced. Players in the combine will be competing using NBA 2K19 on console. Gamers from North and South America, as well as Europe, will need to complete a minimum of 40 games at one position. Players from all the other regions only need to complete 30.

Players will be competing in a 5-on-5 format and will choose special archetypes to use in game. Each player will have the same skill level of 90 overall. The available archetypes are as follows:

PG 6’4” 195 lbs

  • Sharpshooting Defender
  • Playmaking Sharpshooter
  • Sharpshooting Playmaker
  • Playmaking Shot Creator
  • Pure Sharpshooter

SG 6’6” 210 lbs

  • Lockdown Defender
  • Sharpshooting Defender
  • Pure Sharpshooter
  • Sharpshooting Shot Creator
  • Sharpshooting Playmaker

SF 6’8” 230 lbs

  • Lockdown Defender
  • Two-Way Point Forward
  • Two-Way Shot Creator
  • Two-Way Sharpshooter
  • Sharpshooting Defender

PF 6’11” 240 lbs

  • Sharpshooting Post Scorer
  • Sharpshooting Athletic Finisher
  • Rebounding Stretch Four
  • Two-Way Stretch Four
  • Shot-Creating Post Scorer

Center 7’1” 260 lbs

  • Glass Cleaner
  • Pure Rim Protector
  • Two-Way Post Scorer
  • Sharpshooting Rebounder
  • Slashing Post Scorer

Once the combine is over, the league will go over the results. This includes the IQ results from the qualifiers to determine the top 200 players. Those players will have to be interviewed by a league representative, and then, a league selection committee will review the results. From there, the field will be narrowed to 150, all of whom will be eligible for the upcoming draft.

In addition, the NBA 2K League will also hold a pre-draft invitational tournament for the top Asia-Pacific players as determined by the league. The winners of the tournament will win entry into the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft.

2019 NBA 2K League Draft

The draft will feature all the players who were picked by the selection team, the winners of the Asia-Pacific tournament, and NBA 2K League players from last season who were not protected by their previous team. Each of the 21 teams will have at least one player who will be protected on their roster prior to the draft.

A key difference from last year is this year’s pool will feature more draft-eligible players than spots available. So even if a player makes the cut for the draft, there’s no guarantee he or she will be on a team come next season.

The date for next year’s draft has not been announced yet. For more information on the combine, click here.


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