Tonight was a big night for NBA 2K20, as we found which duos were the highest rated, as well the top rookies in 2K20. However, the biggest news from the 2K livestream was the reveal of the top 20 players in NBA 2K20.
Top Players in NBA 2K20
Let’s take a look at the players who placed in the 11-20 range:
Honorable Mention: Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers) – 87 OVR
Ben Simmons sent out a video on social media hoping that he would be rated at, at the very least, 90 OVR by the end of this upcoming season. Simmons will start out the season at 87 OVR.
20. Blake Griffin (Detroit Pistons) – 88 OVR
19. Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz) – 88 OVR
18. Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz) – 88 OVR
17. Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics) – 88 OVR
16. Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat) – 88 OVR
15. Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) – 89 OVR
14. Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors) – 89 OVR
13. Russell Westbrook (Houston Rockets) – 90 OVR
12. Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) – 90 OVR
11. Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets) – 91 OVR
11-20 is highlighted by a couple of Jazz players in Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, as well as some new faces in new places. Jimmy Butler, Kemba Walker, Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving all have new teams, and the big man Nikola Jokic (#12) is one of the most exciting players in the NBA.
Here’s how 6-10 shakes out:
10. Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) – 91 OVR
9. Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) – 92 OVR
8. Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers) – 93 OVR
7. Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers) – 94 OVR
6. Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) – 95 OVR
Two big time acquisitions are a part of the major highlights of this group. Paul George and Anthony Davis were acquired this offseason by the Clippers and Lakers respectively via trade, and it will be fun to see how these two play with their new teams. However the biggest highlight might be Steph Curry, a three-time NBA Champ and former NBA MVP, who did not make cut for the top five.
As who did make the top five, here’s the top five players in 2K20:
5: James Harden (Houston Rockets) – 96 OVR
4. Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets) – 96 OVR
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) – 96 OVR
2. Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers) – 97 OVR
- LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) – 97 OVR
LeBron James beats out reigning NBA Champion and new LA Clipper Kawhi Leonard for the top spot in the 2K20 ratings. It was very close, however, as both start the season at a 97 OVR. As for the remainder of the top five, the “Greek Freak” makes the list at #3 after an outstanding 2018-19 season that saw him win the MVP award. Kevin Durant, who will miss the entire 2019-20 season with a torn ACL, made the cut as well.
That’s the list for the top 20 rated players in NBA 2K20. If you missed any of our previous articles on NBA 2K, check out our archives.
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