On September 6th, 2K Games will be unleashing its annual installment in its NBA franchise. It’s that time of year that basketball fans the world over look forward to so they can dribble, block, and slam dunk their way to the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. It will be fast-paced, frantic as hell, and will have scores that resemble telephone numbers and no matter who you support it gives you a perfect chance to bring glory to your team.
As is the case each year, the number one question on everybody’s lips, outside of just how well it plays, is who are going to be the best players in-game. Whether this is because you’re thinking of drafting them, fantasy-style or otherwise, or maybe you’re just curious to see which of the big fellas you’re going to need to stop when you come up against them, it’s always one of the most intriguing parts when it comes to the launch. And if you want to get ahead of the curve then this guide has you covered. What follows is a look at the 10 Best Players Overall in NBA 2K20.
NBA 2K20: 10 Best Players Overall
Philadelphia 76ers 7 foot tall Cameroonian Center, Joel Embiid, starts this list off and if he’s a cool 91 overall then you know that the other nine on here are really the cream of the crop. This year Joel Embiid is up by one point from NBA 2K19 and, at the tender age of 25, if he keeps progressing the way he is then there’s a very good possibility that in a couple of years he’ll be atop the tree.
A four-time NBA All-Star, Damian Lillard is, arguably, the most important player on the Portland Trail Blazers roster. A player who may be a rarity in this day and age as he’s been with the Trail Blazers since he first appeared, from his debut back in 2012 he’s gone from strength to strength. The second highest-rated Point guard in the game, Lillard is now in the peak years of his career so expect even more from him this season.
Calling Paul George a Small Forward seems a bit of a contradiction considering he stands at 6 ft 9, but I digress. The former Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunders player was traded to the L.A Clippers this year for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, five first-round draft picks, and the rights to swap two other first-round picks. Which should be enough to tell you just how valuable he is.
Having spent the first seven years of his career in New Orleans, the unibrow 2K20 cover-star requested a trade and duly got his move to the L.A Lakers. The Point Forward/Center will be teaming up with another player on this list this season in hopes of bringing The Lakers their first title since 2010 and if his rating here is anything to go by, he might just help them achieve that.
Do Basketball Players get testimonials? In Football, the proper kind and not the American one, if a player has been at a club for 10 years then they get a testimonial match, this usually includes a lot of past and present team-mates and opponents getting together for an all-star game with the proceeds being given to charity. If they don’t then they really need should and Stephen Curry should be at the head of that list considering that he’s been at The Golden State Warriors for a decade now.
I’ll be honest here, I thought Kevin Durant was a lot older than 30. Really, I thought he was looking down the barrel of 40 before I did my research and I can only put it down to the fact that it just seems like he’s been around forever. After his, and The Golden State Warriors, quest for the elusive three-peat came crashing down, in no small part to his finals ending injury, Kevin Durant moved to The Brooklyn Nets in a sign and trade deal.
I’ve always had a soft spot for James Harden. He’s one of the greatest players ever to grace the court and has one of the most iconic beards ever. One he only grew because he was too lazy to shave. Anyway, the Houston Rockets Shooting Guard is at the high end of the 90s and deserves to be as he is just fantastic to watch.
The Milwaukee Bucks Small Forward, Giannis Antetokounmpo, is the last of our 96 rated players on this list. The ever-reliable Antetokounmpo was last years NBA MVP, and it’s shown in his stats this time around. Another player with time on his side, at the age of 24, expect even greater things from this lad as the years roll by.
Sitting in second place as the best overall player in NBA 2K20 wouldn’t be such a bad thing, that was unless the guy who’s sitting top plays for your deadliest rivals. So you can imagine that Kawhi Leonard isn’t happy to find that 2K has rated him lower than the next guy, even though their overall stats are the same.
LeBron James is, easily, the best player of his generation and there’s a case to be that, Jordan aside, he’s one of, if not the best, to ever play the game. He may be heading into the twilight of his career but that doesn’t stop 2K making him their overall top player in NBA 2K20 and if he manages to stay injury-free this reason, he might repay that faith and lead the Lakers to the title.