The NBA Draft is something that fans anticipate with bated breath every season. It’s that time of year where you hope and pray that your team has done enough wheeling and dealing that you’ll finally land a quality first-round pick instead of some shmuck from the back end of Norway that you’ll only find out about on the internet some 13 days later.
When it’s all over, and you’ve found yourself with one of the best prospects ever to grace the court, or not depending on how unlucky you are, you can patiently wait for 2K Games to unleash another installment in their yearly franchise of NBA games just to see how they fare in the overall ratings. Or, if you’re not the waiting kind, then you can look through this guide and find out just what those ratings are for the first 10 Draft picks from 2019.
NBA 2K20: NBA Draft, First Ten Picks And Their Ratings
Drafted in from Duke by the Atlanta Hawks, Small Forward Cam Reddish is seen as a decent enough prospect by 2K, starting life in their NBA franchise with a solid 75 overall.
The ninth overall draft by the Washington Wizards might not have as high a rating as Cam Reddish, which seems to mean that 2K has decided that Washington might have made a mistake here, but he already has one thing that Cam doesn’t, and that’s that he’s featured in the Japanese Promo for NBA 2K20.
Another draft pick that 2K seem to think isn’t as good as Cam The Man (trademark pending), the New Orleans Pelicans Center, Jaxson Hayes, will be looking to make them eat their words this season. If he even comes close to his stats as a freshman, which helped him win the Big 12 Freshman Of The Year in 2019, then it won’t be long before they have to have a rethink and bump him up a little more.
The Chicago Bulls newest Point Guard, Coby White, led North Carolina to the Sweet 16 round of the tournament in 2019 and his new squad will be hoping that he can bring some of the skill he had on show there to this seasons NBA.
The Shooting Guard from Texas Tech will be starting the year off with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Timberwolves fans will be hoping that he’s gotten over the case of the jitters that he had that saw him struggle in both last years Final Four and the Championship Game.
There are already rumblings that Darius Garland could go on to be the greatest player that the Cleveland Cavaliers have ever had on their books. I’m not sure how LeBron James feels about this, but if Garland does hit the ground running, then that’s not going to be as crazy a call as it first seems.
The Atlanta Hawks Small Forward, De’Andre Hunter, is another of our clutch of 77’s. He was on the Virginia Cavaliers team that won the 2019 NCAA Championship and dropped in a three-pointer to tie the game with only 12.9 seconds left on the clock.
RJ Barrett wasn’t fazed in the slightest by his rating in NBA 2K20. He was just happy being in the game, claiming that that was his first thought when he was drafted. Not that he’d be lining up for the New York Knicks but that he was in 2K’s game. I like this fellow a lot.
The second overall pick in the 2019 Draft, The Memphis Grizzlies will be hoping that 2K’s rating is on the money. Ja Morant won the OVC Player of the Year, The Bob Cousey and Lute Olsen Awards, as well as being the NCAA Season Assist Leader for the 18/19 season. The future looks bright for this former Murray State player.
The New Orleans Pelicans, Zion Williamson, is a beast of a man who was voted onto the NCAA Team of the Decade only a few days ago. This is reflected in his overall score, coming in as he does a clear two-points above Ja Morant and being the only rookie on this list to break the 80 marks. Watch out for this guy; he’s going to be a monster.