The NBA season officially kicks off on Tuesday — here are the 20 best players in the league, according to ‘NBA 2K20’

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  • The 2019-20 NBA season doesn’t tip off until October 22, but fans can use “NBA 2K20” to get an early look at their favorite teams before the start of the season.
  • “NBA 2K” is the most popular basketball game on the planet. It rates hundreds of players using advanced metrics and game footage, and the ratings are updated every week.
  • “NBA 2K20” is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
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This summer has provided one of the wildest NBA off-seasons in league history, with multiple superstar players joining new teams for the 2019-20 season. Fans will have to wait one more day to see stars like Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving line up and compete with their new squads, but “NBA 2K20,” the world’s most popular basketball video game, is already offering an early look at this year’s top contenders. NBA 2K’s player ratings are a delicate science; the game’s creators used advanced metrics and game footage to judge a variety of player attributes and specific traits. Since 2K solidified its place as the top basketball simulator, NBA players have started taking their ratings seriously, and frequently turn to social media to brag about their high scores and lookalike character models.

2K updates player ratings every week so things are bound to change once the season gets underway, but even stars like Lebron James and Anthony Davis have been using “NBA 2K20” to try to figure out how their team will come together for a championship push.

These are the top 20 players in the NBA, according to “NBA 2K20”:


20. Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz, 88 Overall

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19. Kemba Walker, Boston Celtics, 88 Overall

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18. Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat, 88 Overall

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17. Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz, 88 Overall

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16. Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons, 88 Overall


15. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warrior, 89 Overall


14. Karl Anthony-Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves, 89 Overall

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13. Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets, 90 Overall

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12. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets, 90 Overall

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11. Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets, 91 Overall

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10. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers, 91 Overall

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9. Damian Lillard, Portland Trailblazers, 92 Overall

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8. Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers, 93 Overall

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7. Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, 94 Overall

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6. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, 96 Overall

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5. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets, 96 Overall

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4. James Harden, Houston Rockets, 96 Overall

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3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, 96 Overall

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2. Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers, 97 Overall

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1. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, 97 Overall

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“NBA 2K20” is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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The legendary edition of the game with Wade on the cover costs $100, while the standard edition is $60.