Odds To Win The NBA2K Players-Only Tournament
Andre Drummond +1500
26-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond was in the midst of his best season by putting up 17.8 points and a league-leading 15.8 rebounds per game before the Detroit Pistons foolishly traded him to Cleveland. Maybe it’s me, but it sure would be nice to see Drummond experience some success in this tournament after languishing in the Motor City the last seven-plus years.
Deandre Ayton +1000
There’s no doubt that Phoenix Suns 21-year-old, second-year center Deandre Ayton is talented. The young big man averaged 19.0 points and 12.0 rebounds this season, though he played in just 30 games after serving a 25-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Will Ayton be focused enough to get it done? Only time will tell!
DeMarcus Cousins +1000
After suffering through a pair of gruesome injuries the last two seasons, I’m rooting for polarizing 29-year-old free agent center DeMarcus Cousins – and that’s a first!
Derrick Jones +2000
High-flying Miami Heat forward and 16th-seeded Derrick Jones Jr. is just 23-years-old and that simply means he’s likely a big gamer. Can this year’s slam dunk contest winner soar his way to the tournament upset in 2K?
Devin Booker +400
23-year-old Phoenix Suns star shooting guard Devin Booker put a mind-boggling 70 points on the board against the Boston Celtics three years ago while draining 11 threes. I’m suspecting this sweet-shooting sniper and 2K tournament favorite will try to bomb his way to victory in this 2K tourney!
Domantas Sabonis +1000
23-year-old Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis is one of the most versatile players in the NBA as he puts up 18.5 points, 12.4 rebounds and 5.0 assist per game. I’m thinking his all-around skill-set could help him immensely in NBA2K!
Donovan Mitchell +1000
After testing positive for COVID-19, 23-year-old Utah Jazz superstar shooting guard Donovan ‘Spyda’ Mitchell will look to use his uncanny one-on-one skills to take down the competition!
Harrison Barnes +1000
Unfortunately, 27-year-old Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes has always been a bit of an underachiever. Here’s to hoping his skills in 2K are better than his actual real-life game.
Hassan Whiteside +1400
30-year-old Portland Trail Blazers 7-footer Hassan Whiteside has a decent career average of 13.8 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. Still, more has been expected of the athletic big man throughout his career. Can he deliver in NBA2K?
Kevin Durant +800
Who cares that the sweet-shooting Durant missed the entire 2019-20 campaign while rehabbing from a torn Achilles. If his 2K skills are anything like his real-life game, then KD will be tough to beat!
Michael Porter +1000
I’ll just say it. I’m going to go bonkers if Denver Nuggets Mike Malone doesn’t start giving versatile 21-year-old Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter more minutes!
Montrezl Harrell +1200
I’ve always been fond of the now, 26-year-old Montrezl Harrell dating back to his collegiate playing days at Louisville. The bruising power forward is now a star in the league as he puts up 18.6 and 7.1 boards per game for the LA Clippers. I’m wondering if he’s going to try to bully his way down low to victories in the NBA2K tournament like he does to opponents in real life.
Pat Beverly +2500
I know one thing NBA hoops heads. No one will be talking trash to 31-year-old LA Clippers point guard Patrick Beverly in this tournament for fear of some on-court retaliation at some point in the near, real-life future!
Rui Hachimura +700
I completely love the game of 22-year-old Washington Wizards rookie forward Rui Hachimura (13.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg) and I believe his youthful ways could serve him well in the 2K tourney.
Trae Young +1000
Atlanta Hawks 21-year-old second-year point guard Trae Young has put up a stellar 29.6 points per game this season while shooting a solid 36.1 percent from beyond the arc. It’ll likely be bombs away for Young in 2K!
Zach Levine +1500
High-flying 25-year-old Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine was in the midst of a career year by averaging 25.5 points per game this season. After getting robbed out of another dunk contest victory, I think LaVine has something to prove.