Zion Williamson Earned An 81 Overall Rating For ‘NBA 2K20’ To Lead All Rookies

07.15.19 1 month ago

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Summer League will come to an end on Monday night in Las Vegas as the Grizzlies and Timberwolves square off, but the summer action for most of the top rookies ended much earlier.

Zion Williamson played one half of Summer League ball before banging knees with an opponent caused him to be shut down. Ja Morant never appeared in Summer League and neither did Darius Garland, while De’Andre Hunter played in just one game for the Hawks. R.J. Barrett played the most of the top picks, with an up and down performance for the Knicks, but for the most part the top rookies appeared sparingly for their new squads.

Still, the folks at NBA 2K20 are tasked with the unenviable task of rating these players before they play in an NBA game, and typically they stay conservative in the high 70s for the top picks. That held true for four of the top five rookies on their list this year, but Zion Williamson is a special talent and, as such, he received an 81 overall entering his rookie season in New Orleans.

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