2020 NBA 2K League Draft set for Saturday in NYC

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What you need to know

  • The 2020 NBA 2K League Draft goes down this Saturday, Feb. 22, in New York City.
  • The Draft will fill out the six-person rosters for the NBA 2K League's 23 teams, including expansion teams Hornets Venom GT and the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai.
  • More than half of the 2020 NBA 2K League players will come from the draft.

The first big step in the next NBA 2K League season is almost upon us. The 2020 NBA 2K League Draft is set for Saturday, Feb. 22 from Terminal 5 in New York City. A total of 229 players are eligible for 68 open spots on the six-person rosters of the 23 NBA 2K League teams for the 2020 season.

Wizards District Gaming holds the top pick, and will also select eighth and 15th in the second round (30th and 37th overall, respectively), and ninth in the third round (51st overall). The defending NBA 2K League champions, T-Wolves Gaming, will seek to fill their two vacancies with the 22nd and 68th overall selections, while expansion teams Hornets Venom GT and Gen.G Tigers will choose five players combined in the first round alone.

A little less than half of the league's players will join from the draft, as 70 players from 2019 rosters return to the fray this season. Eleven teams sent two players apiece to the draft pool via Pro-Am tournaments in their local markets. This season's draft pool includes three women and 24 international players from 10 different countries/regions — Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Full 2020 NBA 2K League Draft Order

First Round

  1. Wizards District Gaming
  2. Knicks Gaming
  3. Kings Guard Gaming
  4. Pacers Gaming
  5. Gen.G Tigers
  6. Hornets Venom GT
  7. Lakers Gaming
  8. Heat Check Gaming
  9. NetsGC
  10. Jazz Gaming
  11. Raptors Uprising GC
  12. Bucks Gaming
  13. Heat Check Gaming
  14. Pistons GT
  15. Knicks Gaming
  16. Hawks Talon GC
  17. Kings Guard Gaming
  18. Hornets Venom GT
  19. Hornets Venom GT
  20. Warriors Gaming Squad
  21. Gen.G Tigers
  22. T-Wolves Gaming

Second Round

  1. Pacers Gaming
  2. Lakers Gaming
  3. Knicks Gaming
  4. Kings Guard Gaming
  5. Raptors Uprising GC
  6. Hornets Venom GT
  7. NetsGC
  8. Wizards District Gaming
  9. Jazz Gaming
  10. Gen.G Tigers
  11. Bucks Gaming
  12. Gen.G Tigers
  13. Magic Gaming
  14. Knicks Gaming
  15. Wizards District Gaming
  16. Hawks Talon GC
  17. Mavs Gaming
  18. Blazer5 Gaming
  19. Heat Check Gaming
  20. Raptors Uprising GC

Third Round

  1. Pistons GT
  2. Lakers Gaming
  3. Grizz Gaming
  4. Hawks Talon GC
  5. 76ers GC
  6. Heat Check Gaming
  7. Heat Check Gaming
  8. NetsGC
  9. Wizards District Gaming
  10. Raptors Uprising GC
  11. Bucks Gaming
  12. Grizz Gaming

Fourth Round

  1. Hornets Venom GT
  2. Gen.G Tigers
  3. Jazz Gaming
  4. Bucks Gaming
  5. Cavs Legion GC
  6. Magic Gaming
  7. Pacers Gaming
  8. Hawks Talon GC
  9. Mavs Gaming
  10. Blazer5 Gaming
  11. Warriors Gaming Squad
  12. Celtics Crossover Gaming
  13. 76ers GC
  14. T-Wolves Gaming

The 2020 NBA 2K League Draft will tip off at 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 22, and can be streamed live on Twitch and YouTube.

Nick Tylwalk