The new NBA 2K20 game has plenty of fans and players hyped for its arrival in September. Just recently, 2K unveiled some of the first player ratings including the top 20 stars in the game and the top five rookies. That includes No. 1 pick Zion Williamson as well as Ja Morant and RJ Barrett. In a recent episode of NBA 2KTV, some of the other NBA 2K20 rookies coming into the league discussed their ratings. The episode also covered other ground including player scans. Meanwhile, it looks like there may be new NBA 2K20 details regarding the game’s playlist.
NBA 2K20 rookies talk ratings, scans, and more in 2KTV episode
While Zion Williamson led the top 5 rookie ratings for 2K20, a number of other rookies believe they’ll be in the conversation by season’s end. That includes his Duke teammate Cam Reddish. The Atlanta Hawks rookie said in the new 2KTV episode that he believes he’ll be an 85 by the end of the year. Miami Heat No. 13 pick Tyler Herro suggested he hoped to be at least a 75 OVR in the game, giving humble and fair expectation.
On the flip side, rookie Ja Morant wants the best possible. This past Monday, fans saw how he rates among NBA 2K20 rookies. However, ahead of that Morant said, “I want my 2K rating to be a 99” in the new episode. That’s going to take some work, but he certainly has talent and time on his side. In the new episode, the Grizzlies’ No. 2 pick also speaks with 2KTV’s Alexis Morgan about getting his face scans done for the game during Summer League.
The new episode also provides a bit of a sneak peek at some 2K20 gameplay with hip-hop star Game and others trying it out. Check out the full episode of NBA 2KTV below via YouTube video.
Also featured in the video are Celtics rookie Carsen Edwards, Cavaliers rookie Kevin Porter Jr., and Timberwolves rookie Jarrett Culver. They each shared their thoughts on getting scanned into the game and how it’s an honor or how they want the NBA 2K20 rookies to look just right.
Gamers have yet to see any gameplay video or screenshots of the NBA 2K20 rookies aside from a shot of the back of Zion’s Pelicans jersey. So that should be on the way in the coming weeks.
New soundtrack details coming soon
Friday, July 19, also brought a tease from the folks at NBA 2K20 as they posted a tweet about the new game’s soundtrack. 2K asked for fans to “Like” the post if they want to see the 2K20 soundtrack reveal this weekend. As of this report, that tweet has gained at least 23,000 Likes and counting.
This weekend, NBA 2K20 will be a part of the ComplexCon Chicago lineup where music, sports, and pop culture will all be present. It’s possible that the reveal will happen at this event, or completely separate from the Chicago festivities. At least year’s ComplexCon, they gave away a special edition of the game from the 2K19 soundtrack curator.
That 2K19 soundtrack provided a nicely-integrated mix of tracks curated by hip-hop star Travis Scott. Five songs featuring Scott appeared on the playlist along with selections from Alison Wonderland, Marshmello, Fall Out Boy, Migos, Three Days Grace, Cardi B, and more. In the clip below, Lakers star LeBron James speaks with last year’s soundtrack curator about his work on the 2K19 playlist.
It should be interesting to see if Travis Scott appears on the new game’s playlist and also if there’s a new curator behind the soundtrack.
The new NBA 2K20 game arrives on September 6, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PCs. Stay tuned as we’ll have the latest NBA 2K20 news here.