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Lakers’ Anthony Davis, Sixers’ Joel Embiid atop NBA 2K20 Top-5 big men

NBA 2K20, Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid

The fine designers at 2K Studios have provided a sneak-peek at their player ratings for their upcoming release, NBA 2K20. Sitting atop their list of the best big men is Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers and Sixers All-Star Joel Embiid.

Davis, who was traded to the Lakers this offseason, is 2K’s No. 1 ranked big man with a 94 overall rating. Embiid, who enjoyed a fantastic 2018-19 campaign, is ranked No. 2 with a score of 91. Nikola Jokic (90), Karl-Anthony Towns (89) and Rudy Gobert (88) round out the top-5 on the list:

Davis made 56 appearances with the Pelicans last season (all starts), racking up averages of 25.9 points on 51.7 percent shooting from the field (33.1 percent from beyond the arc), 12.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals in 33.0 minutes per outing.

Joel Embiid, on the other hand, led the Sixers all the way to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, where they were ultimately defeated by the Toronto Raptors, 4-3. The Cameroonian star played in 64 games during Philadelphia’s 2018-19 regular season campaign, averaging 27.5 points on 48.4 percent shooting from the field (30 percent from three-point land), 13.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.9 blocks in 33.7 minutes per contest.

According to reports, NBA 2K20 is set to be released on September 6. Anthony Davis serves as the base game’s cover model, while Dwyane Wade is featured on the cover of the “Legend Edition.”