LeBron, Kawhi lead league in 2K ratings for next season
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The individual player ratings for the upcoming release of NBA 2K20 were announced on Twitter on Monday night, and some familiar faces lead the pack.

Long before the teams' first real-life meeting, the battle for Los Angeles has taken center stage in the virtual world. The Lakers' LeBron James and the Clippers' Kawhi Leonard both enter the 2019-20 season with a league-leading 97 rating. James' new running mate - and the game's cover athlete - Anthony Davis ranks seventh with a mark of 94, while the Clippers' Paul George ranks eighth with a 93 overall rating.

Here's how the top 20 shakes out for this year's edition:

RANK PLAYER TEAM OVR
T1 LeBron James Lakers 97
T1 Kawhi Leonard Clippers 97
T3 Giannis Antetokounmpo Bucks 96
T3 Kevin Durant Nets 96
T3 James Harden Rockets 96
T3 Stephen Curry Warriors 96
7 Anthony Davis Lakers 94
8 Paul George Clippers 93
9 Damian Lillard Trail Blazers 92
T10 Joel Embiid 76ers 91
T10 Kyrie Irving Nets 91
T12 Nikola Jokic Nuggets 90
T12 Russell Westbrook Rockets* 90
T14 Klay Thompson Warriors 89
T14 Karl-Anthony Towns Timberwolves 89
T16 Jimmy Butler Heat 88
T16 Kemba Walker Celtics 88
T16 Donovan Mitchell Jazz 88
T16 Rudy Gobert Jazz 88
T16 Blake Griffin Pistons 88

* Trade still unofficial

Additionally, the New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson, the top pick in this year's draft, leads all rookies with an 81 overall rating. No. 2 pick Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies tip the scales with a 79 overall mark, while No. 3 pick RJ Barrett of the New York Knicks has a 78 overall rating to start his debut campaign.

NBA 2K20 is set for release Sept. 6.

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