With the NBA 2K League’s fourth season quickly approaching, I put together a new series called ‘NBA 2K League Season Four Guides’. I’ll be going team-by-team, providing key information and offseason news, along with statistics, highlights, and storylines. In addition to this post, I teamed up with Strider Visuals to turn these ‘guides’ into videos, which can be found here and at the bottom of this article.
Season Three Results:
- Regular Season: 8-8 record
- Defeated T-Wolves Gaming in the finals of ‘The Ticket’ Tournament
- Made NBA 2K League playoffs, swept Mavs Gaming in first round, swept by Jazz Gaming in second round
- Acquired Dat Boy Shotz (F/C) + Bash (PG) in exchange for MamaImDatMan (PG) + OOC Slim (G)
- Acquired Goofy (C), Randomz (G), and JoelLazu (G) in three-team deal with Grizz Gaming and NetsGC, sending away Dat Boy Shotz (F/C), No. 16, and No. 36
- Acquired Breadwinner (F/C) + Scretty (G) in exchange for OneWildWalnut (C) + No. 49
Season Four Roster (season four stats):
- 2020 17th overall selection (Kings Guard Gaming; acquired via trade)
- 2020 54th overall selection (Grizz Gaming; acquired via trade)
- 2018 89th overall selection (76ers GC; acquired via trade)
- 2020 29th overall selection (NetsGC; acquired via trade)
- 2019 19th overall selection (76ers GC; acquired via trade)
- NBA 2K League all-time leader in steals
- 2019 All-Defensive Team
- 2019 All-Rookie Team
- 2018 9th overall selection (Knicks Gaming; acquired via trade from Grizz Gaming)
- Season One NBA 2K League champion (Knicks Gaming)
A Fresh Start
Portland has moved on from their pair of MVP’s in MamaImDatMan and OneWildWalnut. The team rebuilt on the fly, acquiring quality talent with NBA 2K League experience at all five positions and trading for every single member of the roster, including season one champion, Goofy.
After spending his first few years with Knicks Gaming, Goofy called Memphis home for season three. An underwhelming Grizz Gaming performance meant more offseason changes, and Goofy found himself on the opposite end of those plans this time around. Now, we’ll see 2018’s ninth overall selection suit up for his third team in as many seasons. His new partner in crime? Breadwinner, the former 76ers GC power forward who’s been a defensive juggernaut since joining the league in season two. Blazer5 Gaming rounded out their frontcourt with Randomz, who flashed plenty of potential and talent during his rookie season with NetsGC.
Portland’s trio of guards features Bash, Scretty, and JoelLazu. Starting with Bash, the former Kings Guard Gaming point guard, Bash had a solid rookie season, posting 26.3ppg and 7.1apg on 57% shooting from the field. Playing alongside him at shooting guard will be Scretty, who not so long ago was considered among the upper echelon of sharpshooters in the NBA 2K League. Finishing off the roster is the veteran JoelLazu, who’s expected to serve as the team’s sixth man.
After electing for a completely unique roster-building strategy during the offseason, it’ll be exciting to see how everything works out for Blazer5 Gaming. Portland is one of the few teams in the league that doesn’t roster at least one rookie. Will that experience help guide them to a season four championship?
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