NBA 2K League Season Four Guide: Jazz Gaming

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NBA 2K League Season Four Guide: Jazz Gaming

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: 14-2 record, league’s second-best
  • Made NBA 2K League playoffs, swept Blazer5 Gaming in round two, swept by Warriors Gaming Squad in semfinals
  • Made final fours of both ‘The TURN’ and ‘The TIPOFF’ tournaments

Offseason Transactions:

  • Acquired Expose from Hornets Venom GT in exchange for No. 20

Draft Selections:

  • Round Three, Pick Fifty-Three: (SG) GetOnMyLevel

Season Four Roster (season three stats):

Point Guard:

Splashy (27.2ppg-6.3apg-1.0spg-55%-50%)

  • 2020 10th overall selection (Jazz Gaming)
  • 2020 All-Rookie Team

Shooting Guard:

GetOnMyLevel (8.7ppg-3.3apg-3.7spg-59%-67%)

  • 2020 31st overall selection (Jazz Gaming)
  • 2021 53rd overall selection (Jazz Gaming)

ExposeHim (14.7ppg-2.7apg-1.2spg-56%-52%)

  • 2020 6th overall selection (Hornets Venom GT; acquired via trade)

Lockdown:

Compete (8.9ppg-1.9apg-2.4spg-69%-67%)

  • 2018 3rd overall selection (Jazz Gaming)
  • Fourth season with Jazz Gaming

Power Forward:

Beezus (9.1ppg-4.2rpg-1.4spg-1.9apg-50%-49%)

  • 2019 24th overall selection (Pacers Gaming)
  • 2020 57th overall selection (Jazz Gaming)

Center:

Ria (14.9ppg-13.9rpg-4.2apg-2.4spg-2.6bpg-74%)

  • 2019 1st overall selection
  • 2020 All-NBA 2K League First Team
  • 2020 All-Defensive Team
  • Team USA FIBA Esports member; gold medalist winner (2020)

Storylines:

Run It Back (sort of)

Jazz Gaming registered 14 regular-season wins, a pair of tournament final four appearances, and fell just a few wins short of competing for an NBA 2K League championship last season. Now Comp, season three’s Coach of the Year, and Utah prepare to run it back (sort of).

Jazz Gaming returns five out of six players from last season’s roster, with the lone missing member being Lotty, former starting shooting guard. In about as quiet of an offseason as there was across the league, Utah brought back a core that has already seen plenty of success. The roster is headlined by former number one overall selection Ria, who’s coming off a career year, earning All-NBA 2K League First Team and All-Defensive honors. Ria had an offseason to remember, winning a gold medal with Team USA during the 2020 FIBA Esports Open.

Beezus joins Ria in the frontcourt, coming back as a retained player after being selected late in 2020’s NBA 2K League draft. Beezus helped transform Jazz Gaming’s defense into one of the league’s best playing alongside Ria. Another important part of Utah’s defense, Compete, returns as starting lockdown defender for his fourth season with the team, originally the third player ever drafted in the NBA 2K League (2018).

Starting point guard Splashy will have the same opportunity as his teammate Ria, competing for Team USA in the 2021 FIBA Esports Open this weekend. Splashy will have a new running mate in the backcourt this season with Lotty’s departure. Brothers ExposeHim, acquired in a trade with Hornets Venom GT, and GetOnMyLevel, selected in back-to-back drafts by Utah, are expected to battle for the starting shooting guard job. With the same core that brought them within minutes of an NBA 2K League finals appearance a season ago, can Jazz Gaming finally satisfy their championship aspirations?

As always, thank you for reading. All likes, retweets, comments, subscriptions, etc. are greatly appreciated. YouTube video produced by Strider Visuals. All player statistics courtesy of 2KZN, found at 2khq.com.

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