03/02/2021

Trenton Reed: Tier 1 NBA 2K League Secondaries

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Dimez, Mavs Gaming

Dimez started at shooting guard for the season three Mavs Gaming. The squad made the playoffs before being eliminated in the first round by Blazer5 Gaming. Dimez had himself a solid season, averaging 15.6 points per game while shooting 59% overall and 50% from three-point range.

The first thing that stood out to me while watching Dimez is his ability to get open off the ball, whether he was dexing or wrapping, he was always able to figure out how to get to the open spots on the floor. This resulted in better spacing and alleviated pressure off of his point guard, Sherm.

Another thing that stood out to me was his communication, constantly communicating whether it be on offense or defense. Team communication is something that you need in order to be a top tier team in the NBA 2K League. The fact that Dimez was able to move over to the shooting guard position and still perform at a high level showed me he values team success over than individual accolades, which is something not everyone can say. For these reasons, I believe that Dimez belongs in the tier one category.

BSmoove, Warriors Gaming Squad

Bsmoove is the starting shooting guard for Warriors Gaming Squad. He has made the playoffs the last two seasons, including a pair of tournament wins. In season two, Golden State advanced past Blazer5 Gaming in the first round, but fell short of their championship aspirations. In season three, Warriors Gaming Squad made huge strides, making the season three NBA 2K League finals before coming just shy of winning it all.

During season three, Bsmoove was quietly a significant part of their success. During the regular season, he averaged 11.5 points per game, while shooting 57 percent from the field and 60 percent from deep. The ability to green his jumpshot consistently, in addition to finding ways to get open off-ball takes a lot of pressure off his point guard, and that really stood out to me. For these reasons, I believe that BSmoove belongs in the tier one category.

ReeceMode, Raptors Uprising GC

ReeceMode was the starting shooting guard for Raptors Uprising GC in season three. Raptors Uprising GC were the first team in NBA 2K League history to go 16-0 throughout the regular season. They also won two banners (The TURN + The Tipoff) and had a successful postseason run before coming up short in the NBA 2K League playoffs, falling to Wizards District Gaming in the semifinals.

During the season three regular season, ReeceMode averaged 12.6 points per game while shooting 60 percent from the field and 67 percent from the three-point line. Reece was one of the most efficient sharps in the entire league during in his rookie season. There wasn’t a lot of shots that he looked uncomfortable taking, whether he was shooting off the dribble, shooting a fade, or pulling a catch-and-shoot, he was always confident and his numbers reflect that. For these reasons, I think that ReeceMode belongs in the tier one category.

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