NBA 2K20 uses attributes, among other things, to emulate player skill. Which current players stand among the best in each category?

Originally published on November 19, 2019

Figures and player positions are accurate as of March 24, 2020. This article only covers players currently on NBA rosters. Lists for classic players and free agents are coming soon.

Overall Rating: 97

Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF, Bucks)
James Harden (SG, Rockets)
LeBron James (SF, Lakers)

Inside Scoring/Finishing

Standing Dunk: 98
Blake Griffin (PF, Pistons, 82 overall)

Driving Dunk: 97
Zion Williamson (PF, Pelicans, 86)

Driving Layup: 98
Giannis Antetokounmpo (SF, Bucks, 97)
James Harden (SG, Rockets, 97)
LeBron James (SF, Lakers, 97)

Close Shot: 98
Kevin Durant (SF, Nets, 96)
Nikola Jokic (C, Nuggets, 91)
Aron Baynes (C, Suns, 79)

Post Control: 95
Nikola Jokic (C, Nuggets, 91)

Post Hook: 94
Nikola Jokic (C, Nuggets, 91)

Post Fade: 94
Nikola Jokic (C, Nuggets, 91)

Draw Foul: 98
James Harden (SG, Rockets, 97)

Outside Scoring

Free Throw: 96
Landry Shamet (SG, Clippers, 74)

Mid-Range Shot: 98
Kevin Durant (SF, Nets, 96)

Three-Point Shot: 99
Stephen Curry (PG, Warriors, 95)

Shot IQ: 98
Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF, Bucks, 97)
James Harden (SG, Rockets, 97)
LeBron James (SF, Lakers, 97)
Luka Doncic (SG, Mavericks, 96)
Stephen Curry (PG, Warriors, 95)
Damian Lillard (PG, Trail Blazers, 94)
Karl-Anthony Towns (C, Timberwolves, 90)
Bradley Beal (SG, Wizards, 89)
Pascal Siakam (PF, Raptors, 89)
Ben Simmons (PG, 76ers, 88)
Rudy Gobert (C, Jazz, 87)
John Collins (PF, Hawks, 86)
Montrezl Harrell (C, Clippers, 85)
Tobias Harris (SF, 76ers, 85)
Zach LaVine (SG, Bulls, 85)
Kyle Lowry (PG, Raptors, 85)
Nikola Vucevic (C, Magic, 85)
Danilo Gallinari (PF, Thunder, 84)
Jamal Murray (PG, Nuggets, 84)
Derrick Rose (PG, Pistons, 84)
Malcolm Brogdon (PG, Pacers, 83)
Spencer Dinwiddie (PG, Nets, 83)
Victor Oladipo (SG, Pacers, 83)
Mitchell Robinson (C, Knicks, 83)
Jarrett Allen (C, Nets, 81)
Marcus Morris Sr (PF, Clippers, 80)
OG Anunoby (SF, Raptors, 79)
Myles Turner (C, Pacers, 79)
Monte Morris (PG, Nuggets, 78)
Harry Giles III (C, Kings, 77)
Duncan Robinson (SG, Heat, 77)
Robert Williams (C, Celtics, 76)
Luke Kornet (C, Bulls, 75)
Matt Thomas (SG, Raptors, 74)
Terrance Ferguson (SF, Thunder, 72)

Playmaking

Ball Handling: 99
Kyrie Irving (PG, Nets, 91)

Speed with Ball: 97
De’Aaron Fox (PG, Kings, 85)

Passing Accuracy: 94
Luka Doncic (SG, Mavericks, 96)
Damian Lillard (PG, Trail Blazers, 94)

Passing IQ: 98
James Harden (SG, Rockets, 97)
LeBron James (SF, Lakers, 97)

Passing Vision: 97
LeBron James (SF, Lakers, 97)

Hands: 98
James Harden (SG, Rockets, 97)
LeBron James (SF, Lakers, 97)
Luka Doncic (SG, Mavericks, 96)
Kawhi Leonard (SF, Clippers, 96)
Karl-Anthony Towns (C, Timberwolves, 90)
Ben Simmons (PG, 76ers, 88)
Nikola Vucevic (C, Magic, 85)
Blake Griffin (PF, Pistons, 82)

Offensive Consistency: 99
James Harden (SG, Rockets, 97)

Defense/Rebounding

Defensive Consistency: 98
Kawhi Leonard (SF, Clippers, 96)

Offensive Rebounding: 93
Enes Kanter (C, Celtics, 79)
Tony Bradley (C, Jazz, 76)
Kevon Looney (C, Warriors, 76)

Defensive Rebounding: 97
Andre Drummond (C, Cavaliers, 85)
DeAndre Jordan (C, Nets, 81)

Interior Defense: 97
Anthony Davis (PF, Lakers, 96)

Block: 96
Hassan Whiteside (C, Trail Blazers, 87)
JaVale McGee (C, Lakers, 80)
Mohamed Bamba (C, Magic, 79)

Perimeter Defense: 97
Kawhi Leonard (SF, Clippers, 96)

Steal: 97
Matisse Thybulle (SG, 76ers, 77)

Lateral Quickness: 97
Kawhi Leonard (SF, Clippers, 96)

Help Defense IQ: 97
Anthony Davis (PF, Lakers, 96)
Kawhi Leonard (SF, Clippers, 96)
Rudy Gobert (C, Jazz, 87)

Pass Perception: 97
LeBron James (SF, Lakers, 97)
Kawhi Leonard (SF, Clippers, 96)

Athleticism

Speed: 97
De’Aaron Fox (PG, Kings, 85)

Acceleration: 97
De’Aaron Fox (PG, Kings, 86)

Strength: 95
Joel Embiid (C, 76ers, 91)
Andre Drummond (C, Cavaliers, 85)

Vertical: 99
Zion Williamson (PF, Pelicans, 86)

Stamina: 99
LeBron James (SF, Lakers, 97)

Miscellaneous

Hustle: 98
Anthony Davis (PF, Lakers, 96)
Luka Doncic (SG, Mavericks, 96)
Stephen Curry (PG, Warriors, 95)
Montrezl Harrell (C, Clippers, 85)

Overall Durability: 98
Damian Lillard (PG, Trail Blazers, 94)