Which players from the 2020-21 EuroLeague season are available to play with in NBA 2K21?
The COVID-19 global pandemic affected basketball all around the world. In most cases, such as with the EuroLeague and EuroCup, Europe’s premier continental tournaments, they did not have the luxury of reconvening in a bubble environment like the NBA. Instead, the 2019-20 season was abandoned in March, and the 2020-21 campaign was a fresh start the following September.
Even with the unprecedented nature of this past year, a number of players still managed to make the trip across the Atlantic Ocean to play for teams that participate in Europe’s toughest basketball competition. Every player that logged time during the 2020-21 EuroLeague campaign and can be found in NBA 2K21 is listed below. As of April 12, 2020, there are 13 players that fit this criteria.
Of note: Vincent Poirier, who just signed with Real Madrid and is a free agent in 2K21, is not part of this list, as he is won’t be eligible to play in the EuroLeague until next year.
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(Ed. Note: Updated April 27, 2021 to add Mike James. Updated June 4, 2021 to add Elijah Bryant and Luca Vildoza.)
Player | EuroLeague Team | NBA 2K21 Team | Overall Rating
Nikola Mirotic* | FC Barcelona | Historic Draft Class – 2011 | 76 OVR
Pau Gasol | FC Barcelona | Free Agent | 75 OVR
Kyle O’Quinn | Fenerbahce | Free Agent | 74 OVR
Facundo Campazzo | Real Madrid | Nuggets | 73 OVR
Mario Hezonja | Panathinaikos | Free Agent | 73 OVR
Ante Zizic | Maccabi Tel Aviv | Free Agent | 73 OVR
Gabriel Deck | Real Madrid | Thunder | 72 OVR
Mike James | CSKA Moscow | Nets | 72 OVR
Dzanan Musa | Anadolu Efes | Free Agent | 71 OVR
Luca Vildoza | Baskonia | Knicks | 71 OVR
Tyler Dorsey | Maccabi Tel Aviv | Historic Draft Class – 2017 | 70 OVR
Dragan Bender | Maccabi Tel Aviv | Free Agent | 69 OVR
Elijah Bryant | Maccabi Tel Aviv | Bucks | 69 OVR
Marko Guduric | Fenerbahce | Free Agent | 69 OVR
Derrick Walton Jr. | LDLC ASVEL | Free Agent | 69 OVR
William Howard | LDLC ASVEL | Free Agent | 68 OVR
* A cosmetic note: Nikola Mirotic’s in-game face render is him without his beard, a look he temporarily sported in 2019. The beard is very much back in Barcelona!