Top 9 New Players Who Have Been Added To The NBA 2K21 Offline Rosters

Published 09/14/2020, 10:21 AM EDT

Every year, the NBA 2K games lose players due to retirement, lack of rights, or due to the players leaving for other leagues. But to make up for this loss, NBA 2K21 has added ten new players to the game.


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Number 9: Landry Fields


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With Jeremy Lin playing in the Chinese League now, NBA 2K21 hasn’t been able to retain him in the game. So taking Lin’s place on the 11-12 New York Knicks Classic team is Landry Fields. With a rating of 68, the former All-Rookie small forward is the lowest overall player on the team.

Number 8: Jason Collins

The 01-02 New Jersey Nets classic team has been bolstered with the addition of former 18th overall pick from 2001, Jason Collins. Coming in with a poor face scan and a 71 overall rating, Collins is one of the most iconic additions to the game.

Number 7: Rafer Alston

Streetball legend Rafer Alston has finally been added to the game. The 79 overall PG makes an appearance on the 07-08 Houston Rockets team that has icons like Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. Players will be hoping to pull off flashy dimes and outrageous dribbling on the game with “Skip 2 My Lou.”

Number 6: Boris Diaw

One of the best passing bigs in the league, Boris Diaw finally makes his entry into 2K. The Frenchman is a Spurs icon who was a vital part of their title-winning team in 2014. Diaw is a 76 rated PF on the game and is part of the 13-14 San Antonio Spurs classic team.

Number 5: Luis Scola

Argentine Olympics gold medallist Luis Scola is back in the game after a two-year absence. He joins Rafer Alston on the 07-08 Houston Rockets classic team as a 76 overall PF and is also a part of the 13-14 Indiana Pacers team as a 73 overall PF.

Number 4: Kirk Hinrich

The Chicago Bulls All-Time team has added one more point guard to the roster. Kirk Hinrich makes his entry into offline rosters this year, after only being available on MyTeam in 2K20. The 82 overall PG looks to be a fan favorite, especially with his iconic glasses.

Number 3: Lamar Odom

Just like Kirk Hinrich, Lamar Odom was only available on MyTeam in the previous game. But now the 82 overall SF has been added to the All-Time Los Angeles Clippers team. With his addition to the offline rosters, one can only wonder how long before 2K adds the iconic 2009-10 Lakers team to the game.


Number 2: Andrea Bargnani

The 2006 number one overall pick, Andrea Bargnani has been added to the game. He had a couple of MyTeam cards on 2K20 but now he is also a part of the All-Time Toronto Raptors team as an 84 overall C.


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Number 1: Manu Ginobili

The biggest addition to NBA 2K21 and the most awaited one as well, Manu Ginobili is finally on the game. He was a part of MyTeam back in 2K19 and was not in the game last year.

The Spurs legend is a part of three Spurs teams. The bald Manu is part of the 13-14 San Antonio Spurs’ classic team as an 83 overall SG and the All-Time San Antonio Spurs team as a 90 overall SG. The one with flowing locks is part of the 04-05 Spurs classic team as an 87 overall SG.


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Aaron Mathew

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.