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Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton favorites to win NBA 2K20 tournament

Apr 2, 2020, 1:07 PM | Updated: Apr 3, 2020, 1:23 pm
Devin Booker #1 and Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns react against the Miami Heat during the s...
Devin Booker #1 and Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns react against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena on February 25, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Vegas has not been quick to call the Phoenix Suns favorites to win it all in the past decade-plus. But with the coronavirus suspending actual NBA action, oddsmakers believe two Suns are favorites to win the players-only NBA 2K20 tournament that will tip off virtually on Friday.

Devin Booker (+350) is the favorite to win the 16-player event while teammate Deandre Ayton (+500) has the second-best odds, according to BetOnline.

Booker, of course, is an avid gamer who has embedded himself in the esports community. He’s even used his platform to raise money amid the coronavirus outbreak.

For the 2K players-only event, players were asked to choose eight current teams to play as, but they can only use each team once.

They were seeded based on their personal 2K ratings.

The winner of the tournament will be given a $100,000 prize to donate to a charity of their choice.

NBA 2K20 tournament odds (seed)

Devin Booker (5) +350
Deandre Ayton (10) +500
Kevin Durant (1) +700
Donovan Mitchell (4) +900
Patrick Beverley (14) +1000
Trae Young (2) +1000
Derrick Jones Jr. (16) +1200
Rui Hachimura (13) +1200
Hassan Whiteside (3) +1400
DeMarcus Cousins (11) +1600
Montrezl Harrell (8) +1600
Andre Drummond (6) +1800
Harrison Barnes (15) +2000
Michael Porter Jr. (12) +2000
Zach LaVine (7) +2000
Domantas Sabonis (9) +2500

NBA 2K20 tournament schedule

Friday, April 3, ESPN, 4-5:30 p.m. MST
Friday, April 3, ESPN2, 5:30-8:30 p.m. MST
Sunday, April 5, ESPN2, 9 a.m. -1 p.m. MST
Quarterfinals: Tuesday, April 7, ESPN2, 4-8 p.m. MST
Semifinals/Finals: Saturday, April 11, ESPN, Time TBD

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