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NBA2K League - Season 3 Schedules Ranked by Difficulty

Written by: Travis Neptune


In order to determine which team in the NBA 2K League has the toughest schedule, first you must determine which teams are tougher to play against compared to the other teams. I recently did a preseason ranking, and if you haven’t seen it as of yet, click on the link below:


https://www.2kzn.com/post/nba2k-league-pre-season-rankings-by-tiers


Now that we have established the different tiers of teams in the NBA 2K League going into season 3, we can determine which teams have the toughest route to becoming the season 3 champions. I decided to do this based on a point system by tiers. The point system goes as follows:


Top Tier = 5 points

Top Tier Mid-Level = 4 points

Mid-Tier = 3 points

Lower Mid-Tier = 2 points

Lower Tier = 1 point


At the end of adding up all the points in a team's schedule, the team with the highest number value has the toughest schedule going into season 3, and the team with the lowest number value has the easiest schedule going into season 3.


In cases where two or more teams have the same number value, we will determine which team’s schedule is tougher based on the team’s tier ranking. For example, if team A and team B both have a number value of 45, but team A is a top tier team and team B is a low tier team, then team B’s schedule would be considered tougher in the rankings. But if both teams are in the same tier then both teams' schedules are equally tough. With that being said, the team with the toughest schedule for season 3 of the NBA 2K League is the Pistons GT.


The ranking from toughest to easiest goes as followed:


1. Pistons GT [52 points]

2. Lakers Gaming [52 points]

3. Gen.G [51 points]

4. Nets GC [50 points]

5. Hawks Talon GC [50 points]

6. Hornets Venom GT [48 points]

7. Warriors Gaming [48 points]

8. Jazz Gaming [47 points]

9. Raptors Uprising GC [47 points]

10. Bucks Gaming [47 points]

11. Grizz Gaming [47 points]

12. Knicks Gaming [47 points]

13. Pacers Gaming [47 points]

14. Mavs Gaming [47 points]

15. 76ers Gaming [47 points]

16. TWolves Gaming [47 points]

17. Cavs Legion GC [46 points]

18. Blazer5 Gaming [46 points]

19. Magic Gaming [45 points]

20. Wizards DG [45 points]

21. Heat Check Gaming [44 points]

22. Kings Guard Gaming [44 points]

23. Cltx Crossover Gaming [43 points]


I know there are a few skeptics out there, so for those people, you can check out each team's schedule below, from toughest to easiest going into season 3. Also, let’s not forget, no matter the degree of difficulty of a team's schedule, games still have to be played. Below is each teams schedule for the season:


76ers (top tier) 47


@ Celtics crossover week 1 (top mid tier)[4]

Vs Blazer5 week 2 (top tier) [5]

Vs Heat check week 4 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Lakers gaming week 5 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Knicks Gaming week 5 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Pistons GT week 7 (low tier) [1]

@ Gen G week 8 (low mid tier) [2]

@ TWolves week 8 (top tier) [5]

Vs Magic week 10 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Hawks week 10 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Pacers week 11 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Warriors week 11 (top mid tier) [4]

@ Raptors week 13 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Hornets week 14 (mid tier) [3]

@ Wizards week 14 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Nets week 14 (low mid tier) [2]


Blazer5 (top tier) 46


@ Gen.G week 2 (low mid tier) [2]

@ 76ers week 2 (top tier) [5]

@ Grizz week 3 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Knicks week 3 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Bucks week 5 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Raptors week 6 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Wizards week 7 (mid tier) [3]

Vs TWolves week 7 (top tier) [5]

Vs Mavs week 9 (top mid tier) [4]

@ Jazz week 9 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Pistons week 11 (low tier) [1]

@ Cavs week 12 (low tier) [1]

@ Kings week 13 (mid tier) [3]

@ Warriors week 13 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Lakers week 13 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Pacers Week 14 (mid tier) [3]


Bucks (mid tier) 47


Vs Warriors week 1 (top mid tier) [4]

@ Nets week 1 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Mavs week 2 (top mid tier) [4]

@ Blazer5 week 4 (top tier) [5]

@ Grizz week 5 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Kings week 7 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Gen.G week 8 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Jazz week 8 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Pistons week 9 (low tier) [1]

@ TWolves week 9 (top tier) [5]

@ Pacers week 9 (mid tier) [3]

@ Lakers week 10 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Cavs week 11 (low tier) [1]

Vs Celtics week 11 (top mid tier) [4]

@ Knicks week 13 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Magic week 13 (mid tier) [3]


Cavs (low tier) 46


Vs Kings week 1 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Wizards week 2 (mid tier) [3]

@ Pacers week 3 (mid tier) [3]

@ Jazz week 4 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Magic week 4 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Hornets week 5 (mid tier) [3]

@ Nets week 7 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Warriors week 9 (top mid tier) [4]

@ Heat week 9 (mid tier) [3]

@ Celtics week 10 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Knicks week 10 (mid tier) [3]

@ Raptors week 10 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Blazer5 week 11 (top tier) [5]

@ Bucks week 11 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Pistons week 13 (low tier) [1]

Vs Hawks week 13 (low mid tier) [2]


Celtics (top mid tier) 43


Vs 76ers week 1 (top tier) [5]

@ Hornets week 3 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Grizz week 4 (mid tier) [3]

@ Mavs week 4 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Wizards week 5 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Nets week 7 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Lakers week 7 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Hawks week 8 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Warriors week 10 (top mid tier)[4]

Vs Cavs week 11 (low tier) [1]

@ Knicks week 11 (mid tier) [3]

@ Raptors week 11 (low mid tier)[2]

Vs Pacers week 12 (mid tier) [3]

@ Bucks week 12 (mid tier) [3]

@ Pistons week 13 (low tier) [1]

Vs Heat week 13 (mid tier) [3]


Gen.G (low mid tier) 51


Vs Kings Week 1 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Blazer5 week 2 (top tier) [5]

@ Pistons week 2 (low tier) [1]

@ TWolves week 4 (top tier) [5]

Vs Wizards week 6 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Lakers week 6 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Warriors week 7 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs 76ers week 8 (top tier) [5]

Vs Heat week 9 (mid tier) [3]

@ Bucks week 9 (mid tier) [3]

@ Hornets week 10 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Grizz week 12 (mid tier) [3]

@ Mavs week 12 (top mid tier) [4]

@ Jazz week 12 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Knicks week 13 (mid tier) [3]

@ Raptors week 13 (low mid tier) [2]


Grizz (mid tier) 47


Vs TWolves week 1 (top tier) [5]

Vs Blazer5 week 3 (top tier) [5]

@ Celtics week 4 (top mid tier) [4]

@ Warriors week 4 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Raptors week 6 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Bucks week 6 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Lakers week 7 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Nets week 7 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Pistons week 8 (low tier) [1]

Vs Hawks week 9 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Kings week 11 (mid tier) [3]

@ Heat week 11 (mid tier) [3]

@ Gen.G week 12 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Mavs week 12 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Jazz week 12 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Knicks week 14 (mid tier) [3]


Hawks (low mid tier) 50


Vs Warriors week 1 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs TWolves week 1 (top tier) [5]

@ Nets week 3 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Mavs week 4 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Pacers week 5 (mid tier) [3]

@ Magic week 7 (mid tier) [3]

@ Hornets week 7 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Heat week 7 (mid tier) [3]

@ Celtics week 8 (top mid tier) [4]

@ Grizz week 9 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Jazz week 10 (low mid tier) [2]

@ 76ers week 10 (top tier) [5]

@ Wizards week 12 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Kings week 12 (mid tier) [3]

@ Cavs week 14 (low tier) [1]

Vs Raptors week 14 (low mid tier) [2]


Heat (mid tier) 44


Vs Raptors week 1 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Nets week 1 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Knicks week 3 (mid tier) [3]

@ 76ers week 4 (top tier) [5]

Vs Lakers week 5 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Hornets week 7 (mid tier) [3]

@ Magic week 7 (mid tier) [3]

@ Hawks week 7 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Gen.G week 9 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Cavs week 10 (low tier) [1]

Vs Wizards week 10 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Grizz week 11 (mid tier) [3]

@ Celtics week 13 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Mavs week 13 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Pacers week 14 (mid tier) [3]

@ Jazz week 14 (low mid tier) [2]


Hornets (mid tier) 48


Vs Raptors week 1 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Jazz week 1 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Celtics week 3 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs TWolves week 5 (top tier) [5]

@ Cavs week 6 (low tier) [1]

@ Warriors week 6 (top mid tier)[4]

@ Heat week 7 (mid tier) [3]

@ Magic week 7 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Hawks week 7 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Pacers week 8 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Gen.G week 10 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Mavs week 11 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Knicks week 13 (mid tier) [3]

Vs 76ers week 14 (top tier) [5]

@ Wizards week 14 (mid tier) [3]

@ Nets week 14 (low mid tier) [2]


Jazz (low mid tier) 47


Vs Hornets week 1 (mid tier) [3]

@ Magic week 3 (mid tier) [3]

@ Kings week 4 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Cavs week 5 (low tier) [1]

Vs Pistons week 6 (low tier) [1]

Vs Warriors week 8 (top mid tier) [4]

@ TWolves week 8 (top tier) [5]

Vs Blazer5 week 9 (top tier) [5]

Vs Bucks week 9 (mid tier) [3]

@ Hawks week 10 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Wizards week 10 (mid tier) [3]

@ Mavs week 12 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Gen.G week 12 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Grizz week 12 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Heat week 14 (mid tier) [3]

@ Lakers week 14 (low mid tier) [2]


Kings (mid tier) 44


@ Gen.G week 1 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Cavs week 2 (low tier) [1]

@ Magic week 2 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Pistons week 4 (low tier) [1]

Vs Jazz week 4 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Knicks week 5 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Raptors week 7 (low mid tier)[2]

@ Bucks week 8 (mid tier) [3]

@ Mavs week 9 (top mid tier)[4]

Vs Nets week 11 (low mid tier)[2]

Vs Grizz week 11 (mid tier)[3]

Vs TWolves week 12 (top tier)[5]

@ Hawks week 12 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Blazer5 week 13 (top tier)[5]

@ Warriors week 13 (top mid tier)[4]

@ Lakers week 13 (low mid tier) [2]


Knicks (mid tier) 47


@ Nets week 1 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Blazer5 week 3 (top tier)[5]

Vs Heat week 3 (mid tier)[3]

Vs Pacers week 4 (mid tier)[3]

@ Kings week 5 (mid tier)[3]

Vs 76ers week 5 (top tier)[5]

@ Wizards week 7 (mid tier)[3]

@ Lakers week 9 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Magic week 10 (mid tier) [3]

@ Raptors week 11 (low mid tier)[2]

@ Cavs week 11 (low tier) [1]

Vs Celtics week 11 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Gen.G week 13 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Hornets week 13 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Bucks week 14 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Grizz week 14 (mid tier) [3]


Lakers (low mid tier) 52


@ Pacers week 2 (mid tier)[3]

@ Pistons week 4 (low tier)[1]

@ Heat week 5 (mid tier) [3]

@ 76ers week 5 (top tier)[5]

Vs Mavs week 6 (top mid tier) [4]

@ Gen.G week 6 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Grizz week 7 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Celtics week 7 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs TWolves week 9 (top tier) [5]

Vs Knicks week 9 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Bucks week 11 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Raptors week 12 (low mid tier)[2]

@ Warriors week 13 (top mid tier)[4]

Vs Kings week 13 (mid tier) [3]

@ Blazer5 week 13 (top tier)[5]

Vs Jazz week 14 (low mid tier) [2]


Magic (mid tier) 45


Vs Warriors week 2 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Kings week 2 (mid tier) [3]

@ Raptors week 3 (low mid tier)[2]

Vs Jazz week 3 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Cavs week 5 (low tier)[1]

@ Pacers week 6 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Hawks week 7 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Heat week 7 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Hornets week 7 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Wizards week week 9 (mid tier) [3]

@ 76ers week 10 (top tier) [5]

@ Knicks week 10 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Nets week 12 (low mid tier)[2]

@ TWolves week 13 (top tier)[5]

@ Pistons week 14 (low tier) [1]

@ Bucks week 14 (mid tier) [3]


Mavs (top mid tier) 47


@ Wizards week 1 (mid tier)[3]

@ Bucks week 3 (mid tier) [3]

@ Hawks week 4 (low mid tier)[2]

Vs Celtics week 4 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Nets week 5 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Lakers week 6 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Pistons week 8 (low tier) [1]

@ Blazer5 week 9 (top tier)[5{

Vs Kings week 9 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Hornets week 11 (mid tier) [3]

@ Warriors week 11 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Jazz week 12 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Grizz week 12 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Gen.G week 12 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs TWolves week 13 (top tier)[5]

@ Heat week 13 (mid tier)[3]


Nets (low mid tier) 50


Vs Heat week 1 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Knicks week 1 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Bucks week 2 (mid tier) [3]

Vs TWolves week 2 (top tier) [5]

Vs Hawks week 3 (low mid tier)[2]

@ Mavs week 5 (top mid tier)[4]

@ Celtics week 7 (top mid tier)[4]

@ Grizz week 7 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Cavs week 8 (low tier) [1]

Vs Raptors week 9 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Kings week 11 (mid tier) [3]

@ Pacers week 11 (mid tier) [3]

@ Magic week 12 (mid tier)[3]

@ Wizards week 14 (mid tier)[3]

Vs Hornets week 14 (mid tier) [3]

@ 76ers week 14 (top tier) [5]


Pacers (mid tier) 47


Vs Lakers week 2 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Wizards week 3 (mid tier) [3]

@ Knicks week 4 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Cavs week 4 (low tier) [1]

@ Hawks week 5 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Magic week 6 (mid tier) [3]

@ Hornets week 8 (mid tier) [3]

@ TWolves week 10 (top tier) [5]

@ Pistons week 10 (low tier) [1]

Vs Bucks week 10 (mid tier)[3]

Vs 76ers week 11 (top tier) [5]

Vs Nets week 11 (low mid tier)[2]

@ Raptors week 12 (low mid tier)[2]

@ Celtics week 12 (top mid tier) [4]

@ Heat week 14 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Blazer5 week 14 (top tier) [5]


Pistons (low tier) 52


Vs Warriors week 1 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Gen.G week 2 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Kings week 4 (mid tier)[3]

Vs Lakers week 4 (low mid tier)[2]

@ Jazz week 6 (low mid tier)[2]

@ 76ers week 7 (top tier)[5]

Vs Grizz week 8 (mid tier)[3]

Vs Mavs week 8 (top mid tier)[4]

@ Bucks week 10 (mid tier)[3]

@ TWolves week 10 (top tier) [5]

Vs Pacers week 10 (mid tier) [3]

@ Blazer5 week 11 (top tier) [5]

Vs Celtics week 12 (top mid tier) [4]

@ Wizards week 12 (mid tier)[3]

@ Cavs week 14 (low tier) [1]

Vs Magic week 14 (mid tier) [3]


Raptors (low mid tier) 47


@ Heat week 1 (mid tier) [3]

@ Hornets week 1 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Magic week 3 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Wizards week 5 (mid tier) [3]

@ Grizz week 6 (mid tier) [3]

@ Blazer5 week 6 (top tier) [5]

@ Kings week 7 (mid tier) [3]

@ Nets week 9 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Knicks week 11 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Celtics week 11 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Cavs week 11 (low tier) [1]

@ Lakers week 12 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Pacers week 12 (mid tier) [3]

Vs 76ers week 13 (top tier) [5]

Vs Gen.G week 13 (low mid tier)[2]

@ Hawks week 14 (low mid tier) [2]


TWolves (top tier) 47


@ Hawks week 1 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Grizz week 1 (mid tier)[3]

@ Nets week 2 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Gen.G week 4 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Hornets week 5 (mid tier) [3]

@ Blazer5 week 7 (top tier) [5]

Vs Jazz week 8 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs 76ers week 8 (top tier) [5]

@ Lakers week 9 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Pacers week 10 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Bucks week 10 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Pistons week 10 (low tier) [1]

Vs Warriors week 12 (top mid tier) [4]

@ Kings week 12 (mid tier)[3]

@ Mavs week 13 (top mid tier) [4]

Vs Magic week 13 (mid tier) [3]


Warriors (top mid tier) 48


@ Hawks week 1 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Pistons week 1 (low tier) [1]

@ Magic week 2 (mid tier) [3]

@ Bucks week 2 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Grizz week 4 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Hornets week 6 (mid tier) [3]

@ Gen.G week 7 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Jazz week 8 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Cavs week 10 (low tier) [1]

Vs Celtics week 10 (top mid tier) [4]

@ 76ers week 11 (top tier) [5]

Vs Mavs week 11 (top mid tier) [4]

@ TWolves week 12 (top tier) [5]

Vs Lakers week 13 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Blazer5 week 13 (top tier) [5]

Vs Kings week 13 (mid tier) [3]


Wizards (mid tier) 45


Vs Mavs week 1 (top mid tier) [4]

@ Cavs week 3 (low tier) [1]

@ Pacers week 3 (mid tier) [3]

@ Celtics week 5 (top mid tier) [4]

@ Raptors week 5 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Gen.G week 6 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Knicks week 7 (mid tier) [3]

@ Blazer5 week 7 (top tier) [5]

@ Magic week 9 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Jazz week 10 (low mid tier) [2]

@ Heat week 10 (mid tier) [3]

Vs Hawks week 12 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs Pistons week 13 (low tier) [1]

Vs Nets week 14 (low mid tier) [2]

Vs 76ers week 14 (top tier) [5]

Vs Hornets week 14 (mid tier) [3]

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