Kevin Durant, Trae Young and Donovan Mitchell are among the group of NBA stars participating in the players-only 2K tournament.
The Boardroom released a bracket Tuesday for the upcoming tournament which features 16 players. They are seeded according to their 2K ratings. Matchups include No. 1 seed Kevin Durant vs. No. 16 seed Derrick Jones Jr., No. 2 Trae Jones vs. No. 15 Harrison Barnes and No. 6 Andre Drummond vs. No. 11 DeMarcus Cousins.
Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported Monday that the NBA was planning the tournament and hopes to launch it on Friday. Haynes added the tournament will reportedly be broadcast on ESPN.
The NBA suspended play indefinitely on March 12 after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. Teammate Donovan Mitchell also tested positive, as did Pistons forward Christian Wood, Celtics guard Marcus Smart and four members of the Brooklyn Nets, including Kevin Durant.
No return date has been set for the NBA, and there remains the possibility that the remainder of the 2019-20 season is canceled entirely. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban remains optimistic the NBA will resume, citing late May as a potential timeframe.
There are more than 726,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus globally across at least 171 countries.