Our #21Teamsin21Days series will highlight one NBA 2K League team each day, in alphabetical order, reviewing each team’s 2018 season, while also taking a look at each teams outlook in 2019, including the four new expansion franchises.
Team: HEAT Check Gaming
Manager: Famous Enough
2018 Regular Season Record/Finish: 8-6/ 6th in the League
2018 Season Accolades: Runner Up in the NBA 2K League Finals
Protected Players for 2019 Season: Hotshot, Majes7ic, 24K Dropoff.
Hot play down the stretch and through the playoffs defines the inaugural NBA 2K League season for Heat Check Gaming. Led by one of the top scorers and MVP candidate, Hotshot, Heat Check Gaming steamrolled through the final six weeks of the regular season and into the finals. After earning a No. 6 seed in the playoffs, Heat Check Gaming breezed past No. 3 seeded Pistons GT 85-67 in the quarterfinals before sweeping No. 2 seeded 76ers Gaming in the best-of-3 semifinals. After falling short of the NBA 2K League title by a combined six points over two games to Knicks Gaming, Heat Check Gaming will look to Hotshot and company to bring a championship to Miami in Season 2.
In addition to returning an MVP frontrunner in Hotshot, Heat Check Gaming retained dynamic defender Majes7ic and the versatile 24K Dropoff. Hotshot finished second in scoring after averaging 29.5 points per game to go with 7.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Majes7ic averaged 12.0 points and also led the squad in assists with 6.1 dimes per gam, while 24K Dropoff chipped in 11.7 points per contest.