May 9, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second half of game five in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Miami Heat of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Arena. Miami won 106-94. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

New York Knicks NBA 2k13 Player Ratings Released


Thanks to the staff at NBA Sky, the ratings were released for the upcoming NBA 2k13 game.

Here’s a look at how the game rated the five predicted New York Knicks starters, plus Iman Shumpert. Although the game released rankings for six players, potential starters Raymond Felton and Ronnie Brewer’s rankings weren’t released as of yet.

Apr 28, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert (21) during the first half of game one in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Here’s a look at how the six Knicks players ranked.

Carmelo Anthony 92

Amar’e Stoudemire 84

Jason Kidd 80

Iman Shumpert 80

Tyson Chandler 77

J.R. Smith 75

Looking at Anthony first, a 92 could be viewed as a bit high, especially considering ‘Melo is coming off a pair of down years by his standards. NBA stars who have a higher rating than Anthony (of the players released) include: Dwight Howard (95), Kobe Bryant (93), LeBron James (98), Dwyane Wade (93) Kevin Durant (94), Chris Paul (94) and of course Michael Jordan (99).

Stoudemire’s seems about right, but if he has a bounce back season as expected, then it could prove to be way too low.

Chandler is a guy I figured would be in the 83-85 range as the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, so I have an issue with his being a bit low as well.

The other three I guess are about right. Kidd could be a bit high as a 40-year old who had a bad year shooting the basketball, but Smith and Shumpert are close to accurate.

As more Knicks’ players ratings are released for the popular 2K13 game, we will have the updates. That’s the best alternative as fans wait for the game to be released.

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  • Max Lein

    Both Shumpert and Kidd are too high, Chandler is too low. But really, overall ranking doesn’t matter much in 2K13.