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.
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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