NBA 2K13 Player Ratings: New York Knicks Player Ratings Released

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NBA 2K13 Player Ratings: New York Knicks Player Ratings Released
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NBA 2K13 player ratings have been released (via NBA Sky) for the five players who will potentially form the New York Knicks' 2012 starting lineup.

They also released the rating for Iman Shumpert to complete the would-start-if-healthy lineup. Here are the ratings:

Carmelo Anthony: 92

Amare Stoudemire: 84

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Jason Kidd: 80

Iman Shumpert: 80

Tyson Chandler: 77

J.R Smith: 75

For NBA 2K13's ratings to turn out to be prophetic, some changes will have to happen in 2012-13:

Small forward Carmelo Anthony will have to have a major upturn in his career after a two-year downswing

Power forward Amare Stoudemire will need to get back to health and play like he did in the 2010-11 season.

Shooting guard Iman Shumpert will have to get healthy and do it quickly. When fully healthy (optimistically December) he may deserve that 80 rating. For at least the beginning of the season, J.R. Smith will almost certainly get the start.

Recently-acquired point guard Jason Kidd will have to play incredibly well for a 40-year-old. If Jason Kidd plays like he did last season, then Raymond Felton will start.

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Center and Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler will have to become less dominant on defense or less efficient on offense. With two new point guards to work with, it is possible that the opposite will happen.

The New York Knicks have a very strong starting lineup and are legitimate title contenders, at least in the video game world. For their 2012-13 campaign to be considered a success in the real world, they will have to make it out of Round 1 of the playoffs for the first time since 2000.

Adam Waksman is a featured columnist for the Bleacher Report New York Jets community. Be sure to follow Adam on Twitter to receive updates right away.

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