2K18 Rating: 75
2K19 Predicted Rating: 77
There was no bigger surprise on the Knicks last season than Trey Burke coming out of the Westchester Knicks. After a somewhat rough start to his career, Burke has rejuvenated his career by becoming more disciplined and focusing on the sport rather than the distractions that come with an NBA lifestyle.
I predict that Burke will be the starting point guard for the New York Knicks to start the season after coming off a productive 2017-18 campaign. He’s still young (25 years old) and has the potential to improve, so an increase in his overall seems like a no-brainer.
2K18 Rating: 76
2K19 Predicted Rating: 76
As one of the more reliable 2-guards in the NBA, Courtney Lee has been a solid fit for the Knicks. Lee has been a textbook example of a rotational three-and-D player throughout his career and hasn’t shown too many signs of slowing down.
Lee’s last year with the Knicks was highlighted by one of the better shooting seasons of his career (TS% of 56.4).
I didn’t change his overall rating. Despite having a solid season, Lee is 32 years old and turns 33 in October. Age plays a factor with overall changes, so I don’t expect to see a change from him.
2K18 Rating: N/A
2K19 Predicted Rating: 74
The Las Vegas Summer League has concluded, and it seems that the New York Knicks may have found a few bright spots for the future. Kevin Knox came out guns blazing, showing off his offensive repertoire with a smooth stroke and strong finishes through contact.
His ceiling seems limitless at this point, as he’s only 18 (youngest player from this year’s draft), which means there should be a lot more to come from the neophyte.
A 74 overall seems appropriate due to Knox’s selection with the ninth overall pick.
Players like Paul George (71 overall rookie rating; strong comparison to Knox) and Gordon Hayward (64 overall rookie rating; ninth overall pick in 2010) started off on the lower side, but it seems that 2k has become more generous with their rookie ratings in recent years.