2K18 Rating: 65
2K19 Predicted Rating: 68
After Porzingis went down for the season for tearing his ACL, and Noah having conflicts with Hornacek, the New York Knicks needed to find some depth at the center position.
With Luke Kornet, they were able to find a young project who has the potential to have an expanded role in the future.
When Kornet was given the opportunity, he was able to display a rare combination of range and shot-blocking ability that’s becoming a trend with big men in today’s game.
Honestly, I don’t expect 2K to pay much mind to Kornet as he’s still low on the Knicks’ depth chart, but I do think he deserves a ratings boost after a solid first year.
2K18 Rating: N/A
2K19 Predicted Rating: 66
Besides Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson balling out at Summer League, the Knicks were able to find another bright spot in Allonzo Trier. His offensive game was exceptional with his ability to drive to the basket, run in transition and hit the midrange with a smooth stroke.
Though his production in Summer League was nice to see, it’s still Summer League. Just like other undrafted rookies, Trier will find himself in the mid-60s range.
This is obviously subject to change, but it seems likely that he’ll find himself at the bottom of the guard depth chart, and will mainly be playing for the Westchester Knicks to start the season.
2K18 Rating: 65
2K19 Predicted Rating: 63
In his first year, Isaiah Hicks was seen on the floor more often due to the Porzingis injury mentioned before. With that opportunity, Hicks was able to show some signs of potentially becoming a role player in the making, but still needs a lot of work to his game.
Overall, he will need to keep working and proving that he deserves to stay with the New York Knicks.
Until then, I predict his overall rating decreased from last season.