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Thursday, June 28, 2012
NBA prospects predict their '2K' ratings

By Zach McCann

NBA Draft Stag
Gamers can check out the NBA rookie ratings when "NBA 2K13" releases in October.
One of the most exciting parts of being an NBA rookie -- besides the money, fame, women and whole dream coming true thing -- has to be players seeing a digital version of themselves on "NBA 2K." It's a game almost every basketball-bouncing kid played in the 2000s, and many NBA players still play it.

Most kids, however, never get to actually be in the game (create-a-player mode notwithstanding). Thursday night's NBA draft picks do, however, and you know they'll be paying attention to their ratings when the game comes out in October.

ESPN Playbook asked five top draft picks about about a variety of topics, one of which was, "What do you think your rating will be in "NBA 2K13"? Here's what the guys had to say.

Harrison Barnes: If they put me at a 60 … 62, I would be happy with that because some starters are a 62. And if they give me some good bounce, I would be happy with that.

Thomas Robinson: I want to push for mid-70s or close to 80.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Probably like 85.

Austin Rivers: Well, I just went out to San Francisco for the 2K thing, so considering I did that … I hope it’s a good rating. I’m aiming for high 70s and then work my way up.

Tyler Zeller: I actually don’t play it, so I don’t know what a good rating is. Let's say 70.