NBA 2K17's Season Predictions Are Exactly What You'd Expect
The Knicks are expected to be the No. 3 seed, which is approximately the third most exciting thing to happen to them in 15 years.
With the new NBA season beginning today, 2K Sports has used NBA 2K17 to simulate the results--and the outcome is probably not going to surprise you.
The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will again meet in the NBA Finals, according to the game, with the Cavs coming out on top in seven games. During the regular season, they'll each be the top seed in their respective conferences, with the Cavs' LeBron James earning another MVP award.
Other details of note include a strong season for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers. Although the latter won't make the playoffs, their first-round draft pick, Brandon Ingram, will win the Rookie of the Year award. The Utah Jazz won't make the playoffs, which is actually surprising considering the real-world consensus that the team is set to take a leap forward.
The simulation also suggests the Oklahoma City Thunder will make the playoffs as the eighth seed, providing us with the Russell Westbrook-vs.-Golden State series we deserve. Meanwhile, my dear New York Knicks will somehow come out as the third seed in the East, only to be swept in the first round by the Chicago Bulls. Sounds about right.
You can see the full outcome in 2K's post here.