Kevin Johnson '90
A Budget Diamond John Wall
Written by JPMarvel_14
I bought this card as a last resort for my starting point guard as I only had about 50k my left after buying Marc Gasol (another absolute beast). I figured he would be good enough to pass to my other scorers such as Pierce and Zach Randolph, but he does so much more. He dosen't get bullied too often in the post as many would expect as I had him guard Magic Johnson and he has the athleticism of the card that I compared him to in the title of this review, John Wall.
Bought for: About 40,000 MT
- Inside scoring: Will dunk on most centers, but his dunk will often run out if Kareem or Chamberlain is under the hoop
- Outside Scoring: Has a deadly mid range and his three pointer will be knock down if there's no one in front of him
- Playmaking: Don't expect him to have the crazy 360 dimes that John Wall provides his defenders, but his best feature is HOF pick and roll maestro, a badge that without a doubt will get players rolling to the hoop open. -Rebounding: Has decent rebounding for a point guard.
- Shot: His pull up is just a little bit slow.
- Speed: He's fast, but not diamond IT or John Wall fast. Don't expect him to run ahead of a crowd.
- Staying Away from children: He has an odd tendency to ignore my coach Greg Popavich during time outs and wander over towards little girls and boys. I wrote it off, but it's certainly perculiar. (;
Recommended Strategy: Pick and Rolls and Pick and Pops,with the occasional ISO.
Use if: You want a somewhat athletic playmaking point guard who can also hit a jumper if need be.
Don't use if: You want a defensive beast or someone who is absolutely automatic downtown.
Bottom Line: Considerably cheaper than diamond John Wall, so all in all a great player that I'll keep on my team for a while. Still just can't get over that child thing though, huh, wierd...