'04 Arvydas Sabonis ruby card
88 Overall
  • 88 INS
  • 84 OUT
  • 75 PLY
  • 77 ATH
  • 81 DEF
  • 91 REB

Best stretch 5 for now

Written by MrNoMercy

Got it on the first day of release(11/15/2017). This is the first review from a real owner. This card is just a by-product for me, but still, he benched my Yao due to speed advantage and 3 ability.

How to get: Bench Booster pack. (7 boxes I got 2, sold one for 160K, should be around 120k for next couple weeks if they don't release a lot more)

Strengths:

All around offensive, great length.

  • Playmaking: He passes fast and accurate, which is much better than Yao and Mutombo I used to use.
  • Length: 7'3", and 60+ speed, who else.
  • Shooting: deep or mid, sweet! Release good as Porzingods!
  • D: He has low block attribute but still blocks a lot due to the length and speed. Good defense IQ is a huge plus. (Cuz most people online rely on P&D offense so much, higher IQ leads to properly and faster reaction)

Weaknesses:

  • Soft: He's old when he joined the league, this is true. You can out power him but he is still tall.
  • Ball Control: Try double team when catch or dig against him
  • Slow: he's fast on his size but still considering slow, so long pass and fastbreak can kill him sometimes.
  • Badge: 5 gold badges, very common weakness for a ruby card. Don't force post offense when online unline you double checked your opponent's badge.

Strategy

P&P + P&R EZPZ, more effective than ruby Cousins or Porzingods on the offensive end.

Examples:

I will try put some videos later on.

Other:

Use if: You're doing the collection. (sell if not, it's not a cost-efficient card).

Don't use if: You can't afford, you don't play stretch big, or new/better card released.

Bottom Line: overally better than the ruby reward Yao, an upgrade version of Sapphire Porzingods (about 45KMT value today).


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  • 0

    Nice review man. I like him as a player and this card looks nice but yeah that 29 lat quickness makes me not want to get it for what it costs.

    0

    Lat quickness means nothing if you don't switch him on a driving guard. Even if you do so, his length can bump them easily

  • 0

    he is not constant from outside and mid-range. not great rebounder like other greats .
    I played a game in supermax face whiteside he too every offensive rebound until I brought davis back.

    1

    Set post as "behind" for strong rebounders. I used to use him and bullied Hassan every time. But now I replaced him with amethyst Kareem.