'98 Isaiah Rider gold card
83 Overall
  • 84 INS
  • 83 OUT
  • 68 PLY
  • 87 ATH
  • 71 DEF
  • 44 REB

Transition God 2.0

Written by CWG0822

I used Rider along side ROTY Francis for an extremely athletics backcourt and with a complementing sharpshooter in Playoff's Bazemore. Rider was a god finishing at the rack and making open jumpers

Bought for: 4,000-ish MT

Strengths:

  • Finishing inside: Can dunk hard or finish with layup. Gets a lot of "and-one" opportunities and can finish through contact
  • Shooting: Can knockdown open three's and some mid-range shots. Athleticism scares defenders with drives, so pull-up jumpers are good to use
  • Athleticism: Nice vertical to avoid blocks and athleticism covers many flaws

Weaknesses:

  • Defense: Many flaws covered by athleticism. Can still keep up with players off-ball, but need to user on-ball.
  • Shooting: Not knockdown. Need to get open looks from three or not too contested from midrange

Recommended Strategy: Run in transition and use iso to drive, pull-up, or dish.

Use if: "You want athleticism for transition play and decent shooting."

Don't use if: "You need knockdown shooting or lockdown defending

Bottom Line: Get out and run, finish hard, and pull-up or get going downhill in the half-court offense."


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