Stephen Curry amethyst card
94 Overall
  • 81 INS
  • 92 OUT
  • 93 PLY
  • 88 ATH
  • 84 DEF
  • 50 REB

Numbers (sometimes) Lie

Written by HashtagWinky

I saw a lot of people complain about base Curry when I first started using this site, so I had to try him out myself to see what the fuss was about. And for the most part, I agreed with the complainers. Missing way too many open 3's, often broke layup animations, and he played like he was 6'3, 180 pounds (lol). So I was extremely skeptical when I saw this card released with very few numeric improvements over the base, but I decided to try it out anyway. I have to say, it's probably my best purchase of the year.

*Bought for: 35,000 MT

**Strengths:

  • Inside scoring: Great at finishing near the rim, layups feel more consistent than the base cards. You will still have the missed bunnies that make you scratch your head, but not nearly at the same rate as you had with the base card.

  • Outside scoring: It's Stephen Curry. The 98 rating on 3's should speak for itself. However, I will add that if you haven't owned any Curry, the timing on his jumper can be hard to get down. It's smooth and very quick, and once you've got it down, extremely easy to perfect. As far as compared to the base card, it's very similar, but I feel like he misses a hell of a lot less open 3's.

  • Playmaking: Can fit into almost any offensive set you would expect a point guard to be able to play, but in my opinion, he is best utilized in pick and rolls (where he can pull up for 3 off the screen or drive) or isolation.

-Athleticism and Defense: I put these two together because I believe that these are the two most underrated parts of this card. The mid-80's speed does this card absolutely no justice, as he feels so much quicker and smoother with the ball and on D. Also I was worried about this card getting abused by drivers like Westbrook and Wall, but to my pleasant surprise he was able to hold his own and then some. Don't let these attributes deter you from this card, because he is much better in game than the numbers lead you to believe.

Weaknesses:

  • Rebounding: Low, but it's your point guard. If you rely on your 1 to get your rebounds, you need to focus on other areas of your team before you get this card.

  • Post: Susceptible to post-sprint cheese, much like many other point guards. Just have drive side help ready.

**Recommended Strategy: Iso,catch and shoot, mid range pull-up, pick and roll,

**Use if: You find yourself using your PG as a primary or secondary scorer or if you need someone to effectively run plays.

**Don't use if: You think Westbrook and Wall are the best PG's in the game. This isn't a sprint-cheese card.

**Bottom Line: Pay the extra 5k on top of base Curry to get this card. My favorite PG that I have used so far in 2K16, and a dramatically improved card over the base.


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