Gary Payton '96
Written by Cpatt94
So ive always loved Gary Payton in 2k but his stats never really stood out but when 2k announced this card I knew I had to get him. He is an all around beast. At first I didn't like him and couldn't seem to finish or make shots with him. After a few more games and adding relentless finisher Gary Payton is amazing. He takes the opponents player out of the game and will score and facilitate well.
Bought for: 150,500 MT
- Inside scoring: The Glove can finish over smaller guards and even through contact due to his high strength and layup. He does get bad animations at times but in this 2k who doesn't
- Standing Shot 3pt: 94, he will hit most catch and shoot and open shots in the corner. Off the dribble shots are more iffy but once you get the release down he is money. the release is smooth
- Defending- OMG he takes anyone in the game and shut them down, I put him on 95 OVR MJ and he only scored twice, he will always stay in front of his man Steal- Anyone under a 90 ball control and this man will take it the other way, great way to represent the glove.
Speed/Speed with Ball- he is godly fast, I have drose and he is similar to him with speed.
He doesn't rebound but he doesn't have to in my system
He will try to dunk on people at times and that can suck because he usually misses
Recommended Strategy: use as a facilitator and someone that can drive and pass or finish and drain open shots. Defense you already know what youre getting
Use if: You want a point guard that will lock people down and give you 13-7 a night on offense.
Don't use if: You need a knockdown shooter or someone who will dunk on everyone
Bottom Line: Fits my system well and will fit in with anyone who prefers a defensive/transition game
Check out my current lineup to see what I run him with