Russell Westbrook diamond card
97 Overall
  • 94 INS
  • 96 OUT
  • 98 PLY
  • 98 ATH
  • 97 DEF
  • 97 REB

Do it all point guard

Written by Homeless385

I've been hoarding my for a long time through domination but I finally had to spend a decent chunk of it on this card. It just looked too insane and fit my lineup perfectly, and I can say I have no regrets.

Bought for: 146,000 MT

Strengths:

  • Inside scoring: Great at finishing near the rim. This is one of the only cards with a 99 layup and it definitely feels like it. In the 3 games I've played I think he has only missed 1 layup that did not get a foul call. Usually i think reviews of a cards finishing are overrated but this one is not trust me. He did brick a couple flashy dunks for me, but that seemed a little random.
  • Playmaking and athleticism. I put this as a combination because that is what makes the card excellent. He is so fast coming off a few dribble moves with that HOF ankle breaker it is insanely easy to get around guys. He beats everyone up the floor in transition and can blow by people waiting at the other end with a nice spin move or behind the back. It's too easy.
  • Mid range game. This card hits stepbacks and snatchbacks, moving mids off of screens more consistently than 97 derozan does for me. Using dribble moves and/or picks to get open for a midrange is easy with the aforementioned playmaking and athleticism, and he hits the midrange so easily.

The bottom line is the card is one of the best in every category besides shooting the three which he still does competently. A fastbreak possession will have 5 plus hall of fame badges lighting up for you and he will get you a bucket on the break everytime. In the halfcourt he is one of the best playmakers in the game and using his athleticism and playmaking to penetrate and break down the defense is easier than any other card I've used before. On defense he gets multiple steals a game and is surprisingly good at getting blocks, especially chasedown. It is also easy to use him as a help defender because he can get back to his man so quickly. This card is just all around insane.

Weaknesses: None really. He isn't going to shoot the three like the new diamond lillard probably does, but he can still drain it and everything else he does is off the charts

Recommended Strategy: "Drive 1v1, catch and shoot, mid range pull-up, run the break, pick and roll

Use if: "You want an athletic playmaking point guard that can do it all on the offensive and defensive end"

Don't use if: "You want a card with hof limitless or don't have the mt.

Bottom Line: "the ultimate jack of all trades."


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