'75 Bob McAdoo pinkdiamond card
97 Overall
  • 97 INS
  • 80 OUT
  • 73 PLY
  • 93 ATH
  • 91 DEF
  • 97 REB

Underrated

Written by JLBallin

Wasn't too hyped with this round of throwbacks but looking again at this Bob McAdoo who can drive, dunk, defend, and shoot the midrange. I had to at least give him a try.

Bought for: 100,000 MT bid

Strengths:

  • Inside scoring: Great at finishing near the rim. Can drive to the basket, catch lobs, post game and fadeaway.
  • Midrange:really easy release with good ratings, one of the best release for a big man as many other have slow releases
  • Defense: blocks, contests, locks down opponent
  • Rebounding: Vertical factors into the rebounding so the combo of both in high 90s means he's snagging. He is currently my best and most consistent rebounder and I tried PD Kareem, Shaq, Ralph Sampson, and Yao Ming. Those other guys will have good and bad rebounding games but In 5 games McAdoo gets at least 7-8 rebounds or more.

Weaknesses:

  • Threes: anyone under 70 three I just don't try to take them
  • Free Throw: Rating is fine and can get into the 90s with a shoe but the release is too quick for me and I'll miss a few. Experience with the timing and you'll be fine but adding a shoe might improve the timing as it'll be +5 to become a 94 rating which should be near perfect every time.
  • Height: 6'9 so undersized at the Center but he's fine for a Power forward. Obviously someone with Yao Ming, Ralph Sampson or someone over 7 ft might beat him in post game but as I said play him at PF.

Recommended Strategy: "Drive 1v1, mid range, alley oop, post up, post fade

Use if: "You want an midrange, athletic, defensive power forward"

Don't use if: You want a stretch big or 7 ft+ center

Bottom Line: Great player to play at power forward with unbelievable rebounding for his height and surprisingly athletic with an easy release for a big man to hit those midrange shots.


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