'18 Josh Smith diamond card
94 Overall
  • 89 INS
  • 82 OUT
  • 72 PLY
  • 90 ATH
  • 95 DEF
  • 94 REB

Statistically a 97

Written by Always_Baltimore

If you haven't picked up this card, do it. This card has 157 more attributes than the 97 Jeremy Lin. He should be at least a 97. Buy him while his price is low. Because yes, this card is better than PD Giannis. Legit one of the most dominant diamonds in the game and he for some reason still goes for around 70k. Yes I have had the PD Giannis. Trust me, sell him. Get the 400k-500k mt that you can before his price drops. And pick up Josh. Also, a side note, I use this card at the SF. I recommend you do the same if you have him.

Bought for: 72,950 MT


  • Inside scoring: This card is a better slasher than Giannis. He has the tendencies, HOF posterizer, 97 driving and contact dunk. He also has the unblockable dunk packages that Giannis does. His takeover is of course slashing. When he is hot he gets blowby animations like it's 2k18.
  • Shooting: For a person that could never shoot, you cannot complain about his shooting. He has a money release and good stats to go with it. I would recommend putting a 3 point shoe on him. Also slap on limitless and deep range deadeye.

  • Defense: All of his defensive stats are above 90. He has HOF defensive stopper. He also has 96 lateral quickness. This card can completely lock down every player in the game, any position.

  • Rebounding: He is a 6'9" PF, at the SF, he doesn't give up boards. Has great rebounding stats and comes with hustle rebounder.

  • Speed: This is one of the main reasons this card is as dominant as it is. He is an absolute rocket. This means that if there is an open lane to the basket he is always able to take it. His speed doesn't allow the defense time to close the lane.

  • 86 Ball Control: He's a 6'9" PF that can speedboost. Enough said.


I honestly haven't been able to find much of a weakness. I mean there're small things like he isn't gonna shoot the lights out. But that's to be expected. I heard other people complain about his post fade but I personally don't think its that bad. Especially is you've used the PD AD.

Recommended Strategy: I would highly recommend going into ISO with him. As much as I hate to say it, this card would be a cheese god at the point. Either way I would put put all of the shooting badges on him. I'd put ankle breaker on him too.

Other Comments: This card is a better Giannis.

Use if: You want a cheap, dominant card that can slash, shoot, and lock down every position.

Don't use if: You don't have the mt to buy him I guess. No reason other than that not to use him.

Bottom Line: This is a very, very good card and it's the best card that you can buy in the 70k range. Again, I predict that this cards price will shoot up so I would buy him quick.

I hope you don't mind me putting this here but I'd greatly appreciate some comments and suggestions on my lineup. https://2kmtcentral.com/19/lineups/5291/my-lineup

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    Lmao i have him at pg don't yell at me. I only do it because people have lebron, and Josh is a defensive demigod. Before that I had an actual pg


    Same, when I had PD Giannis I ran him at point. Now I have AK47 tho so I run him at point.