'12 Carmelo Anthony pinkdiamond card
97 Overall
  • 92 INS
  • 96 OUT
  • 83 PLY
  • 93 ATH
  • 85 DEF
  • 77 REB

Mint Card but worth 600k

Written by Skarrerx

I was expecting a nuggets melo but i did not expect this. This card like many other cards is just plain fake for what carmelo could do in real life, however i suppose to be usable it is necessary and this card is nearly damn perfect. Short paragraph summarizing the review and how you used the player

Bought for: Packed

Strengths:

  • Inside scoring: Ik he had a few good highlight posters like the millsap one when he was with denver but hof posterizer is too far. Regardless, he jams it down as good as any other HOF posterizer wing like pippen and LeBron. He finishes well at the rack and he has 95 post control and fade so if he is on a small play you can just wreck them in the post and this is aided by him having 86 strength so he can back people down.
  • Outside Jumper: The hof limitless is just ridiculous on this card and with the ratings and badges you can pull from anywhere off the catch and the odd addition of hof ankle breaker lets him snatch back and occasionally break ankles which makes him automatic long story short he is a better diamond tatum
  • Point guard cheese: The aforementioned ankle breaker hof, good dribbling and post game mean you just ruin any small point guard and his somehow 90 lateral quickness and average defense mean he holds up lebrons magics and giannis' easily
  • Rebounding/small ball four: The stats aren't amazing but like LeBron he just somehow gets tonnes of rebounds probs because of the 93 vertical but his mobility and ball handling mean he can destroy people if he is ran at the power forward and they have someone relatively not mobile like Kevin Love or Duncan.

Weaknesses:

  • No HOF difficult: WTF how can you possibly give him posterizer HOF and ankle breaker but not HOF difficult this card would be just that bit better at fading limitless and that it would be so good it isn't a weakness as such more just a gripe Recommended Strategy: Work the post, ball handler/screener on pick and roll and pop, that money horns play, iso on on-ball defence

Other Comments: This card is clearly god squad level and should be every god squad but for 1/6 of the price you can get jayson tatum who can do everything just slightly worse except the rebounding and low post defense and even LeBron is half the price and better in some aspects just no limitless like he is a great card without a doubt but if you want someone to do any one specific thing you may as well but a specialist and save a hell of a lot of MT Use if: "You want someone who can play the 1-through-4 defend those positions and can do everything on offense and have the MT for the best god squad in the game

Don't use if: You don't have enough or just have enough MT find role players such as tatum and PD magic that do the things you want them to do for less.

Bottom Line: Probably the best card in the game right now but I would only buy it if you are a melo diehard or have an ultimate godsquad and millions of MT and looking to add another game breaker. Regardless if you buy this enjoy dropping 50 on people and use the post with this card it works


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    should i sell like all my good players besides jimmer and pete and anyone in maddness set just to get melo and oscar? i've been really thinking about it

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    If you dont really have a star player then id strongly suggest it

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    I'd be selling 97 Kuzma, 97 Blake, 95 Tatum, 95 Durant, 96 Marbury, and a bunch of other pretty good cards. This was a very good review btw

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    sorry ive been on holiday but it sounded like a good idea and thanks for the feedback nowadays i reckon KD is probably better

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    Very nice review! I have a question, right now i have Magic PD TE at PG, Roy PD Signature S at SG, Pippen PD at SF, Griffin PD at PF and Okafor D at C. Is it better if I insert Carmelo as SF putting Pippen PF and Griffin C or I remove Roy for Carmelo and insert a C?
    In the case which C do you advise me to use with my PD?
    Always if Carmelo is a right card for these PD that I have.
    Thanks

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    Appreciate it bro what i would recommend is starting melo at the 4 with pippen at the three and then your preference out of okafor or griffin at centre. Alternatively, you use melo as your sharpshooter at the two and get rid of Roy and buy ralph sampson with a 3pt shoe, who in my opinion is the best center in the game. Hope it helps.

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    Thanks for the advices!
    I took Sampson and I'm adoring him, since Carmelo is at a fairly high price, over 1m, I was thinking of evaluating Kobe PD because it costs me much less. Should I wait to have enough MT for Carmelo?
    Thanks

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    ehhhh i mean there isnt really much going in the game right now get kobe if you wanna get jason will or something if you dont wanna wait just get kobe still good but not on the melo level although looking at your situation larry bird may be the way to go as a shooter

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    run griffin at C put carmelo as PF

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    this card or pd giannis?

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    This card can do a bit more but giannis is still glitchy as so either will work perfectlty i assume u want a sf at pg so yeah u want shooting this if you dont shoot as much take giannis

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    hmm ok thanks man!

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    Should I replace PD Paul George with melo at the 2?

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    Honestly it depends i like HOF limitless shooterse at the 2 so yeah if you have the MT and your squad is pretty filled then sure

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    Great review! I have a question for you; right now, I have LBJ at PG. Would you recommend I move LeBron to small forward and start Carmelo at the 1? I am probably going to buy this card but I don't know where to put him.

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    Yep do that but make sure whenever you run pick and rolls etc that you use lebron to make use of dimer

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    Lmao put LBJ or MELO at the 3 or 4