So much fun
Written by sircartier
Because of the addition of the new Larry Bird packs, this new Diamond Throwback Elite Gordon Hayward was added to the game. I was skeptical about the card until I saw its stats and price. You can pick this card up for about 20k MT, and he comes with 4 hall of fame badges and amazing stats. Standing at 6'8, he has a smooth release and some really great animations.
Bought for: 20k MT
Shooting: Hayward comes with HOF Catch AND Shoot with a great 93 open shot three, and he hits them with consistency. His height gives him an advantage over smaller players and you can comfortably run him from 1-4 positions. (I run him at SG)
Defending: not anything crazy but he can clamp up
Playmaking: great passer and comes with pretty good dribble animations as well.
Inside Scoring: Dunks are underwhelming but you can pull them off often, but inside scoring really isn't where this card excels.
Recommended Strategy: Run him at SG, and run 3 point plays for him as he comes with the right badges to shoot, this's guy a marksman.
Use if: You need a tall player at the two or three that can shoot consistently and overall set up other players in your team very well.
Don't use if: You need a solid dunker or unreal defender. Bottom Line: At the price he is unbeatable for his stats and badges. This is a card everyone should pick up now, seriously.