Gordon Hayward diamond card
95 Overall
  • 78 INS
  • 94 OUT
  • 86 PLY
  • 86 ATH
  • 84 DEF
  • 79 REB

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

Strengths:

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.

Weaknesses:

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.


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    1

    I hav him off the bench I don’t run plays I really just do run and gun but he had 13 points in his first outing under my system so imma keep him as he did hassocks everything I need in a small forward besides for missing a dunk. Good review

    1

    Great review.. I picked him up off your recommendation, and I'm loving this card, so far.

    1

    Thanks! Glad you like him

    1

    I scored 40 with him off of 14-20 shooting and 12-16 from 3.... this guy is a complete animal

    0

    It's criminal that on PC he's going for near discard value.

    0

    for me his inside scoring is great, yes his dunks are eh, but he has a 99 driving layup with coach boost(let alone for the perimeter 96 open 3 with coach boost) so he’s my second option on my team