Kevin Durant pinkdiamond card
98 Overall
  • 90 INS
  • 97 OUT
  • 88 PLY
  • 90 ATH
  • 88 DEF
  • 74 REB

98 OVR Kevin Durant Review

Written by ReviewsForThePeople

What's good everybody. This is ReviewsForThePeople and I am back again with another review on one of the best cards in NBA 2K19 MyTeam, the 98 overall playoff moments pink diamond Kevin Durant. You guys got to 10 likes on my comment, so I have to deliver my promise for you guys. Now, this Kevin Durant card, based on my gameplay, is a must-cop card in NBA 2K19 MyTeam and I am here to discuss why. As always, I try to keep my reviews as professional and high-quality and possible. I am basing my review today on 3 games of MyTeam Unlimited and 2 games of Triple Threat Online and I was running him at the shooting guard and small forward positions. So, I hope you guys enjoy this review and I hope that this review helps you guys to make a proper decision on whether or not to purchase this card in NBA 2K19 Myteam. Without further ado, let's get started with today's review.

Purchase Price: 669,350 MT On PS4

Recommended Price: 275-325,000 MT (Most likely will be cheaper than that eventually)

Takeovers: His only two takeovers are sharpshooting and shot creating. I don't believe that there is a specific coach that changes his takeovers.

Strengths:

  • Unbelievable Shooting and Range: This version of Kevin Durant is definitely the most consistent out of any other version of this card. I don't really see any flaw with this part of his game. He simply knocks everything down and I highly suggest running plays that involve setting off-ball screens to get this card open for three. He has every single hall of fame badge that corresponds with shooting the ball and he has a 98 open shot mid and a 97 open shot three. His off-dribble shot, however, seems a bit slow to me and it does often get contested pretty easily.

  • Incredible Slashing Animations: Despite not having slashing takeover, the blow-bys that this man gets are absolutely phenomenal. His specialty driving dunk is the double-clutch baseline reverse dunk and this serves to be very useful because it simply can't get blocked, due to how incredibly quick it is. He has a 90 driving and contact dunk, along with an 80 standing dunk, but this stat doesn't prove to be useful when somebody is guarding him down low. He doesn't have the highest strength either, so don't expect him to be drop-stepping in the paint or bullying many bigs down low.

  • Absolute Defensive Stud: Believe it or not, this version of KD can prove to be a lockdown defender when the situation presents itself. He is very efficient when it comes to clamping the perimeter and it would be extremely difficult to get an open shot with KD in the vicinity. He's got a 92 on-ball defense IQ and a 95 shot contest, along with an 85 steal, which is actually pretty decent. However, stealing the ball isn't exactly his specialty, but he could definitely get a rip if the ball is being dribbled in front of his face. Also, despite having a low block rating of 75, he's very good at getting chasedown blocks, especially on the transition.

  • Glitchy Post Hopshot: For everyone that knows how to perform a post hopshot with a player, this will be absolutely cheesy with this KD card. The man has an 88 post fadeaway with hall of fame difficult shots, a 98 off-dribble mid, and a 97 off-dribble three. I'm mentioning his three-point stat off the dribble because he is actually capable of performing a post hopshot from the three and greening it relatively often. This is definitely a part of his game that significantly differs from the other versions of KD in NBA 2K19 MyTeam and it truly separates him from many other pink diamond small forwards at the moment.

  • Draw Foul Magnet: When I tell you that this man gets stupid animations to get to the line, I mean it with all of my being. KD is a legitimate magnet when it comes to drawing contact at the rim. He has many layup animations that draw the foul at least 5 or 6 out of 10 times that you drive to the rim. He's got a 97 draw foul with a 95 free throw and to be completely honest, his free throw animation is so smooth that it truly feels like a 99.

Weaknesses:

  • None at all. Although, his speed and speed with the ball don't really feel like a 95 and this is due to some of his crossover and behind the back animations that aren't the quickest. I also highly suggest not running at the power forward or center position, especially when he is being matched up with a natural big with strength in the 90s. He doesn't seem to be that efficient of a rebounder and this is obviously due to his lack of strength. One card that I went up against with this card was the galaxy opal Karl Malone at the 2 and my opponent absolutely bullied me in the post and probably got every post-spin animation in the book. So, I definitely suggest running him at the 2 or the 3, preferably the 2 because he definitely has the matchup advantage 9/10 times.

Alternative Cards: I believe that the best cheap alternative for this pink diamond Kevin Durant is the diamond Kevin Durant. The diamond has the same takeovers as this pink diamond and everything about his game is similar to that of the pink diamond, but definitely not as elite. I would also recommend picking up the diamond Paul George with the dark blue OKC jersey. I feel that his defense is much better than that of this pink diamond KD, but his offense is definitely not up to par. Overall, both these cards are definitely worth picking up if you don't have the MT to purchase the pink diamond Kevin Durant. They both should go for around 50-60,000 MT.

Is He Worth It?: I personally don't think that he is worth what he is going for right now, which is around 650-700,000 MT. I do believe that he is worth anything below the 300,000 MT mark. He is definitely one of the best all-around cards in this game and he is very dominant with his dual takeovers, which are sharpshooting and shot creating. He is a slashing and shooting machine with incredible defense and unreal animations. I definitely think that this card is a must-cop and don't be surprised if his value drops and this card is on every god squad that you go up against in NBA 2K19 MyTeam. I don't think that he will get cheaper than maybe 250-300,000 MT anytime soon, but I can assure you that he is definitely worth that price. Bottom line, this is definitely a 10/10 card and I would highly recommend that you pick him up when his price balances out in the next couple days to a week.

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    Hey guys. This is for the noti gang. Thank you guys so much for reading my review. If you guys liked the review, drop a like. If you guys want to see more reviews from me, make sure to hit that follow button. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, feel free to message me or leave them in the comment section below. Thank you and have a great rest of your week!

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    Great review as always, it is very pleasant to read. I mainly focus my reviews on cheaper cards but might break the bank for this card. My team is pretty much set apart from a dominant SF. Grant Hill didn't fit the mold (insane at the 1 though) and Lebron feels a bit clunky.

    Keep the hard work coming ;)

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    I appreciate that, my guy. To be completely honest, for my playstyle, I feel like Grant Hill would be a similar shooter, better slasher, and a better defender than KD. But, I definitely think KD is unique because of his sharpshooting ability.

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    I agree on the defensive and slashing part but the fact that KD can pull up from anywhere is one of the most OP attributes in the game (similar to PD Tmac). I tried his other PD (ASG not the anniversary) and found that he can get in a shooting motion almost instantly even while being tightly guarded. I might keep Grant as my back up PG and play KD as my main scorer

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    Do you think I should sell PD Giannis for him?

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    Absolutely yes.

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    https://2kmtcentral.com/19/lineups/361621/any-suggestions-i-have-8k-rn great review, you have any suggestions for my lineup?

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    You're good on everything, except for Trae Young. You need to get rid of that card immediately. Yes, he's an amazing shooter, but he's a liability on defense and his size doesn't amount to anything really. Other than that, I think your lineup is solid.

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    who would you recommend for under 70k, id prefer someone who can shoot and has hof dimer

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    Oh, 100% Magic Johnson. If you could save up a little bit more than 70k, you can pick up the one with the USA jersey that can shoot consistently.

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    another great review. should i still get him if i have the 20th anniversary?

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    i don’t have a lot of mt but i should be able to get enough to get him when he reaches 300k

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    I believe that you should sell your KD and be patient for the new one's price to drop. You can still stell your KD for at least 400,000 MT at this current moment of time.

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    Great review

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    Thanks very much, my guy. I appreciate that.

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    Hi I have a question, is there much of a difference between this KD and the other one

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    Which KD are you talking about specifically? If you are talking about the diamond KD, yes, there's a major difference and that's in the hall of fame badges, mainly the shooting ones like limitless range, difficult shots, deep range deadeye, etc.

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    I think he meant the 20th anniversary one

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    Oh, then not as much. There isn't much of a difference between the two cards, but I can bet that the new KD will be much cheaper than the 20th anniversary one because he will be in packs for months. Also, you are still technically paying for that little bit of an upgrade, so I feel that it's worth it.

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    I enjoy these reviews even though I know I’m not gonna get the card lol. But there’s definitely reviews that help me with purchasing cards and have a big impact on if I buy the cards

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    Thanks, my guy. I appreciate that. Sometimes, I can't even afford the cards myself, so I hit up some good friends of mine that pull packs on the regular and I use the cards if they pull them. So, don't discourage yourself just because you can't afford players like KD.

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    Ayyyyy I can afford him now

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    RFTP YAYY

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    I noticed you don’t make a direct comparison to the 20th Anniversary Durant, which most people are wondering about as am I. And you sidestep the question when asked directly. Do you not have the 20th Anniversary? If not it’s ok bro, just good to be upfront about it

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    I did have the 20th anniversary KD lmao. That was before I ended up selling him because I realized his price went up by around 200,000 MT. I didn't sidestep the question. I said that it is still a little bit of an upgrade from the 20th anniversary version and he will be cheaper because he will be in packs for the rest of 2K19. The 20th anniversary version will start becoming rarer as time goes by because he's been out of packs for a long time and there most likely won't be any locker codes with a chance of getting him.

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    Cool. No offense brotha. Plus 20th Anniversary rarer cuz of people locking in for Blake. Thanks for the review

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    No, don't worry about it, my guy. No offense taken lmao. Yes, the 20th anniversary is going to become rarer by the day.

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    I just bought this card for 25k on Xbox One with a diamond contract and shoe. This market crash has been stupid.

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    Is he worth upgrading from the 97 KD? I love the 97, but he has a kinda slow post fade animation that I know is not his regular version. Also, can you tell the +5 advantage in speed with ball for this card over the 97? Also, would you rather 98 KD or the new AK? Thanks

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    would you recomend this card, pd granger, or pd kirilenko

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    PD Kirilenko has absolutely unreal defense. all hall of fame badges, 99 steal, etc. I practically only play triple threat online when I play myteam (I'm a park player at heart) but I run Kirilenko at the 3. For the most part he can hold his own on defense against natural bigs, and he can keep up with any small forward. Insane at ripping people too, but my park experience has really helped me to know when a player is most vulnerable for a steal. Shooting and release is fantastic too, but you're gonna have to put limitless and deep range deadeye on him. I've never played with PD Granger before so I can't say anything about him, but the kd is also nice. I run him at the 2 in tto. RFTP is 100% correct when he says that KD's defense is better than his stats suggest, although he's also correct when he says that KD is not quite as good at ripping people. He's much faster than the Kirilenko, especially with the ball. It's really a matter of personal preference. KD is someone that you'd typically give the ball to and create his own shot, and Kirilenko is more of a spot up catch and shoot guy, especially considering that Kirilenko's step back/moving hesitation is absolutely horrendous

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    ok thanks

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    I find him to be inconsistent for some odd reason. Got him for 20k snipe