Best Value Card in the Game
Written by CasualReviews101
Demarcus Cousins is one of the most dominant big men in the league right now, so it's no surprise that 2k gave him a juiced card. I love Boogie cards in 2k. I used his ruby as my center at the start of the year and loved everything about it. I mean, who doesn't love a center who can consistently shoot the three ball? This pink diamond version of Boogie is literally the exact same thing as the ruby and amethyst except on a higher level. I love this card, and he's up there with the Opal Wilt and PD Anthony Davis cards. For his value, I'd say he's better than both.
Bought for: 59,000
Inside scoring: Boogie's inside game is the best you could ask for out of a big man. With some of the HoF slashing badges, he really does it all from a rim-attacking standpoint. He has good dunk animations and finishes through contact very well. If Boogie is coming in with a full head of steam, he will nearly always throw it down with power. His layup packages are pretty decent for a big man. However, because of his height at 6'11'', he could struggle against an oversized rim protector like Yao Ming or Manute Bol.
Post Game: Boogie's post game is elite. In the NBA he is known as one of the best low post scorers, and he certainly lives up to these expectations in game. 97 strength means he can back down anyone with ease. His post fade animation gets decent separation but is quick. He also has a good set of post badges that help cement his dominance.
Shooting: Boogie has a buttery smooth release that is one of the best for a big man. This coupled with his shooting badges and high open shot three rating makes him lethal as a stretch big. I recommend limitless range and deep range deadeye to allow him to pull from anywhere.
- Athleticism/Playmaking: This is where Boogie goes from great to a top big man in the game. He has 85 speed as a center and a 79 speed with ball. He also has a 79 ball control. Put a ball control shoe on him, and he can speed boost after a shot or two. A card this good in every other category should not be able to do this. He is like the Thon maker of Pink Diamonds. Running iso ball with Boogie against a slower player like Sabonis will likely cause your opponent to rage quit. For his size and position, Boogie is the fastest in the game.
- Defense: I guess this could be a weakness? He is nowhere near other cards in terms of lockdown defenders, but he doesn't play bad defense at all. He's on the floor for his offense after all. 97 coupled with 74 lateral quickness means he will use his speed to cut off other big men and stop them in their tracks. Is he a top tier rim protector? No, not at all. But he doesn't need to be. His defense is the weakest part of his game but is by no means bad.
Recommended Strategy: Run him at either the 4 or 5. Play iso ball against other big men, pick and pop for threes, or get in the low post.
Use if: You have the MT. For 60k, he is an absolute must buy.
Don't use if: You can't afford him or already have better big men.
Bottom Line: In my opinion, Boogie is a top 5 center in the game. For the pure value, he may be the best. If you have some MT laying around, scoop him up. You won't be disappointed.
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