Anthony Davis pinkdiamond card
97 Overall
  • 96 INS
  • 93 OUT
  • 65 PLY
  • 92 ATH
  • 92 DEF
  • 97 REB

97 OVR PD Anthony Davis Review

Written by ReviewsForThePeople

Good morning everybody. This is ReviewsForThePeople and I am finally back to write another review for the 97 overall pink diamond Anthony Davis in NBA 2K19 MyTeam. Now, I try to keep my reviews as professional as possible and I was extremely tempted to make the title "Best Card in NBA 2K19 MyTeam" because that is exactly what Anthony Davis is. Guys, I cannot emphasize it enough that this card, in my opinion, is the best big man in the game and honestly, I think it is more worth it to purchase this card, rather than obtain 750 tokens for galaxy opal Wilt Chamberlain. The only rating that AD was missing was a jumpshot and 2k has finally given him amazing shooting stats and he has HALL OF FAME BADGES. These two aspects alone make AD an unstoppable force in NBA 2K19 MyTeam and like I said, I can't name another big man that is more efficient than this card and I am going to tell you exactly why. As always, my reviews are based on gameplay experience and this gameplay involves MyTeam Unlimited, as well as Triple Threat Online and Domination. I play around 3-5 games in each gameplay category and his statistics are the basis of this review. So, as always, I hope you guys enjoy the review.

Bought For: 461,500 MT (PS4)

Recommended Price: 275-325,000 MT

Strengths:

  • Driving Dunk Animations: Boy, this part of AD's game is insane. It's not everyday that you see a 6'10" power forward with pure slasher dunk animations. Not to mention, he comes with 100 dunk tendencies, a 90 driving and contact dunk, and hall of fame posterizer. The reason that I didn't mention his standing dunk is that he has a tendency of laying the ball up more in the paint than creating standing dunk animations, which leads me to his next strength.

  • Tough Buckets in Deep Post Position: This card reminds me of the galaxy opal Wilt Chamberlain when it comes to just shooting the ball over his matchup with ease in the post. AD has similar layup animations to Wilt and most of them are easy green-lights, no matter the contest. Along with that, he is a 98 standing layup, as well as hall of fame relentless finisher. Not to mention, he is very aggressive down low and always draws fouls, but not to worry, 2k has given him a 92 free throw, so you should definitely make your free throws more often than not with this card.

  • Outside Shooting: AD, as everyone knows, has one of the easiest, most cash releases in the game. And now, he has shooting stats in the freaking 90s. 96 open shot mid, 90 open shot three, gold catch and shoot, gold corner specialist, gold mid-range deadeye, hall of fame pick and popper, hall of fame difficult shots, you name it. In MyTeam Unlimited, he is a 67% 3-point shooter for me and his overall field goal percentage is 75%.

  • Lob City: AD is the most consistent lob finisher in the game. Guys, I can't emphasize this enough. He is a 6'10" power forward with 91 speed and hall of fame pick and roller and gold lob city finisher. You can't get any better than this. I threw an exact 10 lobs to him in total and he caught all of them. I went up against pink diamond Giannis 4 times in a row and then I went up against pink diamond Tim Duncan. You can't be any better of a defender than those two, but AD still manages to finish on them with ease.

  • Post Defense (Including Steals): AD cannot be backed down in the post. If he hasn't already stolen the ball, you still probably could barely score in the post. If the pink diamond Ben Wallace was a little bit taller, this would be his true defense. He has a 90 steal, 97 block, and a 96 shot contest. Also, I highly suggest putting a diamond shoe on his lateral quickness. Even though it is an 82, he could potentially have the lateral quickness of a tall point guard like Magic Johnson.

  • Rebounding: He averages 10.6 rebounds a game in 5 games. He has 97 rebounding with a 94 vertical. Is there much more I need to say?

Weaknesses:

  • Post Game: Now, I know what you're thinking. He has unbelievable post stats and badges. But, he simply does not possess the proper animations to be efficient with post moves, such as the hook and fadeaway. He doesn't gain much space on his fadeaway at all and his post hook is easily blockable. Not to mention, he is poor at drop-stepping stronger matchups and backing down probably isn't the move.

  • That's It!!

Recommended Strategy: I would suggest you put this card in nothing but pick and roll and pick and fade situations. If he's not catching the ball to finish lobs, he is fading for the open three and his jumper is cash. I would also recommend even calling plays to get him open for threes, the same way that you guys run plays to get real sharpshooters open for threes.

Use if: You want an extremely versatile, athletic power forward that can slash with ease and shoot consistently from the perimeter.

Don't use if: You would rather have a pure post scorer at the 4.

Alternative Player: I would suggest picking up the pink diamond Blake Griffin for around 70-80k as an alternative. If you have a bit more MT, I would go for the pink diamond Kyle Kuzma for around 130-150k. Both these cards have very similar playstyles to AD, but they definitely don't match up to him in the slightest.

Bottom Line: Perfect all-around card. Would I suggest spending over 400k on this card? Absolutely not. This amount is way too expensive for any card in this game. I would definitely wait until he has been in the game for a week or two, so that his price drops to hopefully the low 300s. Again, in my opinion, he is the best big man in the game and he is my favorite card as of this very moment in NBA 2K19 MyTeam.

Thank you guys so much for taking the time to read my review on the new 97 overall pink diamond Anthony Davis. I hope this review is informative enough to help you guys make a decision on whether or not to purchase this card. I definitely enjoyed playing with this card and he is staying on my team for a very long time and I hope you guys are fortunate enough to pick this card up and you certainly won't regret it. If you liked this review, please make sure to drop a like and if you want to see more high-quality reviews on the higher-tier players, please make sure to give me a follow. Don't forget to leave constructive criticism on the formatting of the review, if needed, in the comment section below and let me know some good recommendations for cards that I should review in the future. Thank you everybody and have a great rest of your week. This is ReviewsForThePeople and I am signing out.


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    7

    Oh! I just had an idea. You could put their takeover(s) in the other comments and maybe like a brief description of what they do. Just a thought

    10

    That's an amazing idea actually. Thanks for the suggestion. From this point forward, I will have a section called "Available Takeovers" and under the section, I will have a list of coaches with different playstyles and the player's takeover(s) will be listed under those subcategories.

    5

    The review is out everybody. I hope you guys enjoy. Again, if you like the review, please drop a like and if you want to see more high-quality reviews, make sure to follow me. Thank you and have a great rest of your day everybody.

    4

    Glad to see that our reviews are basically the same. That we agree on his game. You just absolutely dwarfed my review tho sheesh. Great review man.

    2

    I'm glad that we have the same thinking process. And nah, cmon your review was great. I didn't dwarf it. My reviews are just really much in-depth and that's why they're so long.

    3

    Btw, thank you for using correct grammar.

    2

    Haha no problem. Like I said, I keep my reviews as professional as possible.

    1

    I agree with every thing you said, after this AD dropped in price you have to pick him up. I think he is the best Pink Diamond PF in the game

    0

    Unfortunately, I don't think his price will drop anytime soon. He is one of the most expensive cards in the Blake Griffin set.

    1

    After KD dropped everyone's prices spiked

    0

    Well apparently, there are Cover 2 Series super packs in the game for a limited time, so it will give people a chance to pull these expensive pink diamonds again.

    1

    That'll make their price go down for sure. If ur looking to buy, u should do so after the packs drop

    1

    Damn nice review, I'm not gonna get him because I like my big men and don't wanna pay for him (Now, if i got him for free i would sell it but if i couldnt sell for some reason i would definitely keep

    0

    Ya for sure. I personally don't think any card in this game is worth this much. If you feel confident with your big men, it would be best to not switch them up. But, I appreciate the feedback.

    1

    A very deep and well written review. You went into detail about what he does well and also well he doesn't do well. You also gave it a speech to top it all well. 10/10 Review, ReviewsForThePeople.

    1

    This was extremely helpful, thanks, man.

    1

    No problem my guy. Always here to help the community out in any way I can.

    1

    awesome review !

    1

    Thanks my G. I appreciate the love.

    1

    Great review, but in what way is AD superior to Griffin? Honest question, because i own both and i can't see much of a difference, basically Griffin is better on offence and AD on defence. They only thing that sets AD really apart for me, is the HOF difficult shots, the badge feels so nice on Bigmen.

    0

    If you noticed, under "Alternative Player", I put Blake Griffin and Kyle Kuzma because they play almost exactly like AD and they are much cheaper. Would I suggest spending 400K MT on AD right now? Absolutely not. I would suggest sticking with Blake and if you can upgrade, pick up the pink diamond Kyle Kuzma right away.

    0

    Great question. I have both cards as well and I guess my review comes from personal experience. Blake Griffin has been an offensive liability for me recently because his jumpshot is very slow and easily contested. However, AD's release feels so pure that I have confidence in any shot I shoot with him. I think Blake has better contact dunks than AD, but that's pretty much it. On the defensive side, I find AD to be a much better rim protector and perimeter defender. Blake would get murdered by a card like diamond AK47, while AD could potentially drain him of his energy and always keep a hand up. Not to mention, Blake has a 65 steal, while AD has a 90 steal. Blake also has only an 80 block, while AD has a 97. So, overall, there isn't really a major difference, but AD still is a better overall card.

    1

    Thank you for your detailed answer, i have to agree with you completely. I played a few more games and i have a better impression of AD now. He is pretty much better in every way than Griffin, except for contact dunks and alley-oops.

    0

    I'm glad. That used to be my problem. I didn't give my players enough of a chance, so I sold them right away if they didn't play well in their first 3 games. It would be best to play enough games to see if they fit into your playstyle, which generally should be 10-15 games and if that player isn't working out to your liking, then he can be auctioned off. Does that make sense?

    0

    Makes sense. AD just seemed so similar to Griffin that it was difficult to decide.
    I never sell players before i am sure i don't like them, i don't worry too much about losing mt.

    1

    97 AD vs 97 Blake Griffin...who´s win?

    1

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    0

    Both would be insane, if the duo can be afforded by the user.

    1

    I feel that all around, AD wins because he is a much better rim protector, he just feels faster, and he has an easier release to time. I'm aware that Blake has better shooting stats and what seems to be better driving dunk animations, but for me, he has been an offensive liability because despite having amazing shooting stats, his release feels very awkward at times. Plus, AD would have more of a chance guarding someone like diamond AK47 than Blake.

    1

    you go too in depth goddamn

    0

    Hahahaha, like I said, my reviews are as professional as possible and I make sure to not leave anything out. I truly think this review would help you make a decision, rather than just reading a review that says, "Wow, his shooting and driving is good and he's fast." Come on, that doesn't prove anything.

    0

    Hey respect my guy. Great review. Dont listen to these dudes ppl come here for an in depth review. I wanted to check out ad review and 3 of the 5 r a waste of time. Keep doing your thing the community appreciates it

    -4

    meh we just don't need long reviews

    3

    read a shorter one then if you have such a problem with that

    1

    Fax my guy. I don't understand what is the point of telling me my reviews are very long. I said leave constructive criticism in the comment section. Is saying that "your reviews are too long" constructive or even intelligent? Lmao.

    1

    I guess some people just wann get straight to the point, even in cases where it might be ineffective. I feel like reviews like yours do what a review is supposed to do in a much better way than, say, simpler review, but maybe that's just me. Your work is definitely appreciated my guy.

    2

    I appreciate that we can relate on that. I will keep doing what I do and I appreciate your support towards my reviews. It means a great deal to me my guy.

    2

    I mean, nobody is forcing you to read it all. I just want everybody who reads it to have a deep understanding of why or why not a card is worth purchasing in MyTeam. I'm not trying to make it a hassle and I'm certainly not forcing you to read it all.