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
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?
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.