My Lord and Saviour
Written by Tweggy29
This card has been running in every lineup possible, there is no possible way I could leave this card out. I tend to play him at the 4 due to his height and incredible shot-blocking abilities and I run the floor with him every time I catch a rebound. Most of the time he will finish at an open rim due to his speed, and even posterise defenders who think they have a chance of stopping him.
Bought for: Around 50,000 MT w/ diamond contract
- Inside scoring: Dunks seemingly everything, and his long arms make layups incredibly easy even in traffic.
- Shooting: Despite his lack of shooting badges and a slow release, he has the ability to knock down and even green wide-open jumpers. Not a massive strength of his but it can be useful if a defender hangs off.
- Defensive presence: Defensively, this card is incredible. His massive wingspan makes it very easy to send shots flying into the crowd or contest enough for a miss. His speed makes chase down blocks super easy as well as an ability to change from the one through five.
- Rebounding: Long arms, silver rebound chaser and good rebounding stats lead him to getting around 10 boards a game for me, starting and finishing many fastbreaks at the same time.
- Ball handling: For a 6'10" player, Giannis handles the ball incredibly well, and his long crossover causes havoc if the opponent doesn't have the badges, size or speed to keep with him.
- Shooting: Definitely not a go-to option,as an inconsistent jump shot with a slow release isn't ideal, but as I have said it can be useful
- Animations: Some of his dribble animations can send him off the court or glitch the ball into opponents bodies, causing in turnovers.
- Badges: Only four hall of fame badges is a slight downside, but his play on the court is still incredible, and any better version of his costs far more MT and requires far more grinding.
Recommended Strategy: Drive into isolations against weaker defenders, post up against smaller defenders, take wide open threes if the pass is by someone with dimer.
Use if: You want a two-way demigod with great versatility and length.
Don't use if: You like a sharpshooting wing.
Bottom Line: No other Giannis is a buy now apart from his series 2 card, which I do not see as worth the price. I have had this card for a few weeks and you'd be hard-pressed to find a better two way player than this, even for 50k MT.