Giannis Antetokounmpo diamond card
95 Overall
  • 87 INS
  • 77 OUT
  • 84 PLY
  • 89 ATH
  • 89 DEF
  • 88 REB

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

Strengths:

  • 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.

Weaknesses:

  • 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.


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