'12 Tim Duncan pinkdiamond card
97 Overall
  • 95 INS
  • 91 OUT
  • 65 PLY
  • 91 ATH
  • 88 DEF
  • 98 REB

The Big Dissappointment

Written by tmad80

I'm a huge Duncan fan, so after hearing about how awesome this card was, I decided to drop most of my MT on him. I was wildly dissappointed, and he routinely had some of the worst stats on my team in Unlimited. I ultimately resold him and went back to a Love/Mutumbo front line, with Lucas/Gilmore off the bench.

I score a significant amount in transition, and he just doesn't fit that play style.

Bought for: 240,000 MT (Switch)


  • Post moves: Great animations if you like to play through the post.
  • Defense: Usually well positioned, leading to a lot of contested shots and blocks, especially at PF.


  • Finishing: He missed so many lightly contested shots in transition that all my other players seem to make.
  • Slooooow release: This leads to many contested shots, which negates his strong shooting stats.
  • Rebounding: Despite the stats, I only get 3-5 a game.

Recommended Strategy: Slow it down and play through the post.

Other Comments: He was pretty awesome in the few games of TTO I played with him, and racked up points, rebounds and blocks. However, the improved matchmaking this year means you don't need to use highly rated cards there.

Use if: You like to abuse opponents down low.

Don't use if: You like to play in transition or want a stretch big, even though his stats make him look like one.

Bottom Line: A good but not great card, so not worth the price this early in the year. I sold him back for almost 400,000 MT, so at least I made a very healthy profit!

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    My experience with him is the exact opposite of yours. I get about 12 rebounds and 3 blocks a game from him. And he dunks on everyone.


    What other bigs do you play him with? I wonder if Mutumbo/Gilmore just overwhelmed him in my lineups, since they're both 7'2" with great rebounding stats.

    I really wanted to like this card! I'll probably pick it up again in a few weeks when we get Prime super packs and the price drops.


    I surrounded him with shooters and use the 95 Magic offense. I use Brad Stevens also. Has been a monster for me.