'02 Nick Anderson ruby card
89 Overall
  • 77 INS
  • 92 OUT
  • 73 PLY
  • 81 ATH
  • 75 DEF
  • 49 REB

Budget baller

Written by WhiteMoose77

So, I didn't see a review for this guy, and I've used him for a few months now and feel like I've got a pretty good feel for this card. I still run him as a starter (2 guard) on a diamond/amethyst team over like 5-6 other 88-89 comparable 2 guards because I like his release and mix of strengths weaknesses more than the others. Used as almost pure C&S floor stretcher at this point but earlier on as a more well-rounded scorer.

Bought for: Pulled

Strengths:

  • 3 ball: 93 3 ball, easy release to get down and full suite of 11 gold shooting badges
  • Sneaky athletic: Won't throw down posters on the reg, but can dunk over guards and some forwards in traffic, and decent lob finisher. His attributes don't show it but I've been pleasantly surprised.
  • Mid range: See above for 3 ball, but attribute is a 92

Weaknesses:

  • Molasses speed for a 2 guard if you put him there, which I prefer to do because of the next point
  • OK defense, nothing to write home about, but better on 2 guards than on 3's since most athletic SF's people tend to run (Bron, Giannis, etc.) will run straight through him (only 6'6" 205)
  • Forget about rebounds, point guards will outrebound him
  • Excels as C&S guy, or setting picks and popping around, rather than shooting on the move, though still decent here

Recommended Strategy: Pair with athletic rimrunning PG and drive and kick out to him as a 3 pt sniper. Also good to use as a secondary shooting option in perimeter centric offense

Other comments: Can hang offensively with amethyst and some diamonds, but on D only up to amethyst - most diamonds will cook him. Diamond and up competition he basically becomes C&S only, but can still be effective there if you use him like I do as a floor stretcher. Good budget guy (prob like 1500 mt, can't be much) for people that want a knockdown shooter or a scorer against ruby and below comp.

Also, 2k definitely overlooked those 94 finals with this 85 FT rating lol

Use if: See "Bottom Line" section

Don't use if: You want a shooter that can create his own shot

**Bottom Line: Great value for mt, nice player to use while building up your team, or as a floor stretch C&S role guy on better teams with slashers


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