This card is slept on...
Written by vStrapaholic
Ahhh, D'Angelo Russel. Used to play for my Lakers but he's gone now...This card is a beast, and I swear he's clutch in-game like real life. The card can move like a 2k19 Amy Hedo (okay maybe a step below Hedo, but he's God-like if you know what you are doing), he has Kyrie base which has a slight hitch but it's really ab over-exaggerated release cue for meter off-guys. Not many people talk about this card which is kind of sad. He's got really got length for a point guard too! This is late review bu hopefully this convinces people to get him before it's too late...
Bought for: Free. Just complete Arenas and Pat Bev's Play MyTeam Challenge set.
- Inside scoring: Contact dunks with floor general, coach, or shoe. (any combo of those 3 should work) and he has showtime dunks
- Shooting: Da boi gotta strap and you can't deny it (99 3 with FG, a decent coach, and/or a 3pt shoe)
- Playmaking: For all you screen abusing motherfu-.... folks out there yes, he can peek-a-boo. Curry Slide, QFS, Handles for Days, etc. -Defense: This card can sit-down honestly with solid defensive tendencies
Weaknesses: -He needs showtime -Kyrie Base is a very mid release and he needs flexible release -He needs Intimidator and a lateral quickness shoe and his tendencies are solid, not amazing -I do NOT recommend running him at the 2 because he's only 6'5 and has a skinny player build but you probably could make it work.
Recommended Strategy: "3 hunt, 3 hunt, 3 HUNT!!! 5-Out rim running works too. You can flashy pass whoever your opponent helps off of or just take the dunk."
Examples: Hawks 2018
Other Comments: (optional) "The dude would be a B-Tier combo guard already but he's FREE so that makes him even better. S/o all my fellow No Money Spent fellas out there."
I give this card a Certified S T R A P rating of 88.3 but he gets a 1 point bonus because he's free (89.3)
Use if: "You want a tall(er) Pg who can give you a lot on offense and is above average on defense. And if you have Arenas and Pat Bev done."
Don't use if: "You need a pure lockdown or you don't have time to kill to get him."
Bottom Line: "Great value for money, nice player to use while building up your team."