5 cards worth buying in season 2 for NBA 2K23
There's still one week left in Season 2 for NBA 2K23, and the season brought a whole bunch of new cards for players to collect. If you're looking to add some star power to your team, here are 5 cards worth picking up, provided you have enough budget. This blog post will look at NBA 2K23 Season 2 worth buying 5 cards. From budget-friendly options to great-value mid-priced cards, there's something for everyone on this list. If you want to build a powerful MyTEAM, then the following cards are worth buying!
If you're looking to add star power to your team, these are the cards you should aim for. However, they will cost you a fortune. Always save your NBA2K MT coins or VC before making any large purchases.
Pink Diamond Hakeem Olajuwon | Price: 100K
Pink Diamond Penny Hardaway | Price:250K
Pink Diamond Ron Artest | Price:180K
Galaxy Opal Paul George | Price:420K
Diamond Kristaps Porzingis | Price:60K
- 96Hakeem Olajuwon - 96 OVR
- Season 2 › Glitched
- OFF: 97 | DEF: 96 | POS: C
- HT: 7'0 | WT: 255 | Add: Oct 25, 22
- Attributes: 2884
- Post Up High, Post Up Low
- 6 14 7 2
Backdown PunisherBullyDropstepperRise UpClaymoreNeedle ThreaderChase Down ArtistGloveInterceptorPost LockdownPogo StickBoxout BeastRebound ChaserBrick WallDream ShakeMasherPost Spin TechnicianCatch And ShootCorner SpecialistAnchorBlindersClutch ShooterComeback KidDeadeyeGreen MachineGuard UpBail OutLimitless RangeClamps Show More +
Hakeem Olajuwon's offensive and defensive abilities are very strong, and it can be said that he has reached the top level in history. Olajuwon has been selected to the best team 5 times, the best first defense 9 times, and 2 times as the best defensive player. It is not too much to say that Olajuwon is one of the strongest singles in NBA history because His ability to hold the ball is very good. In one-on-one heads-up, as long as the basic back body and ball-holding skills are solid, it is difficult for small players to complete steals. This is where Olajuwon's biggest advantage lies. Let's imagine if Jordan and Olajuwon had a one-on-one match. Would Olajuwon's footsteps at the basket be more threatening, or would Jordan's old rogue's mid-range be more unsolvable? Of course, everything has been submerged in the memory of history.
Olajuwon has many advantages. If you don't consider O'Neal's extremely lethal inside and outside, Olajuwon's own hard power inside is also very strong. Of course, what Olajuwon is most proud of maybe his inside skills. Fans all know that Olajuwon has "dream footsteps". Combined with his delicate skills, these kinds of footsteps perfectly shaped Olajuwon. Wang's image, he is a skilled insider. Olajuwon will be more favored by fans than a player like O'Neal, who relies on his body to score. After all, he can have such a superb basket inside. Technology is a dream for many fans. This is why many inside players rely on Olajuwon as their teacher. After all, when Olajuwon was rampant in the league in the 1990s, he survived by his footsteps and soft mid-to-long distance.
Olajuwon's height is only 208 cm, which is not an advantage for a traditional inside center. Olajuwon's weight of 116kg can only be said to be average. He must not be stronger than many muscular centers. In terms of confrontation, Olajuwon doesn't look super powerful. Of course, Olajuwon is not the kind of center with no confrontation. After all, the 1990s were the era of hand-to-hand combat, and his ability to carry punches was stronger than many active centers.
- 95Penny Hardaway - 95 OVR
- Season 2 › Transcendent
- OFF: 99 | DEF: 93 | POS: PG/SG
- HT: 6'7 | WT: 195 | Add: Nov 23, 22
- Attributes: 2987
- P&R Ball Handler, Guard Post Up, Isolation
- 7 35 9 0
AcrobatBullyFast TwitchFearless FinisherGiant SlayerLimitless TakeoffPost Spin TechnicianPosterizerPro TouchSlitheryAmpedBlindersCatch And ShootClutch ShooterGreen MachineMiddy MagicianSlippery Off BallVolume ShooterBail OutBreak StarterFloor GeneralHandles For DaysMismatch ExpertPost PlaymakerSpecial DeliveryUnpluckableVice GripAnkle BracesChallengerChase Down ArtistClampsOff Ball PestPick DodgerPogo StickWork HorseDream ShakeClaymoreDeadeyeGuard UpNeedle ThreaderGloveInterceptorMenacePost LockdownSpace CreatorAnkle BreakerClamp BreakerDimerHyperdriveKiller CombosQuick First Step Show More +
Penny Hardaway is the kind of player who is very eye-catching on the court. There are so many things about him that are different, and there are too many things that can be called unique. Hardaway is 2.01 meters tall and qualified to be a swingman. But Hardaway is a pure point guard. In his heart, passing is more important than scoring, and the team's victory is more important than his statistics. For the team, he can reduce his part. Hardaway is a high-level point guard, so he has a very wide field of vision. He can see what is happening on the court. He also passes the ball very well, with a fast delivery speed, and does not stick to the ball. He needs to keep holding the ball for an assist. Keep the team from attacking.
The game style is smart, but the style of play is classic. Strong explosive power, fast bullet speed, fast lateral movement, and sufficient size. The main source of scoring is the small skills near the frame and the back body. The ball feels top-notch, and the mid-range jumper is above the level. An excellent organizer who occupies less possession of the ball than other organizers. The mastery of the top, good defender but not the top, more suitable for defending small ball holders (this is very similar to the early Kobe).
Insufficient strength and average mid-air confrontation, resulting in many balls being dodged after take-off, which means that the finishing ability at the basket is not top-level; the lack of top-level mid-range scoring ability means that there is no decisive scoring method (Jordan Kobe's mid-range shot, Shark's back, Big Dream's face frame, James' breakthrough, don't mention Magician to me, Magician's mid-range scoring efficiency is probably more stable than Joe's, of course, the production is insufficient), that is, It means that he cannot digest enough shots, which means that he cannot be an MVP-level player.
- 95Ron Artest - 95 OVR
- Season 2 › Nightmare
- OFF: 91 | DEF: 99 | POS: SG/SF
- HT: 6'6 | WT: 244 | Add: Oct 28, 22
- Attributes: 2922
- Cutter, P&R Wing
- 6 24 12 0
AcrobatBullyFast TwitchFearless FinisherLimitless TakeoffPosterizerPro TouchSlitheryCatch And ShootClaymoreClutch ShooterCorner SpecialistSlippery Off BallBail OutBreak StarterClamp BreakerNeedle ThreaderQuick First StepAnkle BracesChase Down ArtistInterceptorPick DodgerPost LockdownPogo StickMasherPost Spin TechnicianAmpedGreen MachineGuard UpAnkle BreakerHandles For DaysKiller CombosPost PlaymakerSpecial DeliveryUnpluckableAnchorChallengerClampsGloveMenaceOff Ball PestWork Horse Show More +
Peak Artest is the top ball-handling defender in NBA history, the most annoying defender for offensive players, and one of the masters who destroy the opponent's mentality and offensive rhythm. At the same time, he is also a swingman with low offensive efficiency but relatively comprehensive skills. In terms of overall strength, he was once one of the "four big and small forwards" in the NBA in the first decade of the 21st century.
Strong defensive ability. Perhaps the beast's footsteps are not enough to restrain a fast sword like Kobe, but it is easy to deal with a heavy tank like James. Remember the battle between the Rockets and the Cavaliers this season? Under Artest's care, LeBron played what may be the worst game of his career so far. And this classic battle is also a microcosm of Artest's strong defense throughout the season.
It sucks when Artest thinks he's also a great offensive player. And judging from the game's situation, this is indeed the case. The beast's devilish defense is daunting, but his offensive performance can only make his people daunting. If James' footsteps are called "crab walks," what should we call Artest's footsteps? At the same time, his three-pointer is sometimes more like a six-veined sword.
- 97Paul George - 97 OVR
- Season 2 › Special Edition
- OFF: 97 | DEF: 99 | POS: SF/PF
- HT: 6'9 | WT: 220 | Add: Nov 25, 22
- Attributes: 2915
- P&R Ball Handler, 3 PT, Hand Off, Guard Post Up
- 12 30 3 1
AcrobatAerial WizardPro TouchAgent 3AmpedBlindersCorner SpecialistGreen MachineGuard UpMiddy MagicianSlippery Off BallVolume ShooterAnkle BreakerBail OutClamp BreakerFloor GeneralHandles For DaysHyperdriveKiller CombosMismatch ExpertSpecial DeliveryAnkle BracesChase Down ArtistInterceptorMenaceOff Ball PestPick DodgerPost LockdownPogo StickWork HorseBullyFast TwitchFearless FinisherLimitless TakeoffPosterizerCatch And ShootDeadeyeLimitless RangeQuick First StepChallengerClampsGloveBreak StarterUnpluckableVice GripNeedle Threader Show More +
So far in his career, George has changed from a 3D player to a ball-holding core. Although his breakthrough speed will not increase, his ball-holding creativity is not at Harden's level, and even his speed has declined after a serious injury. Still, George's Technical characteristics have made him a qualified ball-handling core.
Tall, with long arms, fast, and good athleticism. In the same position, he has advantages on both ends of the offense and defense; he shoots fast and is good at using his height advantage to complete the shot; in terms of passing, he has vision and passing skills that are not often seen at the same height; he has a good defensive foundation, Static talent and dynamic talent are both very good, with good defensive awareness and defensive ability, and outstanding rebounding.
Insufficient dribbling ability and limited ability to independently create offense with the ball. This is the sharp point of George's biggest weakness in the scout report and the root cause of the template Ariza. His upper limit template is Granger, but his dribbling breakthrough ability is also average; Because of the lack of breakthrough ability, they rely too much on shooting. Once the shooting is unstable, both offensive and defensive ends will relax. Therefore, some scouts think that George is particularly emotional, and some think that George needs to be more competitive; Mistakes and the concentration on both offensive and defensive ends cannot be sustained.
- 94Kristaps Porzingis - 94 OVR
- Season 2 › Transcendent
- OFF: 96 | DEF: 90 | POS: C
- HT: 7'3 | WT: 240 | Add: Nov 23, 22
- Attributes: 2768
- P&R Roll Man, Post Up High, 3 PT, Cutter
- 4 16 8 2
Aerial WizardBackdown PunisherBullyMasherNeedle ThreaderPost PlaymakerUnpluckableChase Down ArtistDream ShakeDropstepperPost Spin TechnicianRise UpAmpedBlindersClaymoreClutch ShooterGreen MachineGuard UpVolume ShooterBail OutVice GripBoxout BeastRebound ChaserBrick WallFearless FinisherPost LockdownCatch And ShootCorner SpecialistDeadeyeLimitless Range Show More +
Porzingis should be one of the most special big men in league history because he converted a big man's physical advantage into a shooter's reserve potential energy. Yep, there's never been a big man who's been as productive from beyond the arc as he is. The only one who can be compared is Towns of the Timberwolves. Both are the same. They like to run to the three-point line to shoot one at every turn. Because of their height advantage, no opponents can snipe them head-on.
Porzingis has a very good control ability and the ability to handle the ball. He can participate in offensive and defensive transitions to show his athletic ability and speed. Score in the penalty area and pull to the mid-range and outside offensive jumpers. On the defensive end, Porzingis' flank defense ability has long been recognized, and his lateral movement and footwork allow him to cover a large area.
Kristaps Porzingis is tall and has long arms. His mobility and athletic ability are at the top of his height. He has excellent shooting ability, extremely fast shooting speed, soft touch at the basket, and can play like a fish in water in a fast-paced basketball system. The downside is that he lacks aggressiveness and is good at driving with his back to the basket. His thin body still needs to be filled with muscles, and his defensive awareness and sense of rebounding need to be improved. He has struggled quite a bit against heavy post players.