If you’ve been waiting on a Galaxy Opal Luka Doncic card in NBA 2K20’s MyTeam, wait no longer. On Friday, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year reached his final form as a part of the new Prime III series.
The 21-year-old Dallas Mavericks star wasn’t alone and as good as his card is, he isn’t the most valuable in the new series.
Also included in this mega release totaling six cards is the first Galaxy Opal Kristaps Porzingis and Trae Young. There’s also a Pink Diamond Dino Radja, Diamond Shareef Abdur-Rahim, and an Amethyst Dan Majerle.
How Good is the Galaxy Opal Luka Doncic?
In a word: tremendous.
For starters, he’s 6’7″ and can play point guard and shooting guard. Doncic’s shooting ability has been augmented quite a bit for the sake of the Galaxy Opal status. He has a 98 three-point rating. His 85 dunk rating will be a pleasant stretch for his fans. Almost no one should have an issue with his 97 ball handling and 98 pass accuracy.
On defense is where Doncic was shown the most love. His steal rating is 89, which is low for most GO point guards in MyTeam, but hight for the real-life player, and the same can be said for his 89 perimeter defense.
He’s especially strong on the glass for a point guard with an 84 and 92 rating in offensive and defensive rebounding, respectively. Doncic might not be the fastest guy in real life, but his 94 speed and speed with the ball ratings in MyTeam give him plenty of jets, especially at 6’7″.
The badges are where Doncic can do the most damage. He has 64 of them and 41 are of the Hall-of-Fame variety. The notable HOF badges are as followed:
- Catch and Shoot
- Floor General
- Range Extender
- Ankle Breaker
- Clamps…Yes Clamps
- Green Machine
While the Doncic card won’t be the most effective GO on defense, he should be devastating on offense.
How Good is the Galaxy Opal Kristaps Porzingis Card?
If you play MyTeam, then you know size is paramount in the mode, and few have as much size as The Unicorn. What makes Porzingis so tough in real life is his speed and shooting ability that comes with his 7’3″ frame. In MyTeam, those skills see exponential growth and Porzingis has gone Super Saiyan.
His three-point rating is 97, driving dunk is an 80, ball handling a 79, blocks are a 97, and his steals and perimeter defense are a solid 79 considering the card plays power forward and center.
The 98 rebounding numbers are to be expected, but his 86 speed and 83 speed with the ball make him a potential meta-shifting card. Porzingis’ badge game is in great shape. He has 57 of them in all with 40 HOF.
The pick-and-pop game should be effective with him and a point guard. Not only does he have the shooting attributes, but he also has HOF Brick Wall, Catch and Shoot, Pick and Popper, Range Extender, Quick Draw, and Green Machine. That is literally all any big needs to be a killer in that scenario. When you add in his height, it makes it all the more difficult to get a contest on his shot.
Defensively, he has all of the requisite badges as well. Gold Clamps is key for him to be able to somewhat defend on switches, but he also has HOF Worm, Trapper, Post Move Lockdown, Pogo Stick, Rebound Chaser, Intimidator, and Rim Protector.
Quite honestly, the Porzingis card is now the best of the players who are above 7-feet tall.
How Good is the Galaxy Opal Trae Young Card?
Of the three GO cards included in the new set, the Young card is the least impressive, and that just shows you how crazy the mode has gotten over the past two months.
I’m saying that about a point guard with a 99 three-point rating, 98 ball-handling, 92 steal, and 98 marks in speed and speed with the ball. The issue with the Young card is that his dunk rating is just a 65, and his 88 perimeter defense only exacerbates the passive strength issue that comes along with his 6’2″ height. He’s smallish for a MyTeam point guard and downright diminutive for his secondary position. He does have 50 badges with 44 on the HOF level.
Catch and Shoot, Ankle Breaker, Range Extender, Downhill and Green Machine are all necessities for GO point guard at this point. He does have Gold Clamps but that isn’t especially overwhelming considering the 7’3″ Porzingis has the same level badge.
If you’re a Young fan you might be a little let down by this card, but it can still do some damage in Triple Threat Online and MyTeam Unlimited.
The Hidden Gem in the Series is the Amethyst Dan Majerle
If you’re looking for the budget card that can be of the most useful to you in this series it’s the Amethyst Dan Majerle.
He’s a solid three-and-D slasher with a 95 three-point rating, 80 driving dunk, 90 steal, 95 perimeter defense, 80 interior defense, 84 speed, HOF Catch and Shoot, Corner Specialist, Pick Pocket, Clamps, Range Extender, and Green Machine.
Don’t sleep on this card.
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