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98 simmons POTM....

G2theMoney

Rookie 2
ok, ive built him, mainly for 2 poty tokens, which none of us have gotten..
however..
explain the reasoning behind such a poor 3pt %.. so they released kyrie, with 96 3pt .. and this is the POTM.. wt...
i dont get it...
 

aramwot

Rookie 3
Staff member
Founder
EA, EA.

98 Simmons plays the same as 94 play-offs... over hyped and mines up on the AH.

Lillard plays great esp with 3pt if you are looking for the right PG.. recommend him.
 

Alekk

Rookie 2
Staff member
ok, ive built him, mainly for 2 poty tokens, which none of us have gotten..
however..
explain the reasoning behind such a poor 3pt %.. so they released kyrie, with 96 3pt .. and this is the POTM.. wt...
i dont get it...
Simple, he can't shoot threes in real life. 81 is already way too high for him.
 
Have you ever watched Simmons play in real life? If you look at his shot chart, 99% of his shots are in the paint, and 1% are from midrange, with about 0% from 3. He literally can't shoot. tbh, his shooting stats shouldn't even hit the 80s, they deserve to be DJ level at best
 
EA, EA.

98 Simmons plays the same as 94 play-offs... over hyped and mines up on the AH.

Lillard plays great esp with 3pt if you are looking for the right PG.. recommend him.
I've got PM Lillard maxed to 99 and POTM Simmons is a significant upgrade thus far. I was concerned about losing offense but so far he has been very good even from 3. Defense is no contest and the icing for me is his AI. I'm killing it again in Showdown where I was struggling mightily with my AI. Anyway, not refuting your observation so much as letting people know that I believe POTM Simmons is a keeper on some teams.
 

aramwot

Rookie 3
Staff member
Founder
EA, EA.

98 Simmons plays the same as 94 play-offs... over hyped and mines up on the AH.

Lillard plays great esp with 3pt if you are looking for the right PG.. recommend him.
I've got PM Lillard maxed to 99 and POTM Simmons is a significant upgrade thus far. I was concerned about losing offense but so far he has been very good even from 3. Defense is no contest and the icing for me is his AI. I'm killing it again in Showdown where I was struggling mightily with my AI. Anyway, not refuting your observation so much as letting people know that I believe POTM Simmons is a keeper on some teams.
Of course, I have no doubt he will fit the play styles of some - doesn't fit my team though however I am a hardcore 3 shooter enthusiast :D

I'm using the 97 Specialist hero Lillard though - I haven't tried the playoffs one before though.
 
There seems to be a backlash against the new Simmons. Was he hyped up a lot over the last five weeks? All of the POTM cards have been great for me. I don't have a single complaint about any of them.

I have Clockstopper Curry, 100 OVR PM Lillard and POTM Simmons on the same account. I am grinding Showdown with Simmons for the next two weeks until I decide what to do with him, Personally, I've gotten good results from driving off stops and shooting threes off makes. His 3pt rating is high enough to make threes if he's open and your timing is good. I'm so used to shooting threes with my PG that I usually end up shooting with Simmons without thinking about it and he makes the majority of them. I wouldn't shoot 7 in a quarter with him but I can't understand people who shoot with one player for an entire quarter anyway.
 

aramwot

Rookie 3
Staff member
Founder
I think the previous F/I Simmons performance has heavily influenced the hype.
All my cards are great shooters and I like to play a fasts paced game. He didn't quite live up to my expectations and I personally shoot with my whole team. I guess it really depends on playing style, I prefer to steal and shoot as much a possible and don't mind giving up a few points defensively to do that. Might not be conventional but the game becomes a lot more fun, for me at least. Simmons doesn't quite fit that profile, he steals well & drunks great.. but the shooting just doesn't gel with me.
Of course the defence is something I take a little more seriously in League matches and I guess Simmons is benefcial in that aspect.
 

liga

Rookie 1
EA, EA.

98 Simmons plays the same as 94 play-offs... over hyped and mines up on the AH.

Lillard plays great esp with 3pt if you are looking for the right PG.. recommend him.
This is a spot on answer. People who chose 98 are always defending this card too much just to avoid their disappointed I think, hopefully I am wrong.

Why I did not choose him even tough I could:
1. I have 94 Simmons and I am sure that he is the same like fire ice 91 Simmons cos when I faced the AI, there is no difference in Defence and gameplay. So I believe that 98 card is the same like 94 simmons card. NO SPECIAL MOVE as well.
2. They said how good is 98 card and so on and so on and so on. If you can calculate back, it is cheaper to get any 98 DS with your reps, stupid gold cards (you can sell them also for max 100.000), and if you have lotsa 80s elites plus snipes a bit of shaq and PG 90 cards for 100.000 that is a bonus. Compare to all of these than this Simmons 98 card.
3. You can sell back for up to 5M DS cards even tough you are not spending big money like 98 simmons.
4. I want to mention 3 pointer cards are more expensive by the end of the day but that is just irrelevant with this topic.
5. EA is smart jacking up the hype and all.....
6, Say you are skipping DS then I would go LIllard specialty anyday cos he has similar price and good 3 pointers.
7. Please do not say other PG easy to steal while 98 Simmons not.......cos 98 simmons no difference than others except he is taller but cant 3
 
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