With new cards coming in to grace the arrival of Dunktober. Are the new Pink Diamond cards worth including in this list? You bet.
Note: We are not including Free Agents and only cards that you can permanently recruit to your lineup. As of September 20, the game currently doesn’t have any Galaxy Opal cards yet.
Pink Diamond 96 OVR Carmelo Anthony (SF/PF) – with 99 Offense and 88 Defense, this Carmelo Anthony in his prime in the New York Knicks is currently the best card in the game. The card has 7 HOF Badges, 27 Gold, 13 Silver, and 4 Bronze. It’s so much better than his 81 OVR card. However, knowing that the OVR range for Pink Diamonds range from 95-98, this Carmelo Anthony card will get overtaken by future cards, for sure.
#2 to #7 – Token Reward Cards
These cards are the ones easiest to obtain, as you’ll only have to collect enough Tokens to redeem them.
Pink Diamond 95 OVR Walt Frazier (PG/SG)
Pink Diamond 95 OVR Mitch Richmond (SG/SF)
Pink Diamond 95 OVR Dale Ellis (SF/SG)
Pink Diamond 95 OVR Jerry Lucas (SF/SG)
Pink Diamond 95 OVR Brad Daugherty (C)
#8 to #9 – Collector Reward Cards
Additionally, you obtain these cards as you collect more cards in your collection.
Pink Diamond 95 OVR Rajon Rondo (PG/SG)
Pink Diamond 95 OVR Allan Houston (SF/SG)
#10 – Exchange Reward Card
Pink Diamond 95 OVR Sleepy Floyd (PG/SG) – One of the best Point Guards in history can be obtained by exchanging a dozen cards from your collection. It might hurt a lot, but getting one of the best guards in Nba 2k22 Mt MyTEAM is worth the sacrifice.
#11 to #14 – Online Game Reward Cards
Pink Diamond 95 OVR Devin Booker (SG/SF) – Limited Rewards
Pink Diamond 95 OVR Wilt Chamberlain (C) – Unlimited Rewards
Pink Diamond 95 OVR Glenn Robinson (SF/PF) – Draft Rewards
#15 to #17 – Dunktober Cards
The new Dunktober cards are very strong, especially if you like flashy finishes. With very high dunk stats, they can easily finish alley-oops with a capable passer, as well as posterize defenders with ease. There are three Pink Diamonds you can get from these packs, and they can be purchased through the packs for two weeks in October.
Pink Diamond 95 OVR Oscar Robertson (PG/SG) – Completion Reward
Pink Diamond 95 OVR Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (C)
Pink Diamond 95 OVR Vince Carter (SF/SG)
What is the best NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Player Card?
While the fourteen top NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Player Cards are all desirable, we have our own opinion on which of these cards are the most fun to play with. There’s also the current meta to consider, as a great card that can’t get past the best blockers in the game will have no chance of winning.
For us, the best card to get among the Pink Diamonds is Wilt Chamberlain. Pick and Roll and Blocking is currently the name of the game in NBA 2K22, and Wilt Chamberlain does well on both fronts. Wilt blocks shots like flies and can give or receive for pick and rolls.
If you’re focused on offense, Devin Booker can also be considered as one of the top NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Player Cards. He is very versatile in offense. He can post up and drive, or spread the floor with his 3-pointer threat. He’s also a great Pick and Roll handler and can defend really well. He’s not as good as Wilt in blocking, though, and that’s his worst trait. He can also be pushed around by bigger players, with his low Strength stat can leave him pushed around or pushed back.
Finally, if you want a strong perimeter defender to add to your team, you can not go wrong with Rajon Rondo. While he’s not the strongest scorer in the game with his abysmal shooting stats, he’s one of the best on-ball defenders in the game. You can switch to your post player and let the AI do the job in defending the ball handler with Rajon Rondo around. With the ball in his hands, he can be a great playmaker, drive inside and finish strong.
But of course, the current king is Carmelo Anthony. Based on stats alone, the 96 OVR card is simply the best card to have in the game right now. It takes a lot of work to get to him, however, as you will really have to grind Season 1 to get him. But once you acquire Carmelo Anthony, you will have in your possession the best in offense in the game right now. You can easily forgive his defense because you can easily catch up on scoring. But that’s not to say that his defense is awful, it’s simply not the best. Give Melo the ball and most of the time he’ll finish with a score as you go to the opposite side of the court.