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NBA 2K20 MyTeam: Jeremy Lin Spotlight Series Guide

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NBA 2K20 MyTeam: Jeremy Lin Spotlight Series Guide

I was a little delayed with the Jeremy Lin Spotlight Series guide because I spent time over the weekend watching the MyTeam tournament, and there was also a bug with one of the challenges I could not figure out until it was fixed. That being said, because I was delayed this guide is all done in one shot. It won’t be a work in progress like most of them have been before this (the Kidd guide for example).

It’s also one of the easier Spotlight Series so far. This was mostly a breeze to put together assuming you have the MT for the cards themselves. And, yes, you do need all 12 cards to complete the challenges so there’s no place to save a little coin. This should not be too expensive in comparison to some of the other sets even with that caveat. Kawhi Leonard is the only card that really puts you out a lot of MT, and while it would have been nice to avoid needing him, he’s sort of imperative if you’re including Lin on the Raptors. Nevertheless, you don’t need to lock in these cards once you’re done so you can try to get as much of your MT back as possible when you finish these up.

I do also advise knocking this one out ASAP. Even if you are not close to getting Brandon Roy yet, the prices on a lot of these cards are just going to keep dropping until this Lin Spotlight Series ends. This also completes Spotlight Series 2, which is why you can now get galaxy opal Brandon Roy, as I mentioned here. It’s an amazing card and is certainly in the top tier of all available cards now.

There are five evolution players in this set (not counting Jeremy Lin), and those requirements are also included in the guide (as usual).

(If we review any of the cards, it will be in a separate post. We will also update this post with a link to those reviews if it occurs.)

Challenges – Jeremy Lin Spotlight Series Guide

lin spotlight series guide challenges

  1. Lin Intro Challenge
    1. Mission: Win the game
    2. Reward: Sapphire Jeremy Lin
    3. Roster Requirements: None
    4. Settings: Rookie, 3 minute quarters
  2. Lin Double Digit Season Finale
    1. Mission: Score 12 points with Lin
    2. Reward: 200 MT
    3. Roster Requirements: Jeremy Lin
    4. Settings: Pro, 5 minute quarters
  3. Lin Beginning Of Linsanity
    1. Mission: Score 28 points with Lin
    2. Reward: 400 MT
    3. Roster Requirements: Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak, Jared Jeffries, Iman Shumpert, Landry Fields
    4. Settings: Pro, 5 minute quarters
  4. Lin 20 And 10
    1. Mission: Get 10 assists with Lin
    2. Reward: 600 MT
    3. Roster Requirements: Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak, Jared Jeffries, Iman Shumpert, Landry Fields
    4. Settings: Pro, 4 minute quarters
  5. Lin 38 vs Kobe
    1. Mission: Score 38 points with Lin
    2. Reward: 6 tokens
    3. Roster Requirements: Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak, Jared Jeffries, Iman Shumpert, Landry Fields
    4. Settings: Pro, 5 minute quarters
  6. Lin Continue The Win Streak
    1. Mission: Win the game
    2. Reward: Ruby Luke Ridnour
    3. Roster Requirements: Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak, Jared Jeffries, Iman Shumpert, Landry Fields, Amar’e Stoudemire
    4. Settings: All-Star, 5 minute quarters
  7. Lin Game-Winning Three
    1. Mission: Win the game
    2. Reward: 1,000 MT
    3. Roster Requirements: Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak, Jared Jeffries, Iman Shumpert, Landry Fields, Amar’e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler
    4. Settings: All-Star, 4 minute quarters
  8. Lin Rewrite History: Continue The Streak
    1. Mission: Win the game
    2. Reward: 1,200 MT
    3. Roster Requirements: Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak, Jared Jeffries, Iman Shumpert, Landry Fields, Amar’e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler
    4. Settings: All-Star, 4 minute quarters
  9. Lin Rising Stars Challenge
    1. Mission: Win the game
    2. Reward: 6 tokens
    3. Roster Requirements: Jeremy Lin, Landry Fields
    4. Settings: Superstar, 4 minute quarters
  10. Lin What If: Beat The Heat
    1. Mission: Win the game
    2. Reward: 1,500 MT
    3. Roster Requirements: Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak, Jared Jeffries, Iman Shumpert, Landry Fields, Amar’e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler
    4. Settings: All-Star, 5 minute quarters
  11. Lin 28 And 9 Vs Warriors
    1. Mission: Win the game, make at least five threes with Jeremy Lin
    2. Reward: Amethyst Harrison Barnes
    3. Roster Requirements: Jeremy Lin, Patrick Beverley
    4. Settings: Pro, 4 minute quarters
  12. Lin First Playoff Series
    1. Mission: Win the game
    2. Reward: 1,800 MT
    3. Roster Requirements: Jeremy Lin, Patrick Beverley
    4. Settings: All-Star, 5 minute quarters
  13. Lin Back To Back Playoffs: Stop Lillard
    1. Mission: Win the game
    2. Reward: 1,875 MT
    3. Roster Requirements: Jeremy Lin, Patrick Beverley
    4. Settings: Superstar, 4 minute quarters
  14. Lin Lakers Revenge
    1. Mission: Win the game
    2. Reward: 2,000 MT
    3. Roster Requirements: Jeremy Lin, Jordan Clarkson
    4. Settings: Superstar, 4 minute quarters
  15. Lin Return Of Linsanity
    1. Mission: Win and score 26 pointd with Lin
    2. Reward: 2,500 MT
    3. Roster Requirements: Jeremy Lin, John Collins
    4. Settings: Superstar, 4 minute quarters
  16. Lin Championship
    1. Mission: Win the game
    2. Reward: 5,000 MT
    3. Roster Requirements: Jeremy Lin, Kawhi Leonard
    4. Settings: Superstar, 5 minute quarters
  17. Lin Spotlight Finale
    1. Mission: Win the game
    2. Reward: 7,500 MT and pink diamond Stephon Marbury
    3. Roster Requirements: All 12 players from the Spotlight Series set
    4. Settings: Superstar, 6 minute quarters
Reward – Jeremy Lin Spotlight Series Guide
'02 Stephon Marbury pinkdiamond card

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Packs

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Collection – Jeremy Lin Guide

You will get 75 tokens if you lock in all 12 players in the collection.

All The Cards (12) Available In The Packs

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The Cards You Get As You Go Through The Challenges
Luke Ridnour ruby card

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Harrison Barnes amethyst card

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Evolution Requirements – Jeremy Lin Spotlight Series Guide

Jeremy Lin

'12 Jeremy Lin sapphire card

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Ruby

  • Score 10 points

Amethyst

  • Get 60 assists

Diamond

  • Score 250 points
  • Get 100 assists
  • Make 20 three-pointers

Diamond 2

  • Score 600 points
  • Get 200 assists
  • Make 40 three-pointers

Pink Diamond

  • Score 1,600 points
  • Get 800 assists
  • Make 100 three-pointers
  • Play 60 games

HOF Badges at pink diamond: Relentless Finisher, Contact Finisher, Slithery Finisher, Clutch Shooter, Acrobat, Dimer, Quick First Step, Unpluckable, Floor General, Catch And Shoot, Tear Dropper, Clamps, Consistent Finisher, Giant Slayter, Downhill, Deadeye, Range Extender

Marc Gasol

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Pink Diamond

  • Score 1,600 points
  • Grab 600 rebounds
  • Block 40 shots
  • Make 50 three-pointers
  • Play 60 games

HOF badges at pink diamond: Post Spin Technician, Moving Truck, Rebound Chaser, Tireless Defender, Worm,

Iman Shumpert

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Amethyst

  • Score 300 points
  • Get 100 assists
  • Make 20 three-pointers

Diamond

  • Score 800 points
  • Get 200 assists
  • Make 40 three-pointers
  • Get 20 steals

HOF badges at amethyst: Acrobat, Tear Dropper, Consistent Finisher, Contact Finisher, Showtime, Slithery Finisher, Catch And Shoot, Pick Pocket, Pick Dodger, Clamps, Interceptor

Jordan Clarkson

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Amethyst

  • Score 300 points
  • Get 100 assists
  • Make 20 three-pointers

HOF Badges at amethyst: Difficult Shots

Landry Fields

myteam landry fields

Ruby

  • Score 150 points
  • Make 20 three-pointers

Amethyst

  • Score 400 points
  • Get 100 assists
  • Make 20 three-pointers

HOF badges at amethyst: Catch And Shoot, Pick Dodger, Off-Ball Pest, Slippery Off-Ball

Steve Novak

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Ruby

  • Make 30 three-pointers

HOF badges at ruby: Slipper Off-Ball, Tireless Shooter

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  1. What's your hot take on the cards, Chase? I enjoy Melo b/c it's just shoot shoot shoot guilt-free, haha. Make or miss, it's fun to role-play Anthony. I'm watching the prices hover and dip on Kawhi -- Melo is the pricier of the two on Xbox and I wound up packing him, thankfully. I'm underwhelmed we got two Spotlight PGs in close succession and that a lot of the Lin pack felt like low-hanging fruit; a creative shortcoming. Also, what's your take on the individual reward cards. I didn't understand them giving us Barry and Jefferson back to back, or the Barry card in general. Also Jefferson getting PF eligibility while the PD Kawhi got it at the 2 confused me, but I'm learning to roll with the punches.  
    I'm really just talking about the top four cards here. What's your take on Beverly v. the Moments Smart card when it comes to a defender in the backcourt, for example? 
    Smart > Bev
    Melo > Kawhi
    I think both the Bev and Kawhi cards are actually rather meh when taken into consideration with everything. The Melo and to a lesser degree the Marbury are the only two who really break into the "top tier" convo.
    Melo is really the only one who breaks into the top tier at all really, to me.
    ChaseB
    Smart > Bev
    Melo > Kawhi
    I think both the Bev and Kawhi cards are actually rather meh when taken into consideration with everything. The Melo and to a lesser degree the Marbury are the only two who really break into the "top tier" convo.
    Melo is really the only one who breaks into the top tier at all really, to me.

    Finished Lin's spotlight 2 days, and I gotta say it's nice to have an upgraded Nets Starbury with gold clamps, it sure will help my defense in the backcourt.
    Mister Magnus
    What's your hot take on the cards, Chase? I enjoy Melo b/c it's just shoot shoot shoot guilt-free, haha. Make or miss, it's fun to role-play Anthony. I'm watching the prices hover and dip on Kawhi -- Melo is the pricier of the two on Xbox and I wound up packing him, thankfully. I'm underwhelmed we got two Spotlight PGs in close succession and that a lot of the Lin pack felt like low-hanging fruit; a creative shortcoming. Also, what's your take on the individual reward cards. I didn't understand them giving us Barry and Jefferson back to back, or the Barry card in general. Also Jefferson getting PF eligibility while the PD Kawhi got it at the 2 confused me, but I'm learning to roll with the punches.**

    I can't believe that Melo went up to around 320 k mt, after i was able to snatch him for 150k mt.
    Pharmacist12
    I can't believe that Melo went up to around 320 k mt, after i was able to snatch him for 150k mt.

    What's your lineup look like now? Do you run mostly top tier cards? Do you mostly play online, and what kind of roster do you use there if so?
    I've been meaning to get back online, but mostly I still play single player. I probably spend the majority of my time with the auction house and building lineups, but not necessarily playing games. I've found that I trend toward lower-tier cards in general, with one or two PDs in a lineup, probably b/c when it comes to single player content it often feels like I'm having to make my own fun. I have a good time working on evolutions when I new solo content pops.
    I gravitate toward Jokic or Hakeem at my 5, and I've gotten a lot of mileage from PD Tatum at my swing. Hard to get Kobe out of my starting 2 spot now, and so mainly I'm juggling the 1 and 4 spots. Since fatigue isn't as much of a thing, and the quarters are so short, I often go long stretches with only my starters playing.
    Chase, I know you like to rotate your lineups a lot. Who have you played with recently that feels like a standout and someone you really enjoy? I know you've talked about Smart here in the forums, but who else is someone you've found yourself attached to? Doesn't have to be someone you consider to be a secret stash, just someone you personally have fun with.
    Mister Magnus
    Chase, I know you like to rotate your lineups a lot. Who have you played with recently that feels like a standout and someone you really enjoy? I know you've talked about Smart here in the forums, but who else is someone you've found yourself attached to? Doesn't have to be someone you consider to be a secret stash, just someone you personally have fun with.

    The PD Dame from last week, the PD Tatum, the PD LaVine, the diamond Vince are probably 4 of the more recent ones I like. I have not had time to mess around with some of the "lesser" cards as much of late.
    Pharmacist12
    I can't believe that Melo went up to around 320 k mt, after i was able to snatch him for 150k mt.

    Yeah I don't think it was the MyTeam tourney either that boosted it because he wasn't super meta in that. Think it just took a little time for people to realize he's very good. Or maybe it's some of those 2K YouTubers who boosted him.
    ChaseB
    the diamond Vince

    Interesting. I used him in the challenges but didn't find my groove. I'll toss him on the radar for another shot if I see a price I like. Speaking of the Kidd cards, I was so surprised that both RJ and KMart have bottom-of-the-barrel alley oop tendencies. Bewilders me. Kenyon goes up, catches and lays it in lol.
    https://youtu.be/D3xoDBiEHeY
    ChaseB
    Yeah the KMart card kinda sucks. I think I've said before that I like the RJ card though, minus a bit of a weird shot.

    And I truly don't get RJ having PF eligibility. It feels generic.
    KMart has the aforementioned 10 for Oop tendency but also has HOF Lob City Finisher, I think. Are you able to talk at all about what kind of impact that interplay has? It's something I haven't been able to understand.
    Mister Magnus
    And I truly don't get RJ having PF eligibility. It feels generic.
    KMart has the aforementioned 10 for Oop tendency but also has HOF Lob City Finisher, I think. Are you able to talk at all about what kind of impact that interplay has? It's something I haven't been able to understand.

    I believe oop tendency does impact the animations on those passes. Tendencies in general have to do with (obviously) how the AI uses that player when you're not in control. Alley-oop tendency may even determine how much they crash or dive for oops, but can't confirm that.
    Oh, and also, I like using some of the Evo cards from the Lin set too, like Fields and Shump.
    Mister Magnus
    What's your lineup look like now? Do you run mostly top tier cards? Do you mostly play online, and what kind of roster do you use there if so?
    I've been meaning to get back online, but mostly I still play single player. I probably spend the majority of my time with the auction house and building lineups, but not necessarily playing games. I've found that I trend toward lower-tier cards in general, with one or two PDs in a lineup, probably b/c when it comes to single player content it often feels like I'm having to make my own fun. I have a good time working on evolutions when I new solo content pops.
    I gravitate toward Jokic or Hakeem at my 5, and I've gotten a lot of mileage from PD Tatum at my swing. Hard to get Kobe out of my starting 2 spot now, and so mainly I'm juggling the 1 and 4 spots. Since fatigue isn't as much of a thing, and the quarters are so short, I often go long stretches with only my starters playing.
    Chase, I know you like to rotate your lineups a lot. Who have you played with recently that feels like a standout and someone you really enjoy? I know you've talked about Smart here in the forums, but who else is someone you've found yourself attached to? Doesn't have to be someone you consider to be a secret stash, just someone you personally have fun with.
    I don't run all of the top tiers cards in my lineup, just the players that i like, so my roster is looking like this:
    Starting 5:
    PG: PD Stephon Marbury
    SG: GO Ray Allen
    SF: PD Tracy McGrady
    PF: PD Chris Bosh
    C: evo PD Jermaine O'Neal
    Subs:
    PG: PD Gary Payton
    SG: evo D Latrell Sprewell
    SF: D Vince Carter
    PF: D Chris Webber
    C: D Ben Wallace
    Reserves:
    PG: D Steve Francis
    SF: Amy Paul Pierce
    PF: evo Amy Kevin Garnett
    Since it's my first time playing My team, i just made a team of my favourite players that i like.
    As for Kobe, he's been starting for me since the incident.
    Pharmacist12
    Haha i got ya, but i like them.

    I've been juggling a lot of lineups, and sometimes the "game" I like to play in 2k is the Menu Game where I just slot players in and out while looking at the cards. My favorite shiny cards right now are:
    PG: PD Walt Frazier. I love this goshdarn card and sometimes I lament the embarrassment of riches I have at the PG spot. He's so quick on offense and has what you need from a distributor while also making life difficult on the other team. He has good size and heft, too. The cherry on top for me is how much I love listening to Knicks broadcasts b/c of him. Then I get to hit the hardwood for some Posting&Toasting, Dishing&Swishing with my main man, Clyde. Rounding this position out I've been working to Evo both Kidd and Lin to mixed enjoyment. I still look to put Charlie Ward onto rosters when I can, too.
    SG: GO Brandon Roy. This is my first time with a GO card and he's so buttery smooth. It's a lot of fun to just have him out there right now. I also enjoy running PD Evo Jrue Holiday at the 2 b/c of the playmaking versatility in a low-impact (Ruby) package. Obvious shoutout to the Kobe card from early in the year that still feels fresh and more than capable in the back half meta. Evo'd Shumpert also does a lot that I like.
    SF: Evo Antoine Walker. This card is another one I've been having a lot of fun with recently. He feels good on the court and like he can do everything well. He pulls down boards for me, he can start the break, he's deadly on the catch from outside, and he's a bully in the paint against other 3s (and quick against other 4s if he drags them beyond the line). He's an Evo that starts really strong and makes the grind/journey enjoyable. He's by far my favorite 3 at the moment and I try to sub him out as little as possible. I've given up on Evo Iggy b/c his rebound reqs feel like punishment.
    PF: PD Carmelo. Ton of fun. Shoot shoot shoot, scream profanities when grabbing defensive rebounds. The fact he's having a resurgence in Portland only makes using him feel more joyful. In my grinding lineups I use Evo Kenyon Martin. Listen, I know we've poo-poo'd him here, and I find it hilarious that both Pharmacist and I have grown attached to what appear to be subpar Evo bigs from bygone days of post-play NBA, but KMart will back your butt down and then dropstep you under the rim before rising up for a standing dunk. It's what he does. He defo catches alley-oops and lays them in, which makes me laugh, but he's a standing dunk machine and it's very satisfying to me. I've gotten him to diamond and it's probably as far as he'll get, but he's situationally potent and a personal "attitude era" favorite.
    C: This is all PD Jokic and PD Hakeem. Similar to the PG sitch, I have a glut of big men I love having access to. Amy Bam and Amy Sabonis, too. I think Bam plays above his ratings, but it might be b/c I use him while listening to Heat games and sometimes everything just coalesces. I'll occasionally put Amy Myles Turner at the 4 next to Jokic.
    Special Mentions go to MotW Anthony Davis for holding his value and dominance for so long, and to Flash Josh Smith who I think is similarly underrated like Walt. Evo Dee Brown feels like a "modern MT" version of Evo Darrell Armstrong. The dunks he puts on heads are occasionally ridiculous.

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