Overall, one could consider evolving up this IT if you really want to wait for the token market update / dont have any other evolutions to do / (have alot of time, duh, but you could also do it in the natural course of things).
In terms of badges, the PD one gets HOF Clamps and Trapper (vs Gold), while the the D Evolution also gets the additional Gold Quick Draw badge.
Stats for the D Evolution are “only lower by 24” and based on a quick eyeball
-8 Offensive Consistency
-4 Draw Foul
-2 Perimter Defense
-4 Help Defense IQ
I don’t have the PD, but based on websites, the tendencies are the same
I’m on second level amethyst for IT. My first thought shooting with the card in freestyle, was WOW, his release is nice!! The problem with that statement, is that until you reach diamond and still then, the card is one of the worst rated shooting PG’s in the game. We all gripe and get disgruntled about things like that, but if you’re using IT for anything other than moving or pull up middies, slashing to the rim and drawing fouls, playmaking with the drive and kick or as a way to lock up your opponents main ball handler then you’re probably not going to be successful in 2k20 using a card like Isiah Thomas evo or pink diamond.
One thing is for certain about quick draw, it helps shooters hit at a lot higher clip.
1.) the release with the badge seem to be way more consistent. Not as many full white glitches (i don’t use a shot meter) so slightly early or slightly late misses. For me it’s usually either green or I’m taking a bad shot and it doesn’t go in. With a guard like zeek or even magic, I try not to shoot with them unless they are wide open, no one anywhere near their vicinity, usually getting a couple of assist or layups off fastbreaks will heat them up enough that their playmaker boost will give them a +5-10 on all offensive stat categories, at this time, you can feel free to pull the trigger with them a little more.
2.) ive noticed shooting with any card in takeover even the sharps, that most cards without QuickDraw can’t even make at a higher clip than normal, just because they still struggle to get shots off uncontested.
There are several cards this year that have great releases or quick enough ones without the QuickDraw badge. (Example pink diamond Wes unselfish, has the amateur release I believe DBG calls it) he’s amazing if you’re looking for an amazing post scoring playmaker with speed boosting capabilities at the 4 or 5. Will play the 4 off the bench. Thanks god for all the guys scared to run a 6’7 bulll at center.
I haven’t used the pink diamond isiah so I don’t know which category he falls under whether or not his release is still decent even without quick draw. I do know however that 150 tokens is a lot more to spend than a free card that I know has the badge.