2K has added a guaranteed free player for everyone, Any player has a chance to get these newly added players. The first thing you need to do is log in to receive a free NBA Series One pack. On Monday, you will receive a level-up base pack, so make sure to log in on that day as well. You will also receive 500 2K24 MT and some other packs. If you log in every day from Saturday to Friday, you will get a free Shane Battier, so that's another bonus.
Bill Russell is part of the Kobe series of challenges required， He stands at 6'10" and is known for his defensive and rebounding skills. He can play the power-forward position, which is great. The best part is that he's 100% free. However, his three-pointer rating is only 28, which is understandable considering his playstyle. Bill Russell's attributes are impressive with 28 three-pointers, 80 driving dunks, and a workable mid-range of 60, especially with the help of a shoe and boost. Defensively, he shines with 93 interior defense, 86 perimeter defense, 86 steals, and 92 blocks. His rebounding is also great with ratings of 93 offensive rebounds and 92 defensive rebounds. With an 85 speed, Bill Russell is quite fast for his position.
To obtain Bill Russell, you need to complete the agenda under "Tis the Season." Additionally, there are still equal chance packs available, but unfortunately, there is only an Amethyst version and not a Diamond one as some may have anticipated. The packs include Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, and Amethyst players. Make sure to complete multiple steps to unlock Bill Russell.
To advance and complete the Bill Russell agenda, the first step is to win 10 Triple Offline games. This shouldn't be too difficult as there are good rewards available in Triple Offline mode. Many players have been lucky and received deluxe packs, players like Lori, Ruby, and Sapphire, tournament battles base packs, and MT after each win. You have the entire season to complete this step, so there's no need to rush.
For completing this step, you will receive a shoe award pack and a badge award pack. The next step is to win two Triple Online games. It's great that it's only two games compared to the previous 10. You can definitely achieve this in Triple Online mode. Don't worry. You'll be fine in this game mode.
By completing the agenda and getting the required rebounds, you will unlock Bill Russell for free. You have 33 days, which is basically the whole season, to achieve this.
If you're going after Kobe, keep in mind that you will need other players, including Penny Hardaway and five other required players. 2K surprised me by including Bill Russell and other free players in the collection for Kobe. So, part of Kobe is free, but most of it will still be expensive, especially with Penny Hardaway.