You can get a preview of what the NBA 2K15 rosters (Cavs, and the rest) might look like now, the has already been updated, with Lebron at the Cavs. Have Fun!
Few team-based sports highlight the individual like basketball does, and even fewer allow the control of a game to pass through a single teammate. Basketball is a flashy sport, a sexy sport; filled with shoe-endorsements, slam-dunk contests, and courtside celebrities. While so many sports video games focus on the mechanics of the game as a whole, few do a great job of making the players on the field/rink/pitch/what-have-you feel as real as the players we watch on TV. While most games focus on the meat and potatoes of mechanics, NBA 2K15 is at work making the drama of sports feel alive.
This year’s title, like many of the iterations before it, plays best when you’re playing flashy, show-off basketball. Using the turbo button and the pro stick, you can leave opponents stuck in the mud and drive to the hoop; or create a little separation and nail the jumper. The game does reward you for passing the ball around - literally, just throw it around the perimeter a couple times and watch your shooting percentage improve - but it’s rare that the passing is as precise as you need it to be. The best strategy NBA 2K15 offers is to get the ball to your best players and let them go to work.
Who knows what will happen between now and the start of next season? Many of the free-agency signings and deals are still being worked out. One thing we know for sure is that with 5 top 5 picks/3 #1 picks in 5 years (including the pick of this year’s draft, Andrew Wiggins), along with the addition of Lebron James (back) to the Cavs squad, we’ll be seeing a lot more people playing as the Cavs in NBA 2K15! (At the time of writing rumour has it the Cavs are trying to put together a deal for Kevin Love, so who knows what the end product will look like?).
Cover art featuring Kevin Durant