For those of you that may not be able to watch the video right now, here’s the jist of it:
Warriors execute very very smart rotations offball. Something that the A.I in 2K does not do consistently. This has to be done manually offball. Helping the helper if you will.
The Pre-switching they did vs Houston is a thing of beauty and once again, something the A.I in 2k cannot do. So you would have to offball to do this manually.
Baiting passes is something that the 2k community does that is actually used in real life. Once again, being offball allows you to do this.
Stopping screen plays. Some plays you absolutely have to offball in order to stop them consistently. Anticipation and predicting where the ball is going can result in a lot of turnovers
I’ve always been a stickler for on-ball defense while playing online…but after really watching how the Warrior’s play defense, i’m starting to see the bigger picture.
I still do think playing on-ball is more fun because its your stick skills vs your opponent’s. But as @Kobe6Rings has said before, defense is really about executing as a team and making the right rotations and you can’t always rely on the CPU to do that for you.
I know this is a sensitive topic in the community. Thoughts?