Da_Czar, formerly of Operation Sports now part of the NBA 2k team & writer of his own blog called Sim Citi (which can be found here), has put up his latest blog about the roll and fade, along with how the new changes to the game relieve pressure on the defenders in unprecedented ways in 2k’s upcoming release NBA 2k12. Here is what he had to say:
Besides the many large scale improvement’s to the play-system in NBA 2K12. There were a number of minor improvements recommended to help with the overall flow of the game on the offensive side of the basketball.
Some of these improvements will provide much needed relief against high pressure defenses. As well as create secondary scoring opportunities off of primary action.
When talking about screen and roll/fade opportunities most people are only concerned with the on ball pick and roll/ pick pop situations. This simplified view of the screen can lead to a powerful advantage for the defense in video game basketball.
Let’s look at a basic double screen on the tail end of a floppy play for the 2 man (Shooting Guard). When you don’t have the threat of any roll / fade action on your off-ball screens the defense holds an advantage. Especially once they become familiar with the play !