Building a NBA team and continuing its success takes a lot of time, attention to detail, and a solid plan. To succeed, gamers need the right staff, the top players, a good development strategy, and lots of luck. If they think they can handle the ups and down of managing an NBA team, they better get ready for the new Association challenge in NBA 2K6.
As players begin The Association, they’ll need to find a team owner they can work with. Every owner has a different personality and focus that gamers need to pay attention to and cater to; keeping the owner happy will keep a general manager from being fired. One major change that players will immediately notice is easy navigation through menus within The Association. Now, with the Right Analog Stick, gamers will be able to access a quick menu from the central Calendar, giving easy access to everything a manager needs to know. Also, players will be able to keep track of the essential Team Chemistry, which can determine the success or failure of an NBA team. Team Chemistry is affected by how long players have been together and the overall success of the team.
The biggest additions to The Association this year are the Team Practices and Player Development Drills. During off-days in the regular season, players can assign Team Practices to help prepare teams for upcoming opponents or to strengthen team chemistry. Player Development Drills can be assigned to specific players, and gamers can take control of the player to complete one of 15 different drills. Successful completion will increase players’ attributes permanently for their career!
The Association also brings the most comprehensive stat tracking for players’ franchise needs. New additions include the Rookie Watch that highlights hot rookie players and the addition of every NBA award given out at the end of the regular season. This includes Most Improved Player, Sixth Man Award, as well as All-NBA teams, All-Defensive teams, and much more. If the challenge of managing an NBA team is what gamers want, welcome to the Association.
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