My best advice to you is to go into your defensive settings and playing tight on and off-ball. For screens, do a hard hedge. The only person who ever set a screen that can actually hurt you consistently from the midrange was KG, and he hardly played. Like you, I always played as my center. Just don't get baited on passes or they'll get a bucket and/or a foul 8/10 times. After that, either run in transition or run down the clock. Unless you can get an open shot in the flow of the offense, I'd advise you to only do those two things. Otherwise, you might miss, they throw the ball down the court and GO LeBron will dunk on your head almost everytime. My key to success was getting fouled while shooting; somehow I shot 21/21, whereas before I maybe got 9/11 or 10/12. In all, if you play your best and slow them down, add in a bit of luck, and you should beat them with enough MT.
Honestly, for me, it's the best players I think I can get and how they will fit into my system. Obviously if I have a chance at a great card that doesn't necessarily fit all my needs, I'll still pick him up in hopes of something good. Most of the time, however, it is based on my team's needs and how much I want that specific card.
I mean I don't know how you play exactly, but I rarely shoot with my point guards. I let them do all the distributing or driving, then kick out if I have to. I'd take Ben Simmons if I were you.
Certain attributes don't really make sense to me, and if anyone can explain them to me I'd be grateful.
Shot IQ- Since you're always controlling the guy on offense, why does this matter?
Passing IQ/Vision- Same with shot IQ, what does this even change?
Defense IQ's- This makes some sense to me, like if one would off-ball instead of playing straight up. However, if someone does play on-ball, do the IQ attributes really do anything?
Unless you'd get the John Stockton, I would see no reason to keep Karl Malone in. In my opinion, you should go for the amy Amar'e. Taller than Malone, better inside and outside scoring, athetic, and a better rebounder. Put a shoe on him, and his defense rating could be better, too. Idk how you play, but his dunks are absolute cheese and I would get him in a heartbeat.
I honestly don't understand why there haven't been anymore dynamic duos added since the game was released. Does anyone have any clue when they'd be adding them? I have a bunch of cards I want to get, but I'm holding out until I see who they're gonna be paired up with.
Diamond Demarcus Cousins: An absolute beast, honestly is just ridiculuous and can do anything you could ask a basketball player to do. Routinely gets boards and dunks on people, can't ever complain.
Amy Shaq: I've only played 4 or 5 games with him but I can tell he's going to be my end game for sure. Doesn't have the athleticism, playmaking, or shooting that diamond Boogie has but he doesn't need it. Averages 4 blocks a game and 12 boards a game for me off my bench. I could easily average a double-double with him if I was so inclined to do so.
Ruby Dipo: I've had him for about 50 games of domination, and he's gotten double digit points for me at least 35 times, and 10 of those times he's gotten me above 20. Just absolute cheese on offense, and can do a job on defense. Once a better card comes out for him, I'm definitely getting him. Either that or buy a Donavan Mitchell card, they're essentially the same. Dunking machine.
Honorable mention: Amy Spencer Haywood: Played in my starting line-up, and when I needed points or a big board, he was my go to. Wasn't always the focus of the offense, but I could easily expose a poor defender with him. Cheese dunking animations, which one should expect with HoF Relentless Finisher and Posterizer.