Posted by clouseb on 10/13/2013 8:22:00 PM (view original):
Does anyone ever use the "Always Doubleteam" option, or just if they are the leading scorer? Whenever I consider using the always setting, I can't help but think of this disaster.
Always doubleteam is a bit misleading, in that it doesn't do what Loyola did with Curry.
In HD, doubleteams apply only when the player has the ball (both always and leading scorer). So with always, every time he gets passed the ball, there is a second player coming to guard him. With leading scorer, this only occurs when he is the leading scorer for that team on the floor (not in the game) and when he is passed the ball.
By design then, the doubleteams do nothing to keep a player from getting the ball (which is what Loyola did to Curry). Only once a player has the ball, does the doubleteam even take effect - and its impact is (IMO) often far too little.