Yaw, A.K.A. "blackflash83" has posted another NBA Elite 11 blog. This one touching on more hands-on controls with the demo.
"Defensive Hops: Use this mechanic while on defense to position your defender in front of the ball handler by pressing the left trigger and a direction on the left stick together (press L2 and a direction on the left analog for PS3). It can be used on the perimeter or in the post. On the perimeter it will result in an explosive defensive push slide. When being backed down in the post, use this control to re-position your defender to the side of your check. You'll then be in position to steal the ball.
Battling down low: User the LS to push a teammate back or away from the basket. A series of LS moves (returning the LS to neutral after every deflection) in the direction you want to move your opponent, will move him in the desired direction. Use this during off-ball post battles, when backing down an opponent, while boxing out for rebounds or when being backed down by an opponent. Note that if you have a weight or strength advantage over your opponent, you'll be more successful."