These are a couple features that I would love to see in 2k13.
Player Introductions: We saw this in past 2k basketball games, so I dont understand why they got away from this. But player introductions would add a whole new element to a game that already has excellent presentation.
Weekly/Pregame/Halftime/Postgame Shows: This too is an element we saw in past games (even in last-gen games). It would be nice to see the commentators sitting at the desk breaking down the game. Hell, even throw in Craig Sager on the sideline interviewing players and coaches at halftime and end of the game. We've seen this before in NFL 2k5. I dont know why we have see it implemented in current gen games. I'd watch the weekly show in Association EVERY week.
Improved Contract Logic: Cant tell you how frustration it is to be stuck with a player for six years that is absolutely sucking up all my teams cap. I took over the Grizzlies in an OA, and the previous owner resigned OJ Mayo. 6 years/$106M!! This is absolutely ridiculous. Not to take anything away from OJ, because i love his game. But when the offseason comes, I have no room to make moves. And no one is interested in a trade because his crazy contract scares them away. This needs to be fixed come 2k13.
The Addition of Wingspan: Anthony Davis and Rodrigue Beaubois are two players that really makes me feel like wingspan should be a factor in the game. Anthony Davis standing 6'10" with a 7'4" wingspan, Beaubois standing 6'2" with a 6'9" wingspan. This is an element that i think can play a huge role in a game, by making player models more diverse. So players that are long in real life, actually look long on the game.
Create Jersey in Association:
This would be a fun thing to do in Association. I mean, most teams dont wear the same jerseys years and years dont the road in real life do they? Why should we have to in the game? That feature would be something to help keep the association from going stale years down the road.
Relocating Teams in Association: Isn't the Nets franchise moving to Brooklyn? Oh yeah, I thought so. We should have the ability in game to relocate teams. I'd love to see a franchise in San Diego, California.
My Player Online:
A mode like this could be a HUGE hit. There would be only 2 major leagues, 1 on PS3, 1 on XBOX. And it would progress like the NBA, except a shortened league of like 29 games, so that the new users could come in, through the NBA draft. But the teams would be filled with nothing but actual, human players. With the proper cooperation, this mode could be loads of fun.
Well guys, that was some of the things I'd like to see in this years game. I feel like I left a lot off, but those were the major ones. Feel free to comment and add to the list. And if your on Twitter, be sure to follow me @quehouston.