I was very upset that they just ignored Mickey being on the roster, but what were they supposed to do? 16 players for 15 spots, gotta drop the rook. Once a real life cut is made, and the beginning of season roster update occurs, he will assuredly be on there.
A note on the controls, give them a chance. I hated them for the first week or so, but now I can't imagine playing any other way. Only real change that occurred was more precise type of passing, and more fluid post play (entering and leaving post position that is.) I honestly think it contributes to the best "feel" the game has ever had.
Also yea spike Lee really butchered the 2k story. It's advertised as your story, but it's not. It's spike Lee's story, so you better not forget it. However, once spike Lee's story is over (rookie season ) the mycareer becomes very good. The new off day system is very innovative, and adds a whole new dimension to what your character feels like.
As someone who unfortunately has been a repeat customer of 2kbasketball since 2009 (yea I'm addicted, but it being one of two games a year I buy isn't bad,) this is definitely the best 2k I have ever played. It is a masterpiece of a basketball game, rivaling even nba street vol. 2.
Ps- fellow mygm/league junkies rejoice, they added 3 team trades, more than 4 spots in a trade, and the ability to relocate your team to another city while changing the interior of your arena (for when you play as a non celtics team of course). Also good luck trading for DMC, it's pretty impossible.