The player animations look great as you battle it out on the hardwood. There are no plays to call, but you can see here that Andre Igoudala is running the baseline, and I might be able to get quick pass to him for the shot. The problem is, you never know what your teammates will do.
The player faces are much more recognizable than in previous versions of the game. However, I'm not so sure Curry's shoulders are larger than his head in real life (maybe he worked very hard in the off season).
You can play Heat Dynasty to try to repeat consecutive championships against likely future teams. Fantastic Journey goes a bit deeper, with challenges throughout the season before you go to the championship.