The game plays great. MyPlayer is so much better this year. You don't have to play in the D-League first before getting drafted by a NBA team. It's a bit easier getting Skill Points this time around. You can actually use your salary to purchase skill points.
There are also games where you can double your skill points. Lots of ways of improving your player. I haven't played an Association game yet, so I'll have to see how that plays out.