Tactics is probably the most interesting thing about this game because it represents a duel of minds between the managers. We did not want to put realistic tactics and plays instead we simplified it, so it is more accessible and easier for everybody to comprehend, but we kept the core of basketball tactics.
This settings do not automatically mean that a player will only shoot for three points if he is set Outside. The player will still shoot from all positions only he will be mostly forcing the shoots from outside. With this option it is possible to give a task to a Center (that has certain skills) to frequently go outside and even shoot for three, or set a Shooting Guard to mostly drive to the basket
Offensive Focus - Sets how much the player will be involved in offensive actions There are five options: Rarely, Sometimes, Normal, Frequently, Often This setting will determine how frequently will certain players get the ball and their offensive attitude ( will he shoot or pass the ball)
When you watch the game the graphics engine will chose offensive actions that correspond to this settings. Example: If the settings for your PG and C are Often, you will see this two players play pick and roll frequently. Keep in mind that it will not be a good idea to set all of your players to Often because then they will play like players do in NBA all stars games who gets the ball shoots almost immediately. Players have to have their roles in a team
We know that in real basketball a lot of players will conserve their strength in defense so they can give it their all in offense. And now everybody is thinking of Miloš Teodosi?a Soft option gives you the option to conserve your player in defense, he will not try that hard but his will Fatigue will be less and his chances of injury will decrease. ( Fatigue will be explained separately)
This is an option you can use when you play against weaker opponents, when you know you will win so you can spare your players the extra Fatigue and injuries. Option Aggressive is useful when you want to get the maximum out of your player, but he will receive extra Fatigue and his chances of injury will increase.