I usually just do a fantasy draft in the association, but I like Davis and Derozan in the game. I hate Bargs and Jose's games. Surprisingly. Sonny Weems always kicked my ass in MyPlayer mode at the beginning.
Be prepared for lots of threads like these with the lockout.
I've used them online and they are godawful. I can still win games but it becomes a massive grind on offense. Just gotta be really patient and make smart passes. Barbosa is pretty much the only player worth a damn when playing online.
When in franchise mode, I always do a fantasy draft.