The Timberwolves signed veteran point guard Jeff Teague today. In days of old, this would mean Teague was about to embark on a journey of discovery, but in 2017, Minnesota is going to feel like home thanks to the magic of video games.

These are the first glimpses of NBA Live 18, a return to the basketball court for Electronic Arts. A new campaign mode, split between the streets and the league, boasts a Destiny-esque growth and loot system for your virtual player.

2K and EA have got it all wrong. The future isn’t in simulations of actual basketball games. It’s in games based on basketball players. Like RPGs. Or, as we see here, platformers.

Today in weird video game casting: Matt Walsh (Veep, The Hangover) as a very serious college basketball coach in NBA 2K17's MyCareer mode.