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NBA 2K23: A details guide to mode and builds recommendations

NBA2K23 is a competitive basketball game. Players can experience the 2K23 MyCareer mode (MC) of NBA stars in the game and play the fantasy 2K23 MyTeam mode (MT) that draws cards to form a lineup, the ultimate league that controls the team's transfer operations. In this game, The newly added Jordan challenge, the following will bring you the NBA 2K23's graphic guide, including basic buttons, action guide, mode explanation, etc. I hope it will be helpful to all players.

 

NBA 2K23: A details guide to mode and builds recommendations

 

 

First, you can click to see the NBA 2K23 all controls guide, through these controls, you can better grasp the operation of the game!

 

 

Shooting Teaching

 

 

Shooting Operation Guide:

The following is an example of an Xbox controller.

  1. Jump shot: Press and hold [X], then release. Or Push the [Right Joystick] straight down, then release.
  2. Free throw: Press and hold [X], then release. Or Push the [Right Joystick] straight down, then release.
  3. Ordinary layup: Push up and hold the [Right Stick] when making a close cut.
  4. Running/Throwing: Push and hold the [Right Stick] down when making a close cut.
  5. Backhand Layup: Push and hold the [Right Stick] to the right/left when breaking through from the right/left side of the baseline.
  6. European Layup: When dribbling with the right hand, push the [Right Stick] to the right, then quickly push the [Right Stick] to the left. OR Press the [Left Joystick] towards the non-dribble player while cutting, and press [X] twice.
  7. Cradle Layup: When dribbling in with your right hand, push the [Right Stick] to the left, then quickly push and hold the [Right Stick] to the right. OR Press and hold the [Left Joystick] towards the dribble while cutting, and press [X] twice.
  8. Quick Spoon Layup: Push and hold the [Right Stick] left or right when cutting.
  9. Jumping Layup: When cutting in, push the [Right Stick] left or right, release it quickly, then push and hold the [Right Stick] in the same direction. Or Tap [X] when cutting in.
  10. Two-handed dunk: Press [RT] and push up [Right Stick] when cutting in close range.
  11. Dominant or non-dominant hand dunk: Press [RT] + push [Right Stick] left or right at close range. The direction of pushing the [Right Stick] will determine the dunker.
  12. Normal skill dunk: Press [RT] + push [Right Stick] up, then quickly push down [Right Stick]. Let the [Right Stick] return to the center position for a dunk.
  13. One-handed fancy dunk: Press [RT] + push down [Right Stick], then quickly push [Right Stick] up.
  14. Two-handed fancy dunk: Press [RT] + push up [Right Joystick], then release it quickly, and then push up [Right Joystick].
  15. Fake vote: Tap [X].
  16. Jumping / Stepping back to collect the ball: When standing or cutting laterally, Press [RT] + push [Right Stick] in the direction of the desired jump. Or tap [X], push [Left Joystick] left or right.
  17. Turn around and collect the ball: Hold [RT] and press [X] twice. Or Rotate the [Right Stick] clockwise and push it when cutting with the ball with your right hand.
  18. Half-turn to collect the ball: When dribbling with the right hand, turn the [Right Stick] a quarter turn from the right up and hold.
  19. Overstepping: At close range, fake a throw, then press and hold [X]. or Fake bet, then push and hold the [Right Stick] in any direction before the fake bet ends.
  20. Tip: When the ball is in the air, press [X] or push and hold [Right Stick] in any direction.

 

Shooting Skills:

  1. Shooting introduction: Use [X] or [Right Stick] to shoot.
  2. Shooting when exhausted: Your energy level will affect the speed of your jumper. The more tired the player is, the longer it will take to complete the jump shot.
  3. Shot Feedback: Set the Shot Feedback option to "All Shots" for feedback on your shot timing and space.
  4. Shooting Vibration Feedback: The controller will vibrate when the perfect shot for a jumper, free throw, or layup is in play. The better the timing of the shot, the higher the chance of hitting.
  5. Timing of Shots and Layups: When Shot Timing is set to Shoot and Layup, the correct timing of pressing the Shot button is critical to making the shot.
  6. Shooting Only Timing: If the shooting timing is set to shooting only, the success of the layup is determined only by player attributes and shot selection.
  7. Player's true shooting percentage: When the shooting timing is set to the player's true shooting percentage, the shooting success rate is completely determined by the player's attributes and shooting selection, and the shooting method will not work.
  8. Aggressive Layup Finisher: Pushing the [Right Stick] towards the rim will result in a more aggressive finisher, ideal for drawing fouls.
  9. Don't force the dunk: Choose to force the dunk carefully when facing a lot of defense. There's a good chance you'll lose the ball or fail the dunk.
  10. Player Dunk Ability: When attempting a dunk, a player with no dunk ability will make a layup.
  11. Fancy dunks: Players with strong dunk ability will automatically perform fancy dunks at the right time.
  12. Advanced Dunk Retreat: Elite dunkers can make Eurostep dunks, cradle dunks, jump dunks, and turn dunks. After performing one of the above ball-receiving actions, Press and hold [RT] when taking off, and simultaneously push and hold the [Right Stick] or Press and hold [X].
  13. Great Shot Consecutive: A successful streak of great shots will increase the hit window.
  14. Catch and Shoot Finish: Using the Expert Joystick, you can perform different finishing moves (including dunks) to catch the ball.
  15. Advanced Collection Moves: Advanced collection moves (e.g., Eurostep, Jump, Turn) can help you sway past defenders when faced with multiple defenders.
  16. Use the Drop Shot: Use the Drop Shot technique to throw lobs over tall players.
  17. Shooting (No Shooting Bar): Turning off the shooting bar will drastically increase the error margin for your shots' timing.
  18. Using the backhand layup: When cutting from the baseline, the backhand layup technique can help you avoid the defender chasing him.
  19. Stepback Cut: Fake a stepback jumper to connect the offensive cut to pass an approaching defender.
  20. Shot Timing Penalty: The further away you are from the rim, the greater the shot timing penalty.
  21. Over-dribbling: Dribbling for too long reduces the chance of making a shot.
  22. Fake shots: Fake shots can entice defenders to jump, but overuse can reduce the chance of hitting.
  23. Free Throw Timing: The best time to take a free throw is when the basketball is about to leave the palm of your hand.
  24. Free Throw Shot Bar: The better the free-throw shooter, the larger the free-throw shot bar.
  25. No Shooting Bar: Turning off the shooting bar will dramatically increase the margin of error for your free throw timing.

 

 

Dribble Teaching

 

 

Dribble Operation Guide:

  1. Sprint: Press and hold [RT] + push [Left Stick] in any direction.
  2. Inside and outside the belt: Push the [Right Stick] up to the right when dribbling with the right hand, and then release it quickly.
  3. Hesitation: Push the [Right Stick] to the right/left while dribbling with the right/left hand, then release it quickly.
  4. Hesitant step: When dribbling with the right/left hand, press [RT] + push the [Right Stick] to the right/left, then release quickly.
  5. Cross Dribble: Push the [Right Stick] up, then quickly release.
  6. Attack cross dribble: When dribbling with the right hand, press [RT] + push the round [Right Stick] up or left, and then release it quickly.
  7. Hip dribble: Push the [Right Stick] to the left/right when dribbling with the right/left hand, then release it quickly.
  8. Stepback cross dribble: When standing, dribble with the right hand, press [RT] and push the [Right Stick] to the left, then release it quickly.
  9. Back dribble: When dribbling with the right hand, push the [Right Stick] down to the left, and then release it quickly.
  10. Back Dribbling: When standing with the right hand to dribble, press [RT] and push the [Right Stick] down to the left, then release it quickly.
  11. Step back: Push the [Right Stick] down, then release it quickly.
  12. Step back to retreat: Press [RT] + push down [Right Joystick], then release quickly.
  13. Turn around: Rotate the [Right Stick] clockwise/counterclockwise while dribbling with the right/left hand, then release it quickly.
  14. Half Turn: When dribbling with the right/left hand, rotate the [Right Stick] up a quarter turn from the right/left, then release quickly.
  15. Emergency stop/small step: When cutting in, tap [LT] to change speed, breaking the defender's blockade and pulling out the space to shoot. This move can also swing defenders away to attack the rim.
  16. Delaying Defenders: Holding [LT] allows you to block defenders with your body while dribbling. Use this technique against trailing defenders, preventing opponents from attacking you and making it easier to score at the rim.
  17. Signature Fancy Dribble: Quickly push and release the [Right Stick] in multiple directions at different speeds to make a special signature Fancy Dribble continuous action.

 

Triple Threat Operational Guide

  1. Three-threat lateral tentative step: push the [Right Stick] to the right and release it quickly (after establishing the left foot as the pivot foot).
  2. Three-threat tentative step: Push the [Right Stick] up to the right and release it quickly (after establishing the left foot as the pivot foot).
  3. Three-threat small tentative step: Push the [Right Joystick] up to the right (after establishing the left foot as the pivot foot).
  4. Three-threat mid-step: Push the [Right Stick] up and release it quickly (after establishing the left foot as the pivot foot).
  5. Three-threat stride: Push the [Right Stick] to the left and release it quickly (after establishing the left foot as the pivot foot).
  6. Three-Threat Fake: Push the [Right Stick] down and release it quickly.
  7. Three-threat lateral hesitation: Press [RT] + push [Right Stick] left or right, then release quickly.
  8. Three-Threat Attack Hesitant Move: Press [RT] + push [Right Stick] up left/up, then release quickly.
  9. Three-threat step backward: Press [RT] + push the [Right Stick] down, then release quickly.
  10. Three-threat turn: Turn the [Right Stick] clockwise, then release it quickly (after establishing the left foot as the pivot foot).
  11. Three-threat cross-step turn: turn the [right Stick] counterclockwise, then release it quickly (after establishing the left foot as the pivot foot)

 

Dribbling Skills

  1. Dribbling introduction: Quickly push and release the [Right Stick] to dribble the ball.
  2. Adrenaline Enhancement: In this game, you can freely deploy three enhancements when dribbling and attacking, and Press [RT] to activate. After all three enhancements are exhausted, your player's explosiveness will be reduced for the remainder of the possession.
  3. Player Style: Each player has a unique dribbling rhythm and style.
  4. Use the dribble: Using the signature dribble to dribble in place or slowly forward is a great way to numb the defender, allowing for a sudden power cut to the rim.
  5. Stepback Fancy Dribble: You can perform a fancy dribble while backing up, taking a sudden step after the "dance" to catch the defender off guard.
  6. Attacking from an angle: Choose a good angle when dribbling the ball. If you drive straight at the defender, there is a high chance of an offensive foul or a loss.
  7. Dribbling Fatigue: When players dribble too much when their physical strength is too low, they may drop the ball.
  8. Freestyle dribble rhythm: Slow-paced freestyle dribble combined with fast combo moves leave defenders scratching their heads.
  9. Elite Ball Handlers Freestyle: High-rated ball handlers are quicker and quicker when performing freestyle dribbles.
  10. Elite Ball Handler Combo Moves: The higher the ball handler's rating, the more combo dribble moves are available.
  11. Freestyle dribble: Use freestyle dribble to eliminate defense and create space for shots.
  12. Dribbling and hitting the opponent's defense: Dribbling and hitting the defender frontally, often resulting in dropped balls or offensive fouls.
  13. Physical impact: With the loss of physical strength, the continuous movement of fancy dribbling will become slow and may drop the ball.
  14. Dribbling styles: Different dribbling styles have different strengths and weaknesses.
  15. Dribbling (Low Stamina): When the Stamina bar starts flashing, the player will lose the ability to sprint, cut, and initiate bursts.
  16. Dribbling (Cold or Tired): Players with a cold or overtired hand will be unable to perform certain movements and have difficulty controlling the ball.
  17. Dribbling (Hot Touch): Once a player's touch gets hot, their ball control improves, and sometimes new moves are unlocked.
  18. Ball-handling vulnerability: Ball-handling players are more alert to steals when they dribble the ball.
  19. Keep defenders guessing: To keep defenders guessing your intentions, you have to make your fancy dribble rhythm unpredictable.
  20. Triple Threat: If a player has the option to pass, dribble or shoot while holding the ball, then this is the so-called "Triple Threat" stance.
  21. Three-threat continuous action: When making a tentative step or stride, you can use the [Right Stick] to do more actions at will, such as turning, breaking through, half-turning, etc.
  22. Triple Threat Stance: Different players have a variety of triple threat follow-up moves.
  23. Consecutive Actions: "Three-threat" moves that can be connected efficiently so that defenders can't guess your intentions.

 

 

Passing Teaching

 

 

Passing Operation Guide

  1. Normal pass: Press [A] to pass the ball. Use the [Left Joystick] to select the receiver.
  2. Ground pass: Press [B] to pass the ball. Use the [Left Joystick] to select the receiver.
  3. Lob pass: Press [Y] to pass the ball. Use the [Left Joystick] to select the receiver.
  4. Pass through: Press and hold [A] to pass to the receiving object further away.
  5. Get an empty pass: Press and hold [B] to call a teammate to open the empty pass. Use the [Left Joystick] to select the receiver.
  6. Fake pass: [Y]+[B] while standing or cutting to the hoop.
  7. Jump pass: [X]+[A] when standing or cutting to the hoop.
  8. Positioning pass: Press【RB】and then press the action key of the receiver you want to select. Use the [Left Joystick] to control the movement of the receiver.
  9. Fancy pass: Double-click【B】to pass. Use the [Left Joystick] to select the receiver.
  10. Alley-oop: Double-click [Y] to pass the ball. Use the [Left Joystick] to select the receiver.
  11. Single Alley Relay: Double-click [Y] + push and hold [Left Stick] towards the basket.
  12. Lead pass: Press and hold [Y] to make the selected receiver cut to the basket. Press [Y] to pass the ball.
  13. Full receiver control: Press and hold [B] and use the [Left Stick] to move the selected receiver freely. Release [B] to pass the ball. (Must enable "Full Receiver Control" in "Controller Settings")
  14. Non-stop direct pass: Press [A] before the original receiver has the ball. Use the [Left Joystick] to select the second receiver.
  15. Expert Joystick Pass: Press and hold [RB] + push [Right Joystick] in the direction you want to pass.
  16. Passing and cutting tactics: Press and hold [A] to let the receiver get the ball, keep pressing [A], and use the [Left Stick] to move the initial passer, then release [A] to pass the ball back.
  17. Ground Pass: When there is no defender, Press [Y] when the baseline serves.

 

Passing Skills

  1. Pass introduction: There are three pass buttons - [A] normal pass, [B] ground pass, and [Y] lob pass.
  2. Ground Pass Information: The ground pass is useful for smaller players. It's much simpler to pass the ball from below against a big defender.
  3. When to use the touchdown pass: You can use the touchdown pass to feed the ball into the box, pass to the flank, or cut the pass.
  4. Cross Pass Icon: The icon will appear below the receiver when making a cross pass.
  5. When to use the lob pass: You can use the lob pass to feed the inside line or as a long pass to start a fast break.
  6. Control the server: When serving, press [RB] and then press the server's action key to control the server.
  7. Positioning pass guidance: Use positioning pass to guide teammates to the desired position by pushing the [left Stick] combined with the pass.
  8. Positioning the pass to the teammate closest to the basket: By pressing [LB], you can position the pass to the teammate closest to the basket.
  9. Cancel positioning pass: After calling out the passing icon, you can press [RB] again to make it disappear.
  10. Alley pass without a cutter: The ball will pass at will if no teammates are cutting in or near the rim.
  11. Alley passes while serving: You can try an alley pass while serving. Look for players cutting towards the rim.
  12. Pass through the basket receiver: To select a teammate who cuts to the basket, Press [Y] and push and hold the [Left Stick] towards the player.
  13. Player Control When Passing: If you do not release [A] to allow the ball to pass back, you will gain control of the ball bearer.
  14. Ground pass at the end of the game: The ball does not start timing when it rolls on the ground, so the ground pass is very useful at the end of the game.
  15. Full Receiver Control: After changing the "Location Pass" setting to "Full Receiver Control" in Controller Settings, long-press the player icon and use the left Stick to control the receiver.
  16. Pass type control settings: After changing the "Positioning Pass" setting to "Pass Type Control" in "Controller Settings," double-click the player icon to hit the ground to pass and long Press to lob a pass.
  17. Pass Target Settings: Adjust the "Pass Target Settings" in Controller Settings to adjust the importance of direction, distance, and openness when selecting a receiver.
  18. Passing the ball by hand: Press and hold [B] to make the selected receiver cut to the side of the ball holder and release [B] to pass the ball.

 

 

Defensive teaching

 

 

Defensive Operation Guide

  1. Switch Player: Press [A] to control another defender approaching the ball.
  2. Close Defense: Press and hold [LT] to enter a low defensive stance.
  3. Block: Press [Y] when near the shooter.
  4. Steals: Press [X] near the dribble or in the passing lane.
  5. Pressing the ball handler: Hold down [LT] and push the [Left Stick] towards the dribbling player.
  6. Fast swipe: Press and hold [LT]+[RT], and push the [Left Stick] in any direction.
  7. Raise your hand to defend: Push and hold the [Right Stick] up.
  8. Reach: Push and hold the [Right Stick] left/right to defend the passing lane.
  9. Interfering with a shot: Push the [Right Stick] up, then quickly release it.
  10. Stealing with the ball: Push the [Right Stick] down, then release it quickly.
  11. Jump Interference: Push and hold the [Left Stick] away from the shooter and Press [Y].
  12. Strong cap: Hold [RT] and press [Y].
  13. Create an offensive foul: Press and hold [B].
  14. Diving: Double-click【B】.
  15. Back off the bench: Push the [Left Stick] in the opposite direction of the back ball carrier, then quickly release (when pushed).
  16. Positioning switch: Press [RB], then press the desired defender's action key to control the defender.

 

Defensive Skills

  1. Steals with the ball: When the ball carrier makes a dribbling action, there will be flaws. At this time, it is most effective to steal the ball with the ball, especially in the crowd.
  2. Avoid Fouls: Reaching out and touching the ball carrier's body while the ball carrier is guarding the ball is usually called a personal foul.
  3. Blocking the ball carrier: When blocking the ball carrier, you can attempt to make a steal and possibly trigger a press/jump ball.
  4. Interference shot: In the state of "raise a hand to defend," the defender will automatically interfere with the shot.
  5. Defensive Position Switch: Using Position Switch, you can easily switch to control the defender closest to the basket by pressing [LB].
  6. Defensive object: Use the pointing arrow to assist in the defense. It will point to your opponent or the defensive area you need to go to.

 

 

Offensive Teaching

 

 

Offensive Operation Guide

  1. Enter and leave the back state: Press and hold [LT] to enter the back state. Releasing [LT] will release the backup state and perform a face basket singles.
  2. Post-rotation: Press and hold [LT] to perform post-up singles. Push the [Left Stick] in any direction while holding the ball and release it quickly (while holding the ball).
  3. Cut into the restricted area: Press and hold [LT] to enter the back state. Press and hold [RT] + push [Left Joystick] towards the restricted area and quickly release [LT].
  4. Cut to the bottom line: Press and hold [LT] to enter the back-to-back state. Press and hold [RT] + push [Left Joystick] towards the bottom line area and then quickly release [LT].
  5. Bottom step: Press and hold [LT] to start doing your back. Push and hold the [Left Stick] towards the basket left or right, then tap [X].
  6. Turn around or cut in: Press and hold [LT] to start turning around. Then, turn the [Right Stick] in the direction of either shoulder.
  7. Switch body position: Press and hold [LT] to start the back body. Push the [Right Stick] up and release it quickly.
  8. Turn around or cut into a step backward: Press and hold [LT] to start the backward step. While holding down [RT], push the [Right Stick] left or right and release quickly.
  9. Tentative step backward: Press and hold [LT] to start doing your back. While holding down [RT], push the [Right Stick] up and release it quickly.
  10. Straight back step: Press and hold [LT] to start doing your back. While holding down [RT], push the [Right Stick] down and release it quickly.
  11. Powerful post-up singles: Press and hold [LT] to start post-up. Hold [RT] + push [Left Stick] towards the defender.
  12. Avoid stealing: Press and hold [LT] for post-up singles. Push the [Right Stick] down and release it quickly (while holding the ball).
  13. Back layup: Press and hold [LT] to start back up. Push the [Left Joystick] towards the basket + push and hold the [Right Joystick] up left/right.
  14. Back Hook: Press and hold [LT] to start back. Without moving the [Left Joystick], push and hold the [Right Joystick] up to the left/right.
  15. Back jump shot: Press and hold [LT] to start back. Push the [Right Stick] left or right towards the back of the basket.
  16. Shake your shoulders and hook your hands: Press and hold [LT] to start doing your back. Push the [Right Joystick] down, release it quickly, and push and hold the [Right Joystick] up left/right.
  17. Shake your shoulders and lean back: Press and hold [LT] to start doing your back. Push the [Right Joystick] up, then release it quickly, and then push and hold the [Right Joystick] down left/right.
  18. Back jumping step: Press and hold [LT] to start backing up. Push and hold the [Left Joystick] left, right, or down, then tap the [X].
  19. Post-Fake Throw: Press and hold [LT] to perform post-up singles. Push the [Right Stick] in any direction while holding the ball and release it quickly (while holding the ball).
  20. Back up and down fake action: Press and hold [LT] to start back up. Use the [Right Stick] to fake a throw, then release the [LT], and push and hold the [Right Stick] again before the fake is over.
  21. Backup dunk attempt: Press and hold [LT] to start the backup. Press and hold [RT], push [Left Joystick] + [Right Joystick] upwards.

 

Offensive Skills

  1. Post-up distance to the basket: Depending on your distance from the basket, pressing [LT] will allow you to post up or protect the dribble.
  2. Up and down fake shots: Push and hold the [Right Stick] in any direction to make different shots after fake shots.
  3. Fake Shots: Making multiple shot fakes in a row can throw off defenders and get the chance to shoot in the air.
  4. Post-up style: Each player has different fakes, shots, and cuts.
  5. Post-up: Use post-feints and cuts to get closer to the rim to improve your shooting percentage.
  6. Post-Fake: Use fake shots and up-and-down fakes to deal with high-intensity defenders.

 

 

Off Ball Offense Teaching

 

Off all Offense Operation Guide

  1. Jump Ball: Press [Y] or push [Right Stick] in any direction to jump ball.
  2. Want the ball: Press [A] to let a teammate pass the ball to you.
  3. Calling Alley: Double-tap [Y] when cutting towards the hoop.
  4. To complete the alley-oop: When receiving an alley-oop pass, Press [X] or push and hold [Right Stick] in any direction.
  5. Set cover: Press and hold [B].
  6. Call cover: Press [LB] to let teammates set cover.
  7. Off-the-ball feint: Push the [Right Stick] left or right, then release quickly.
  8. Turn without the ball: Rotate the [Right Stick] clockwise or counterclockwise.
  9. Looking for space without the ball: Do a feint or turn around, then hold [RT] and push [Left Stick] in any direction.
  10. Tip: When the ball is in the air, press [X] or push and hold [Right Stick] in any direction.
  11. Back-to-back contact: Hold down [LT] while near a defender.
  12. Back basket turn: Press and hold [LT] to start back. Turn the [Right Joystick] in the direction of either shoulder.
  13. Back push: Press and hold [LT] to start back. Push the [Left Stick] towards the defender.
  14. Back-to-back conversion: Press and hold [LT] to start back-to-back. Push the [Right Stick] towards the hoop or dribble.
  15. Back-to-back: Hold down [LT] to start back-to-back. Push the [Right Stick] up or down when the defender tries to change the action.
  16. To get rid of the back state: Release [LT] or push [Left Stick] in the opposite direction of the defender.
  17. Back off: Push the [Left Stick] and [Right Stick] towards the defender.

 

Off Ball Offense Skills

  1. Adrenaline Enhancement: In this game, you can freely deploy three enhancements to speed up your movement when attacking and Press [RT] to activate. After all three enhancements are exhausted, your player's explosiveness will be reduced for the remainder of the possession.
  2. Jump Ball Timing: Pressing [Y] too early or too late will cause your players to miss the best jump ball timing.
  3. Moving and Pulling Open Shots: Running off the ball is a great way to find open space and improve your shot percentage.
  4. Create space: Keep an appropriate distance from the ball carrier at all times, and be careful to fill in the gaps on the court.
  5. Screen for Teammates: Screen for your teammates to create space and scoring opportunities.
  6. Reasonable Screening Confrontation: Reasonable confrontation with the defender is very important when setting screens. Otherwise, the defender can easily bypass you.
  7. Avoid Illegal Screening: Once the screen is in place, avoid moving. Otherwise, it will be called an illegal screen.
  8. Pull the space after the screen: After the screen, run to the open area, look for opportunities, and prepare to catch the ball.
  9. Get rid of your defenders: Use feints and turns to eliminate your counter-defenders.

 

 

Off Ball Defense Teaching

 

Off Ball Defense Operation Guide

  1. Card position: After the ball is thrown, get close to the opponent and hold down [LT].
  2. Rebound: When the ball misses and hits the board, press [Y].
  3. Collision: Hold down [LT] when blocking the attacking player's path.
  4. Blocking the shot: When near the opponent, push and hold the [Right Stick] in any direction.
  5. Refuse to catch the ball: When near the opponent and outside the three-point line, Press and hold [LT].
  6. Defensive back-to-back contact: Press and hold [LT] when near the opponent and inside near the basket.
  7. Back push: Press and hold [LT] to start back contact. Push the [Left Stick] towards the offensive player.
  8. Back off the stool: Press and hold [LT] to start back contact. Push the [Right Stick] in the same direction the offensive player pushes.
  9. Back-to-back conversion: Press and hold [LT] to start back-to-back. Push the [Right Stick] up, down, left, or right.
  10. Back-to-back grab: Press and hold [LT] to start back-to-back contact. Push the [Right Stick] up or down when the attacking player tries to change the action.
  11. Stealing a pass from the penalty area: Press and hold [LT] to start back-to-back contact. Press [X] when the ball comes in.
  12. Leaving the backup state: Push the [Left Joystick] in the opposite direction of the attacking player.
  13. Scramble for the ball: Press [X] repeatedly when chasing the ball.

 

Off All Defense Skills

  1. Rebounding Timing: Timing the takeoff is one of the most important factors in getting a rebound.
  2. Waiting for the ball: Waiting for the basketball to hit the rim, always ready to jump for the rebound.
  3. Seize a favorable rebounding position: When the basketball is flying in the air, predict the direction and whereabouts of the ball, and get a good position in this position.
  4. Rebounding and Power: While standing behind your opponent, move away from them and try to push. In this case, we must speak with strength.
  5. Stuck in position: When stuck in position, use the [Left Stick] to compete for position and bypass your opponent.
  6. Card Position: When in the card position, use the [Left Stick] to prevent the opponent from bypassing you.

 

 

Advanced Offensive/Defensive Instruction

 

Advanced Offensive Operations Guide

  1. Call Pause: Press the [Multitasking Button] when attacking.
  2. Position tactical call: Press [LB] and [RB] in sequence, then press the teammate's activation key. Follow the on-screen prompts to select tactics from the menu.
  3. 2K Smart Tactics Call: Press the [Cross Key←] and select "2K Smart Tactics" to call quick tactics and team-specific dynamic tactics. The tactics will change according to the situation and personnel on the field.
  4. Post-up: Press [LB] and select "Post-up" to use the best post-up scorer on the team.
  5. Quick Singles: Press [LB] and select "Singles" to use the best singles scorer on the team.
  6. Dynamic Quick Tactics: Press the [Dial Button←], then choose between the two available Dynamic Quick Tactics.
  7. Pick-and-roll control-basic: Hold down [LB] to let teammates set screens.
  8. Pick-and-roll control-direction: Press and hold [LB]. Press the [Left Joystick] to select the direction.
  9. Pick-and-roll control-type: Press and hold [LB]. Use [RB] to select cut in or out.
  10. Pretend Screening and Early Bounce: After calling the pick-and-roll, press [LB] again before the screener is bumped to make it cut in or bounce in advance.
  11. Icon pick-and-roll control: Press [LB] and [RB] in turn, and then press and hold the action button of a teammate to make him cover.
  12. Baseline serve movement: After a shot is made, the player who serves can move along the baseline. Hold [LT] and use [Right Stick] to move the server.

 

Advanced Offensive Skills

  1. Excessive timeout technical: Make sure you know the number of timeouts remaining. Calling a timeout when no timeout is available will result in a technical foul.
  2. Introduction to the pick-and-roll: The pick-and-roll combination requires an offensive player to screen for his teammates with the ball.
  3. Watch the defense: When using a screen, pay attention to the opposing defense and all players' positions before launching the offense and creating scoring opportunities for yourself or your teammates.
  4. Space: Use screens to space the distance between you and the defender with the ball.
  5. Illegal Screening: If the screener moves his feet and makes physical contact with the defender, they are likely to be called for an illegal screen.
  6. Use cover: You can use cover or not; it depends on how the opposing defense will respond to the tactic.
  7. Pick-and-Roll Inside: If the screener is a good rim rusher, set it to pick-and-roll inside.
  8. Pick-and-roll shot: If the screening teammate is a good mid-range shooter, set it as a pick-and-roll shot.

 

Advanced Defense Operations Guide

  1. Intentional foul: Press and hold [X] near the ball carrier.
  2. Double team: Press and hold [LB].
  3. Double double-teaming as shown in the figure: Press [LB] and press the corresponding action key to select the player who wants to perform double-teaming.
  4. Intentional foul by the team: Press the [Multitasking Button] to let the whole team try to foul the ball carrier.
  5. Defensive pressure adjustment: Press [LB], press the action button corresponding to the player you want to defend, and select a defensive strategy from the menu.

 

 

Temporary Teaching

 

On-the-spot coaching method

  1. Offensive game plan/defensive game plan: Press the [Cross key →] to open the menu. Check the screen view and select the desired option.
  2. Substitution: Press the [Cross key ↓] to open the menu. Check the screen view and select the player you want to replace.
  3. Offensive strategy/defensive setting: Press the [Cross key←] to open the menu. Check the screen view and select the desired option.
  4. The head-up display of the game: Press the [cross key ↑] to view the data and skill level of the currently controlled player.

 

On-the-spot instruction information analysis

  1. Basic information: You can select the coaching adjustment in the game through the [Dial key].
  2. Cancel: You can press【B】to close the menu.
  3. Hidden: The menu automatically closes after a period of inactivity.
  4. Dead Ball: You can use on-the-spot coaching (dial-key) on a dead ball or free throw.
  5. Offensive Game Plan - Rhythm: Set the pace of the team's offense.
  6. Offensive Game Plan - Focus: Use the Focus strategy to set how your team will run players out of space on offense.
  7. Defensive Game Plan - Aggressive: Set an aggressive strategy to determine how your team will defend.
  8. Defensive Game Plan - Focus: Use the Focus setting to develop strategies against specific opponents.
  9. Defensive Game Plan - Rebounding: Set up a rebounding strategy to determine how a player operates after an opponent's shot.
  10. Substitutions - TBD: Players currently ready for rotation will be highlighted.
  11. Substitutions - Player Information: Players are displayed in the menu along with their overall rating and current fitness level.
  12. Substitutions - Preset Lineups: Use preset lineups to make substitutions to quickly get players on the field that fit the game's current state.
  13. Freestyle - Info: This shows how the player will create scoring opportunities on the field when the play is not being executed.
  14. Freestyle - Air Cut: Air Cut is set to be on by default. Your teammates will cut in according to the team's free play settings.
  15. Freestyle - Scoring Actions: Scoring Actions will allow your teammates to automate actions such as pick-and-rolls or off-ball screens.
  16. Free Settings - Information: Select - some free set tactics. Most are unique offensive tactics of the league.
  17. Quick Tactics - Info: Use Quick Tactics to have one of your teammates run off the ball in search of scoring opportunities.
  18. Quick Tactics - Tactic Assignment: Each player will be automatically assigned to 1 of the 4 Quick Tactics that suits him best, depending on his abilities.
  19. Defensive Setup - Man-to-Man: Man-to-man defense will provide direct pressure on the ball while protecting the rim with help.
  20. Defensive Setup - 23 Zone: A 2-3 zone is good for protecting the three-second zone and keeping big defenders and key rebounders close to the rim.
  21. Defensive Setup - 32 Zone: The 3-2 zone is good for defending teams with good 3-point shooters.
  22. Defensive Setup - Pressing and Double-teaming: To make the opponent make mistakes or make one's steals, use the pressing and double-teaming in the backcourt to interfere with the opponent's offensive rhythm.
  23. Defensive Pressure Adjustment - Info: The amount of defensive pressure this player can apply against his current matchup.
  24. Game HUD - Player Information: Use the information in the HUD to determine which player you control.
  25. Match HUD - Badges: When the 2K23 badges are activated during a match, they will appear in the HUD.

 

 

Player Information

 

Player Rhythm

  1. Basic information: Players can have hot or cold hands during the game, which can affect their performance levels on both ends of the floor.
  2. Tactical Interruption: The end of each quarter and a timeout can restore the player's rhythm to normal.
  3. Slow down opponents: Use timeouts to slow down the opposing team's scoring momentum and cool down hot shooters.
  4. Badge Impact: Certain badges directly affect how a player's tempo rises or falls over the course of a match.
  5. Cold: This means that the player's current rhythm is not good, and various attributes will drop significantly.

 

Physical Strength

  1. Basic information: Players get tired during the course of the game, which affects their overall performance on the field.
  2. Adrenaline Enhancement: In this game, you can freely deploy three enhancements to speed up your movement speed when attacking and Press [RT] to activate. After all three enhancements are exhausted, your player's explosiveness will be reduced for the remainder of the possession.
  3. Exhaustion: Energy expenditure is exacerbated by high-intensity exercise or physical contact while attacking or defending.
  4. Rest: Use timeouts and substitutions to keep your players on the court.
  5. Short-term: This stamina bar shows the player's stamina level for a short period of time. This stamina bar decreases during high-intensity exercise or physical contact.
  6. Exhausted: When you see the [Energy Drink] icon, it means the player is exhausted. Better to replace the player and let him take a breath.

 

Player Ability

  1. Star: This elite player is known for his tough offense/defense. If it is only for the offensive elite, the stars will only appear when the player is attacking. If it is only for the defensive elite, the stars will only appear when the player is defending. If the player is an elite offensive and defensive player, the stars will always appear.
  2. Dunk: This player is known for his ability to dunk the ball.
  3. Three-point shooter: This player is a good three-point shooter.

 

Injury

  1. Can hold on: This means the player is currently suffering a minor injury. The player can continue to play, but not at his full potential.
  2. Unable to Persevere: This means that the player is unable to continue playing due to the current injury. The player leaves the game on the next dead ball.
  3. Recovering: This means the player is currently recovering from a previous injury. The player can continue to play but is temporarily unable to play full force.

 

 

Master System Description

 

Basic Information

  1. Juggernaut Basics: Activating Juggernaut will unlock the full potential of all templates. When the player is on fire, this state provides the player with special buffs, abilities, and animations specific to their primary ability.
  2. Activate Domination: The player's performance on the field determines the increase or decrease of the Domination bar. Most skill points are obtained by performing actions exclusive to the player template. When the master bar reaches the threshold, press the [right Stick] to activate the master. Juggernaut will automatically activate when controlling an NBA player.
  3. Team Domination: Team Domination can activate the Dominance of everyone in the team, allowing you to gain an advantage over your opponents in a short period of time. Each player will contribute equally to the team's dominant community pool. After each player has filled their portion of the pool, Team Master will automatically trigger.
  4. Overwhelming state: When attacking or defending, Press [LB] to open the dominant icons of all players on the field, helping you understand which template they belong to. You can also use this button to view the Dominance status of your teammates.

 

Domination effect list

  1. Rim rushers/motion finishers: Rim rushers and motion finishers excel at scoring at the rim. Activating Juggernaut unlocks the exclusive dunk ability for this type of player, enhancing their turn layups, euro step layups, swing layups, and jump layups; while also boosting their drive and allowing them to hit difficult hits. Force a shot.
  2. Dribble Shooter: Dribble Shooter has excellent dribble shooting ability. With Dominance activated, their shooting ability is extremely deadly and is second to none even when jammed or using advanced jumper types like turnarounds and stepbacks.
  3. Sharpshooter/Spacer: Sharpshooters and spacers are some of the best long-range jumpers in the game. When the Juggernaut is activated, their catch-and-shoot ability will become very powerful, and their shooting percentage from long distances will also become extremely high.
  4. Playmaker/Player: The playmaker and playmaker are the playmaker's core. They are excellent ball handlers and accurate passers. When Dominion is activated, they can use ankle finishing to swipe past opponents with ease; they can also pass out perfect assists to increase teammates' shooting percentages.
  5. Lock on the defender: Locking on the defender can overwhelm the opponent's best scorer. Their stealing skills are top-notch, and they're also excellent on-ball defense. When in domination, locking down the defender can counteract the dominant effect of the opponent's perimeter offense and force more stops and steals. At the same time, their ability to interfere with the shot will be greatly improved.
  6. Rim Protection Elite: The Rim Protection Elite is the last layer of defense under the basket and the cornerstone of every good defense. When Dominator is active, the rim protector will unlock the shot-blocking animation while counteracting the offensive domination effect of the opponent's penalty area score; at the same time, their shot-disrupting and shot-blocking attributes can also be greatly enhanced.
  7. Inside Scorer: The inside scorer has great footwork and a variety of offensive styles in the paint. When activated, Juggernaut gains the ability to keep defenders behind before scoring at the rim; they also get exclusive cuts, turns, jumps, dips, and of course, the power-ups that knock defenders down.
  8. Rebounders: Rebounders are a group of blue-collar players who rely on their bodies for food and use hand-to-hand combat to work hard at the basket. With Juggernaut activated, the rebounder can predict which side of the rim a missed shot will bounce off of and can keep opponents behind before they can score a tip-up.

 

 

Tactical Route Explanation

  1. Info: As you execute your tactics, the "tactical route" will guide your tactics every step of the way. It shows you where to go, who to pass the ball to, and the path to cut in.
  2. Lite: When set to Lite, you will only see limited indicators and icons on the field. Tactical arrows are also hidden.
  3. Full: When set to full, icons and tactical arrows will be displayed on the pitch when you execute a tactic.
  4. Settings: To change your Tactical Line settings, go to Options→Instructor Settings.
  5. Color: Tactical steps in which you control a player are displayed in the same color as the player indicator. The black lines represent the tactical steps of your teammates.
  6. Starting Position: This is where your players should be in the current play. This also shows the starting point of a tactic.
  7. Movement Route: This line represents the player's movement, and the arrows show the direction of movement. The endpoint of the line is the destination of the move.
  8. Passing Route: This line indicates the pass, and the arrow indicates the direction of the pass.
  9. Screening line: A solid line ending in a "T" represents screening. The cover should be placed at the end of this line.
  10. Passing: When a pass is required, a basketball icon is displayed above the designated receiver. Wait until [A] is displayed before passing the ball.
  11. Screener: This icon is displayed above a teammate when they are assigned a screen.
  12. Shot Selection: During a game, this symbol is displayed on the floor to represent scoring odds. Take the opportunity to pitch when you have the space.

 

 

Mode Introduction

  1. Brilliant Career (MC Mode) - On the Basketball Walk of Fame. In this mode, you can create a player yourself and then experience a career—players who like to develop and experience this mode.
  2. MyTEAM (MT Mode) - Card-drawing gameplay, if you want to create a golden lineup, you should choose this mode first.
  3. Jordan Challenge - In the new mode of the return of this game, in this mode, you will experience Jordan's career story, and you will get the rewards of MC and MT modes after completion. Quick brushing skills: You can get some rewards for completing the Jordan Challenge, so just adjust the difficulty to the lowest, and then kill it, and you are done.

 

 

Ultimate League (ML Mode)

In this mode, you can use a team to play games, or you can become a team manager to run the team, maintain relationships, hone your skills, and build a championship lineup. Friends who like to be coaches can play this mode.

 

 

Insider Modeling Recommendations

There is not much difference between the modeling values of this generation and this generation, mainly because 2K23 badges are slightly different, but they are still common. You can use them according to the recommended modeling below.

  • Perfect Insider Assist
  • Position: Center
  • Height: 2.08 meters
  • Weight: 111kg
  • Arm span: 2.34 meters
  • Body Type: Sturdy
  • End: 55/73/93/90/30
  • Shots: 25/25/27
  • Organization: 85/60/30
  • Defense/rebounding: 88/79/78/95/99/95
  • Physique: 75/69/90/85/91
  • Domination: Rebounding Smell - Placement, Strong Rim Protection - Badge

 

Magnum Oil Lock Three

  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height: 2.06 meters
  • Weight: 99kg
  • Arm span: 2.31 meters
  • Size: Lean (out of pick-and-roll), stocky (out of pick-and-roll)
  • End: 85/67/84/75/25
  • Shots: 76/80/65
  • Organization: 65/34/30
  • Defense/rebounding: 93/88/90/93/84/99
  • Physique: 80/70/74/70/91
  • Domination: Rebounding Smell - Placement, Rebounding Smell - Card Position

 

Defensive Core (Level 3 4 Purple Badge)

  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height: 2.08 meters
  • Weight: 111kg
  • Arm span: 2.34 meters
  • Body Type: Sturdy
  • End: 79/64/84/90
  • Shots: 39/25/57
  • Organization: 76/41/25
  • Defense/rebounding: 99/79/83/99/99/99
  • Physique: 75/69/74/75/90
  • Domination: Rebounding Smell - Placement, Strong Rim Protection - Badge

 

Back Center

  • Position: Center
  • Height: 2.21 meters
  • Weight: 131kg
  • Arm span: 2.46 meters
  • Body Type: Sturdy
  • End: 95/32/52/92/95
  • Shots: 55/25/56
  • Organization: 90/49/25
  • Defense/rebounding: 80/49/35/81/49/83
  • Build: 725/29/95/50/85
  • Domination: Post-up-shooting, post-up-footing

 

Almighty Power Forward

  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height: 2.06 meters
  • Weight: 95kg
  • Arm span: 2.31 meters
  • Body Type: Lean
  • End: 60/80/94/80/25
  • Shots: 74/82/59
  • Organization: 80/87/74
  • Defense/rebounding: 76/80/62/80/60/80
  • Physique: 81/77/74/80/90
  • Domination: choose whatever you want

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