In part two of our Post Up Tutorial, we are going to show you how to pull off the different post shots you have at your disposal in NBA 2K17.

Each post shot begins by hitting the left trigger button to activate the post up—this is LT on Xbox One and L2 on PS4.

Post Layup

Move the left stick towards the basket and the right stick in any direction towards the hoop.

Post Hook

Let go of the left stick before you perform this move, then move the right stick to the left or right towards the hoop. If you’re on the left side of the court, aim the stick to the right, if you’re on the right aim it to the left, and if you’re in the middle, you aim up.

Post Fade

Aim the right stick to the left or right away from the hoop. If you’re on the right side, aim it right, if you’re on the left aim it left, or if you’re standing in the middle of the court aim it down.

The hook and fade are just a matter of which direction you’re pointing the right stick.

NBA 2K17 - Post Shots - Tutorial

Post Shimmy Hook

The shimmy hook is a fake one way before you go into your post hook shot to keep your defender honest. To do that, let go of the left stick before you attempt the move. This time hold the right trigger, and then move the right stick to the left or right towards the hoop.

Post Shimmy Fade

This is the same as the shimmy hook, as it attempts to buy you an extra half second to keep the defender from playing the shot. Let go of the left stick beforehand, then hold the right trigger while moving the right stick to the left or right away from the hoop.

Post Hop

Move the left stick directly left or right away from the hoop then tap X.

Post Stepback

Depending on where you’re standing, aim the left stick directly away from the basket. An easy way to remember how to perform this shot is to aim behind where your player is standing, then tap x.

NBA 2K17 - Post Shots - Tutorial

Post Pump Fake

This keeps the defenders from being too aggressive on your shots. Attempt any regular post shot with the right stick then let go as soon as he starts the animation and it will cancel it and create a pump fake.

Post Up and Under

This is how to make defenders who are too aggressive look silly. Go through as if you’re going to pump fake the defender, but before you’re done the animation move the right stick again to branch the animations together to create an up and under.

Post Dunk Attempt

Now this will make your buddies want to fight you at the crib. To attempt this disrespectfulness, hold the right trigger and move both the left and right stick towards the hoop.

So there you have it, our rundown of post shots in NBA 2K17. For more tips and tutorials, please follow our YouTube channel.

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Christopher Walker
I have been playing football games since 99’. All starting with the NFL Game Day demo and NFL Blitz on PlayStation, then I moved on to Madden for the next 5 years, where I really didn't know what I was going yet. I flirted with NFL 2K for a year, but have played Madden and NCAA (up until its demise last year) ever since steadily improving my game each year and developing a passion for the X’s and O’s part of football.