Here are our NBA 2K17 Tips for helping you compete and win online!

Limit Bad Passes

Whether trying to throw Hail Mary passes, passing directly to a defender, or attempting alley-oops when players are well defended, we all tend to rush things at times. It’s easy to get tunnel vision when you set up plays too quickly. At that point, your only option becomes whomever you look at first, which can lead to trouble.

One that can easily be prevented is throwing turnovers on the fast break. You have 24 seconds to get a shot off, slow it down a little bit and set things up. You may open a passing lane you wouldn’t have seen otherwise if you take the time to set up. Otherwise, you might be back on defense before you know it.

Master Shot Releases

Mastering your player’s shot releases is also critical. It’s unfortunate when you repeatedly get wide-open looks with a capable shooter and brick constantly because your release points are all over the place.

You want to get to the point where your good shooters are nearly automatic, and your poorer shooters can hit an open jumper at an above average rate. Get into practice mode now and learn every player’s shot release on the team you like to use—yes even the guy that only gets 5 minutes. So, when you get an open jumper, you can have all the confidence in the world, no matter who it is.

Limit Bad Shots

You need to limit your bad shots as well, and it also goes hand and hand with slowing the game down. Don’t panic if you try to cross somebody up and it fails. Shooting a well-contested jumper or driving recklessly into three defenders when your first option fails is a recipe for disaster. Don’t pass up good shots for worse ones. Each time up the court, you want to come away thinking you took the best shot you possibly could, whether it went in or not. Achieving this requires slowing things down and taking your time. Patience is the key to any effective attack.

Utilize the Pick and Roll

The pick and roll is one of the simplest, and if executed properly, one of the most dangerous plays to run in basketball. It’s an easy way to cause a breakdown in the defensive zone and force the defenders to rotate. Constantly putting pressuring on the defense with a simple two-man pick and roll surrounded by shooters can be the basis of your offense.

Master the Tip-Ins

Mastering the tip-in is another key to online success. We feel accomplished when we make our opponent miss a well-contested shot, but when their big man puts it back immediately, it kind of hurts. Hit X on Xbox or Square on PS4 twice as the ball bounces off the rim and your forward will just toss it back in ever so gently, or yam it if he gets a running start. You won’t make it all the time, but it’s a lot more efficient than being under the rim with the ball.

Every time you charge up the court, you want to maximize your chances of successfully coming away with a bucket and put as much pressure as you can on the defense as you can.

Limit careless turnovers, eliminate difficult shots from your arsenal, maximize your chances of making open shots, create easy shots, and tip in rebounds when you do miss shots. These are five ways you can start seeing improvement on the scoreboard.

We hope these tips can help you guys improve your game. If you liked this tutorial subscribe to our YouTube channel—there you’ll find more NBA 2K17 tips and tactics.

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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.