NBA 2K23 (PS/Xbox): How to Master Post-Up Moves and Score in the Post?
Are you ready to dominate the post in NBA 2K23? With the tips and tutorials, you can master post-up moves, spin, drive, post hooks, shimmy hooks, and post fades. You also know how to create post-up plays for your team in the game's Roster. With this knowledge, you will be able to score in the post and take your game to the next level. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start dominating the post in NBA 2K23!
- Mastering Post-up Moves: When to Attack and When to Be Patient?
- Keeping it Simple and Reaching Your Advantage
- How to Perform a Post-Hop?
- How to Spin or Drive Out of the Post?
- How to Perfect Your Drop Step and Gain Space for a Jumper Hook or Fade Away?
- How to Perform a Post Hook and Shimmy Hook?
- How to Perform a Post Fade, Switch Sides on the Block, and Post Dunk?
- Creating Post-Up Plays for Your Team in the Game Features Roster
Mastering Post-up Moves: When to Attack and When to Be Patient?
Post-up moves are the bread and butter of any good NBA 2K23 player. Knowing when to be patient and when to attack is key to scoring in the post. If you expect a double team, you can wait before putting the ball on the ground to increase ball security. Knowing what kind of player your opponent is will help you decide what moves to use. If your opponent is aggressive, use their aggressiveness against them. If your opponent is more finesse-oriented, use fadeaways to get the shot.
Keeping it Simple and Reaching Your Advantage
It's important to keep it simple. Focus on two or three moves and work off your opponents' adjustments. If you are bigger than your opponent, use aggressive backdowns and drop steps to overpower them. If you use a more finesse player, use post hops, spins and drives to get around the defender. You can also use icon lead passing to get the ball to your big man if they are outside a post-up position. Changing the timing of your moves can also give you an advantage.
How to Perform a Post-Hop?
To enter the post, hold the left trigger button on your controller. If you have yet to start dribbling, you will be in a triple-threat position. For the post hop, hold the left trigger and then hold the right analogue stick to the left, right or down and tap the square or X button on your controller. If done successfully, your player will take a big hop in your chosen direction. If you want to branch into two separate moves, you can flick the left stick towards the middle of the court.
How to Spin or Drive Out of the Post?
For the spin or drive out of the post, hold the left trigger and rotate the right analogue stick from your right around the bottom to your left or start your right stick on your left and swing it around the bottom to your right. If you start your swing away from the hoop, you will finish driving towards the middle, and if you start towards the hoop, you will finish spinning baseline. To create a nice quick stop, let go of the left stick once you begin your drive. You can also create a stop-and-go after your player stops.
How to Perfect Your Drop Step and Gain Space for a Jumper Hook or Fade Away?
The drop step is a great move to box out your defender. You want to be close to the rim, hold the left trigger, aim the left stick up and towards the hoop, and tap the square or X button on your controller. To gain space for yourself away from the defender to pull off a jumper hook or fade away, hold both the left and right triggers and then flick the right stick down.
How to Perform a Post Hook and Shimmy Hook?
To perform a post hook, hold the left trigger and then hold the right stick up and to the left or up and the right of the hoop. The side you aim towards is the hand you would attempt to shoot with. For the post-shimmy hook, hold both the left and right triggers and without moving the left stick in two motions, aim the left stick up and then move it down into the left or down and to the right to perform a shimmy hook.
How to Perform a Post Fade, Switch Sides on the Block, and Post Dunk?
To attempt a post-fade:
- Hold the left trigger and then move the right stick left or right away from the hoop.
- Hold the left trigger and flick the right stick up to switch the side you are facing on the block.
- Hold the left and right triggers to perform a post-dunk attempt, then flick the left and right sticks up.
Creating Post-Up Plays for Your Team in the Game Features Roster
Using play calls that have baked-in post-ups can also help you out. By going into Features, Create Roster and selecting your team, you can look at the different post-up plays available and replace them with any of the huge libraries of post-up plays in the game.
Following these tips and tutorials, you can master the post in NBA 2K23 and become an unstoppable force in the game. Learn when to attack and when to be patient, keep it simple and reach your advantage with effective moves, and create post-up plays for your team. With these tactics, you'll dominate the post and become a post-scoring master in no time!