Although the present-day NBA meta revolves around spreading the players and scoring 3 pointers, it’s bound to change pretty soon with NBA 2K23. It introduces several new features that might encourage 1v1 situations more so than the previous version. So, if you’re lacking in your postgame, it’s time to pick up the slack. And this guide will help you do it in the most efficient way possible.
HOW TO PERFORM POST MOVES AND POST SHOTS IN NBA 2K23
- To do a post drive or spin, hold down the L2/LT button to enter the post. While holding down the post button, rotate the Right Stick in the direction you want to move the player. The ball handler will automatically try to get around the defender by executing a drive or a spin (depending on your direction).
WHAT ARE THE NEW POST FEATURES IN NBA 2K23?
- Post players can now use double throws for hop shots and post drop steps.
- Players executing different gestures will now get hooks and shimmy shots.
- NBA 2K23 also introduces brand new hooks and post signature post shots.
CONTROLS FOR PS4, PS5, XBOX ONE & XBOX SERIES X I S
|Post Hook (close range)
||Hold up the Right Stick while keeping the Left Stick in a neutral position.
|Shimmy Hook (Close Range)
||Press down RT or R2 and hold up the Right Stick while the Left stick remains neutral.
|Post Fade (beyond close range)
||Hold down the Right Stick in either the left or right direction.
||Hold the Right Stick up while the Left Stick is deflected.
|Step Through Layup
||With the Left Stick already pointed towards the hoop, move the Right Stick towards the hoop.
|Shimmy Fade (beyond close range)
||Press R2 or RT and hold down the Right Stick in the left or right direction while the Left Stick remains neutral.
||Start executing any of the above shots but then immediately move the Right Stick in a Neutral position.
|Up & Under / Step-Through
||Start a Pump Fake, and then move and hold the Right Stick once again before the end of the pump fake.
||Press down L2 or LT to post up. While you’re in post, hold down R2 or RT to sprint and then move the Left Stick towards the hoop.
|Quick Spin / Hook
||Rotate the Right Stick.
||Tap the Right Stick in the left, right or down direction.
||Hold the Left Stick towards the right or left (away from the hoop) and then tap X (Xbox) or Square (PS) on your controller.
||Hold the Left Stick away from the hoop and then tap X (Xbox) or Square. (PS)
||Hold the Left Stick left or right (towards the hoop) and then tap X (Xbox) or Square (PS).
||Flick the Right Stick upwards.
Post moves can greatly boost your offense and, with the latest stamina changes, might even change the meta altogether. Executing these moves can be quite tricky since you have to time them properly. Start with the basic moves and work your way towards the top, and if you want to learn other moves, read the rest of our NBA 2K23 guides.
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