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NBA 2K23 Tips: How to Rebound Better (Ultimate Guide)

NBA 2K23 Tips: How to Rebound Better (Ultimate Guide)

Rebounding is not considered a glamorous move. It goes unappreciated by most fans, but it’s crucial if you want to win. Controlling the boards finishes defensive possessions and creates second-chance points on the offensive end. In NBA 2K23, rebounding is even more crucial than before. Getting a rebound lets you pace across the court while giving yourself the opportunity to score on offense. 


This article will help you understand the basics of rebounding in NBA 2K23. If you really want to take your game to the next level, check out the rest of our NBA 2K23 guides.




  1. Learn the Basic Controls:
Action Controls (Xbox One & Xbox Series X / PS5)
Move Player LS / LS
Rebound Y /  Triangle
Boxout LT / L2
Putback (when attempting an offensive rebound) Hold Down X / Square


  1. Anticipate the Shot – Don’t watch the ball. Ignore the flight of the ball and immediately focus on getting into position so you can box out. Try to anticipate the time and position at which the opposite player might take the shot. Ball watchers get very few rebounds.


  1. Practice your Timing – You must be accurate with your timing while trying a rebound. If you start a rebound attempt too soon, the animation will begin before the ball reaches your player. If this happens, the player you’re controlling could lose track of the ball. Also, double-check that you’re at the right spot. Track the ball and, if required, use the Left Stick to steer your player closer to the rim.


  1. Getting the Rebound – To get a rebound, you must be in the paint and close to the hoop. Rebounds from outside the paint are possible on occasion, although they are exceedingly rare. When the ball has struck the backboard or hoop and is in the air, press the Y (Xbox)/Triangle (PlayStation) button to start the rebound animation. 


  1. Keep Moving – Never stand flat-footed or straight up and down. Being in a stance or on the move lets you enter a rebounding position quickly. As an offensive rebounder, staying active will confuse the defender regarding the angle of your approach, granting you flexibility to crash the boards from different positions.


  1. If one of your teammates successfully penetrates using a dribble drive or an explosive behind the back, follow behind them on their way to the hoop. In all likelihood, your teammate will attract the attention of multiple defenders, causing them to focus on him. This will leave you open to grab an easy rebound if he shoots and misses, or maybe even put you in a position to make a layup.


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