NBA 2K21 offers a various set of different offensive controls such as individual key hits for shoots, passes, dribbles and post offensive moves. This Guide will show you a list of all NBA 2K21 offensive controls and their key combinations.
Pro Stick Changes in NBA 2K21
An important change are the mechanix of the Pro Stick in NBA 2K21. The Pro Stick does not only support the shoot system anymore, the dribbling moves has been attached as well. Here is the full list of changes :
- Jump Shot – Hold RS down
- Escape dribble moves – Hold RS left or right
- Signature size-ups – Hold RS up
- Quick 1-to-1 dribble moves – Tap the RS
- Quick momentum dribble moves – Tap the RS with Sprint held
Changes to Shooting, Pick & Roll Maneuver and Changing Screen Location
Changes to Shooting
- Shot Stick Aiming returns.
- Better focus on Shot Aiming with a visual system.
- The shooting button offers a limited control but it is still available.
- A better bar with more dynamic, depending on distance from the rim, ability and surrounding of players.
Pick & Roll Maneuver
Hold L1 once your get in a preferred area of the court.
This will give you the chance to call your teammate for the setup, it will appear a little pop-up option and your teammate will move up to provide a pick on the defender close the ball handler. Then wait for the player, set the pick to roll and he will move towards the basket. For passing quickly the moving teammate press the X button.
You can also do a pick and fade by doing the following:
Hold L1 as before for call for the pick, your teammate will move in the position, now hold R1 while still holding L1.
Changing Screen Location
It is possible in NBA 2K21 to switch the side, your teammate will set a pick for you on. For changing this, see the following commands:
- Hold L1 during handling the ball and call for pick up.
- Pressing on the Left Stick adjusts the pick to be set on the right or the left side of the opponent defending the ball handler.
NBA 2K21 Offensive Moves Overview
This List will give you an overview of the best moves while in the opponents half of the court. The List contains offensive-, shooting-, dribbling and passing controls, it doesn’t matter which situation you are.
|Euro Step Layup||Double tap square while driving and hold LS towards the off hand|
|Dominant Dunk||R2 + move and hold RS up, left or right in close range|
|Flashy Dunk||R2 + move and hold RS down when driving, release to finish dunk|
|Free Throw||Press and hold square then release when at the line|
|Hop Gather||Tap Square while dribbling with L deflected.|
|Jump Shot||Press and hold Square then release|
|Normal Layup||Move and hold RS up when driving|
|Pump Fake||Tap Square|
|Reverse Layup||Move and hold the RS right while driving along the baseline|
|Runner/Floater||Move and hold RS down while driving.|
|Spin Shot||Hold R2 + double tap Square|
|Half Spin Gather||Rotate RS in a quarter-circle from right to up then hold while driving with ball in right hand|
|Two-Hand Dunk||R2 + move and hold RS up while driving to basket|
|Step Through||Near basket, pump fake, then press and hold square|
|Putback||Press square when attempting an offensive rebound|
|Behind the Back||Move RS down left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand|
|Momentum Behind the Back||R2 + move RS down left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand|
|Behind the Back Escape||When dribbling with right hand, move and hold RS down left|
|Between Legs Cross||Move RS left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand|
|Crossover||When dribbling with the right hand. Move RS up left then quickly release|
|Momentum Crossover||R2 + move RS up left then quickly release when dribbling with right hand|
|Crossover Escape||When dribbling with right hand move and hold RS up left|
|Hard Stop||Tap L2 while driving for a quick change of speed|
|Hold off Defenders||Hold L2|
|In and Out||Move RS right then quickly release while dribbling with right hand.|
|Signature Size-Up Combo||Move and hold RS stick up from a standing dribble|
|Spin||Rotate the RS clockwise then quickly and release when dribbling with right hand|
|Half Spin||Rotate RS in a quarter-circle from right to up then quickly release when dribbling with right hand|
|Hesitation||Move the RS then quickly release when dribbling with right hand|
|Momentum Hesitation||R2 + move RS right then quickly release when dribbling with right hand|
|Hesitation Escape||Move and hold RS right when dribbling with right hand|
|Stepback||Move RS down then quickly release|
|Momentum Stepback||R2 + move RS down then quickly release|
|Alley-Oop Pass||Double tap Triangle|
|Alley-Oop to Self||Double tap triangle + move LS to the hoop|
|Bounce Pass||Press O|
|Fake Pass||Triangle + O while standing or driving to the basket|
|Flashy Pass||Double tap O|
|Give and Go||Press and hold X until the receiver catches the ball.
Hold X and use LS to move the initial passer.
Release X to get the ball back
|Icon Pass||Press R1 then press the icon button of the desired receiver|
|Jump Pass||Square + X while standing or driving to the basket|
|Lead to Basket Pass||Press and hold triangle to make the selected receiver cut to the basket, then Release to pass|
|Normal Pass||Press X|
|Rolling Inbound||Press triangle during baseline inbounds|
|Skip Pass||Hold X to target a receiver further away|
|Touch Pass||Press X before the first receiver gets the ball. Use LS to select the second receiver|
|Pro Stick Pass||Press and hold R1 + move RS in the desired pass direction|
|Full Receiver Control||Press and hold O to freely move the selected receiver with LS. Release O to pass.|
Post Offense Controls
|Dropstep||Hold LS to the left or right toward hoop, then tap Square|
|Spin or Drive||Rotate RS to either shoulder|
|Post Fade||Move and hold RS left or right away from the hoop|
|Post Shimmy Fade||With LS neutral, hold R2 + move and hold RS down left or down right|
|Post Hook||With LS on neutral and hold RS up left or up right|
|Post Shimmy Hook||With LS neutral, hold R2 + move and hold RS up left or up right|
|Post Hop||Move & hold LS left, right or down then tap square|
|Up and Under||Use RS to pump fake, then let go of L2 and quickly move and hold RS again before the pump fake ends|
|Spin or Drive||Rotate RS to either shoulder|
|Straight Stepback||Hold R2 and move RS down then quickly release|
|Jab Stepback||Hold R2 and move RS up then quickly release|
|Dunk Attempt||Hold R2 and move LS + RS up|