NBA 2K18 Ultimate Dribble and Post Moves Tutorials + More #NBA2K18

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One of the most important aspects to becoming the best NBA 2K18 player you can be is learning the dribbling and offense controls in the game. Although the animation systems have gone under a huge overhaul, the controls have stayed pretty similar.

Here are the basic controls:

NBA 2K18 Offense Controls

*Note controls are for the Xbox One* 

Basic Offense

  • Left Stick – Move Player
  • Right Stick – Pro Stick: Dribble Moves / Shooting / Passing
  • LT – Post Up
  • RT – Sprint
  • LB – Bring up player Icons
  • RB – Icon Pass
  • A – Pass / Touch Pass
  • B – Bounce Pass (tap) / Flash Pass (double tap)
  • X – Shoot (tap for Pump Fake / Hop)
  • Y – Overhead Skip Pass (tap) / Alley-oop (double tap)
  • Up on D-Pad – Gameplay HUD
  • Right on D-Pad – Offensive Strategies
  • Left on D-Pad – Playcalling menu
  • View – Timeout
  • Menu – Pause

Shooting

  • Jump Shot: Move and hold Right Stick straight down (straight up for bankshot)
  • Hop Gather: Press X while driving (Left Stick determines direction of hop)
  • Spin Gather: RT and Double Tap X while standing or driving
  • Runner/Floater: Move and hold Right Stick away from hoop (while driving close)
  • Normal Layup: Move and hold Right Stick toward hoop while driving (Right Stick determines finish hand)
  • Reverse Layup: Move and hold Right Stick toward baseline (while driving baseline)
  • Euro Step Layup – Double tap X while driving
  • 2-Hand Dunk: RT + Move and hold Right Stick toward hoop (while driving)
  • Flashy Dunk: RT + Move and hold Right Stick away from hoop (while driving)
  • Dominant/Off-Hand Dunk: RT + Move and hold Right Stick left or right to dunk with that hand (while driving)
  • Mid-Air Change Shot: Start dunk / layup, move Right Stick in any direction while in the air
  • Pump Fake: Start a jump shot, then quickly release Right Stick
  • Step Through: Pump fake, then press and hold Right Stick again before pump fake ends
  • Putback Dunk/Layup: Move and hold Right Stick in any direction during an offensive rebound

Dribbling

  • Rhythm Dribble: Move Right Stick toward hoop then quickly release
  • In and Out: RT + Move Right Stick toward hoop then quickly release
  • Hesitation (Quick): Move Right Stick toward ball hand then quickly release
  • Hesitation (Escape): RT + Move Right Stick toward ball hand then quickly release
  • Crossover: Move Right Stick toward off hand, then quickly release
  • Crossover (Escape): RT + Move Right Stick toward off hand, then quickly release
  • Between Legs Cross: Move Right Stick between off hand and player’s back then quickly release
  • Behind Back: Move Right Stick away from hoop, then quickly release
  • Stepback: RT + Move Right Stick away from hoop, then quickly release
  • Spin: Rotate Right Stick from ball hand around player’s back, then quickly return to neutral
  • Half Spin: Rotate Right Stick in a quarter-circle from ball hand to hoop, then quickly return to neutral
  • Triple Threat Jab: Move Right Stick left or right then quickly release (while in triple threat)
  • Triple Threat Combo Move: Move Right Stick toward the hoop then quickly release (while in triple threat)
  • Triple Threat Stepback: RT + Move Right Stick away from hoop, then quickly release (while in triple threat)
  • Triple Threat Spinout: Rotate Right Stick then quickly return to neutral (while in triple threat)

Passing

  • Pass: A (Left Stick selects recipient)
  • Bounce Pass: B (Left Stick selects recipient)
  • Overhead Skip Pass: Y (Left Stick select recipient)
  • Lead to Basket Pass: Press and hold Y (Left Stick select recipient) then release to pass
  • Flashy Pass: Double tap B (Left Stick select recipient)
  • Dribble Pitch / Handoff: Press and hold B (Left Stick select recipient) then release to pass
  • Icon Pass: Press RB then press action button of desired receiver
  • Fake Pass: Y + B (while standing or driving)
  • Jump Pass: X + A (while standing or driving)
  • Alley Oop: Double tap Y (Left Stick selects recipient, toward basket for oop-to-self)
  • Rolling Inbound: Y during baseline inbounds
  • Give and Go: Press and hold A to retain control of passer, release A to receive the ball back
  • Pro Stick Pass: RB + Right Stick

Post Moves:

  • Enter/Leave Post: Press and hold LT to post up, release LT to faceup
  • Quick Spin: Rotate Right Stick to outside shoulder
  • Hook Drive: Rotate Right Stick to inside shoulder
  • Fakes: Move Right Stick left or right then quickly release
  • Pick Up Dribble: Move Right Stick toward the hoop then quickly release
  • Switch Dribble Hand: Move Right Stick away from hoop then quickly release
  • Post Shots (Shot Stick):
  • Post Hook: Right Stick left or right toward hoop (close range)
  • Post Fade: Right Stick left or right away from hoop (beyond close range)
  • Post Layup: Move and hold Right Stick left or right toward hoop (close range) while Left Stick is toward hoop
  • Shimmy Shot: RT + Right Stick away from hoop with Left Stick neutral
  • Shimmy Hook: RT + Right Stick toward hoop with Left Stick neutral
  • Post Hop: Left Stick left or right away from hoop, then tap X
  • Post Stepback: Left Stick away from hoop, then tap X
  • Dropstep: Left Stick left or right toward hoop, then tap X
  • Pump Fake: Start a shot listed above, then move Right Stick to neutral
  • Up and Under/Step Through: Pump fake, then Right Stick again before pump fake ends

Off-Ball Offense:

  • Call for ball – A
  • Call for Alley-Oop: Double tap Y (while cutting toward hoop)
  • Set Screen: B
  • Call for Screen: Y
  • Post Up: Hold LT (while standing or moving into defender)
  • Push: (while posted up) Left Stick
  • Spin: (while posted up) Right Stick twirl clockwise or counterclockwise
  • Walkdown: Left Stick + Right Stick towards defender
  • Advanced Offense:
  • Quick Playcall: Press LB, then use Right Stick to select a play from the menu
  • Positional Playcall: Press LB, then press teammate’s action button: choose play from menu
  • Basic Pick Control: Press and hold LB
  • Advanced Pick Control: Press and hold LB. Use RB to choose Roll vs. Fade and RT to choose pick side.
  • Icon Pick Control: Press LB, then press and hold the action button of desired screener
  • Slip Screen and Early Fade: Call for pick, then press LB again at any time before the screener gets hit to have him slip or fade early

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