Knowing one’s team:
You know what is the beauty of this game? Here every player is unique, every team has its special strength and weaknesses. You should be aware of the abilities of the players of your team, your utilize their capability up to the fullest and should not go beyond their abilities, like shooting pull-up threes with the guy you know can’t shoot. You should move only that player on whom you have your full confidence. You must drive only those who are capable to do as per your need. You should avoid falling for any trap and must follow everything that player do best. You should not underestimate any teams as every team has its own strength and you must no utilize that team as much as you can.
Minimize second chance points:
Next thing to do is to minimize second-chance points. We all have that on possession where everything moves fine, everybody is covered and they can’t cross you over. They force a low chance shot, which sometimes gets rebounded and then get in for two. It is worse when it happens in a game where you have the possession which makes you in control. Just because they missed a shot doesn’t mean the play is over, you need to get in a habit of taking possessions. Therefore don’t get into a relaxed mode. When the possession is officially open, you must secure the ball. And you must try hard to make that happen. In case there are poor rebounders in your NBA 2k18’s team then you must really set the extra bodies down low by setting your rebounder to neutral or you should crash the glass in place of fast break every time.
Forcing bad shots:
Next tip in the line is forcing bad shots. The name of the game itself tells putting the ball in the basket. You should know your defense and improve it to make it twice hard for your opponent to get past you. It means that for every shot they try you should utilize it to get near to their grill. Means staying within the striking distance of the ball handler. They will not try to strike the ball, also their passes will be easy for you to counter. If the guy is near the three-point line then you must be within the reach to obstruct him. Giving a wide open three is the worst you can do. So gear up and try to avoid all those clumsy shots that are going you to cost the game.
Limit bad passes:
The fourth tip is to minimize all your attempts that amount to bad passing. In the 2k series, we might tend to rush things sometime. But many times rushing things is the least required item on the table. Like throwing half court passes by accident. Throwing the wrong type of pass to get the ball past a defender or a simple pass to guy in the right lane. First things first, prevent such turnover realizing where they have come from. After you get the rebound are the most preventable turnovers which must be taken care of. Right action at the right time with right men in the position is the key to master the art of passing.
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