Guides in NBA 2K16 to Dominate Pro-Am

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After a few months of intense playing, and racking up dubs on dubs, I've devised several strategies that should help you and your friends succeed at the team level.




I'd like to share with you as below:



PG-6'-6'3": You want to be athletic with good handles, and solid defense. Having a decent jump-shot will be a plus, but your main job is to be the QB of the offense, and find open guys.

SG-6'4"-6'7": Basically you are Reggie Miller who plays lock-down defense. Get your outside scoring all the way, your athleticism, and your defense as well. If your PG does his job, you won't need a whole lot of ball handling, as you will be a jump-shot machine in the half court (and dunking on fast breaks).

SF-6'8"-6'10': You are another outside scorer, who just so happens to be huge. You want decent defense and rebounding, but your outside scoring, and athleticism should be maxed out ASAP. Again, you are going to be grabbing boards, and stroking jays. 

PF-7'3": Look, there's no beating around the bush. The bigger guys do better, and if you max out your height as a PF, you will crush your opponent (assuming he isn't a giant). Just rebound, protect the paint, and dunk the ball. That's it.

C-7'3": You see what I said about the PF? It's the same thing for the center. Get boards, dunk it, and for God's sake don't get called for offensive 3-seconds every other possession. 


Also, you've got to make sure your teammates know their role. Too many times my SF or PF has turned the ball over in transition because he thought he was a PG. He's not. He's a big man. Give the ball to your PG, and know your job. Unless, you like losing.



We start with defense because it is the most important aspect of the entire game. Most teams prefer to play man to man, so we will start off discussing that. The most important aspects of defense in 2k are defending the three, and rebounding. If you can run your opponents off the arc, AND secure boards, your transition game will take you to the promise land.


Sometimes you will play against teams with a pair of giants down low, and although this may seem like an impossible task to take on, I assure you it is not. The main key is to crash the boards, in these situations. The more bodies you have around the rim, the harder it is for the other team to weave around and get clean rebounds. This will result in a lot of over the backs, but you will definitely see a drop in the transition game. Which, once you figure out your half court offense, won't be an issue at all.


Also, the best way to prevent a shot from going in, without fouling, is to strip the ball. Don't go for blocks every time, as that leads to fouls. I've found that stripping the ball is a very efficient way to prevent a shot. Plus, it just pisses the other guy off watching his player simply drop a ball to the ground.


Get in the way of your guy. Back-door cuts are an easy way to get buckets, but you can make them impossible if you just get in your guys way. It will lead to tough passes, turnovers, and that shitty thing where the opponent sort of falls out of bounds for no reason (which, for you, is awesome). Trying to go for steals leads to easy layups SO DON'T DO IT! Just be gritty, get in your guys way, and grab a damn rebound.


You can try and trick things up, and play a zone, but that requires a lot of discipline. I've found that, when done well, a zone in 2k is impossible to score against, seemingly. It's such a different change of pace that 99% of teams don't use, that when you see it, you don't know how to attack it (yet). The most effective zone to run is a 3-2, as you can easily keep teams off the three point line, and your two giants are down low to grab boards.


Defense is so important because it leads to easy transition buckets, which are the bread and butter of your entire offense.



Scoring is so freaking easy, so long as you have a competent PG. I play point for my squad, and while I only average about 8 points a game, I drop anywhere from 15-20 dimes per game because of how open my teammates are able to get. Basically, this is a guide for PG's to run the most efficient offense possible.


Transition offense is simple, so I won't really even go into it at all. Basically, if you get a board, push the rock, and get to the whole, or shoot an open trey. That's it.


Now, if the defense is set up in the half-court, you need to devise a solid game plan. Having your bigs crash to the goal and dunking only takes you so far. Good teams will shut that down very quickly (The other night we gave up 18 points in three quarters because the other guys had one plan, and when it failed it failed hard). 


As the PG, your job is to get the offense going. That doesn't mean you are the scorer, but more so the straw stirring the drink. You make the defense react, and find open guys for looks. This is why spacing is so important. 


Screen away


These aren't plays, they are concepts. Run your offense using these ideas to score. 


First Option, and Trailer: You're the PG. You grab the ball, and push the heck out of the rock. If the post-man isn't open immediately, look to the opposite corner for your SG, or SF for the open jumper. Even if he misses, you pushing the ball, and putting up a quick shot means their team is out of position for rebounding. Quick, open shots lead to offensive rebounds and 2nd chance points.


Drive and Dish out of the Half-Court: As the PG, you are going to be driving a lot, and that will lead to pulling double teams with you. With proper spacing, you will easily be able to draw a wing man's defender, and find him for open looks. Your teammate might not make every shot, but you will find that this leads to the highest % of made three's (guys score at a higher rate off catch-and-shoot than off the dribble). It also forces closeouts, which you can easily blow by with a wing man. 



We recently got a new guy on our team who happens to be a former NBA player (he'd get pissed if I called him out), so we knew that he had a solid handle on the game of basketball. That being said, we've now implemented the High-Low between our PF and C, and it's been a cream dream. As long as you stay SPACED, you should have one-on-ones between centers, and that usually always favors the offense. Stay out wide, and suddenly you have open jump-shooters, as the defense will crash, and try to help. Having a good center will allow this offense to work to perfection. The big-man shouldn't have to put the ball on the ground to make a play, either. Be patient down there, and make the right play.


Attacking Zone:

We played a 3-2 zone the other night (a damn good one) and scored 9 points in a quarter. It was our lowest ever. We felt horrible, until we figured it out. When attacking any zone, you always attack with an opposite front. If they run a 3-2, you put 2 guards up top. With a 2-3, you have 3 out there. Either way, you are sticking your PF in the middle at the FT-line and going to town.


Seriously, just put a big man in the middle (but for the love of God, don't dribble) and wait for someone to move for an open jay, or cut. You WILL get doubled if you get the ball to the big-man, so move the rock. Also, zones are hard to box out in, so CRASH the boards like crazy. You won't face a lot of zones, but if you do, hit the middle. Also, push the shit out of the ball and don't let them get set up.


Double Screen Away: While most of what I've mentioned are concepts, this is a play that leads to easy open threes. Your posts start at the elbows with your wings free-throw line extended (4 in a line). Have your bigs go set a screen for one guard, while the other guard goes to the far corner. The guard being screened will then run across the 2 screeners, and should either have a wide open three, or a mismatch with a post on a wing, which will lead to an easy roll and dunk. You're welcome.


What's your opinion? I know most of what I said is simple motion stuff, but the way a lot of people play it's like they've never played a real life game of basketball.