In the world of NBA 2K17, you may encounter many people who can do very well in jacking threes, performing nasty dribble moves and throwing down slams, but for most people, defense is incredibly difficult. MmoGah share the following tips and tutorial to defend in NBA 2K17.
1. Know your personnel
If you're facing Steph Curry, you have to know what your opponent wants to do most and take that away.
Curry is one of the greatest long-range shooting star in the game. He has a 97 rating in Open Shot Three and Off-Dribble Three. His rating in Contested Three is also 97, but that rating is relative. Contested shots go in less frequently. So taking away his space to shoot the jump shot is paramount.
Curry can score well inside the 3-point line too, you'd be better force him to drive where teammates may be able to help out. If he still makes it, it's better to give up two than three.
But on the flip side, if your opponent is Derrick Rose, the game plan will be quite different, maybe Rose is not a great 3-point shooter but he is still blazing fast. He needs to get to the rim to be effective. If you're guarding him, you'd give him more space beyond the 3-point line and force him to beat you with jump shots.
Knowing whom you're guarding is important, but to know who you're defending an opponent with and what kind of rim protector you have to back you up is also very important. If you have a defender who doesn't have a ton of foot speed, your ceiling for man-to-man defense will be lower. The fact of the matter is: You're going to get beat off the dribble sometimes. Your overall team defense will be better if you have big men capable of rotating over to contest shots in the paint. This is where the Help Defense and Reaction rating in the game comes into play. Big men with higher ratings in those categories and the Rim Protector badge can help to erase a lot of perimeter mistakes.
2. Stop using turbo
When losing a step on defense, many people tend to press speed burst to get back into position to defend. If you're beyond the half-court line, this method is acceptable, but it is not a best practice in half-court situations. Most times, the area you're covering is so small, pressing the speed bursts disables your ability to make the quick, sliding movements required to stay in front of the opponent. So just move the analog stick left and right in close quarters, and try your best to anticipate the moves. That's your best bet to stay close to contest a shot.
3. Limit your attempts at on-ball steals
Picking a ballhandler's pocket is a blast in NBA 2K17, but it can also make you cry. So if you are defending a player with high Ball Control ratings, you should limit your attempts at on-ball steals. More times than not, your attempts are going to be unsuccessful. You may end up putting your player in foul trouble and your opponent on the free-throw line once your team is in the penalty.
4. Don't use too much swat block
Swatting an opponent's shot out of bounds is cooler than picking their pocket, but it should be used in a moderate way.
Savvy NBA 2K players will use your cyber aggression against you. The Eurostep move can throw off a shot blocker's timing. (You double-tap the square or X-button to perform the Eurostep move without pressing turbo) Once an opponent knows you're trying to send their shots into the third row, they will make an adjustment.
A controlled contest is just as effective when possible. You can press the triangle or Y button to provide some resistance without the turbo. The shot may still go up, but you will have had some effect on its chances of going in and decreased the chances of committing a foul or getting out of position.
Yourtuber Sam Pham has made many good tutorials for NBA 2K gamers, the videos below teach you how to play defense in NBA 2K17:
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