NBA 2K21 best jumpshot depends on whether you've unlocked the Jumpshot Creator yet, but this guide will provide some recommendations either way.
NBA 2K21 (which is one sale now) players are already scrambling to get their MyPlayers to 99. One way is through a recently discovered badge glitch. The standard way is through the typical MyCareer grind.
In MyCareer, it's important to have a great jumpshot so you can get the most out of your games. Here's our guide to creating the best jumpshot in NBA 2K21.
NBA 2K21 Best Jumpshot Before Jumpshot Creator
• Damian Lillard
When you are grinding through college in MyCareer you will only have access to 2K's selection of jumpshots. Results will vary with every player but, as of now, Damian Lillard's jumper is having a lot of success. Try this jumper, but if it doesn't work for you, choose a player you're more comfortable with.
NBA 2K21 Best Jumpshot Created with Jumpshot Creator
NBA 2K YouTuber Clutch DF has found a jumpshot that is getting consistent green releases. The video is posted above, but you can find a screenshot here:
Dwyane Wade's Base has been consistently good in 2K's Jumpshot Creator for years now. It allows players to get their shots off incredibly quickly. Give this Jumpshot a try but if it's not working for you follow the tips below and create your own.
NBA 2K21 Best Jumpshot: Jumpshot Creator Tips
Sometimes recommended jumpshots just don't work for you. Feel free to create your own, but here are some things to keep in mind if you want to create a lethal one.
The number one priority when creating a jumpshot is to allow your defender as little time to contest as possible. These are three important aspects to crafting a jumper that will get your shot off consistently with a minimal contest:
In real life, it's very important to dip the ball before shooting it. The downward-to-upward motion will both provide proper momentum and allow you to line up your shot.
In MyCareer, on the other hand, it's beneficial to try to choose a Base that has a minimal dip or no dip at all. The quicker your MyPlayer gets the ball above his shoulders, the quicker he'll be able to get the shot off.
Another way to get the ball away from an oncoming defender's hand is height. Try to find a base and release combo that gets the ball as high off the ground as possible. A defender's contest percentage isn't just about his proximity to the shooter, but, specifically, his hand's proximity to the ball. Get some height on your jumpshot and avoid outstretched hands easier.
Even though a jumpshot's release speed is primarily predicated on the player's Quick Draw Badge level, you can still try to craft a release that gets the ball out of your shooter's hands as quickly as possible. Choose the quickest release you can come up with, and it will only get faster as you level up your Quick Draw.
NBA 2K21 is available now for PS4 and Xbox One.