NBA 2K22 shot meter is changing a bit alongside plenty of other features in 2K22. 2K Games isn't just adding a new addition to the series, but rather, trying to update and improve on multiple systems. One of them is the shot meter.
Things like dribbling, post play and defense are all changing.
NBA 2K22 Shot Meter Explained
As explained by 2K Games, "Shooting has undergone many changes for NBA 2K22. There’s a new shot meter with a dynamically resizing make window. This window will expand when you’re taking high-quality shots with good shooters, but will shrink when heavily contested, shooting with a low-rated shooter, or fatigued. The major emphasis for shooting success this year is Shot IQ. The teams that work for open looks and take smart shots are going to see much more success than the teams that force up bad shots. It sounds elementary, but it’s something we really keyed on this year as taking quality shots was more or less overshadowed by ratings and stick skills. Shot timing still plays a major role in the skill gap (and yes, you still get an additional boost for turning the meter off), but will only take you so far if you’re taking bad shots. We’ve heavily focus-group tested the new shooting mechanics with players of all skill levels and believe this is the best that shooting has ever felt in NBA 2K."
The game is heavily featuring the idea of a "good shot" which is something focused on in the NBA. It can be hard to implement as different individuals will argue what is a good shot. 2K Games believes it has mastered that problem. Based on their testing, shooting is the best its ever been. Once players get their hands on the game, they'll be sure to share their own opinion on the matter.