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NBA 2K23 MyCareer Best Jump Shot: Current Gen and Next Gen

Here's a breakdown of the best jump shots to use in NBA 2K23 MyCAREER on Current and Next Gen.
Here's a breakdown of the best jump shots to use in NBA 2K23 MyCAREER on Current and Next Gen. / Image courtesy of 2K/Screenshot: Ralston Dacanay

In NBA 2K23 MyCareer, it remains crucial to equip the best animations in order for your MyPLAYER to maximize its potential, especially in the jump shot department.

Of course, while both gens are conveniently very similar in the builder and animations departments this year, the new wrinkle to everything this year is that shooting has been completely redone. As such, gone are the generic numbered jump shots, and in is the Shot Timing Release Time setting, as well as height requirements and shot attributes for all of the revamped options.

For those looking to get fewer full whites and more green beans on the court, here's a breakdown of the best jump shots to use at each position in NBA 2K23 MyCAREER on Current and Next Gen.

NBA 2K23 MyCareer Best Jump Shot: Current Gen and Next Gen

As always, which jump shot you use ultimately comes down to preference, however, its important to choose from some of the more popular options. This is because as seen and widely covered in previous 2Ks, not all jumpers are created equal.

When it comes to the right jumper, it mostly has to do with the Base as that has the biggest effect on your jump shot's green window. However, the releases do also matter a bit more this year as compared to past 2K's, as they can make or break your jump shot's Release Height, Release Speed, Def. Immunity and Timing Impact attributes.

NBA 2K23 MyCareer Best Jump Shot: Guard (Under 6'5")

For guards on both Current Gen and Next Gen, the Cole Anthony, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade and LaMelo Ball Bases have all emerged as useful offerings.

However, the absolute best would be the following jump shot:

  • Base: Stephen Curry
  • Release 1: Oscar Robertson
  • Release 2: Oscar Robertson
  • Release Speed: Full

NBA 2K23 MyCareer Best Jump Shot: Wing (6'5" - 6'10")

For those out on the wing, James Harden, JT Thor, Kobe Bryant and Isaac Bonga have been strong contenders. However, one shot base, in particular, has quickly cemented itself as elite:

  • Base: Kyle Kuzma
  • Release 1: Rudy Gay (35%)
  • Release 2: Paul George (65%)
  • Release Speed: Full

NBA 2K23 MyCareer Best Jump Shot: Big Man (Over 6'10")

Last but not least, stretch bigs appear to be in a really good spot so far in NBA 2K23 with bases such as Oshae Brissett, Chris Bosh, Naz Reid, Moritz Wagner and Joel Embiid leading the way. Of course, here is our top recommendation for bigs:

  • Base: Kevin Durant
  • Release 1: Dirk Nowitzki (64%)
  • Release 2: Jusuf Nurkić (36%)
  • Release Speed: Full

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