No one likes taking L’s from running with randoms, so here we’ve compiled a list of the obvious noob signs and how to adjust to that random in MyPARK or Walk-On. Pay attention to these gameplay clues so that you can adjust your game accordingly to compensate:
1) Their Shot Selection is Garbage
Bad players make no distinction between a good and very poor shot selection. It’s good that NBA 2K17’s shot feedback feature communicates this, but anticipation of what the defense will do is still up to the user.
Adjustment: If they’re trigger-happy no matter the defensive pressure, only pass to them when they’re wide open or have a clear path.
2) Their Court Vision Sucks
If you can count multiple times where you were wide open and they completely missed the opportunity, chances are he ain’t looking to pass, is using a different camera angle, or (see #3).
Adjustment: If your player movement isn’t being rewarded, just go for rebounds or spread out while they have the ball.
3) He’s a Ballhog
Not all ball hogs are noobs, but the worst kind is a poor shot selection ball hog. This is usually a sign you’re in for a long game.
Adjustment: Try getting ball movement going. If he still ball hogs, pass to anyone but him and hope that he gets the hint, or quits.
4) Bad Stats (Low FG%, bad W/L record)
You can check stats in MyPARK and Walk-on (during pre-game shoot around), which is a good way to scout your teammates and the opponents. If a player has very low FG% and win %, chances are, he’s garbage.
5) Don’t Play with Randoms
Sometimes you just want to pick up and play and get in a game, but to ensure less L’s and more dubs, always be on the look out for good players to recruit so that there’s always someone decent on to run with.
Everyone has been a noob at one time, but the good news is, it usually get’s better with enough practice and learning. Also, bball IQ is something which can be learned as well, and it’s NBA 2KW’s aim to help all NBA 2K ballers get their game up to elite levels.
Hope these NBA 2K tips have helped you filter out randoms, and as always, check back often for more NBA 2K17 strategy tips to help up your game!