NBA 2K16 Advanced Gamepad Controls

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NBA 2K16 Game Controls

Below are all the basic and advanced NBA 2K16 controls for Xbox and PlayStation gamepad controllers, revealed by the Microsoft SmartGlass app.

Basic Offense
  • Left Stick: Move Player

  • Pro Stick(Right Stick): Dribble Moves/Shooting/Passing

  • L2/LT: Post Up
  • R2/RT: Sprint.

  • L1/LB: Call Play (tap)/ Pick Control (hold)

  • R1/RB: Icon Pass
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X/A: Pass/Touch Pass

  • Circle/B: Bounce Pass (tap)/Flashy Pass (double tap)

  • Square/X: Shoot (tap for Pump Fake/Hop, double tap for Spin Gather)

  • Triangle/Y: Lob Pass (tap)/Alley-Oop (double tap)
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Up on D-Pad: 2K Smart Play

  • Right on D-Pad: Points Of Emphasis

  • Left on D-Pad: Quick Plays/ Offensive Strategies
Basic Defense
  • X/A: Player Swap (closest to ball)
  • Circle/B: Take Charge
  • Square/X: Steal
  • Triangle/Y: Block/Rebound
  • Right on D-Pad: Points of Emphasis
  • Left on D-Pad: Defensive Sets
  • Down on D-Pad: Substitutions
Shooting
  • Jump Shot: Move and hold the shot stick in any direction (toward hoop for bank shot)
  • Stepback Jumper: Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop
  • Hop Gather: Press Square/X while driving (left stick determines direction of hop)
  • Spin Gather: Double tap Square/X while standing or driving
  • Putback Dunk/Layup:Move & hold the shot stick in any direction during an offensive rebound.
  • Dominant/Off-Hand Dunk: R2/RT + Move and hold the shot stick left or right to with that hand (while driving)
  • Mid-Air Change Shot: Start dunk/layup, move the right stick in any direction while in the air
  • Pump Fake: Start a jump shot, then quickly release the shot stick
  • Step Through: Pump fake then press and hold the shot stick before pump fake ends
  • Euro Step Layup: Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop left/right (while driving) toward hoop.
  • 2-Hand Dunk: R2/RT + Move and hold the shot stick toward hoop (while driving)
  • Flashy Dunk: R2/RT + Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop (while driving)
  • Runner Floater: Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop (while driving close)
  • Normal Layup: Move and hold the shot stick toward hoop while driving (right stick direction determines finish hand)
  • Reverse Layup: Move and hold the shot stick toward the baseline (while driving baseline)
Dribbling
  • Crossover: Move the right stick toward off hand, then quickly release
  • Between Legs Cross: Move the right stick between off hand and player’s back, then quickly release
  • Behind Back: Move the right stick away from hoop, then quickly release
  • Stepback: R2/RT + Move the right stick away from hoop, then quickly release
  • Signature Size-ups: R2/RT + Move the right stick in any direction then quickly release
  • In and Out: Move the right stick toward hoop then quickly release
  • Hesitation (Quick): Move the right stick toward ball hand then quickly release
  • Hesitation (Escape): Move the right stick toward ball hand but slightly back from hoop then quickly release
  • Spin:Rotate the right stick from ball hand around player’s back, then quickly return to neutral
  • Half Spin:Rotate the right stick in a quarter-circle from ball hand to hoop, then quickly return to neutral
  • Triple Threat Jab: Move right stick left or right then quickly release (while in triple threat)
  • Triple Threat Combo Move: Move the right stick toward the hoop then quickly release (while in triple threat)
  • Triple Threat Stepback: R2/RT + Move the right stick away from hoop, then quickly release (while in triple threat)
  • Triple Threat Spinout: Rotate the right stick then quickly return to neutral (while in triple threat)
Passing
  • Pass: X/A (left stick selects recipient)
  • Bounce Pass: Circle/B (left stick selects recipient)
  • Overhead/Lob Pass: Triangle/Y (left stick selects recipient)
  • Flashy Pass: Double tap Circle/B (left stick selects recipient)
  • Icon Pass: Press R1/RB then press action button of desired receiver
  • Fake Pass: Triangle/Y + Circle/B (while standing or driving)
  • Alley Oop: Double Tap Triangle/Y (left stick selects recipient, toward basket for oop-to-self)
  • Rolling Inbound: Triangle/Y during baseline inbounds
  • Give and Go: Press and hold X/A to retain control of passer, release Circle/A to receive the ball back
  • PRO STICK Pass: R1/RB + right stick
Off-Ball Offense
  • Call for Ball: X/A
  • Call for Alley-Oop: Double tap Triangle/Y (while cutting toward hoop)
Basic Defense
  • Left Stick: Move Player

  • Right Stick: Quick Step/Hands Up/Contest
  • L2/LT: Intense D
  • R2/RT: Sprint.

  • L1/LB: Defensive Strategies (tap)/ Double Team (hold)

  • R1/RB: Icon Swap
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X/A: Pass/Touch Pass

  • Fast Shuffle: Press & hold L2/LT or R2/RT & move the left stick in any direction.
  • Hands Up Defense: Press and hold right stick in any direction
  • Shot Contest: Press right stick towards shooter

  • Pass Contest: Press right stick away from dribbler
Off-Ball Defense
  • Post Up/Ball Denial: L2/LT when near opponent (based on distance to basket)
  • Deny Hands Out: right stick in any direction
  • Ball Pressure: Press right stick toward ballhandler
  • Fight for position in Post: L2/LT + Left stick into defender (when posted off-ball)
  • Deny/Front Post: L2/LT + right stick left/right (when posted off-ball)
On-Ball Defense
  • Intense-D: Press and hold L2/LT when in front of dribbler
  • Quick Step Cutoff: Move the right stick in the direction you want to step
  • Crowd Dribbler: Press and hold L2/LT when near the dribbler
  • Fast Shuffle: Press and hold L2/LT + R2/RT, move left stick in any direction
  • Hands Up Defense: Move and hold the right stick in any direction
  • Shot Contest: Move and hold the right stick in any direction when near shooter(during shot)
  • Vertical Contest: Move and hold left stick away from the shooter and press Triangle/Y
  • Swat Block: Hold R2/RT and press Triangle/Y
  • Take Charge: Press and hold Circle/B
  • Flop: While in take charge, release Circle/B, press Circle/B
  • Intentional Foul: Repeatedly press or press and hold X near ballhandler
  • Double Team: Press and hold L1/LB
  • Icon Double Team: Press L1/LB press and hold the action button of desired double teamer
Advanced Controls
  • Positional Playcall: Press L1/LB, then press teammate’s action button and choose play from menu
  • Basic Pick Control: Press and hold L1/LB
  • Advanced Pick Control: Press and hold L1/LB. Use R1/RB to choose Roll vs. Fade and R1/RB to choose pick side.
  • Set Screen: Circle/B
  • Call for Screen: Triangle/Y
  • Icon Pick Control: Press L1/LB, then press and hold the action button of desired screener
  • Slip Screen and Early Fade: Call for pick, then press L1/LB again at any time before the screener gets hit to have him slip or fade early
Post Moves
  • Enter/Leave Post: Press and hold L2/LT to post up, release L2/LT to faceup
  • Drive to Key: R2/RT + Left stick toward key
  • Drive to Baseline: R2/RT + Left stick toward baseline
  • Quick Spin: Rotate the shot stick to outside shoulder
  • Hook Drive: Rotate shot stick to inside shoulder
  • Fakes: Move the shot stick in any direction but away from hoop
Post Shots (Shotstick)
  • Post Hook: Shot stick left or right toward hoop (close range)
  • Post Fade: shot stick left or right away from hoop (beyond close range)
  • Post Layup: Move and hold the shot stick left or right toward hoop (close range) while the left stick is deflected
  • Shimmy Shot: R2/RT + shot stick left or right away from hoop
  • Post Hop: Push left stick left or right away from hoop, then press Square/X
  • Post Stepback: left stick away from hoop, then press Square/X
  • Dropstep: left stick toward hoop, then press Square/X
  • Pump Fake: Start a shot listed above, then move the shot stick to neutral