Post moves are something you will come to love and hate in NBA 2k11. One thing I have found with NBA 2k11 is that if you can find yourself a a good player with a half decent post game you will be surprised at how easy the game becomes. However, the same goes for your opponent. If he or she can find a good enough player with a half decent post game he becomes not only a formidable foe but a nuisance and constant annoyance (tip: trying playing against the Lakers on Hall of Fame mode and see what they do with Pau Gasol in the post).
Because post play makes the difference between working hard and working harder this article’s aim is to give you one little tip on how to overcome some of the small hills you will encounter in your up hill battle in your various NBA 2k11 games.
Post moves will vary depending on the the player who is guarding you, the height advantage you have (or lack there of), and the attribute ranking of your player. A good rule of thumb is to stick to fadeaways with you Guard and Forwards, and resort to hooks shots and drop step dunks with your centers. Of course their will be some cases where this will be different, but there will always be that exception to the rule. The below video touches on the advantages of employing the bank shot on fadeways, however, the same tip can be applied to the hook shot also. Using the glass on the fadeaway or hook shot gives you a higher percentage basket. To accomplish the bank shot on a fadeaway you want to hold down the Left Trigger (L2 on PS3) while shooting. Since you are holding the left and right trigger already for posting up its almost as simple as releasing the Right trigger on the shot. Give it a try and let me know what you guys think and whether it adds a little more umph to your game.