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NBA 2K22 Controls Guide

Check out all the controls for NBA 2K22.

NBA 2K22 is out now and you can play it on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation. While many players consider the best way to enjoy NBA is by playing with a controller, you can have an equal amount of fun while playing on a keyboard. Hence, knowing the controls will come in handy when you want to pull some of the most advanced moves. So in this guide let us take a look at all the basic controls for NBA 2K22.

NBA 2K22: All Basic and Advanced Controls For Xbox, PlayStation, and PC

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In this guide, I have broken down the controls into basic offense and basic defense for you to understand easily. NBA 2K22 controls are as follows:

Basic Offense Controls – NBA 2K22 Controls Guide

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Basic Offense Controls
Control PC Xbox PlayStation
Move Player WASD – Keys Left Joystick Left Joystick
Pro Stick Numpad 2, 4, 6, & 8 Right Joystick Right Joystick
Pass Spacebar A Cross
Bounce Pass Numpad 1 B Circle
Shoot Numpad 5 X Square
Lead to Basket Numpad 3 Y Triangle
Post Up Left Shift LT L2
Sprint Enter RT R2
Call Play Tab LB L1
Icon Pass Numpad + RB R1
Gameplay HUD Arrow Key Up D-Pad Up D-Pad Up
Substitutions Arrow Key Down D-Pad Down D-Pad Down
Offensive Strategies Arrow Key Left D-Pad Left D-Pad Left
Point of Emphasis Arrow Key Right D-Pad Right D-Pad Right
Pause Esc Menu Options

Basic Defense Controls

Basic Defense Controls
Control PC Xbox PlayStation
Move Player WASD – Keys Left Joystick Left Joystick
Hands Up Numpad 2, 4, 6, & 8 Right Joystick Right Joystick
Player Swap Spacebar A Cross
Take Charge Numpad 1 B Circle
Steal Numpad 5 X Square
Block Numpad 3 Y Triangle
Intense-D Left Shift LT L2
Sprint Enter RT R2
Defensive Adjustments Tab LB L1
Icon Swap Numpad + RB R1
Gameplay HUD Arrow Key Up D-Pad Up D-Pad Up
Substitutions Arrow Key Down D-Pad Down D-Pad Down
Offensive Strategies Arrow Key Left D-Pad Left D-Pad Left
Point of Emphasis Arrow Key Right D-Pad Right D-Pad Right
Pause Esc Menu Options

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Advanced Offense Controls

Advanced Offense Controls
Control PC Xbox PlayStation
Pick Control Press and hold Tab-Key, then Numpad Enter to pick side or Numpad + to roll Press and hold LB, then use left joystick to pick side or RB to roll Press and hold L1, then use left joystick to pick side or R1 to roll
Lead to Basket Press and hold Numpad 3 and wait for teammate to get in range before releasing the Key Press and hold Y Button and wait for teammate to get in range before releasing the Button Press and hold Triangle Button and wait for teammate to get in range before releasing the Button
Fake Pass Numpad 3 + Numpad 1 Y + B Triangle + Circle
Jump Pass Numpad 5 + Spacebar X + A Cross + Square
Handoff/Pitch pass Press and hold Numpad 1, once receiver is in range release Numpad 1 to pass the ball Press and hold B, once receiver is in range release B to pass the ball Press and hold Circle, once receiver is in range release Circle to pass the ball
Bounce Pass Numpad 1 B Circle
Overhead  Pass Numpad 3 Y Triangle
Flashy Pass Double tap Numpad 1 Double tap B Double tap Circle
Alley-Oop Double tap Numpad 3 Double tap Y Double tap Triangle
Pro Stick Pass Numpad + with Numpad 2, 4, 6, 8 RB + right joystick R1 + right joystick
Putback Dunk (while handling receiver) Hold Numpad 5 Hold X Hold Square

Advanced Defense Controls

Advanced Defense Controls
Control PC Xbox PlayStation
Move Player WASD – Keys Left Joystick Left Joystick
Take Charge Hold Numpad 1 Hold B Hold Circle
Flop Double tap Numpad 1 Double tap B Double tap Circle
Fast Shuffle left Shift + Enter + WASD LT + RT + left joystick L2 + R2 + left joystick
Steal Numpad 5 X Square
Block Numpad 3 Y Triangle
Ball Denial Hold Left Shift while opponent is close by Hold LT while opponent is close by Hold L2 while opponent is close by
Intense-D Left Shift LT L2
Crowd Dribbler Hold Left Shift and WASD towards the dribbler Hold LT and left joystick towards the dribbler Hold L2 and left joystick towards the dribbler
Icon Double Team Press Tab, followed by tapping and holding the action button of the double teamer Press LB, followed by tapping and holding the action button of the double teamer Press L1, followed by tapping and holding the action button of the double teamer
Double Team Hold Tab Hold LB Hold L1
Deny Hands Out Hold Numpad 2,4,6,8 (when playing offball defense) Hold Right joystick (when playing offball defense) Hold Right joystick (when playing offball defense)
Hands Up Hold Numpad 2,4,6,8 Up Hold Right joystick Up Hold Right joystick Up

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That sums up this guide for the basic controls for NBA 2K22. Also, remember to check out our guide on how to get and use Skateboard to travel on the map faster in NBA 2K22.