NBA 2K23: How to get every jump shot animation with your MyPLAYER build


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New NBA 2K23 jump shot animations were released today and we're going to take a look at the guide courtesy of Gameplay Director Mike Wang.

This will greatly impact the performance of your MyPLAYER in MyCAREER so be sure to pay attention to the guide below.

Ready to shoot like Stephen Curry? Let's go over the exact parameters.

NBA 2K23 Jump Shot Animation Guide

Considering there have been tons of changes to Jump Shot animations in NBA 2K23, we figured it'd be a good time to go over the guide.

Mike Wang released a tweet showcasing which things players will need to pay attention to. You can also use the Test Build feature to check out which of the Jump Shot animations will fit your build.

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NEW ANIMATIONS: Be sure to test your build before finalizing anything

At the moment there are only 30 jump shot animations in NBA 2K23 and more could be added in the future.

Here is the list of the animations and which build they can be used with:

Name
Allowed Size
Rating Requirement
Release Height
Release Speed
Timing Impact
Defensive Immunity
Stephen Curry
Smalls Only
96 OVR
B
C
A+
A
Kyrie Irving
Smalls Only
96 OVR
C
C-
A+
A+
Steve Nash
Smalls Only
94 OVR
C+
D
A+
A+
Larry Bird
Bigs and Swings
93 OVR
C
D
A+
A+
Trae Young
Smalls Only
92 OVR
D
A-
A+
A-
Chris Mullin
Swings Only
91 OVR
C+
B-
A+
A
Klay Thompson
Swings Only
91 OVR
C-
B-
A+
A
Ray Allen
Swings Only
91 OVR
B-
C-
A
A+
Kevin Durant
Bigs and Swings
91 OVR
B
D-
A
A+
CJ McCollum
Smalls Only
90 OVR
C+
B
A-
B-
Kemba Walker
Smalls Only
90 OVR
B
C-
A
B
Devin Booker
Swings and Smalls
90 OVR
C-
C+
A
A-
Chris Paul
Smalls Only
90 OVR
B
C-
A-
A-
Michael Jordan
Swings Only
90 OVR
B
D
A+
A
James Harden
Swings and Smalls
88 OVR
C-
B
A-
B
Tracy McGrady
Swings Only
88 OVR
A-
D+
B+
A
Kobe Bryant
Swings Only
87 OVR
B+
B-
B
A-
Dirk Nowitzki
Bigs Only
87 OVR
C
C-
A+
A
Vince Carter
Swings Only
86 OVR
C
C
A+
B+
Kawhi Leonard
Swings Only
85 OVR
C
B-
A
B
Khris Middleton
Swings Only
84 OVR
B
C+
B
B+
Kevin Love
Bigs and Swings
84 OVR
D
C+
A+
A-
Al Horford
Bigs and Swings
83 OVR
D+
A+
B+
B+
Nikola Jokic
Bigs Only
80 OVR
C
C+
A-
B
Chris Webber
Bigs and Swings
79 OVR
C-
B-
B+
B-
Julius Randle
Bigs and Swings
79 OVR
C-
B-
A-
C+
LaMarcus Aldridge
Bigs Only
78 OVR
C-
B
A
B-
Chris Bosh
Bigs Only
77 OVR
C+
B+
A-
B-
Markieff Morris
Bigs and Swings
77 OVR
C+
B-
B-
B-

Now that you've had the chance to check out the new jump shot animations, let's talk about some other gameplay changes.

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Offensive Gameplay updates

With gameplay updates coming to NBA 2K23 one of the most notable changes came to builds and your MyPLAYER.

The development team stated that the major goals for the Player Builder were refinement, polish, and balance. The idea is to ensure each build is fun, balanced, and fully customizable.

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GAMEPLAY UPDATES: The latest Courtside Report revealed a ton of information

Another huge addition to the build system is that animation purchases will now be account-bound rather than specific to one save file.

Now, your NBA 2K23 jump shot animations will transfer between each build in MyCAREER, provided that the allowed size and animation match.

Current gen users are also no longer bound to the pie chart system, allowing better ways for players to customize their MyCAREER player.

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