Stick when grab and shoot or post disappear. Button from anyplace in NBA 2K Coins close. Works for me but it required a bit of practice. Is not it harder to pick your layup if you utilize button? I've always struggled with those controls and used stick for layups. I'd LOVE to be shooting at 40% but I'm blessed if I could hit 20%. I just play offline. I know we've scrub players right now, and I am a below average player but seriously even layups which are in the center of the meter aren't going in. I don't even dare to try a jump shooter. The AI seems to be ridiculous levels as well. I understand they wish to reward ability in 2k21 however this type of stuff is going to truly put off casual gamers and those new the 2K franchise and also new to basketball matches.
I have been playing since 2K13 but I have never been that good of a participant. My starter players've never played this bad at 2k16,17,18,19 and 20. The only other 2K I played before 2K20 was 2K13 and which was on PC. I improved a hell of a lot in 2K20 to the point where I could go as high as Superstar without using STS. But this is a completely different level with a very different mechanic. I did fine at the demonstration and at the quickgames with the new shooting meter but can not hit the side of a barn here.
Only played with the demo, however, the stick was much more reliable than button to get me. I have been a button man also. I have a 75 3 pointer, I believe I greened one shooter like 5 nba games. . Mostly wide open shots... and this was on allstar not even thinking to proceed at the rec centre. . Genuinely shooting 2/16 within an offline triple threat game on only layups and 1 open jumpshot that airballed on marginally early. Spent $100 for this bullshit lmao. Man the shooting is extra fine right now but I would advise shot time like appearance for the que about the animation.
Yep I'm having difficulty with it also. Launched a game on My team going 0/12 missing open 3s and midrange shots all over the area. I am all for them toning shots being nearly automatic but the system seems a tiny bit too unforgiving so far. Hopefully will start to Buy 2K21 MT get better after a couple more games of getting used to it. The game just came out and we have ta brand new meter using slightly different time.