The Best Jumpshots

One of the toughest things to do in NBA 2K21 is to find the best jumpshot. You can spend hours looking for the best one and still come up empty, or find one you like and it simply fails to perform.

Given this difficulty, we’ve compiled a list of the best jumpshots we’ve found for Guards for Park, Pro-Am, and even MyCareer:

  • Best Jumpshot for Guards: Jumpshot 98. Super Quick, easy to time, and a good cue for shots off the quick stop or catch. Dwyane Wade is almost identical to 98 and just as good.
  • Best Catch-and-Shoot Jumpshot: Ray Allen. Quick (but not crazy quick), good vertical separation, and easy to time off the catch. Super underrated for every game mode.
  • Old Reliable: Stephen Curry. Whether it’s the first week of a new 2K or the last, you can trust Curry’s jumpshot. It is simply one of the best jumpers in the game year-in and year-out.
  • Best Jumpshot for Bigmen: Marquise Chriss. You’re limited on picks, but Chriss’ jumper is smooth and easy to time. We would recommend a custom upper release, however.
  • Tyceno’s jumpshot: Trey Burke. Fast, big green window, and is a beast in the Park or in MyTeam (Tracy Mcgrady).
  • Best Dribble Pull-Up: Stephen Curry is quick and smooth, while Normal 4 is a bit slower but gets you more space on fades. Both are great.
  • Best Free Throw: Rick Barry’s granny-style free throw. But seriously, most free throw animations will get the job done at the line, even funny-looking ones.
  • Best Hop Jumper: Stephen Curry. Quick, gives you a wide array of moves, and is super smooth overall.
  • Release Timing: 75% speed seems to be the sweetspot for most players, but 100% speed is OP if you learn how to time it correctly. It’s all personal preference, though.
  • The Truth about Jumpshots: If you spend enough time with any jumpshot (even odd ones), you’ll more than likely master it. This list only compiles the ones that have worked best for me and other 2K players.

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  1. Cody Ayers

    is there a best jumpshot for shooting with the stick

    • NBA 2K HQ

      The same jumpshots listed above also work great when shooting with the stick.

  2. terry v

    What’s the difference between 98 and Dwyane Wade? I’ve seen some youtubers recommend one or the other.

    • NBA 2K HQ

      They’re pretty much the same speed-wise, but 98 seems to have a bit bigger green window and make percentage. We like 98 better.

  3. Daquan Rogers

    Is there going to be an update for this for next-gen?

    • NBA 2K HQ

      Daquan, we’re still looking at 98 on Next-Gen. Right now your best bets are Steph Curry and Trey Burke.

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