How to Make Substitutions in NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Substitutions don’t work like they did in the previous game. There’s a new substitution system which you’ll have to learn if you want to sub players on the fly.
It’s a bit more confusing than it should be, but it still does its job. This guide will show you how to make substitutions in NBA 2K17, before or during the game.

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NBA 2K17 Substitution Tutorial

If you’re in the game already and want to sub players quickly, here’s what you need to do:
  1. Call for a time-out.
  2. Press Square (X on Xbox) to be the coach.
  3. Use the left stick to choose a position.
  4. Press R2 (RT).
  5. Use the right stick to select the player you want in the game.
  6. Just release the stick after you’ve selected him, and he’s in.
The change won’t happen after this timeout is finished. It will only be applied after the next pause in the game. This is hopefully a bug – if not, it’s quite a strange design decision that is going to annoy many players. We’ll just have to wait and see.

If you’re not in the middle of the match, you can go to the menu and choose Gameplan, then Substitutions. It will show you a list of all the players on your team. If you select one from the starting five, then another from the bench, they’ll trade places.

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    Prtimetime27xn

    Thanks for confirming this, I thought it was just me.

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    LV

    NBA 2k has overcomplicated the substitution menu once again and this time out sub delay bug needs a hotfix ASAP… I don’t play the cheesy MY modes and only play online and with friends, a very annoying bug that should be an easy fix.

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