How to Get Green Shots in NBA 2K23

Figuring out how to get green shots in NBA 2K23 will require some adjustment, as it always does in a new NBA 2K game. Fortunately, there is a new option in the controller settings that can make scoring green shots easier. Plus, there are a few more things you can do to help yourself out. So, without further ado, let’s begin.

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how to get green shots in nba 2k23
How to Get Green Shots in NBA 2K23

How to Get More Green Shots in NBA 2K23

Before we get into the meat of how to get more green shots in NBA 2K23, we have to talk about the new option that the developers have come up with. Open the Options and go into Controller Settings. As you scroll down, you’ll come across the clumsily but aptly named Shot Timing Release Time. You can toggle it between Very Early, Early, Late and Very Late. What does that do? Well, it lets you choose at which point you want to release the button for the shot to count as green. That gives you more flexibility to set everything up for your optimal comfort. This video from NBA2KLab gives you the hard numbers if you want them.

So, with that out of the way, how do you actually get more green shots in NBA 2K23? Well, our first bit of advice is to turn the shot meter off. More often than not, it’s just an unnecessary distraction. If you don’t know how to do that, check out our NBA 2K23 Shot Meter – How to Change & Turn Off guide. Next, set your Shot Timing Release Time to Very Early. Then, when you shoot, let the button go about a second after the animation begins. Watch for when the player brings the ball up to his head; that’s when you release the button. It’ll take some practice, but you’ll get it down eventually. Obviously, if you’re more comfortable with a different release time, feel free to experiment.

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