Stick when catch and take or post fade. Button from anyplace in MT NBA 2K21 close. Works for me but it took a bit of practice. Isn't it harder to pick your layup if you use button? I have always struggled with those controls and used stick for layups. I swear I feel as if I've wasted $149 (Aussie dollars). I would really like to be shooting 40% but I'm lucky if I could hit 20%. I just play offline. I know we have scrub players right now, and I am a below average player but seriously even layups that are in the center of the meter are not going in. I do not even dare to try out a jump shot. The AI seems to be ridiculous levels as well. I understand they want to reward ability in 2k21 but this kind of material is going to truly put off casual gamers and people new the 2K franchise and new to basketball matches.
I have been enjoying since 2K13 but I've never been that great of a participant. My starter players have never played this bad at 2k16,17,18,19 and 20. The only other 2K I played before 2K20 was 2K13 and which has been on PC. But this is a completely different level with a completely different mechanic. I did fine in the demonstration and at the quickgames with the new shooting meter but can't hit the side of a barn .
Only played with the demo, but the stick was much more dependable than button for me. I have been a button guy too. . Mostly broad open shots... and this was on allstar not even thinking to go from the rec centre. . Genuinely shooting 2/16 within an offline triple threat game on just layups and 1 open jumpshot that airballed on slightly early. Spent $100 for this bullshit lmao. Man the shooting is additional fine right now but I would advise shot timing like appearance for the que about the animation.
Yep I'm having difficulty with it as well. Launched a game on My team heading 0/12 overlooking open 3s and midsize shots all over the place. I am all for them toning down shots being nearly automatic but the machine looks a little bit too unforgiving so far. Hopefully will begin to get better after a couple more games of Cheap NBA 2K21 MT Coins becoming used to it. The game came out and we gotta brand new meter using slightly different timing.