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The Microsoft SmartGlass app revealed quite a few NBA 2K16 details last week. A few users managed to grab screenshots of the advanced controls within the app before it was taken down.

You can check them out below, thanks to LILSPAZ57 for the video and HoopsVilla! There are quite a few new controls and things to take note of, so post your thoughts!

Basic Offense
  • Left Stick: Move Player

  • Pro Stick(Right Stick): Dribble Moves/Shooting/Passing

  • L2/LT: Post Up
  • R2/RT: Sprint.

  • L2/LB: Call Play (tap)/ Pick Control (hold)

  • R1/RB: Icon Pass
  • 
X/A: Pass/Touch Pass

  • Circle/B: Bounce Pass (tap)/Flashy Pass (double tap)

  • Square/X: Shoot (tap for Pump Fake/Hop, double tap for Spin Gather)

  • Triangle/Y: Lob Pass (tap)/Alley-Oop (double tap)
  • 
Up on D-Pad: 2K Smart Play

  • Right on D-Pad: Points Of Emphasis

  • Left on D-Pad: Quick Plays/ Offensive Strategies
Basic Defense
  • X/A: Player Swap (closest to ball)
  • Circle/B: Take Charge
  • Square/X: Steal
  • Triangle/Y: Block/Rebound
  • Right on D-Pad: Points of Emphasis
  • Left on D-Pad: Defensive Sets
  • Down on D-Pad: Substitutions
Shooting
  • Jump Shot: Move and hold the shot stick in any direction (toward hoop for bank shot)
  • Stepback Jumper: Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop
  • Hop Gather: Press Square/X while driving (left stick determines direction of hop)
  • Spin Gather: Double tap Square/X while standing or driving
  • Putback Dunk/Layup:Move & hold the shot stick in any direction during an offensive rebound.
  • Dominant/Off-Hand Dunk: R2/RT + Move and hold the shot stick left or right to with that hand (while driving)
  • Mid-Air Change Shot: Start dunk/layup, move the right stick in any direction while in the air
  • Pump Fake: Start a jump shot, then quickly release the shot stick
  • Step Through: Pump fake then press and hold the shot stick before pump fake ends
  • Euro Step Layup: Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop left/right (while driving) toward hoop.
  • 2-Hand Dunk: R2/RT + Move and hold the shot stick toward hoop (while driving)
  • Flashy Dunk: R2/RT + Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop (while driving)
  • Runner Floater: Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop (while driving close)
  • Normal Layup: Move and hold the shot stick toward hoop while driving (right stick direction determines finish hand)
  • Reverse Layup: Move and hold the shot stick toward the baseline (while driving baseline)
Dribbling
  • Crossover: Move the right stick toward off hand, then quickly release
  • Between Legs Cross: Move the right stick between off hand and player’s back, then quickly release
  • Behind Back: Move the right stick away from hoop, then quickly release
  • Stepback: R2/RT + Move the right stick away from hoop, then quickly release
  • Signature Size-ups: R2/RT + Move the right stick in any direction then quickly release
  • In and Out: Move the right stick toward hoop then quickly release
  • Hesitation (Quick): Move the right stick toward ball hand then quickly release
  • Hesitation (Escape): Move the right stick toward ball hand but slightly back from hoop then quickly release
  • Spin:Rotate the right stick from ball hand around player’s back, then quickly return to neutral
  • Half Spin:Rotate the right stick in a quarter-circle from ball hand to hoop, then quickly return to neutral
  • Triple Threat Jab: Move right stick left or right then quickly release (while in triple threat)
  • Triple Threat Combo Move: Move the right stick toward the hoop then quickly release (while in triple threat)
  • Triple Threat Stepback: R2/RT + Move the right stick away from hoop, then quickly release (while in triple threat)
  • Triple Threat Spinout: Rotate the right stick then quickly return to neutral (while in triple threat)
Passing
  • Pass: X/A (left stick selects recipient)
  • Bounce Pass: Circle/B (left stick selects recipient)
  • Overhead/Lob Pass: Triangle/Y (left stick selects recipient)
  • Flashy Pass: Double tap Circle/B (left stick selects recipient)
  • Icon Pass: Press R1/RB then press action button of desired receiver
  • Fake Pass: Triangle/Y + Circle/B (while standing or driving)
  • Alley Oop: Double Tap Triangle/Y (left stick selects recipient, toward basket for oop-to-self)
  • Rolling Inbound: Triangle/Y during baseline inbounds
  • Give and Go: Press and hold X/A to retain control of passer, release Circle/A to receive the ball back
  • PRO STICK Pass: R1/RB + right stick
Off-Ball Offense
  • Call for Ball: X/A
  • Call for Alley-Oop: Double tap Triangle/Y (while cutting toward hoop)
Basic Defense
  • Left Stick: Move Player

  • Right Stick: Quick Step/Hands Up/Contest
  • L2/LT: Intense D
  • R2/RT: Sprint.

  • L2/LB: Defensive Strategies (tap)/ Double Team (hold)

  • R1/RB: Icon Swap
  • 
X/A: Pass/Touch Pass

  • Fast Shuffle: Press & hold L2/LT or R2/RT & move the left stick in any direction.
  • Hands Up Defense: Press and hold right stick in any direction
  • Shot Contest: Press right stick towards shooter

  • Pass Contest: Press right stick away from dribbler
Off-Ball Defense
  • Post Up/Ball Denial: L2/LT when near opponent (based on distance to basket)
  • Deny Hands Out: right stick in any direction
  • Ball Pressure: Press right stick toward ballhandler
  • Fight for position in Post: L2/LT + Left stick into defender (when posted off-ball)
  • Deny/Front Post: L2/LT + right stick left/right (when posted off-ball)
On-Ball Defense
  • Intense-D: Press and hold L2/LT when in front of dribbler
  • Quick Step Cutoff: Move the right stick in the direction you want to step
  • Crowd Dribbler: Press and hold L2/LT when near the dribbler
  • Fast Shuffle: Press and hold L2/LT + R2/RT, move left stick in any direction
  • Hands Up Defense: Move and hold the right stick in any direction
  • Shot Contest: Move and hold the right stick in any direction when near shooter(during shot)
  • Vertical Contest: Move and hold left stick away from the shooter and press Triangle/Y
  • Swat Block: Hold R2/RT and press Triangle/Y
  • Take Charge: Press and hold Circle/B
  • Flop: While in take charge, release Circle/B, press Circle/B
  • Intentional Foul: Repeatedly press or press and hold X near ballhandler
  • Double Team: Press and hold L1/LB
  • Icon Double Team: Press L1/LB press and hold the action button of desired double teamer
Advanced Controls
  • Positional Playcall: Press L1/LB, then press teammate’s action button and choose play from menu
  • Basic Pick Control: Press and hold L1/LB
  • Advanced Pick Control: Press and hold L1/LB. Use R1/RB to choose Roll vs. Fade and R1/RB to choose pick side.
  • Set Screen: Circle/B
  • Call for Screen: Triangle/Y
  • Icon Pick Control: Press L1/LB, then press and hold the action button of desired screener
  • Slip Screen and Early Fade: Call for pick, then press L1/LB again at any time before the screener gets hit to have him slip or fade early
Post Moves
  • Enter/Leave Post: Press and hold L2/LT to post up, release L2/LT to faceup
  • Drive to Key: R2/RT + Left stick toward key
  • Drive to Baseline: R2/RT + Left stick toward baseline
  • Quick Spin: Rotate the shot stick to outside shoulder
  • Hook Drive: Rotate shot stick to inside shoulder
  • Fakes: Move the shot stick in any direction but away from hoop
Post Shots (Shotstick)
  • Post Hook: Shot stick left or right toward hoop (close range)
  • Post Fade: shot stick left or right away from hoop (beyond close range)
  • Post Layup: Move and hold the shot stick left or right toward hoop (close range) while the left stick is deflected
  • Shimmy Shot: R2/RT + shot stick left or right away from hoop
  • Post Hop: Push left stick left or right away from hoop, then press Square/X
  • Post Stepback: left stick away from hoop, then press Square/X
  • Dropstep: left stick toward hoop, then press Square/X
  • Pump Fake: Start a shot listed above, then move the shot stick to neutral

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Member Comments
# 1 dwayne12345 @ 07/28/15 09:57 PM
Cool. I wish there was something that could be done about the accidental full court shots that happen sometimes when I try to grab a loose ball.

I hate having x as shoot and steal.
 
# 2 Antonioshellz @ 07/28/15 10:28 PM
Sweet. It looks like we have more control over dunks again.
 
# 3 k1lo5 @ 07/28/15 10:35 PM
Throwing the oops up will be interesting. But i like the lob pass feature!

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# 4 Vni @ 07/28/15 10:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by k1lo5
Throwing the oops up will be interesting. But i like the lob pass feature!

sent via galaxy s5 using tapatalk

You can already do lob pass.

Controls are very similar to 15 it seems.
 
# 5 itchyroll_51 @ 07/28/15 11:35 PM
"-Shot Contest: Move and hold the right stick in any direction when near shooter(during shot)"

This was the problem this year as to why right stick contest never works; this sounds like is gonna fix it. VERY EXCITED
 
# 6 tedus @ 07/28/15 11:46 PM
Why does the NBA 2K change the control scheme over and over again!!

Every time the new game come out, we have to familiar with it !!

It's very annoy!!
 
# 7 2_headedmonster @ 07/28/15 11:49 PM
Vertical contest...early fade...

sold.

as long as my mid-range master doesn't fade out to 22 feet.

"Defensive strategies" ....hmmm intrigued.
 
# 8 youvalss @ 07/28/15 11:58 PM
Low post controlled by L2 again...didn't think it would make a comeback. Hopefully it works well.

Now we can only blame ourselves for dunking with the left hand...
 
# 9 thedream2k16 @ 07/29/15 12:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tedus
Why does the NBA 2K change the control scheme over and over again!!

Every time the new game come out, we have to familiar with it !!

It's very annoy!!
please read , changes are needed to give us more options
 
# 10 Eman5805 @ 07/29/15 12:13 AM
Quote:
Slip Screen and Early Fade: Call for pick, then press L1/LB again at any time before the screener gets hit to have him slip or fade early
I'm not sure if this was in the game last year, but that's a great way to do it, rather than having it be predetermined. Slipping the screen and such is an in the moment move, depending on how you get covered.
 
# 11 Hustle Westbrook @ 07/29/15 12:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eman5805
I'm not sure if this was in the game last year, but that's a great way to do it, rather than having it be predetermined. Slipping the screen and such is an in the moment move, depending on how you get covered.
It was in there last year.

I'm not sure about early fades though.
 
# 12 WishListGOD 1 OF 2 @ 07/29/15 12:39 AM
Improvements. The quick step cut off defense has me very excited/intrigued, will be VERY useful if it works well.
 
# 13 DurtySoufReppin @ 07/29/15 12:58 AM
flashy passing - double tap O.

Sounds like a hell of an improvement with passing.
 
# 14 LorenzoDC @ 07/29/15 01:14 AM
Looks like they didn't restore the tell player to cut to the basket offensive command.

It didn't work last year but it's not listed here at all, unless I missed it.
 
# 15 BMDinTDOT @ 07/29/15 01:28 AM
I hate having to do the eurostep with the thumbstick where's
the basic controls?
 
# 16 Goffs @ 07/29/15 05:06 AM
Ugh....right stick still has that quick step...if they insist on having quick step there they better tighten it up. It feels absolutely useless to me whenever I try to cut off a man while driving to the basket. I don't understand why they can't add the quick step on the left stick where it's dedicated for movement only.

Nice to see swat block back (or aggressive block from past games). I'm guessing guessing Y by itself will just have the player jump up with hands up?
 
# 17 13CB55 @ 07/29/15 05:15 AM
Crossover Escape gone?
Man, that would be great for park and rec.
 
# 18 Jrocc23 @ 07/29/15 06:02 AM
Seen this a few days ago. Surprised it wasn't posted a lot sooner.

But I am very interested in how the post moves will work. Hopefully, it's a lot more fluid. Hated when backing someone down in the post and they move, it was kind of stiff to get out of that animation.

Disappointed about the changes to the passing though. Love how the flashy passes were. Hoping these controls are nice.
 
# 19 Dlongz @ 07/29/15 06:20 AM
So far so good. I love that they have touch passes now. If it was in the last game it didn't work. Passes were always floating in the air which forced you to use the bounce pass for everything. It would be amazing if it moved as smooth at that soccer game's touch pass(with hands of course lol)

Also, Why is there a pass/touch pass on defense? Typo I supposed unless someone can explain that to me?

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# 20 The 24th Letter @ 07/29/15 07:12 AM
Interested in "Defensive Strategies"

I wonder if its essentially the return of the Coaching Options we had before...
 

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