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Best Jumpshots in NBA 2K23

In NBA 2K23, you can change and customize your jumpshots.

You can change the lower/base, upper release, blending, and release speed.

To customize your jumpshots, you need to go to your animations and scroll to “Jump Shot Creator”.

A jump shot has different attributes—release height, release speed, defensive immunity, and timing impact.

What you want to look for is the jumpshot base that has a high timing grade.

In this guide, you’ll learn the best jumpshots in NBA 2K23 so that you can make better shots.

Best Jumpshots in NBA 2K23

1. Clyde Drexler

NBA2K23 Best Release
BaseRelease 1Release 2
Clyde DrexlerJames HardenJames Harden
Shot Release Height: A-Def. Immunity: A-
AttributesRelease Speed: A-Timing Impact: A-
  • Release speed: 100%
  • Animation blending: Minimum
  • Height at least 6’5″ and under 6’10”.
  • Mid-Range Shot 85+ or Three Point Shot 85+.

To know what’s impacting the release height, speed, etc., is to set the animation blending to 1 release and max out the speed.

From there, you can play around with the bases.

The first jumpshot base is “Clyde Drexler” which gives an A- across the board.

2. Penny Hardaway

NBA2K23 Best Base
BaseRelease 1Release 2
Penny HardawayJames HardenJames Harden
Shot Release Height: B-Def. Immunity: A-
AttributesRelease Speed: C+Timing Impact: A+
  • Release speed: 100%
  • Animation blending: Minimum
  • Height under 6’10”.
  • Mid-range shot 83+ or three-point shot 83+.

If you don’t care about the specific height or speed of your jump shot, this jump shot is for you.

Penny Hardaway as the base has one of the highest green windows for timing impact.

3. Shawn Marion

Best Jumpshots in NBA 2K23
BaseRelease 1Release 2
Penny HardawayJames HardenJames Harden
Shot Release Height: D-Def. Immunity: A-
AttributesRelease Speed: ATiming Impact: A
  • Release speed: 100%
  • Animation blending: Minimum
  • Height at least 6’5″ and under 6’10”.
  • Mid-range shot 84+ or three-point shot 84+.

The only attribute that you’re sacrificing for this build is the release height.

4. Clyde Drexler 2.0

Best Jumpshot in NBA 2K23
BaseRelease 1Release 2
Clyde DrexlerOscar RobertsonZeke Nnaji
Shot Release Height: ADef. Immunity: A+
AttributesRelease Speed: ATiming Impact: A-
  • Release speed: 75%
  • Animation blending: Minimum
  • Height at least 6’5″ and under 6’10”.
  • Mid-range shot 88+ or three-point shot 88+.

This is one of the best jumpshots in NBA 2K23.

To qualify for this, you need a mid-range shot or a three-point shot of 88 and above.

The base is the most important factor for a jump shot.

On the other hand, the most important attribute is the timing impact of the shot.

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