Best Post Fade In NBA 2K23

Shot Animations and trick shots are not just for the show in NBA 2K23. They also have tons of benefits when it comes to scoring so you should spend your time, figuring out the best animations for the different shot types.

The best player to master Post Fade Animation should have the balance of strong offensive and defensive skills.

To save you some time, we have got all of the best post fade shot animations for NBA 2K23 along with the best player for post fade in three different height categories.

We know that height doesn’t have much of an effect on the Post Fade shots in NBA 2K23 but there is still a matter of consistency that varies from player to player because of the Post Fade Rating.

Below we have given the top player for Post Fade in three different height categories for NBA 2K23.

Best Post Fade Players Under 6’5’’

Devin Booker

This 25-year-old, 6’5’ player, playing for the Phoenix Suns is one of the strongest when it comes to Post Fade Shots in this particular height category.

Devin plays as the Shooting Guard or the Point Guard, which further strengthens his post fade rating.

James Harden

If you have been playing NBA 2K for some time, then you will know that James Harden’s name comes every so often and this time he is in the strongest post fade players list mostly due to his 13 years of experience.

Best Post Fade Players Between 6’5’’ and 7’0’’

Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic, who is from Serbia and plays at the center Position for the Denver Nuggets is a prodigy.

Not only does he outshines everyone in this category but also is a well-known name in many other categories.

Lebron James

The man, the myth, the legend, Lebron James is by far one of the most known names in basketball and comes out on the top no matter what category we are talking about.

This 37-year-old Lakers player doesn’t mess around when it comes to basketball.

Best Post Fade Players Above 7’0’’

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid is known for his Post Fades if we are talking about players above 7’0’’ and this Philadelphia 76er’s player ranks #6 out of all the 868 NBA players.

With a 96 OVR and 94 Post Fade attribute rating, you don’t want to come in between him and his Post Fades.

Best Post Fade Animations

Post-Fade shots are a fun way to throw the defender off their balance and cash that opportunity to score some points. When you do a post fade animation, your player will back up the defender as soon as you get the chance, you will enter the fade animation.

As soon as the defender is off their balance, the area will be wide open for you to dunk or shoot, depending on your distance from the basket.

To run the Post Fade animations, you will need the same defensive skills that are required to execute dunking. You can then use these skills to build the best dunk build in 2k23.

In NBA 2K23, it doesn’t matter what height category your build is in, you will be able to make perfect Post Fade Shots with a bit of practice.

For all heights, Pro 3 is by far the best and the most trust-worthy Post Fade shot animation and if your timing is right, there is no chance that any defender will be able to stop the ball in the way.

Using the Pro 3, you will have enough gap between you and the defender, and the ball will be out of range of the defender so there is no need to worry about not being able to score, as long as the ball reaches the basket.

How to master Post Fade in NBA 2K23

The first thing that you want to do to master the post-fade shot is learning which direction the balance of the defender is leaning. Once you have identified that direction, try to fade away from that direction.

Let’s talk about the controls as they are also crucial in mastering literally anything. Your post fade moves start when you are bouncing the basketball in front of the defender.

This bouncing can be done by holding the LT on your Xbox. Once you have known which side the defender is leaning on, use the X to post-fade. Then use the left stick for the direction of the post fade.

To post-fade on the PlayStation, you can hold L2 to do the bouncing and then shoot the fadeaway by pressing Square on the console. You can then use Left Stick for the direction of the post-fade.

You must time the release of LT/L2 and lean of joystick at the same time. Otherwise, you will then do a jump shot instead of the Post Fade.

One pro tip here is to wait a little for the defender to make a move. Once he has made his move such as by either jumping or leaning on one side, you can then easily make a counter move. And then execute the perfect Post Fade.

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