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Old 11-29-2016, 05:11 PM   #1
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Are Three-Pointers Overpowered in NBA 2K17?



The three point basket has changed how the game of basketball is played -- and as recently as last year, a revolution on how teams approach the shot has really taken hold throughout the NBA.

NBA 2K has understandably had a bit of difficulty in keeping up with a game that is changing before our very eyes at times. At what point are three pointers too easy vs. at what point are they unrealistically hard?

And how do you strike that balance?

I have noticed quite a bit of chatter on three-pointers in NBA 2K17 over the last couple of weeks, with many of the complaints seemingly coming down on the "they're too easy to convert" side of the debate.

It's possible that is the case, but its also possible how you are shooting the three ball could depend on which team you are using, what player you are shooting with, what mode you are playing in, and any other number of factors.

On a personal anecdotal level, I played four games of NBA 2K17 recently and averaged 40.4% from behind the three point arc with the OKC Thunder. In real life the Thunder are hitting 34.5% -- but I'm also playing with a different personnel set at this point. The Spurs lead the league at 39.9% from behind the arc and the league wide average has hovered around the 35% mark for years now.

So technically we should expect to see the three point shots we take consolidate around that sort of an average.

But I'm not so sure there's a singular answer here. Could threes be too easy for certain types of shooters and not nearly easy enough for others? Are you finding that universally three point shooting percentages are too high? Too low? Are they just about right?

Sound off in the comments about your own experiences with three pointers in NBA 2K17!
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:54 PM   #2
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:59 PM   #3
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Re: Are Three-Pointers Overpowered in NBA 2K17?

Im 45 games through MyLeague.

Im shooting 49.5% on 7 attempts with Redick
28% on 5 attempts with Paul
27% on 2 attempts with Rivers
30% on 1 attempt with Felton
36% on 5 attempts with Crawford.
36% on 1 attempt with Griffin.
45% on 2 attempts with Johnson.
44% on 2 attempts with Speights.
25% on 1 attempt with Mbah a moute.

Im perfectly happy with it. There are streaks and cold patches in there.

If I was to make one criticism, I don't think CPU bad shooters are bad enough. I have left some bad ones open and seen them hit a few.

ALthough these stick out in my mind and might be shaping my perception.
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Old 11-29-2016, 06:17 PM   #4
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I must suck because if I shoot more than 15 of em I have yet to shoot 50%
Granted my teams have been OKC, Det, & TO
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Old 11-29-2016, 06:21 PM   #5
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Re: Are Three-Pointers Overpowered in NBA 2K17?

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Im 45 games through MyLeague.

Im shooting 49.5% on 7 attempts with Redick
28% on 5 attempts with Paul
27% on 2 attempts with Rivers
30% on 1 attempt with Felton
36% on 5 attempts with Crawford.
36% on 1 attempt with Griffin.
45% on 2 attempts with Johnson.
44% on 2 attempts with Speights.
25% on 1 attempt with Mbah a moute.

Im perfectly happy with it. There are streaks and cold patches in there.

If I was to make one criticism, I don't think CPU bad shooters are bad enough. I have left some bad ones open and seen them hit a few.

ALthough these stick out in my mind and might be shaping my perception.
How can you shoot 25% on one attempt ? It should be 4 attempts at least to count as 25%, in other words you need to be 1 for 4.
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Re: Are Three-Pointers Overpowered in NBA 2K17?

Shooting stats inflate so much this year. I'm 5 years into my career and there are already 3 or 4 people who have all of their open shot attributes at a 99. it's absurd.
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Re: Are Three-Pointers Overpowered in NBA 2K17?

Like Dirk said, my biggest complaint at this point is bad shooters hitting 3s on too much of a consistent basis.

I leave guys open who I know can't knock em from deep, and they drain em. Of course, I'm okay with that happening every once in awhile, but bad shooters are bad shooters. It's hard for me to label any player in 2k a "bad" shooter that I'm comfortable leaving open

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How can you shoot 25% on one attempt ? It should be 4 attempts at least to count as 25%, in other words you need to be 1 for 4.
Across the season he is averaging 1 attempt per game, and shooting 25%.
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