NBA 2K17 My Career Tips: How to quickly boost those attributes and become a superstar NBA 2K17 My Career Tips: How to quickly boost those attributes and become a superstar
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NBA 2K17 My Career Attribute Upgrades and Caps

Here are the five attributes you should focus on above all else for each position and the corresponding play style (in order of importance).

PG

Slasher

  • Layups and Dunks
  • Agility
  • Playmaking
  • Shooting off dribble
  • Defender

Sharpshooter

  • Mid-range shooting
  • 3pt shooting
  • Defending
  • Agility
  • Post scoring

Lockdown Defender

  • Defending
  • Agility
  • Strength
  • Rebounding
  • Layups and Dunks

Shot Creator

  • Shooting off dribble
  • Agility
  • Layups and Dunks
  • Mid-range shooting
  • Defending

Playmaker

  • Agility
  • Play-making
  • Layups and Dunks
  • Mid-range shooter
  • Shooting off dribble

 

SG

Slasher

  • Layups and Dunks
  • Agility
  • Playmaking
  • Shooting off dribble
  • Defender

Sharpshooter

  • Mid-range shooting
  • 3pt shooting
  • Defending
  • Agility
  • Post scoring

Lockdown Defender

  • Defending
  • Agility
  • Strength
  • Rebounding
  • Layups and Dunks

Shot Creator

  • Shooting off dribble
  • Agility
  • Layups and Dunks
  • Mid-range shooting
  • Defending

Playmaker

  • Agility
  • Play-making
  • Layups and Dunks
  • Mid-range shooter
  • Shooting off dribble

 

SF

Slasher

  • Layups and Dunks
  • Agility
  • Playmaking
  • Shooting off dribble
  • Defender

Sharpshooter

  • Mid-range shooting
  • 3pt shooting
  • Defending
  • Agility
  • Post scoring

Lockdown Defender

  • Defending
  • Agility
  • Strength
  • Rebounding
  • Layups and Dunks

Shot Creator

  • Shooting off dribble
  • Agility
  • Layups and Dunks
  • Mid-range shooting
  • Defending

Point Forward

  • Agility
  • Playmaking
  • Layups and Dunks
  • Mid-range shooting
  • Shooting Off Dribble

Glass Cleaner

  • Rebounding
  • Strength
  • Layup and Dunks
  • Defending
  • Agility

Post Scorer

  • Post Scoring
  • Strength
  • Layup and Dunks
  • Rebounding
  • Defending

 

PF

Athletic Finisher

  • Layups and Dunks
  • Agility
  • Playmaker
  • Shooting off dribble
  • Defender

Stretch Big

  • Mid-range shooting
  • 3pt shooting
  • Agility
  • Defending
  • Playmaking (and Strength)

Lockdown Defender

  • Agility
  • Defending
  • Strength
  • Rebounding
  • Layup and Dunks

Glass Cleaner

  • Strength
  • Rebounding
  • Layup and Dunks
  • Defending
  • Agility

Post Scorer

  • Post scoring
  • Strength
  • Layup and Dunks
  • Defending
  • Rebounding

 

Center

Athletic Finisher

  • Layups and Dunks
  • Agility
  • Playmaker
  • Shooting off dribble
  • Defender

Stretch Big

  • Mid-range shooting
  • 3pt shooting
  • Agility
  • Defending
  • Playmaking

Glass Cleaner

  • Strength
  • Rebounding
  • Layup and Dunks
  • Defending
  • Agility

Paint Protector

  • Agility
  • Defending
  • Strength
  • Rebounding
  • Layups and Dunks

Post Scorer

  • Post scoring
  • Strength
  • Layup and Dunks
  • Defending
  • Rebounding

Each positions caps certain skills and attributes to reflect the type of player you’ve created. This also factors in body shape, which will need to be specifically designed to suit the specifications of the position and main attribute body you’ve chosen.

Tips To Get You Started

  • Try to create as well-rounded a player as possible. It’s key to focus on the attributes listed above, but finding good balance in other areas will really boost your player’s overall ranking.
  • Don’t focus too much on jump shooting for guards, and rebounding for forwards. You can expand the skillset into other areas for a more well-rounded and reliable player.

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