"NBA 2K14": Tips for Creating Your My Player
In this guide, I will talk to you guys about ways to create the best My Player possible. This will include play styles, setups, and how to play in order to get drafted and become the best player possible.
Please feel free to comment below and let me know your style for setting up your player, or if you have questions you can also ask there.
What Is My Player?
"My Player" refers to the game mode within NBA 2K14 which you create a player like most sports games. You can then go through a campaign mode setting, trying to get your player drafted by an NBA team. Following getting drafted you will then make coins each game, and use those coins to buy more attributes for your player.
Another cool feature with My Player is being able to use him online, and doing challenges with this player. This allows you to compete against friends, and attempt to create a player whose attributes equal to 99. Depending on the type of setup you use and the height of the player, and weight some attributes will get maxed out at a certain level, but overall, your goal is to max out every one of the numbers in order to have the best player possible.
Creating the Looks of Your My Player
So when you are creating the looks of your My Player, feel free to do as you want. None of this will matter when it comes to playing, or affect the way your player plays. I tend to have fun with this, and make the player look as crazy as possible. Or you can make the player look like yourself. Either way, just try to have some fun with this, and the next part is what really matters.
Creating Your Player's Attributes
This is the most important part of my entire guide, because how you set up your player's attributes is going to say how your player performs, and what kind of mess you may be stuck in when trying to start out on your career. If you do this section wrong, you may go a second round, or not get drafted at all which will make the game less fun, and create a lot more work for you playing in a lower league. So what I suggest below, and the play style I talk about in the next section is going to be very important to expedite your progress into the NBA.
Now it would be impossible to tell you how every dimension of height will affect your player, but I will try to do it this way. First, decide what type of player you want. If you want a dunker, then make him tall, and average build which will allow him to get underneath and dunk easily. IF you want a shot taker, then I would suggest going with a guard position and making him in the average height category, and a little on the lower side of weight. If you want to have an all-around good player, who doesn't have any particular great aspects in the beginning, but in the end can be great at many things I would suggest going with a point guard as I normally do.
When you are going to do a point guard make him around the 6' 3" range, and no more than 200 pounds. This will guarantee him speed, and quickness, and will give you an edge on that aspect. From there the stats are going to be set in a certain way. Also, I would suggest making your player's other attributes similar to your play style. Specializing in mid-range shots, and then focus each attribute around the player that you choose.
When you are choosing the signatures, have fun with this as well. I wouldn't go too crazy because you will need to learn the exact release times in-game which may be tricky, but this is something that you should have fun with and will stick with your character until you change this, or during your player's career.
How to Play to Guarantee Drafting
Another reason I suggested a point guard is because that is one of the easiest positions to guarantee yourself getting drafted into the NBA. When you create other types of players you are relying on the point guard to get you the ball in order to score. If you are the point guard, then you have the best odds of showing off, creating plays, and getting drafted into the NBA.
Either way, regardless of the position you choose, let me talk about how to get drafted. You are going to want to show off as best as you can. This does not mean to be a ball hog, but to make sure that you get your letter grade up, and to have the best stats possible. IF you have an open shot take it, if someone is open then give them the ball. As a point guard, if I cannot get an open shot, I will typically hold the ball until the shot clock gets low then pass in order to force a teammate to shoot the ball. My main goal for each game is to get at least a double-double if not a triple-double.
As I said above you are looking for a good grade when playing, and a key to this is based on your player. You essentially want a good grade, and you want to hold good stats.
I would say, at a minimum, you should focus on getting a letter grade of B and have at least 10 points in your rookie showcase. This will give you the best opportunity to succeed and get drafted into the NBA.
Which Stats to Upgrade Over Time
This is pretty simple. You should focus on upgrading the stats that are essential to your play style first. Then after you have those stats high enough, and are making a decent amount of coin each game, THEN you can focus on the other stats. If you are a point guard, then wait to focus on dunking until after your shooting, passing, and ball handling stats are high enough. If you are a center, then focus on the opposite. Overall make choices that make sense, because wasting points to bring your overall score up, can hurt you when you are in the NBA games, or playing online. Having high statistics in important areas will make your life significantly easier over time.
Overall have fun with this game. It is a lot of fun to play, and over time you will get the hang of the game. Just don't stress too much on trying to get a triple-double early on or you might get discouraged. As your player gets better you will see a significantly higher chance of being successful in the long run.