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"NBA 2K14": Tips for Creating Your My Player

John has been writing video game strategy guides for seven years in addition to publishing gaming videos on YouTube.

"NBA 2K14" My Player Guide

"NBA 2K14" My Player Guide

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.

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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.

Have Fun!

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 about 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.


xDJeffxD on October 25, 2015:

My athletic pg 6'7 can dunk . Maybe you need to purchase or equip some of the dunk style on your player

help me on June 07, 2014:

Wat is da best way to create a myplayer

Cam_H21 on May 09, 2014:

tp, what you need to do is select a dunk package, if you start out being unable to dunk then you will only have a layup package selected, go into your my player and edit this. Find the page where you choose his release, at the bottom are the dunk packages, this is how you get your player to be able to dunk after you get his dunk up, but he was unable to dunk at the beginning.

Cam_H21 on May 09, 2014:

Hey in 2k12 and 2k13 I just scored like 40 some points in the rookie showcase, got like 5 or 6 steals, was an all around point guard, 1 or 2 assists and 2 or 4 rebounds, I still got drafted in top 15, 2k13 I actually went top 10

Mike on April 13, 2014:

What are the attributes that you upgrade to easily higher up the overall rating

Minor 69er on April 06, 2014:

Make your guy a pg

Edit my player tendencies on March 23, 2014:

How do I edit map later tendencies in my player mode?

Help!! on March 23, 2014:

How do you make a fully new my character

yo on March 23, 2014:

ball hog^^^

Nexus 247 on March 20, 2014:

I don't know how but I always create amazing my players off bat. The first guy I created was a 7'2 275 lb defensive center. He averaged 29 pts , almost 10 reb, and 4 blocks i his rookie season with only average attributes. Now in his second year he is dominating the league with 55 pts, 16 reb, ast. 1 stl, and 6 blks with mostly maxed states. I have a rookie 6'6 athletic pg who averages 54 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast , 4 stls, and 3 blks with the default attributtes. Finally I have a 6'9 245 lbs all around sf who averages 39 pts almost 10 reb, 7 ast, 1 stl, and 2 blks, with average stats.

tp on March 13, 2014:

Anyone wanting to dunk I think you need to make an athletic type player I made a 3pt specialist and maxed his dunk and he would never dunk so I tried athletic and even with a 6' pg with 50 dunk he still dunks any time I want. Hope this helps

Lauren on March 03, 2014:

What is the best way to get your player a point gard to dunk?

Jeff Stroble on March 03, 2014:

My PC always deletes my Jeff Stroble player.I'm 5'7" in real life and on the game and need help!

briddell13 on February 23, 2014:

Y'all need to by the skill either posterizer or highlight film. I have p osterizer and my 6' 9" sf dunks on people all the time.

j on February 20, 2014:

Can I change my weight after I've started my career

berrus on February 10, 2014:

i got a pg on the miami heat and i have 90 points in 3 pointers but he still misses the shot when exellent HELP. typed comment on wii u

donny on February 09, 2014:

I just picked up 2k14 and when creating my player(career) it directs you to push R1 and L1 to change attributes like height and weight and it wont go to that screen. My L and R buttons work cuz I just checked them during game and on another game. Am I doing something wrong? plz help

rob on February 05, 2014:

Also equipping posterizer really help, your dunk tendency is probably really low so you will have to do a fast break jam or post spin dunks till it raises on its own mine started out at 10 nows its up to 95 I also added posterizer it helped a lot

rob on February 05, 2014:

Got to equip dunk packages cedric

ACDB on February 01, 2014:

To DUNK, just Sprint going to the ring and press the shoot key with the sprint holding still

Grim on January 22, 2014:

My player is 6'9. Should be able to dunk at 90 pts. Vertical at 90. All my attributes above 77. Equipped dunk packages. STILL WONT DUNK.

ANYONE able to solve this yet?

Jeff Stroble on January 22, 2014:

Is there anyway I can save created players on NBA2K14?

B on January 21, 2014:

High top

Jesse Rosselli on January 20, 2014:

My guy is a 3 point specialist hes keeps missing excellent shots what do i do. please Help

jesse on January 20, 2014:

cedric get your vertical up

cedric on January 20, 2014:

I am having issues with sinking as well. I have a 6'7 point guard and his dunking is maxed out and I have 3 different dunk packages and he still can't dunk.

james on January 19, 2014:

I got my center whos 6 10 and wont dunk he layes it up every time and he jumps higher than the rim his vertical is maxed out at 60 and both standing and running dunks are 75 i used the coins to raise them 10 for a game and he still wont dunk that woukd make it about 85. Not even earley in games wide open or anything i don't want to keeo wasting sp on dunks if he wont dunk any pointers???

Tydgzf on January 17, 2014:

Can you change your weight halfway through your carrer

damiyon on January 17, 2014:

Got my dunk to 92 but my player still wont dunk the ball. What else do I need

Chris on January 16, 2014:

how do i stop get drafted in tha first round

Blank on January 12, 2014:

@Marshall you must change your dunk package, go to edit player and were you created your players shot scroll down to dunk packages.

Tom on January 11, 2014:

@Marshall make sure your vertical attribute is pretty high up there

Marshall on January 10, 2014:

I have a 6'3" point guard with max dunk (i have already maxed out most of my other important stats for a point guard) but I cannot for the life of me get him to dunk. All he does is layups and its started to irritate me. Any ideas?

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on January 07, 2014:

If your dunk will only go to 85 that may because of the position, size, height, and weight may limit his ability to go past 85.

lilxhooper22 on January 07, 2014:

how do i get my dunk up to 90 and get the posterizer upgrade my dunk will on go to 85

TobyTyTy101 on December 30, 2013:

How do you put your My Player in Season Mode

Luke123 on December 24, 2013:

What does triple double mean

chris82 on December 23, 2013:

can you put your created player into the season mode??

benji on November 28, 2013:

i &stand dunkingMaxed

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on November 25, 2013:

Thanks Jeff and glad it helped.. What team did you get drafted for, and good luck throughout the season ;)

jeff on November 24, 2013:

thanks man i finished with 29 pts put on 3pt specialist and took open shots like you said… my PG is very fast and i can just breeze already to the 3pt line and bomb it in… seems like ive found my dudes stroke rather quickly. not sure if everyone knows its very helpful if you go to presentation...shot feedback….on. it really helps to learn your dudes shot.

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on November 24, 2013:

@Puddi.. What part of his face are you trying to edit?

@JK You welcome, any questions just ask..

Jk on November 22, 2013:

Great help thanks

Puddi on November 21, 2013:

I just can edit his face ? Is that a Bug ?

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