Increases the likelihood that tough passes can get by the defense. When passing through a tight window between defenders, a boost is given to the player’s passing ability.
Needle Threader Badge
For Best Results:
- Combine this Badge with:
- Dimer Badge
- Break Starter Badge
- Builds this Badge is Best Suited for:
- Attributes to Increase:
- Pass Accuracy
- Gameplay & Playstyle Tips:
- Activate this badge by passing. A boost is given when passing through a tight window between defenders.
- To increase assists and be an effective passer:
- Icon-pass (Press RB / R1 then press action button of desired receiver)
- Pass to the open man who’s in position to score
- Move the ball to increase team chemistry
- Use appropriate pass for each situation (Lob pass or bounce pass to feed the post, crisp passes around the perimeter, etc).
- Avoid passes in heavy traffic
- Target weak / low awareness defenders and be aware of defenders who are overplaying the passing lanes.
- Utilize pass fakes
- Try to be unpredictable to the defense
- Join an NBA team with great offensive finishers and scorers so your teammates are more likely to convert the assist.
- Simulated games do not count towards earning badges
- Badges have 4 Tiers: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Hall of Fame
- Badge availability depends on the archetype
Name: Needle Threader Badge
Description: Increases the likelihood that tough passes can get by the defense. When passing through a tight window between defenders, a boost is given to the player’s passing ability
Attribute Requirements: PG, SG, SF: Pass Accuracy 72 (GOLD) 92 (HOF); PF: Pass Accuracy 57 (GOLD) 73 (HOF); C: Pass Accuracy 50 (GOLD) 67 (HOF)
Controls: Normal Pass: X / A; Icon Pass: R1 / RB + choose receiver
Skill(s): Offense > Passing
Type: Playmaking Badge