Free throws are an important part of a player’s offensive game, as we’ve seen some of the best NBA scorers in history also be good free throw shooters. In this NBA 2K24 guide we list the best free throw animations, tips, and more to ensure you swish FT’s consistently at the charity stripe.
Best Free Throw Attribute to Use
The free throw attribute you decide to go with depends a lot on what type of NBA 2K24 build you make. For example, a spot up shooter in Pro-Am may be able to get away with a lower FT rating than a slasher or inside big build, since they’re usually in less contact / foul situations.
Generally, a minimum FT attribute of 65 can net at least a 50% success rate in free throws. Equipping your build with a FT attribute in the 70’s or 80’s or higher (plus a good FT animation, listed below) will result in a more reliable and consistent make percentage. Also, to get a boost to FT’s during end-game / clutch situations, you can equip the “Free Points Badge“.
Best Free Throw Animations in NBA 2K24
You can’t go wrong with any of the following free throw animations. It’s a good idea to test them out in-game to see which free throw animation is best suited for your unique build and your timing tendencies.
- Stephen Curry
- Michael Jordan
- Ray Allen
- Richard Hamilton
- Klay Thompson
- Jalen Brunson
- Kevin Durant
- Carmelo Anthony
- Kobe Bryant
- Zach LaVine
- Jeff Hornacek
- Jordan Clarkson
- Devin Booker
- Jamal Murray
- J.R. Smith
- John Wall
- Rick Barry
- Jason Williams
NBA 2K24: How to Shoot Free Throws
- Hold down the Square button (PS4, PS5) or the X button (Xbox Series X|S, XB1) to activate the FT shot meter. Or you can hold down the Right Stick to activate the FT shot meter.
- As the white meter is going, attempt to release the shot button as close to the black line as possible
NBA 2K24 Free Throw Tips
- Look for visual cues while the FT animation is going to consistently release the ball at the same spot
- The best time to release a free throw is when the ball is just about to leave the hand
- Better free throw shooters have larger timing windows than poor shooters