All NBA 2k24 Attributes Explained

Get a detailed breakdown of what every attribute does on NBA 2k24. Each attribute is color coded based on their category in NBA 2k24. The categories are Finishing, Shooting, Playmaking, and Defense and Rebounding. You will want to understand what each attribute does prior to making your first build.

In 2k24 your attribute ratings seem to carry more weight than your badge level in determining your players success at Shooting, Finishing, Playmaking or Defense. As you add more attribute points to a category it becomes more expensive to continue adding to that category. Spending points to go from 98 3 ball to 99 3 ball is very expensive compared to going from 79 3 ball to 80 3 ball for instance.

We have a tool for viewing how much your builds overall will go up per attribute point put into your build. You can view this tool here: View 2k24 Attribute Weights

NBA 2k24 Attributes Explained

All NBA 2k24 Attribute Details

Attribute
Description
Close Shot
Ability to shoot when standing still out to 10 feet from the basket. Helps post hooks, and is also use to determine the ability to make standing alley-oop and putback layup attempts
Driving Layup
Determines the ability to successfully complete regular, contact, alley-oop and putback layup attempts while moving towards the basket
Driving Dunk
Determines the ability to successfully complete regular, contact, alley-oop and putback dunk attempts while moving towards the basket
Standing Dunk
Determines the ability to successfully complete regular, contact, alley-oop and putback dunk attempts while standing under the basket
Post Control
Helps determine success when performing spins, drives, drop steps, and other moves from post position. Used along with strength and size to determine the ability to back down a defender
Midrange
Determines the ability to make shots of all types from mid-range distance, including post fadeaway attempts
3 Pointer
Determines the ability to make shots of all types from three-point distance
Free Throw
Determines the ability to successfully make free throw shot attempts
Passing Accuracy
Ability to throw the ball on target in all types of passing situations, such as bounce, chest, lob, overhead, flashy and alley-oop passes
Ball Handle
Determines skill while dribbling the ball, both in terms of moves allowed and securing the ball from steal attempts
Speed w/ Ball
Affects how fast the player can run or sprint while dribbling the ball
Interior Defense
Determines the ability for the player to defend the paint both on and off the ball, as well as contest shots near the rim
Perimeter Defense
Determines the ability for the player to defend the perimeter both on and off the ball, as well as contest shots from outside
Steal
Ability to intercept or deflect passes and steal the ball from opposing ball-handlers in all situations
Block
Determines the chance to successfuly block shots of all types
Off Reb
Ability to grab Offensive rebounds. Along with vertical, unlocks rebound content to reach the ball more easiliy on missed shots. Helps determine ability to box out or navigate around box outs
Def Reb
Ability to grab defensive rebounds. Along with vertical, unlocks rebound content to reach the ball more easily on missed shots. Helps determine ability to box out or navigate around box outs
Speed
Affects how fast the player can run or sprint around the court
Acceleration
Affects the speed at which the player can move in short bursts and when taking off from a stand-still position
Strength
Determines who wins a contact battle and helps dictate how successful a player will be when backing down or being backed down in the post, both with and without the ball
Vertical
Used as a gate for dunk animations, and in combination with attribute counterparts, allows a player to jump higher on rebounds and blocks
Stamina
Affects how quickly a player loses energy and fatigues while running, sprinting, taking contact and performing various moves on the court
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