How to Call for a Screen in NBA 2K21

There are many different strategies that you can use in NBA 2K21 to give you an advantage over your opponents. One of those strategies is to call for a screen. So, in today’s article, we will show you how to call for a screen in NBA 2K21 on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Switch.

What is Screening in NBA?

If you are new to basketball, screening is quite a popular way that is used by teams to sort of provide an offensive player more room to shoot, dribble, or even receive a pass. This happens when a player from your team is blocking an opposing player that is attempting to defend against your efforts.

Note: When pulling off screenings in NBA 2K21, you should be careful not to do them in an illegal manner.

How to Call for Screen

Fortunately, if you want to call for a screen in NBA 2K21, it is a fairly straightforward process just like in the previous editions of NBA 2K. In order to call for a screen, you will need to hold down L1 for Playstation 4 (or LB if you are playing on Xbox One and L for Switch). Then, one of your teammates will quickly move towards the area of the court and position themselves in front of the player who is in possession of the ball.

If you just press L1 (LB or L) for a short period of time, your teammate will move only briefly. This is why you should hold the button down for as long as you want your teammate to remain in position as a screen.

If you wish to change the angle of the screen, you can just press the left thumbstick. This will block the defender in a range of different locations to free up other passing and running lanes for you which should then result in easy baskets.

How to Call for Specific Player Screen in NBA 2K21

We saw quite a lot of demand for calling screens for a specific player and so, we decided to include this in this article. So, if you are wondering how to call for specific player screen in NBA 2K21, continue reading.

If you are playing in the PG position, you will want tap LB and then tap RB for Xbox One and L1 then R1 for Playstation 4. Then, proceed to hold the player specific button for as long as you need.

For any other position, tap LB/L1 and then hold the button for whichever player you desire to set screen.

And that is pretty much everything you need to know when it comes to calling for a screen in NBA 2K21.

Note: Bare in mind that as much as screening can help you as a Point Guard, it is just as risky because then you are making one of your teammates leave their position to help you. In the beginning, it may take some time to master and mistakes will be made, however, once you perfect the right amount of screening you need, it will become an integral strategy of your success.