NBA Playgrounds is now available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC. The game is like a spiritual successor to the NBA Jam and NBA Street franchises. While many people have been looking for an NBA Playgrounds wiki, our NBA Playgrounds guide covers everything you need to know to enjoy your time in NBA Playgrounds. We’ve included how to unlock all of the items in the game, as well as player information, game advice and more. We’ll continue to add to this NBA Playgrounds guide throughout the week so be sure to check back if what you’re looking for isn’t here yet. Finally, we’ve included NBA Playgrounds PC requirements so you know if it will work on your rig.

NBA Playgrounds Quick Tips

  • Stealing wins games, so always have at least one player on your team with a high steal stat.
  • To avoid getting the ball stolen, perform a crossover when you’re near an opposing player.
  • If the opposing team throws the ball down court, switch to your teammate and execute a push. This almost always results in pushing the opposing teammate before the pass reaches them.
  • Don’t perform a push if you’re close to a full Lottery Picks bar because it will drain your bar completely.
  • Throw elbows or fake a shot to get a player off of you.
  • Go in for a dunk then pass it out to your teammate for a quick three-pointer that will catch most opponents off guard.
  • Dunks and alley-oops build the Lottery Picks bar faster than anything else.

NBA Playgrounds Strategy Articles

NBA Playgrounds - Best Players
Find out who the best players are in NBA Playgrounds.

NBA Playgrounds Tips - Perfect Shots, Lottery Picks, Power-Ups
Get the upper hand on your competition with these NBA Playgrounds tips and tricks!

NBA Playgrounds - Learn How to Shoot, Rebound, Dunk and More
Learn the basics of shooting in NBA Playgrounds!

NBA Playgrounds Tournament Challenge Tips - Unlock Game Balls
Find out some useful advice to complete those pesky tournament challenges.

NBA Playgrounds Cards - Farm Card Packs Fast
Find out how to quickly and easily unlock new card packs in NBA Playgrounds.

NBA Playgrounds Rosters and Stats - All Players
Check out every player you can collect in NBA Playgrounds.

NBA Playgrounds - Unlock Playgrounds and Courts
Find out how to unlock new places to play when you suit up for some hoops!

NBA Playgrounds - Unlock Online Matches
Discover how to unlock the online mode in NBA Playgrounds.

NBA Playgrounds - Unlock Tournaments Mode
Find out how to unlock the Tournaments Mode in the NBA Playgrounds main menu.

NBA Playgrounds Strategy Videos

NBA Playgrounds Tips - Lottery Picks, Power-Ups and More
Learn some of the basics of NBA Playgrounds before you move on to the Perfect Shot!

NBA Playgrounds - How to Perform a Perfect Shot
We cover when you should release the shoot button to score a Perfect Shot.

NBA Playgrounds PC Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 CPU 530 2.93GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
  • Video Card: GeForce GT 630
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0x Compatible Sound Card
  • Available Disk Space: 7 GB

Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.50 Ghz or Better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
  • Video Card: GeForce GTX 670 or Better
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0x Compatible Sound Card
  • Available Disk Space: 7 GB