NBA 2K22 Influence Trade Guide, How to Use

In NBA 2K22 players complete side missions to unlock special added perks. One of the special perks players can unlock is the ability to Influence Trades on their current team. This means players can target specific players to have the GM attempt to trade for. For more details see our NBA 2K22 Influence Trade guide below.


How to Unlock Influence Trade in MyCAREER

Before you can start telling your GM what to do you need to unlock the ability to Influence Trades. To do this advance through the season until you unlock the The Drama: Trade Rumors side quest. This side quest starts with a video by Kendrick Perkins. Once you’ve watched the video you will begin the steps need to request a trade. Complete all quest steps and you will unlock the Influence Trade ability among other rewards.

How to Use Influence Trade in MyCAREER

Image showing how to Influence Trades in NBA 2K22.

Using Influence Trade in MyCAREER is a fairly straightforward affair. Once the ability is unlocked you can find trade requests under MyCAREER > CAREER > Suggest Trade Targets. On the Suggest Trade Targets screen you can scroll through the different team’s in the NBA. You can then highlight players and suggest making trade attempts for them.


Like the real NBA not every trade attempt/suggestion you make will be fullfilled. Since you can only make so many suggestions a season you should be thoughtful on who you go after. If your team has nothing to offer they probably won’t land LeBron James off the Lakers. Keep this in mind.

Thoughts on out NBA 2K22 Influence Trade guide? Drop them in the comments below.


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4 responses

  1. E says:

    Used it, thinking I’d have more on a depth SG in Nitilikina. Only request ive had so far this season. We got Nitilikina for a low ovr SG but traded R Lopez for Cauley Stein. Might end up backfiring if you like your team.

  2. Drew says:

    So you can ONLY influence trades of you request a trade??? Damn that is FUCKING STUPID

  3. Ch3f says:

    so is this relevant to current gen? I have already requested and been traded from the Denver nuggets to the Chicago Bulls and the game traded Pat Williams (the bulls starting PF, SF on game) for me…… I only want Pat back on the team bc without him it’s so hard to play for CHI. please help

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