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Best Dribble Moves for All Builds in NBA 2K23

NBA 2K23 has multiple dribble moves/animations that you can choose from.

Having the best dribble moves will help you to easily get past defenders.

There are multiple types of moves including dribble styles, signature size-ups, size-up escape packages, and more.

However, each of them has its own requirements like minimum height and ball handle.

This guide contains the best dribble moves and animations for all builds in NBA 2K23 for next-gen and current-gen.

Best dribble moves in NBA 2K23

Bigs (6’10” and up)

The best dribble moves for Bigs (6’10” and up) in 2K23 are a Pro dribble style, Kevin Durant (signature size-ups), LeBron James (size-up escape packages), and Donovan Mitchell (moving crossovers).

Dribble styles

Best dribble animations in NBA 2K23
  • S Tier: Pro

Signature size-ups

  • S Tier: Kevin Durant
  • S Tier: Ben Simmons

Size-up escape packages

  • S Tier: LeBron James
  • S Tier: Paul George
  • A Tier: Kobe Bryant
  • A Tier: Luka Doncic

Moving crossovers

  • S Tier: Donovan Mitchell
  • A Tier: LeBron James
  • A Tier: Michael Jordan
  • A Tier: James Harden

Moving behind the backs

  • S Tier: Pro

Moving spins

  • S Tier: Penny Hardaway
  • S Tier: Steve Nash

Moving hesitations

  • S Tier: Luka Doncic
  • S Tier: Zach LeVine

Moving stepbacks

  • S Tier: James Harden

Triple threat styles

  • S Tier: Michael Jordan

Pass style

  • S Tier: Stephen Curry
  • S Tier: Jason Williams

Swings (6’5″ to 6’9″)

The best dribble moves for Swings (6’5″ to 6’9″) in 2K23 are a Michael Jordan dribble style, De’Aaron Fox (signature size-ups), John Wall (size-up escape packages), and Donovan Mitchell (moving crossovers).

Dribble styles

Best dribble moves in NBA 2K23
  • S Tier: Michael Jordan
  • S Tier: Chris Paul
  • A Tier: Pro

Signature size-ups

  • S Tier: De’Aaron Fox
  • S Tier: Rafer Alston
  • S Tier: Tracy McGrady

Size-up escape packages

  • S Tier: John Wall
  • S Tier: Paul George
  • A Tier: LeBron James

Moving crossovers

  • S Tier: Donovan Mitchell
  • S Tier: James Harden

Moving behind the backs

  • S Tier: Allen Iverson
  • S Tier: Zach LaVine
  • A Tier: Pro

Moving spins

  • S Tier: Steve Nash

Moving hesitations

  • S Tier: Luka Doncic

Moving stepbacks

  • S Tier: James Harden

Triple threat styles

  • S Tier: Michael Jordan

Pass style

  • S Tier: Stephen Curry
  • S Tier: Jason Williams

Guards (6’4″ and under)

The best dribble moves for Swings (6’5″ to 6’9″) in 2K23 are a Chris Paul dribble style, Trae Young (signature size-ups), John Wall (size-up escape packages), and James Harden (moving crossovers).

Dribble styles

Dribble styles 2k23
  • S Tier: Chris Paul
  • S Tier: Michael Jordan
  • A Tier: Damien Lillard

Signature size-ups

  • S Tier: Trae Young
  • S Tier: Steve Francis
  • A Tier: Kyrie Irving
  • A Tier: Stephen Curry
  • A: Darius Garland
  • A: Tracy McGrady

Size-up escape packages

  • S Tier: John Wall
  • A Tier: Kyrie Irving
  • A Tier: Damien Lillard

Moving crossovers

  • S Tier: James Harden

Moving behind the backs

  • S Tier: Damien Lillard
  • A Tier: Stephen Curry

Moving spins

  • S Tier: Steve Nash

Moving hesitations

  • S Tier: Luka Doncic

Moving stepbacks

  • S Tier: James Harden

Triple threat styles

  • S Tier: Michael Jordan

Pass style

  • S Tier: Stephen Curry
  • S Tier: Jason Williams

Further reading

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