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Best NBA 2K23 Builds for Every Position

In NBA 2K23, builds are essential to improve your gameplay.

For example, if you have better shooting stats, you can shoot more accurately.

On the other hand, if you have better physical stats, you can run faster or longer.

However, your attributes need to be well-rounded to dominate your opponents.

For instance, if your shooting attributes are maxed out, other attributes will be lacking.

This guide contains the best NBA 2K23 builds for every position—center, point guard, small forward, shooting, and power forward.

Center build

Best NBA 2K23 Build

A center build in NBA 2K23 needs to be tall and have a high defense to block opponents’ shots and rebound their misses.

Hence, their defense/rebounding attributes need to be the highest.

However, their playmaking ability will fall short—with poorer ball handling and speed with the ball.

Vitals

  • First Name: Any
  • Last Name: Any
  • Position: Center / Power Forward
  • Handedness: Right
  • Jersey Number: Any

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’8″
  • Weight: 236 lbs
  • Wingspan: 7’6″
  • Body Shape: Defined

Attribute settings

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 76
  • Driving Layup: 84
  • Driving Dunk: 85
  • Standing Dunk: 70
  • Post Control: 29

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 76
  • Three-Point Shot: 84
  • Free Throw: 71

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 71
  • Ball Handle: 39
  • Speed with Ball: 32

Defense / Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 81
  • Perimeter Defense: 86
  • Steal: 85
  • Block: 88
  • Offensive Rebound: 87
  • Defensive Rebound: 99

Physicals

  • Speed: 82
  • Acceleration: 74
  • Strength: 89
  • Vertical: 75
  • Stamina: 85

Takeover

Primary takeover

  • Any

Secondary takeover

  • Any

Finishing badges

  • Rise Up (Bronze)
  • Aerial Wizard (Bronze)
  • Fearless Finisher (Silver)
  • Fast Twitch (Silver)
  • Posterizer (Silver)

Shooting badges

  • Claymore (Silver)
  • Green Machine (Bronze)
  • Guard Up (Gold)
  • Catch & Shoot (Bronze)
  • Limitless Range (Bronze)

Playmaking badges

  • Dimer (Bronze)
  • Floor General (Silver)
  • Bail Out (Bronze)

Defense/rebounding badges

  • Boxout Beast (Hall of Fame)
  • Brick Wall (Gold)
  • Chase Down Artist (Bronze)
  • Glove (Bronze)
  • Interceptor (Bronze)
  • Anchor (Silver)
  • Rebound Chaser (Hall of Fame)

Point guard build

Best NBA 2K23 Build - Point Guard

A point guard build needs to have exceptional dribbling and passing skills.

In addition, he needs to find scoring opportunities for the team.

Hence, it needs to have the highest playmaking stats, speed, and stamina.

Unfortunately, this will bring down the defense/rebounding stats.

Vitals

  • First Name: Any
  • Last Name: Any
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Handedness: Right
  • Jersey Number: Any

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’5″
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • Wingspan: 6’7″
  • Body Shape: Defined

Attribute settings

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 55
  • Driving Layup: 80
  • Driving Dunk: 85
  • Standing Dunk: 38
  • Post Control: –

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 81
  • Three-Point Shot: 92
  • Free Throw: 74

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 70
  • Ball Handle: 94
  • Speed with Ball: 86

Defense / Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: –
  • Perimeter Defense: 55
  • Steal: –
  • Block: –
  • Offensive Rebound: –
  • Defensive Rebound: –

Physicals

  • Speed: 85
  • Acceleration: 80
  • Strength: 30
  • Vertical: 75
  • Stamina: 90

Takeover

Primary takeover

  • Any

Secondary takeover

  • Any

Finishing badges

  • Limitless Takeoff (Silver)
  • Posterizer (Silver)
  • Giant Slayer (Hall of Fame)

Shooting badges

  • Limitless Range (Gold)
  • Deadeye (Gold)
  • Blinders (Gold)
  • Green Machine (Silver)
  • Guard Up (Gold)
  • Amped (Gold)
  • Clutch Shooter (Bronze)

Playmaking badges

  • Quick First Step (Hall of Fame)
  • Mismatch Expert (Gold)
  • Handles for Days (Gold)
  • Unpluckable (Bronze)
  • Killer Combos (Gold)
  • Bail Out (Bronze)

Defense/rebounding badges

  • Menace (Bronze)
  • Off-Ball Pest (Bronze)

Small forward build

Best NBA 2K23 Build - Small Forward

Roaming all over the court, a small forward build needs to have great three-pointers and physicals.

Hence, his three-pointer attribute needs to be the highest followed by his stamina.

Vitals

  • First Name: Any
  • Last Name: Any
  • Position: Small forward
  • Handedness: Right
  • Jersey Number: Any

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’9″
  • Weight: 220 lbs
  • Wingspan: 6’10”
  • Body Shape: Defined

Attribute settings

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 67
  • Driving Layup: 81
  • Driving Dunk: 67
  • Standing Dunk: 54
  • Post Control: –

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 84
  • Three-Point Shot: 92
  • Free Throw: 68

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 66
  • Ball Handle: 87
  • Speed with Ball: 73

Defense / Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 80
  • Perimeter Defense: 90
  • Steal: 46
  • Block: 75
  • Offensive Rebound: 43
  • Defensive Rebound: 81

Physicals

  • Speed: 80
  • Acceleration: 76
  • Strength: 57
  • Vertical: 81
  • Stamina: 95

Takeover

Primary takeover

  • Anklebreaking Shots

Secondary takeover

  • Limitless Range

Finishing badges

  • Acrobat (Silver)
  • Pro Touch (Silver)
  • Slithery (Silver)
  • Fearless Finisher (Silver)
  • Limitless Takeoff (Gold)
  • Posterizer (Core Badge/Bronze)

Shooting badges

  • Claymore (Hall of Fame)
  • Space Creator (Silver)
  • Corner Specialist (Silver)
  • Green Machine (Silver)
  • Guard Up (Gold)
  • Catch & Shoot (Gold)
  • Limitless Range (Core Badge/Gold)

Playmaking badges

  • Ankle Breaker (Hall of Fame)
  • Dimer (Bronze)
  • Quick First Step (Gold)
  • Handles For Days (Silver)
  • Unpluckable (Core Badge/Silver)

Defense/rebounding badges

  • Ankle Braces (Gold)
  • Glove (Bronze)
  • Menace (Bronze)
  • Work Horse (Gold)
  • Chase Down Artist (Silver)
  • Anchor (Bronze)
  • Rebound Chaser (Core Badge/Bronze)

Shooting guard build

NBA 2K23 Shooting Guard Build

Usually the team’s best shooter, a shooting guard build needs to have the best shooting attributes.

This includes the mid-range and three-point shots.

In addition, his playmaking and physicals need to be on par with his shooting.

Vitals

  • First Name: Any
  • Last Name: Any
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Handedness: Right
  • Jersey Number: Any

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’6″
  • Weight: 180 lbs
  • Wingspan: 7’0″
  • Body Shape: Compact

Attribute settings

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 69
  • Driving Layup: 70
  • Driving Dunk: 80
  • Standing Dunk: –
  • Post Control: –

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 75
  • Three-Point Shot: 90
  • Free Throw: 69

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 71
  • Ball Handle: 85
  • Speed with Ball: 85

Defense / Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 26
  • Perimeter Defense: 86
  • Steal: 86
  • Block: 26
  • Offensive Rebound: 29
  • Defensive Rebound: 74

Physicals

  • Speed: 86
  • Acceleration: 86
  • Strength: 44
  • Vertical: 80
  • Stamina: 99

Takeover

Primary takeover

  • Spot Up Shooter

Secondary takeover

  • Playmaker

Finishing badges

  • Acrobat (Bronze)
  • Fearless Finisher (Bronze)
  • Masher (Bronze)
  • Slithery (Bronze)
  • Aerial Wizard (Silver)
  • Posterizer (Bronze)
  • Fast Twitch (Bronze)
  • Limitless Takeoff (Silver)

Shooting badges

  • Agent 3 (Bronze)
  • Catch & Shoot (Gold)
  • Green Machine (Silver)
  • Middy Magician (Silver)
  • Amped (Bronze)
  • Claymore (Gold)
  • Corner Specialist (Silver)
  • Guard Up (Gold)
  • Clutch Shooter (Bronze)
  • Deadeye (Bronze)

Playmaking badges

  • Ankle Breaker (Silver)
  • Clamp Breaker (Bronze)
  • Handles for Days (Silver)
  • Quick First Step (Gold)
  • Vice Grip (Bronze)
  • Bail Out (Bronze)
  • Killer Combos (Bronze)
  • Unpluckable (Gold)

Defense/rebounding badges

  • Ankle Braces (Bronze)
  • Clamps (Silver)
  • Glove (Bronze)
  • Challenger (Gold)
  • Interceptor (Bronze)
  • Pick Dodger (Gold)
  • Work Horse (Bronze)

Power forward build

Similar to a center, the power forward build needs to have good defense and physicals.

However, power forwards take longer shots than centers.

Vitals

  • First Name: Any
  • Last Name: Any
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Handedness: Right
  • Jersey Number: Any

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’9″
  • Weight: 210 lbs
  • Wingspan: 7’2″
  • Body Shape: Compact

Attribute settings

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 59
  • Driving Layup: 79
  • Driving Dunk: 85
  • Standing Dunk: 85
  • Post Control: –

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 76
  • Three-Point Shot: 87
  • Free Throw: 87

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 80
  • Ball Handle: 87
  • Speed with Ball: 74

Defense / Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 70
  • Perimeter Defense: 81
  • Steal: 78
  • Block: 80
  • Offensive Rebound: 33
  • Defensive Rebound: 73

Physicals

  • Speed: 81
  • Acceleration: 77
  • Strength: 82
  • Vertical: 80
  • Stamina: 93

Takeover

Primary takeover

  • Anklebreaking Shots

Secondary takeover

  • Limitless Range

Finishing badges

  • Giant Slayer (Bronze)
  • Aerial Wizard (Gold)
  • Limitless Takeoff (Silver)
  • Bully (Core/Silver)
  • Posterizer (Silver)

Shooting badges

  • Clutch Shooter (Hall of Fame)
  • Slippery Off-Ball (Hall of Fame)
  • Space Creator (Hall of Fame)
  • Agent 3 (Silver)
  • Guard Up (Gold)
  • Limitless Range (Core/Silver)

Playmaking badges

  • Ankle Breaker (Hall of Fame)
  • Hyperdrive (Bronze)
  • Quick First Step (Gold)
  • Vice Grip (Silver)
  • Handles For Days (Silver)
  • Unpluckable (Core/Gold)

Defense/rebounding badges

  • Ankle Braces (Gold)
  • Off-Ball Pest (Hall of Fame)
  • Pick Dodger (Bronze)
  • Challenger (Silver)
  • Chase Down Artist (Core/Gold)
  • Clamps (Bronze)
  • Interceptor (Silver)

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