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Best Small Forward Build in NBA 2K23

NBA 2K23 is one of the most anticipated NBA games.

In NBA 2K23, you can rise to the occasion and discover your full potential.

Showcase your talent in MyCAREER and prove yourself against the best players in the world.

You can build your own dynasty in MyGM or MyLEAGUE.

The game is available on multiple platforms including PS4, PS5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC.

Having the best build for your character is important because it improves your gameplay.

A build in the game is the small forward build in NBA 2K23.

In this guide, you’ll learn the best small forward build in NBA 2K23 for your character including its body settings and attributes.

Best small forward build in NBA 2K23



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

Body settings

Best small forward build in NBA 2K23 body settings

Body Settings – Small Forward

Various combinations of Height, Weight, and Wingspan can affect your MyPLAYER’s maximum attribute potential in different ways. Your height plays a heavy role in determining which badges you will eventually be able to equip, and where they’re tiered.

Body Settings

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

Attribute settings

Best small forward build in NBA 2K23

Attribute Settings – Small Forward Build

Set your max potential. Badge Points are unlocked through gameplay and can be used to equip badges once attribute requirements are met. For each category of badges, 10 badge points must be equipped between Tiers 1 & 2 to equip tier 3 badges.


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


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


  • 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


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


Best Small Forward Build in NBA 2K23 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)

Further reading

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