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NBA 2K23 Build List - Best Builds For MyPlayer


NBA 2K23 gives players plenty of options when it comes to creating their characters in MyCareer mode, but the number of choices can be overwhelming for those who don't know where to start. If you're looking to make the best MyPlayer possible, we've got some pointers. Here are some of the best MyPlayer builds for each position in the next-gen version of NBA 2K23.

Best PG Build - Playmaking Shot Creator

Playmaking Shot Creator is one of the best PG builds.
This Point Guard build will allow your player to be effective both inside and outside the three-point line. It provides a total of 69 Badge Points, with the majority going into Playmaking and Shooting for Hall of Fame Ankle Breaker, Dimer, and Gold Unpluckable, alongside others like Gold Limitless Range, Catch & Shoot, and Deadeye. However, there are just enough points in Finishing to unlock notable Badges including Hall of Fame Giant Slayer, Gold Posterizer, and Gold Limitless Takeoff.
The height and length help when defending on switches and can also unlock certain animations. If you'd like, height can be lowered to gain some speed at the cost of inside finishing. As it stands, we sacrifice a bit of Acceleration, Speed With Ball, and a lot of rebounding stats. Here are the specifics:

Body Settings

Height: 6'8''Weight: 190lbsWingspan: 6'10''Body Shape: Your preference

Takeovers

Primary Takeover: Limitless RangeSecondary Takeover: Pull-Up Precision

Build Stats

Attributes and Stats for the Playmaking Shot Creator build
Finishing:
Close Shot: 60Driving Layup: 80Driving Dunk: 93Standing Dunk: 49Post Control: 25
Shooting:
Mid-Range Shot: 80Three-Point Shot: 92Free Throw: 71
Playmaking:
Pass Accuracy: 86Ball Handle: 89Speed With Ball: 80
Defense/Rebounding:
Interior Defense: 48Perimeter Defense: 76Steal: 78Block: 25Offensive Rebound: 25Defensive Rebound: 31
Physicals:
Speed: 85Acceleration: 80Strength: 30Vertical: 75Stamina: 85

Best SG Build - Inside-Out Shot Creator

Aim for an Inside-Out Shot Creator when building a SG.
This Shooting Guard build allows players to dominate both beyond the arc and whenever they get momentum going toward the basket. It's similar to the PG build above, but with more Speed and inside finishing stats for whenever you find yourself underneath the basket.
This build won't be grabbing any rebounds, but nearly all of the Shooting Badges are Hall of Fame status with a few key options in Finishing like Giant Slayer, Pro Touch, and Limitless Takeoff.

Body Settings

Height: 6'7''Weight: 200lbsWingspan: 6'10''Body Shape: Your preference

Takeovers

Primary Takeover: Limitless RangeSecondary Takeover: Finishing Moves

Build Stats

Attributes and stats for the best Inside-Out Shot Creator build
Finishing:
Close Shot: 56Driving Layup: 76Driving Dunk: 86Standing Dunk: 87Post Control: 25
Shooting:
Mid-Range Shot: 78Three-Point Shot: 92Free Throw: 68
Playmaking:
Pass Accuracy: 80Ball Handle: 90Speed With Ball: 84
Defense/Rebounding:
Interior Defense: 25Perimeter Defense: 70Steal: 71Block: 25Offensive Rebound: 25Defensive Rebound: 26
Physicals:
Speed: 87Acceleration: 81Strength: 25Vertical: 75Stamina: 85

Best SF Build - 3 & D Wing

A 3& D Wing is strong on both sides of the court.
This Small Forward build moves away from the inside-out archetype and focuses more on defense than any other stat category. 3 & D Wings can shut down opposing players who focus solely on offense while still being able to score efficiently through spot-up jumpers. Key Badges for this build include Menace, Challenger, and Catch & Shoot.
The lack of speed with the ball is a weakness here, so don't try to get fancy with it in your hands. Focus on off-ball movement to get solid spot-up shots while using lockdown defense to shut down wing scorers on the opposing team.

Body Settings

Height: 6'8''Weight: 220lbsWingspan: 7'1''Body Shape: Your preference

Takeovers

Primary Takeover: Extreme ClampsSecondary Takeover: Spot-Up Precision

Build Stats

Attributes and stats for the 3 & D Wing build
Finishing:
Close Shot: 53Driving Layup: 73Driving Dunk: 86Standing Dunk: 50Post Control: 25
Shooting:
Mid-Range Shot: 71Three-Point Shot: 83Free Throw: 61
Playmaking:
Pass Accuracy: 70Ball Handle: 36Speed With Ball: 33
Defense/Rebounding:
Interior Defense: 91Perimeter Defense: 90Steal: 90Block: 86Offensive Rebound: 93Defensive Rebound: 94
Physicals:
Speed: 83Acceleration: 77Strength: 85Vertical: 90Stamina: 91

Best PF Build - Paint Beast

Paint Beasts excel at inside scoring and defense.
A Paint Beast Power Forward build will make your character an expert when it comes to defense, rebounding, and inside scoring. Aim to shut down opponents in the key on defense, then dominate in the paint on offense. The Rise Up, Rebound Chaser, Pogo Stick, and Anchor Badges are staples in this build.
This build's main weakness is shooting, so don't even attempt mid or long-range shots. As the name suggests, you'll live in the paint on both ends of the floor.

Body Settings

Height: 6'11''Weight: 248lbsWingspan: 7'7''Body Shape: Your preference

Takeovers

Primary Takeover: Paint IntimidationSecondary Takeover: See The Future

Build Stats

Attributes and stats for Paint Beast build
Finishing:
Close Shot: 74Driving Layup: 85Driving Dunk: 93Standing Dunk: 90Post Control: 40
Shooting:
Mid-Range Shot: 35Three-Point Shot: 25Free Throw: 41
Playmaking:
Pass Accuracy: 70Ball Handle: 70Speed With Ball: 59
Defense/Rebounding:
Interior Defense: 90Perimeter Defense: 72Steal: 75Block: 99Offensive Rebound: 85Defensive Rebound: 99
Physicals:
Speed: 73Acceleration: 65Strength: 80Vertical: 80Stamina: 86

Best C Build - 2-Way Inside-The-Arc Scorer

This C build focuses on defense and mid/close-range scoring.
This Center build gives your player the ability to score from any spot inside the three-point line with the option to step outside the arc in some situations. The main strengths here are mid/close-range finishing, rebounding, and rim protection. The key Badges to go for are Rise Up, Aerial Wizard, Green Machine, and Post Lockdown.
The weaknesses here are the same ones that plague all big men--ball handling and speed. Try to focus on spot-up jumpers or putbacks on offense, and paint protection on defense.

Body Settings

Height: 7'0''Weight: 251lbsWingspan: 7'10''Body Shape: Your preference

Takeovers

Primary Takeover: Spot-Up PrecisionSecondary Takeover: See The Future

Build Stats

Attributes and stats for 2-Way Inside-The-Arc Scorer build
Finishing:
Close Shot: 73Driving Layup: 71Driving Dunk: 85Standing Dunk: 93Post Control: 39
Shooting:
Mid-Range Shot: 80Three-Point Shot: 79Free Throw: 55
Playmaking:
Pass Accuracy: 71Ball Handle: 53Speed With Ball: 26
Defense/Rebounding:
Interior Defense: 88Perimeter Defense: 85Steal: 70Block: 88Offensive Rebound: 85Defensive Rebound: 90
Physicals:
Speed: 70Acceleration: 61Strength: 85Vertical: 83Stamina: 87
While it's true that these are some of the best builds for each position in NBA 2K23, don't be afraid to tweak the stat distribution here and there to better fit your play style. There's no foolproof way to play the game, so try out the builds with the preview feature in the MyCareer character creator before locking them in.
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This story originally appeared on: Gamespot - Author:Ethan Anderson

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