NBA 2K23: Best MyPlayer Builds (2024)

Creating a perfect player in NBA 2K23 is a primary task for each die-hard player of the franchise. With the release of the new installment to the series, fans have been eager to jump into the making of their desired character.

NBA 2K23 follows the same build pattern for both the current- and last-generation consoles. Hence, do not expect many changes compared to the last NBA 2K22 game. In fact, the new installment is nearly the game with only a few tweaks and adjustments.

The following2K23 MyPlayer builds will probably be useful for newcomers and veterans of both generations.

  • Best PG Builds
    • Inside-Out Shot Creator
    • Playmaking Shot
    • 3PT Playmaker
  • Best PF Builds
    • 3-Level Scorer
    • Paint Beast
  • Best SF Builds
    • 3-Level Scorer
    • Inside-Out Scorer
  • Best SG Builds
    • 2-Way 3PT Shot
    • Sharpshooter
  • Best Center Builds
    • Inside Out Glass Cleaner
    • Glass Cleaning Finisher
    • Defensive Anchor

Best Point Guard builds

The Point Guard, also known as the Point, is a highly skilled offensive position that focuses mainly on assisting the team and ensuring the ball goes into the hands of the right player.

Inside-Out Shot Creator PG

The NBA 2K23 new-gen Inside-Out Shot Creator for the Point Guard stands out the most when it comes to having a solid Build. Having a decent defensive perimeter and a good badge collection, this build has everything to offer, especially considering how it can reach a 99 OVR rating.

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’8’’
  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • Wingspan: 6’9

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 60
  • Driving Layup: 80
  • Driving Dunk: 93
  • Standing Dunk: 77
  • Post Control: 75

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 79
  • Three-Point Shot: 92
  • Free Throw: 77

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 80
  • Ball Handle: 89
  • Speed with Ball: 79

Defense/Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 40
  • Perimeter Defense: 73
  • Steal: 69
  • Block: 27
  • Offensive Rebound: 25
  • Defensive Rebound: 32

Physicals

  • Speed: 78
  • Acceleration: 79
  • Strength: 74
  • Vertical: 82
  • Stamina: 92

Takeovers

  • Limitless Range
  • Spot-Up Precision

Playmaking Shot Point Guard

The PG Playmaking Shot is considered a beast build for the next-gen versions. It possesses 85 badge points in total and can reach a 99 OVR Rating. Plus, with the right defensive tactic, it can add a decent perimeter. The Playmaking Shot is the best NBA 2k23 PG new-gen build that you can build right now.

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 160lbs
  • Wingspan: 6’7″

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 54
  • Driving Layup: 74
  • Driving Dunk: 80

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 83
  • Three-Point Shot: 92
  • Free Throw: 74

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 86
  • Ball Handle: 94
  • Speed with Ball: 92

Defense/Rebounding

  • Perimeter Defense: 74
  • Steal: 72
  • Defensive Rebound: 30

Physicals

  • Speed: 85
  • Acceleration: 81
  • Vertical: 60
  • Stamina: 92

Takeovers

  • Limitless Range
  • Pull-Up Precision

3PT Playmaker PG (new-gen)

The 3PT Playmaker build in NBA 2K23 is for those who want to run a smaller and speedier Point Guard. The player will then be able to make the 3pt shot with 92 overall ratings.

You can also make decent defense with the help of 6’7” wingspan that will be able to easily defend any off-ball defender.

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 160lbs
  • Wingspan: 6’7″

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 49
  • Driving Layup: 74
  • Driving Dunk: 80

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 77
  • Three-Point Shot: 92
  • Free Throw: 71

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 88
  • Ball Handle: 94
  • Speed with Ball: 92

Defense/Rebounding

  • Perimeter Defense: 74
  • Steal: 71
  • Defensive Rebound: 20

Physicals

  • Speed: 85
  • Acceleration: 81
  • Vertical: 60
  • Stamina: 92

Takeovers

  • Limitless Range
  • Pull-Up Precision

Power Forward builds

Power Forward, also known as the Four, shares similar skills as the Center. This position possesses high speed and decent playmaking alongside amazing shooting abilities.

3-Level Scorer

The 3-level Scorer power forward for old-gen mainly focuses on multiple areas, such as rebounding, defending, playing in the post, and setting screens. It’s one of the best MyCareer 2K23 builds for a PF.

You can also utilize the playmaking and shooting skills of a Power Forward to make the best dunk build in NBA 2K23.

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’10”
  • Weight: 210lbs
  • Wingspan: 7’1″

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 84
  • Driving Layup: 83
  • Driving Dunk: 85
  • Standing Dunk: 73

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 87
  • Three-Point Shot: 89
  • Free Throw: 67

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 76
  • Ball Handle: 80
  • Speed with Ball: 71

Defense/Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 59
  • Perimeter Defense: 75
  • Steal: 74
  • Block: 78
  • Offensive Rebound: 74
  • Defensive Rebound: 80

Physicals

  • Speed: 80
  • Acceleration: 77
  • Strength: 34
  • Vertical: 75
  • Stamina: 92

Takeover

  • Limitless Range
  • Spot-Up Precision

2K23 Paint Beast PF Build

In NBA 2K23, your character can become an expert in Rebounding, Inside Scoring, and Defense if you make a Paint Beast Power Forward build. You can then easily defend any player on defense. This opportunity can then be used to dominate the paint.

The basic badges that you will need are Rebound Chaser, Anchor Badges, Rise Up, and Pogo Stick. The only downside to the Paint Beast Power Forward build is the shooting. To mask that, you must not shoot mid and long-range shots.

Body Settings

  • Weight: 216lbs
  • Wingspan: 7’9″
  • Height: 6’11”

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 74
  • Driving Layup: 85
  • Driving Dunk: 93
  • Standing Dunk: 90
  • Post Control: 42

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 35
  • Free Throw: 36
  • Playmaking
  • Pass Accuracy: 70
  • Ball Handle: 70
  • Speed with Ball: 68

Defense/Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 89
  • Perimeter Defense: 76
  • Steal: 75
  • Block: 93
  • Offensive Rebound: 92
  • Defensive Rebound: 94

Physicals

  • Speed: 79
  • Acceleration: 73
  • Strength: 74
  • Vertical: 90
  • Stamina: 96

Takeover

  • Finishing Moves
  • See the Future

Small Forward builds

Small Forward, also known as the Three, is an all-rounder position. This position mainly focuses on handling the ball, playmaking, and shooting while assisting the power forwards and centers.

3-Level Scorer Small Forward (New-Gen)

With the 3-level scorer build for SF, you’ll also get our top picks for the best takeovers in NBA 2K23.

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’10”
  • Weight: 210lbs
  • Wingspan: 7’3″

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 70
  • Driving Layup: 83
  • Driving Dunk: 84
  • Standing Dunk: 76

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 87
  • Three-Point Shot: 87
  • Free Throw: 75

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 70
  • Ball Handle: 80
  • Speed with Ball: 71

Defense/Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 82
  • Perimeter Defense: 81
  • Steal: 46
  • Block: 80
  • Offensive Rebound: 66
  • Defensive Rebound: 85

Physicals

  • Speed: 80
  • Acceleration: 77
  • Strength: 60
  • Vertical: 76
  • Stamina: 90

Takeover

  • Limitless Range
  • Spot Up Precision

Inside-Out Scorer SF Build (New-Gen)

An amazing shooter, a decent finisher, and a quick ball handler. With the right defense, the Inside Out Scorer build for the Small Forward in NBA 2K23 can reach the required perimeters and a 99 OVR Rating, with 69 badge points to back it up.

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 201lbs
  • Wingspan: 7’0″

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 85
  • Driving Layup: 85
  • Driving Dunk: 93
  • Standing Dunk: 70
  • Post Control: –

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 75
  • Three-Point Shot: 77
  • Free Throw: 54

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 83
  • Ball Handle: 85
  • Speed with Ball: 90

Defense/Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 65
  • Perimeter Defense: 87
  • Steal: 72
  • Block: 47
  • Offensive Rebound: 81
  • Defensive Rebound: 87

Physicals

  • Speed: 80
  • Acceleration: 83
  • Strength: 74
  • Vertical: 85
  • Stamina: 99

Takeover

  • Glass Cleaner
  • Playmaker

Shooting Guard builds

Shooting Guard, also known as the Two, is a position in the NBA with the most speed. This position is in charge of assisting or shooting the ball which they bring to the field.

Though shooting guards in NBA 2K23 must have the highest stats in shooting all types of shots, including mid-range and free throws, they are best used for scoring from a three-point range.

2-Way 3PT Shot Shooting Guard (New-Gen)

The best Three Point Scorer build for the Shooting Guard. The 2-Way 3PT is capable of providing a high-speed, defensive perimeter for your MyPlayer, making it helpful to reach a 99 OVR Rating with 68 badge points in possession.

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’6”
  • Weight: 208lbs
  • Wingspan: 6’10″

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 57
  • Driving Layup: 77
  • Driving Dunk: –
  • Standing Dunk: –

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 77
  • Three-Point Shot: 92
  • Free Throw: 73

Defense/Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 34
  • Perimeter Defense: 92
  • Steal: 85
  • Block: –
  • Offensive Rebound: –
  • Defensive Rebound: 47

Physicals

  • Speed: 85
  • Acceleration: 85
  • Strength: 74
  • Vertical: 55
  • Stamina: 94

Takeover

  • Extreme Clamps
  • Limitless Range

Sharpshooter SG Build (New Gen)

Since Shooting Guard primarily focuses on scoring points, it’s best to choose a shooting build that perfectly fits your MyPlayer. This is where the new-gen Sharpshooter Shooting Guard in NBA 2K23 comes to your aid with an outstanding 3P Shot and a decent Mid-range shot.

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’6″
  • Weight: 180 lbs
  • Wingspan: 6’10″

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 50
  • Driving Layup: 50
  • Driving Dunk: 70
  • Standing Dunk: –
  • Post Control: –

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 79
  • Three-Point Shot: 92
  • Free Throw: 80

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 82
  • Ball Handle: 70
  • Speed with Ball: 70

Defense/Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 55
  • Perimeter Defense: 87
  • Steal: 91
  • Block: 72
  • Offensive Rebound: –
  • Defensive Rebound: 43

Physicals

  • Speed: 91
  • Acceleration: 89
  • Strength: 60
  • Vertical: 68
  • Stamina: 92

Takeover

  • Limitless Range
  • Shot-Up Precision

Best Center builds

Center in NBA 2K23, also known as the Five, is a position dedicated to the tallest player on the basketball court. The player will take a position as both an offensive and a defensive player while rebounding at both ends of the court.

Center Inside-Out Glass Cleaner

An extraordinary shooter with a good defense. Our NBA 2K23 Inside Out Glass Cleaner Center build for new-gen consoles will have a max 99 OVR Rating and can possess a whopping 70 badge points in its arsenal.

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’10″
  • Weight: 229 lbs
  • Wingspan: 7’8″

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 75
  • Driving Layup: 75
  • Driving Dunk: 86
  • Standing Dunk: 86
  • Post Control: 90

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 73
  • Three-Point Shot: 81
  • Free Throw: 70

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 76
  • Ball Handle: 41
  • Speed with Ball: 27

Defense/Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 82
  • Perimeter Defense: 74
  • Steal: 39
  • Block: 93
  • Offensive Rebound: 81
  • Defensive Rebound: 93

Physicals

  • Speed: 77
  • Acceleration: 70
  • Strength: 84
  • Vertical: 75
  • Stamina: 90

Takeover

  • Postplaymaking
  • Stuff Block

Glass-Cleaning Finisher Build for Center (New-Gen)

A convincing defender and finisher in NBA 2K23. The Glass Cleaning Finisher build for the Center position will suit your playstyle the best with its over-powering rebounds and shooting skills that help it reach a 99 OVR Rating with 76 badge points in possession.

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’10″
  • Weight: 247 lbs
  • Wingspan: 7’6″

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 70
  • Driving Layup: 76
  • Driving Dunk: 92
  • Standing Dunk: 90
  • Post Control: 35

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 72
  • Three-Point Shot: 75
  • Free Throw: 50

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 62
  • Ball Handle: 77
  • Speed with Ball: 66

Defense/Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 80
  • Perimeter Defense: 74
  • Steal: 36
  • Block: 73
  • Offensive Rebound: 80
  • Defensive Rebound: 93

Physicals

  • Speed: 71
  • Acceleration: 69
  • Strength: 83
  • Vertical: 76
  • Stamina: 83

Takeover

  • Finishing Moves
  • Power Backdowns

Defensive Anchor build (new-gen)

If you want an overall rating of 99 in the Center position, this Defensive Anchor build is the best option for you. This build is made especially so that it accommodates all the professional and amateur players in the Rec configuration.

You can also perform Contact Dunks to ease off your pass in the game with the Defensive Anchor build. The only downside to this build configuration is that the players will not have shooting and guarding abilities around the perimeter.

Body Settings

  • Height: 7’11’’
  • Weight: 260 lbs
  • Wingspan: 7’11

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 79
  • Driving Layup: 39
  • Driving Dunk: 58
  • Standing Dunk: 90
  • Post Control: 51

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 40
  • Three-Point Shot: –
  • Free Throw: 42

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 70
  • Ball Handle: 35
  • Speed with Ball: –

Defense/Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 95
  • Perimeter Defense: 45
  • Steal: 49
  • Block: 94
  • Offensive Rebound: 99
  • Defensive Rebound: 99

Physicals

  • Speed: 54
  • Acceleration: 39
  • Strength: 96
  • Vertical: 70
  • Stamina: 94

Takeovers

  • Paint Intimidation
  • See the Future

How to create the best NBA2K23 MyPlayer build

While there are several areas to consider when building your MyPlayer, there are two in particular that you must be aware of.

Bulky Points Guards are more effective

Being overweight on the court doesn’t pay off for any player in NBA 2K23. However, when playing the MyCareer mode, you might notice that creating a point guard above the 200lbs mark will give you more attributes than a standard weight class player.

Although increasing your player’s weight above the 200-mark will eventually slow him down. The difference is barely noticeable and if you combine 200lbs weight with a 6’2-6’4 height along with a 6’11 wingspan, you’ll end up with an elite point guard class build.

Unlock tier 3 core badges

Core Badges are a new feature in NBA 2K23 that allows you to carry 24 badge points instead of the default 17. You can unlock them by investing badge points into your tier 3 slots.

  • Tier 1 badge costs 1x Point for Bronze, 2x for Silver, 3x for Gold, and 4x for Hall of Fame.
  • Tier 2 badge costs 2x Points for Bronze, 4x for Silver, 5x for Gold, and 6x for Hall of Fame.
  • Tier 3 badge costs 5x Points for Bronze, 6x for Silver, 7x for Gold, and 8x points for Hall of Fame.

Simply place a Tier 3 Badge in the Core Badge slot and press Triangle/Y to initiate the process.

Upon its completion, you’ll reset the Badge Points and have your points returned to your slot, which you can then use later to re-invest into the badges.

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