NBA 2K22 Best Builds Guide

Before you can reach the Finals in NBA 2K22, you need to build your Team from the ground up.  In this NBA 2K22 best builds guide, we’ll give you some of the best builds that you can craft at every position in NBA 2K22.

NBA 2K22 Best Builds

Acing NBA 2K22 is all about having skills and the perfect builds at each position across the court.

This recent NBA title is not a lot different from its predecessor, 2K21, when it comes to Player builds. However, there are a few new Skill Breakdown and Physical Profile pie charts introduced this year.

Point Guard Builds

Power Forward Builds

Shooting Guard Builds

Skill Breakdown

The Skill Breakdown section while crafting the build lets you decide the finishing, shooting, playmaking, defense/rebounding skills of your Player.

Finishing skill is all about offense. If a player has better finishing skills, they’ll be able to score a basket more easily.

Shooting skill too reflects the offensive skills of your Player. With better shooting skills, they can make long passes and score three-pointer baskets with ease.

Defense/rebounding skills come in handy when a player is standing in a defensive position. With better defensive skills, your Player will be able to steal the ball, despite any challenging dribble at the other end.

Lastly, half of the game relies on keeping control of the ball and making well-timed passes. This skill relies on the playmaking skill of your Player build.

Next comes the Physical Profile of your character.

Physical Profile

The Physical Profile of your build defines the Player’s agility, strength, and Vertical.

The agility defines how quick your Player is across the court. Strength determines how long your Player can maintain his ground while trying to steal a ball from the opponent.

Finally, vertical stats determine your Player’s ability to jump and the time they can take to reach their highest point.

Player Physique

The Player’s Physique is dependent on his body shape, height, weight, and wingspan. Other than the body shape, each attribute has a role to play in the Player’s performance, including the skillset.

Height is responsible for determining the speed and acceleration of the Player. Tall players will be less speedy. Height also plays a crucial role in the dribbling speed of your Player. Shorter players can dribble faster than taller players.

Weight will affect the strength and speed of the Player. Players who have more weight will be leading the way when it comes to strength. However, they’ll have less speed.

Wingspan defines the length of your arms. Wingspan has a direct impact on your Player’s strength. Reducing the wingspan will increase the strength.

Now that you’re aware of all the build options that you’ll be coming across while building a player, below we’ve given some of the best builds you can craft for each position in NBA 2K22.

Point Guard Builds

If you’ve ever played NFL and know about Quarterbacks, then you’ll know how crucial Point Guards are.

They’re usually shorter in height, and they’re an asset to the team when it comes to offense.

Build #1 (Playmaking Shot Creator)

This build of ours will be good at shooting and playmaking when it comes to selecting a Skill Breakdown. Moving on to the Physical Profile, this build will be all about speed with a respectable vertical.

Below are all the attributes for this build.

Close Shot 57
Driving Layup 69
Driving Dunk 64
Standing Dunk 25
Post Hook 30
Mid-Range Shot 90
Three-Point Shot 87
Free Throw 90
Post Fade 51
Pass Accuracy 88
Ball Handle 87
Post Control 44
Interior Defense 42
Perimeter Defense 75
Lateral Quickness 75
Steal 80
Block 49
Offensive Rebound 52
Defensive Rebound 65
Speed 87
Strength 46
Acceleration 86
Vertical 64
Height 6’3”
Weight 173 lbs.
Wingspan 75.0”
Takeover Spot Up Shooter

Build #2 (Slasher)

The second point guard build would have a slightly taller player than that of the first one. However, it would still be leading in finishing and shooting skills.

There’re two pie charts that have a higher percentage painted in blue and green. Select the one that has slightly more blue in it.

For your Physical Profile, select the pie chart on the top. This build is all about speed and vertical.

Badges

Finishing

  • Fearless Finisher
  • Limitless Takeoff
  • Posterizer
  • Slithery Finisher

Shooting

  • Blinders
  • Chef
  • Clutch Shooter
  • Deadeye
  • Green Machine
  • Hot Zone Hunter
  • Limitless Spot-Up
  • Stop & Pop

Playmaking

  • Handles for Days
  • Hyperdrive
  • Quick Chain
  • Quick First Step
  • Unpluckable

Defense/Rebound

  • Clamps
  • Intimidator
Close Shot 85
Driving Layup 91
Driving Dunk 80
Standing Dunk 36
Post Hook 50
Mid-Range Shot 78
Three-Point Shot 79
Free Throw 86
Post Fade 85
Pass Accuracy 77
Ball Handle 83
Post Control 33
Interior Defense 34
Perimeter Defense 76
Lateral Quickness 74
Steal 80
Block 27
Offensive Rebound 28
Defensive Rebound 61
Speed 86
Strength 52
Acceleration 85
Vertical 72
Height 6’5”
Weight 175 lbs.
Wingspan 79.7”
Takeover Slasher

Build #3 (Slashing Playmaker)

Once again, the third build will be dominating the court with its finishing and shooting skills. For the Skill Breakdown pie chart, select the third pie chart from the top.

For the Physical Profile, select the pie chart at the top. Again, our player will be quick on his feet.

Here’s a list of all the attributes that this build has.

Close Shot 85
Driving Layup 91
Driving Dunk 80
Standing Dunk 36
Post Hook 50
Mid-Range Shot 81
Three-Point Shot 79
Free Throw 60
Post Fade 87
Pass Accuracy 78
Ball Handle 83
Post Control 53
Interior Defense 34
Perimeter Defense 78
Lateral Quickness 74
Steal 80
Block 27
Offensive Rebound 28
Defensive Rebound 61
Speed 85
Strength 52
Acceleration 86
Vertical 72
Height 6’3”
Weight 173 lbs.
Wingspan 82.3”
Takeover Spot Up Shooter

Build #4 (Playmaker)

The fourth point guard build will have the Skill Breakdown pie chart that has a massive portion dedicated to the playmaking skill. For the Physical Profile, select the first pie chart.

Below we’ve jotted down the attribute points of this last point guard build.

Close Shot 57
Driving Layup 79
Driving Dunk 70
Standing Dunk 26
Post Hook 30
Mid-Range Shot 77
Three-Point Shot 72
Free Throw 84
Post Fade 46
Pass Accuracy 91
Ball Handle 85
Post Control 55
Interior Defense 54
Perimeter Defense 73
Lateral Quickness 73
Steal 71
Block 29
Offensive Rebound 60
Defensive Rebound 71
Speed 89
Strength 47
Acceleration 86
Vertical 68
Height 6’7”
Weight 186 lbs.
Wingspan 82.0”
Takeover Playmaker

Build #5 (2-Way Pass-First Point)

The skill pie chart that we’ll be going with for this build will be the one that has an equal amount of green and red color. As far as the Physical Profile is concerned, the build will have maximum agility.

Close Shot 56
Driving Layup 77
Driving Dunk 72
Standing Dunk 25
Post Hook 30
Mid-Range Shot 83
Three-Point Shot 80
Free Throw 88
Post Fade 76
Pass Accuracy 78
Ball Handle 77
Post Control 28
Interior Defense 42
Perimeter Defense 85
Lateral Quickness 85
Steal 92
Block 55
Offensive Rebound 40
Defensive Rebound 71
Speed 88
Strength 52
Acceleration 87
Vertical 71
Height 6’5”
Weight 178 lbs.
Wingspan 85.1”
Takeover Lockdown Defender

Build #6 (2-Way Shot Creator)

The sixth point guard build is for the next-gen and below are its attributes.

Close Shot 63
Driving Layup 81
Driving Dunk 85
Standing Dunk 25
Post Control 25
Mid-Range Shot 85
Three-Point Shot 89
Free Throw 25
Pass Accuracy 75
Ball Handle 90
Speed with Ball 90
Interior Defense 25
Perimeter Defense 85
Steal 82
Block 25
Offensive Rebound 25
Defensive Rebound 25
Speed 92
Strength 25
Acceleration 90
Vertical 80
Height 6’3”
Weight 182 lbs.
Wingspan 6’7”
Stamina 99
Primary Takeover Spot-Up Precision
Secondary Takeover Limitless Range

Build #7 (2-Way Finisher)

Following are the attributes for this next-gen build.

Close Shot 57
Driving Layup 88
Driving Dunk 92
Standing Dunk 25
Post Control 25
Mid-Range Shot 71
Three-Point Shot 82
Free Throw 67
Pass Accuracy 51
Ball Handle 60
Speed with Ball 51
Interior Defense 25
Perimeter Defense 99
Steal 99
Block 72
Offensive Rebound 30
Defensive Rebound 60
Speed 87
Strength 65
Acceleration 85
Vertical 80
Height 6’5”
Weight 225 lbs.
Wingspan 7’2”
Stamina 86
Primary Takeover Extreme Clamps
Secondary Takeover Spot-Up Precision

Power Forward Builds

Power forwards are pretty similar to the centers; however, they are better at playmaking and shooting. Here are a few power forward builds that we’ve put together.

Build #1 (Inside Center)

Our first build at this position will have a Skill Breakdown pie chart with a majority red. When it comes to Physical Profile, select the pie chart that is second from the bottom.

Here’re all the other attributes along with their points for this build.

Close Shot 83
Driving Layup 68
Driving Dunk 83
Standing Dunk 83
Post Hook 30
Mid-Range Shot 34
Three-Point Shot 34
Free Throw 54
Post Fade 30
Pass Accuracy 67
Ball Handle 51
Post Control 60
Interior Defense 85
Perimeter Defense 76
Lateral Quickness 76
Steal 75
Block 91
Offensive Rebound 93
Defensive Rebound 93
Speed 72
Strength 64
Acceleration 70
Vertical 84
Height 6’8”
Weight 190 lbs.
Wingspan 90.0”
Takeover Glass Cleaner

Build #2 (Outside Center)

For this build, we’ll be using one of the new skill pie charts introduced this year. Select the pie chart that is second from the bottom.

For the physical pie chart, select the first from the top. This pie chart should have predominantly Purple and a respectable amount of Pink.

Here’s the attribute breakdown for the second power forward build.

Close Shot 82
Driving Layup 42
Driving Dunk 68
Standing Dunk 74
Post Hook 28
Mid-Range Shot 80
Three-Point Shot 78
Free Throw 88
Post Fade 75
Pass Accuracy 38
Ball Handle 36
Post Control 27
Interior Defense 78
Perimeter Defense 67
Lateral Quickness 68
Steal 69
Block 85
Offensive Rebound 79
Defensive Rebound 86
Speed 71
Strength 57
Acceleration 68
Vertical 63
Height 6’8”
Weight 188 lbs.
Wingspan 90.0”
Takeover Glass Cleaner

Build #3 (Glass Cleaner)

Our third power forward build will be leading the way in shooting and defense/rebound skills.

When it comes to picking a skill pie chart, pick the one that has more green and less red. You’ll find it towards the end of the pie chart line up. Moving on to the Physical Profile, select the first pie chart that enhances the agility of your Player.

Close Shot 53
Driving Layup 42
Driving Dunk 68
Standing Dunk 74
Post Hook 28
Mid-Range Shot 80
Three-Point Shot 78
Free Throw 87
Post Fade 50
Pass Accuracy 69
Ball Handle 36
Post Control 64
Interior Defense 78
Perimeter Defense 67
Lateral Quickness 68
Steal 56
Block 85
Offensive Rebound 79
Defensive Rebound 86
Speed 71
Strength 57
Acceleration 68
Vertical 63
Height 6’8”
Weight 188 lbs.
Wingspan 90.0”
Takeover Glass Cleaner

Build #4 (2-Way Facilitator)

This is a Next-Gen build, and it will have the following badges.

Badges

Shooting

  • Blinders
  • Catch & Shoot
  • Clutch Shooter
  • Corner Specialist
  • Deadeye
  • Difficult Shots
  • Face Ace
  • Green Machine
  • Hot Zone Hunter
  • Limitless Spot-Up
  • Lucky #7
  • Rhythm Shooter
  • Set Shooter
  • Slippery Off-Ball
  • Sniper
  • Stop & Pop
  • Volume Shooter

Playmaking

  • Bail Out
  • Break Starter
  • Bullet Passes
  • Dimer
  • Downhill
  • Floor General
  • Glue Hands
  • Handles for Days
  • Hyperdrive
  • Needle Threader
  • Post Playmaking
  • Quick First Step
  • Space Creator
  • Special Delivery
  • Tight Handles
  • Triple Threat Juke
  • Unpluckable
Close Shot 47
Driving Layup 83
Driving Dunk 85
Standing Dunk 80
Post Control 25
Mid-Range Shot 75
Three-Point Shot 80
Free Throw 25
Pass Accuracy 85
Ball Handle 55
Interior Defense 84
Perimeter Defense 80
Steal 82
Block 88
Offensive Rebound 89
Defensive Rebound 95
Speed 73
Strength 59
Acceleration 71
Vertical 85
Height 6’8”
Weight 273 lbs.
Wingspan 7’4”
Stamina 83
Primary Takeover Spot-Up Precision
Secondary Takeover Limitless Range

Build #5 (Glass-Cleaning Finisher)

In this build, we’ll be opting for the pie chart that has a maximum of red in it. Secondly, the Physical Profile pie chart would be the one with maximum agility.

Here’s the attribute point breakdown for this build.

Close Shot 81
Driving Layup 68
Driving Dunk 83
Standing Dunk 83
Post Hook 30
Mid-Range Shot 34
Three-Point Shot 34
Free Throw 54
Post Fade 30
Pass Accuracy 67
Ball Handle 51
Post Control 60
Interior Defense 85
Perimeter Defense 76
Lateral Quickness 73
Steal 78
Block 93
Offensive Rebound 93
Defensive Rebound 93
Speed 75
Strength 64
Acceleration 73
Vertical 72
Height 6’8”
Weight 190 lbs.
Wingspan 90.0”
Takeover Glass Cleaner

Build #6 (Versatile Paint Beast)

Below we’ve given all the attribute points for this next-gen power forward build.

Close Shot 74
Driving Layup 93
Driving Dunk 86
Standing Dunk 99
Post Control 95
Mid-Range Shot 25
Three-Point Shot 25
Free Throw 27
Pass Accuracy 85
Ball Handle 25
Speed with Ball 40
Interior Defense 90
Perimeter Defense 79
Steal 82
Block 99
Offensive Rebound 99
Defensive Rebound 99
Speed 71
Strength 70
Acceleration 69
Vertical 85
Height 6’9”
Weight 239 lbs.
Wingspan 7’7”
Stamina 97
Primary Takeover Paint Intimidation
Secondary Takeover See the Future

Shooting Guard Builds

Shooting guards are required on the offense. No other position can match their speed. And when it comes to taking the ball across the court, no one can do it better than the Shooting Guards.

Below we’ve put together some of the best Shooting Guard builds.

Build #1 (2-Way Playmaker)

The Skill Breakdown pie chart with half yellow and half red would do the trick for our first Shooting Guard build.

Since Shooting Guards have to carry the ball across the court, they need to be quick. Therefore, pick the first Physical Profile pie chart that has a majority purple in it.

Close Shot 84
Driving Layup 84
Driving Dunk 78
Standing Dunk 26
Post Hook 30
Mid-Range Shot 74
Three-Point Shot 66
Free Throw 82
Post Fade 68
Pass Accuracy 86
Ball Handle 85
Post Control 40
Interior Defense 40
Perimeter Defense 85
Lateral Quickness 85
Steal 90
Block 44
Offensive Rebound 41
Defensive Rebound 74
Speed 93
Strength 52
Acceleration 92
Vertical 75
Height 6’5”
Weight 175 lbs.
Wingspan 86.0”
Takeover Playmaker

Build #2 (The Finisher)

This build will have the skill pie chart that has a majority yet an equal amount of yellow and red color.

For the Physical Profile pie chart, select the second one from the bottom. Before jumping onto the attributes, let’s have a look at the badges that this build will be having.

Badges

Finishing

  • Fearless Finisher
  • Posterizer

Shooting

  • Hot Zone Hunter
  • Sniper
  • Deadeye
  • Catch & Shoot

Playmaking

  • Bail Out
  • Bullet Passer
  • Dimer
  • Floor General
  • Glue Hands
  • Handles for Days
  • Needle Threader
  • Quick First Step
  • Special Delivery
  • Unpluckable

Defense/Rebound

  • Chase Down Artist
  • Clamps
  • Interceptor
  • Intimidator
  • Menace
  • Pick Pocket
  • Pogo Stick
  • Rebound Chaser
  • Rim Protector

Below are the attribute points for this build

Close Shot 84
Driving Layup 84
Driving Dunk 78
Standing Dunk 26
Post Hook 30
Mid-Range Shot 74
Three-Point Shot 66
Free Throw 82
Post Fade 59
Pass Accuracy 86
Ball Handle 85
Post Control 56
Interior Defense 40
Perimeter Defense 85
Lateral Quickness 85
Steal 90
Block 37
Offensive Rebound 41
Defensive Rebound 74
Speed 89
Strength 52
Acceleration 88
Vertical 88
Height 6’4”
Weight 177 lbs.
Wingspan 85.0”
Takeover Lockdown Defender

Build #3 (Playmaking Shot Creator)

This is one of the next-gen builds, and below we’ve given its attribute points breakdown.

Close Shot 69
Driving Layup 25
Driving Dunk 25
Standing Dunk 25
Post Control 25
Mid-Range Shot 99
Three-Point Shot 98
Free Throw 67
Pass Accuracy 90
Ball Handle 91
Speed with Ball 92
Interior Defense 25
Perimeter Defense 95
Steal 97
Block 55
Offensive Rebound 25
Defensive Rebound 25
Speed 90
Strength 51
Acceleration 90
Vertical 25
Height 6’0”
Weight 178 lbs.
Wingspan 6’1”
Stamina 97
Primary Takeover Spot-Up Precision
Secondary Takeover Anklebreaking Shots

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