NBA 2K23 Best Big Man Builds (Next-Gen/Current-Gen)

Everything from your height to your Wingspan plays an integral role in hitting a dunk in basketball. Being on the defense only increases the advantage of increased height. This guide will cover all of the best Big Man Builds for NBA 2K23 for tall players in your squad.

The tallest players are usually placed at the center position where blocking and handling rebounds are often happening, and you will be taking on the opponents closer to the basket which is a very sensitive spot because mistakes there can be costly.

Although builds vary based on playstyles but taking another build as a reference and then adjusting it to your liking is more suitable than making a build from the ground up that is why we have put together some of the best big man builds for both next-gen and current-gen versions of NBA 2K23.

Inside Out Glass Cleaner build (next-gen/current-gen)

Being a 7-foot player comes with its set of advantages and disadvantages. The obvious disadvantage is getting asked constantly “How’s the weather up there?” but once you do a slam dunk over their head, they won’t be talking again.

This Inside Out Glass Cleaner Build is true to its name because the height you are going for is above the average of the normal basketball player. The rest of the details are given below.

Body Settings

  • Height: 7’0’’
  • Weight: 238 lbs
  • Wingspan: 7’6’’
  • Body Shape: Solid

Attributes

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 80
  • Driving Layup: 65
  • Driving Dunk: 85
  • Standing Dunk: 90
  • Post Control: 80

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 71
  • Three-Point Shot: 84
  • Free Throw: 66

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 60
  • Ball Handle: 38
  • Speed With Ball: –

Defense/Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 78
  • Perimeter Defense: 43
  • Steal: 61
  • Block: 93
  • Offensive Rebound: 77
  • Defensive Rebound: 93

Physicals

  • Speed: 73
  • Acceleration: 65
  • Strength: 89
  • Vertical: 75
  • Stamina: 91

Finishing Badges

  • Fearless Finisher: Bronze
  • Backdown Punisher: Gold
  • Posterizer: Silver
  • Bully: Gold
  • Rise Up: Gold

Shooting Badges

  • Clutch Shooter: Silver
  • Comeback Kid: Bronze
  • Claymore: Gold
  • Guard Up: Gold
  • Catch and Shoot: Gold
  • Limitless Range: Silver

Playmaking Badges

  • Floor General: Bronze
  • Break Starter: Bronze
  • Vice Grip: Bronze

Defense/Rebounding Badges

  • Glove: Bronze
  • Interceptor: Bronze
  • Boxout Beast: Silver
  • Chase Down Artist: Gold
  • Anchor: Gold
  • Brick Wall: Gold
  • Rebound Chaser: Gold

Primary Takeover: Stuff Blocks

Secondary Takeover: Limitless Range

Defensive Anchor build (next-gen/current-gen)

One of the next big man builds is going to be the Defensive Anchor Build with an above-average height and with all of the changes coming to the passes and guard positions the defensive position such as the center position is going to need an upgrade.

That is why we have put together this Center Big Man build to help make the defensive line stronger.

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’10’’
  • Weight: 245 lbs
  • Wingspan: 7’4’’
  • Body Shape: Built

Attributes

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 80
  • Driving Layup: 61
  • Driving Dunk: 80
  • Standing Dunk: 90
  • Post Control: –

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 50
  • Three-Point Shot: 26
  • Free Throw: 66

Playmaking

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

Defense/Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 99
  • Perimeter Defense: 79
  • Steal: 79
  • Block: 97
  • Offensive Rebound: 98
  • Defensive Rebound: 99

Physicals

  • Speed: 75
  • Acceleration: 69
  • Strength: 85
  • Vertical: 80
  • Stamina: 90

Finishing Badges

  • Bully: Silver

Shooting Badges

  • Middy Magician: Bronze

Playmaking Badges

  • Bail Out: Silver
  • Break Starter: Silver

Defense/Rebounding Badges

  • Glove: Bronze
  • Interceptor: Silver
  • Menace: Gold
  • Post Lockdown: Bronze
  • Boxout Beast: Silver
  • Challenger: Bronze
  • Chase Down Artist: Silver
  • Brick Wall: Hall of Fame
  • Pogo Stick: Gold
  • Rebound Chaser: Hall of Fame

Primary Takeover: Paint Intimidation

Secondary Takeover: Boxout Wall

Glass-Cleaning Lockdown build (next-gen/current-gen)

The defensive line needs to be stronger if they want their offense to perform at full strength because a strong defense gives confidence to the offense to go all out without worrying about anything else.

Help strengthen your defenses we have put together this Big Man build defensive build to make the opponents scratch their heads if they want to score a point.

Body Settings

  • Height: 6’9’’
  • Weight: 218 lbs
  • Wingspan: 7’7’’
  • Body Shape: Built

Attributes

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 45
  • Driving Layup: 61
  • Driving Dunk: 81
  • Standing Dunk: 80
  • Post Control: –

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 70
  • Three-Point Shot: 75
  • Free Throw: 51

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 70
  • Ball Handle: 50
  • Speed With Ball: 46

Defense/Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 84
  • Perimeter Defense: 88
  • Steal: 81
  • Block: 97
  • Offensive Rebound: 84
  • Defensive Rebound: 99

Physicals

  • Speed: 81
  • Acceleration: 76
  • Strength: 60
  • Vertical: 92
  • Stamina: 89

Finishing Badges

  • Acrobat: Bronze
  • Backdown Punisher: Bronze
  • Dropstepper: Bronze
  • Pro Touch: Silver
  • Slithery: Bronze
  • Aerial Wizard: Gold
  • Limitless Takeoff: Silver

Shooting Badges

  • Limitless Range: Bronze
  • Claymore: Silver
  • Middy Magician: Bronze
  • Agent 3: Bronze
  • Corner Specialist: Silver
  • Green Machine: Silver
  • Guard Up: Silver

Playmaking Badges

  • Break Starter: Silver
  • Dimer: Bronze
  • Bail Out: Bronze
  • Vice Grip: Bronze

Defense/Rebounding Badges

  • Boxout Beast: Gold
  • Glove: Bronze
  • Work Horse: Bronze
  • Challenger: Silver
  • Chase Down Artist: Bronze
  • Clamps: Silver
  • Interceptor: Silver
  • Anchor: Gold
  • Brick Wall: Bronze
  • Rebound Chaser: Hall of Fame

Primary Takeover: See The Future

Secondary Takeover: Spot-Up Precision

Big Man Center build (next-gen/current-gen)

Big Man Center Build focuses heavily on placing your big players at the center of defense. However, for this build, you need a really tall player with a wingspan of at least 7’7 for a good reach.

Body Settings
Height: 6’11’’
Weight: 232 lbs
Wingspan: 7’7’’
Body Shape: Built

Finishing
Close Shot: 99
Driving Layup: 93
Driving Dunk: 93
Standing Dunk: 99
Post Control: 99

Shooting
Mid-Range Shot: 84
Three-Point Shot: 83
Free Throw: 93

Playmaking
Pass Accuracy: 93
Ball Handle: 71
Speed With Ball: 75

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: 94
Perimeter Defense: 74
Steal: 75
Block: 99
Offensive Rebound: 96
Defensive Rebound: 97

Physicals
Speed: 75
Acceleration: 89
Strength: 86
Vertical: 88
Stamina: 98

Finishing Badges
Acrobat: Bronze
Backdown Punisher: Bronze
Dropstepper: Bronze
Pro Touch: Silver
Slithery: Bronze
Aerial Wizard: Gold
Limitless Takeoff: Silver

Shooting Badges
Limitless Range: Bronze
Claymore: Silver
Middy Magician: Bronze
Agent 3: Bronze
Corner Specialist: Silver
Green Machine: Silver
Guard Up: Silver

Playmaking Badges
Break Starter: Silver
Dimer: Bronze
Bail Out: Bronze
Vice Grip: Bronze

Defense/Rebounding Badges
Boxout Beast: Gold
Glove: Bronze
Work Horse: Bronze
Challenger: Silver
Chase Down Artist: Bronze
Clamps: Silver
Interceptor: Silver
Anchor: Gold
Brick Wall: Bronze
Rebound Chaser: Hall of Fame

Primary Takeover: Finishing Moves

Secondary Takeover:
Spot-Up Precision

Best badges for Big Man builds

Being a Big Man is one of the most useful attributes in NBA 2K23. The main highlight of such a build is the badges that come with it. Below we’ll be going through all the available badges for the Big Man Build in 2K23.

Finishing
Pro Touch
Posterizer
Limitless Takeoff
Slithery

Shooting
Guard Up
Claymore
Clutch Shooter
Amped

Playmaking
Quick First Step
Handles for Days
Quick Chain
Bullet Passer

Defense/Rebounding
Intimidator
Rebound Chaser
Rim Protector
Brick Wall

Best animations for Big Man builds

Animations deals with a variety of elements in NBA 2K23 which you can alter as per your desire. To change these animations, simply head over to the Options > MyCareer > Menu > MyPlayer > Animations to alter any animation of your MyPlayers on either Next Gen or Current Gen consoles.

Best Post Scorer animation

Post Fade
Kobe Bryant
Pro 3
Pro 4

Post Hook
Kareem-Abdul- Jabar

Post Hop Shot
Anthony Davis
Austin Rivers

Best Dunk Animation

Two Hand Under Backet Rim Pulls
One Hand Under Backet Athletic
Alley – OOP
Pro Alley OOP

Best Jumpshot Animation

Jumpshot (Aaron Gordon)
Height At least 6’11
Mid-Range Shot 90+

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