NBA 2K23 Best Builds for MyPlayer and MyCareer (Next-Gen/Current-Gen)

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

Best NBA 2K23 MyPlayer builds for each position

  • Point Guard (PG) Builds
  • Power Forward (PF) Builds
  • Small Forward (SF) Builds
  • Shooting Guard (SG) Builds
  • Center Builds

Point Guard (PG) Build: Inside-Out Shot Creator PG (Next-Gen)

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.

The next-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 PG (Next-Gen)

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.

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

Power Forward (PF) Build: 3-Level Scorer (Current-Gen)

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. It mainly focuses on multiple areas, such as rebounding, defending, playing in the post, and setting screens.

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

Paint Beast

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

3-Level Scorer PF (Next-Gen)

For the next gen, perhaps the best Point Forward Build for good rebounding is the 3-Level Scorer. This build gives the Point Forward a decent rebounding and tons of badges. Also, it’s one of the most balanced NBA 2K23 builds on the list.

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

Finishing
Close Shot: 79
Driving Layup: 84
Driving Dunk: 84
Standing Dunk: 65
Post Control: 81

Shooting
Mid-Range Shot: 85
Free Throw: 61

Playmaking
Pass Accuracy: 76
Ball Handle: 73
Speed with Ball: 72

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: 72
Perimeter Defense: 86
Steal: 78
Block: 74
Offensive Rebound: 70
Defensive Rebound: 81

Physicals
Speed: 78
Acceleration: 76
Strength: 55
Vertical: 75
Stamina: 86

Takeover
Limitless Range
Extreme Clamps

Paint Beast PF Build (Next-Gen)

Defense, Rebounding, and Inside Scoring are the three major attributes that hep you build a good Point Forward and the Paint Beast build for next-gen does exactly that as it helps you master all three attributes easily.

Body Settings
Weight: 248lbs
Wingspan: 7’2″
Height: 6’9”

Finishing
Close Shot: 80
Driving Layup: 85
Driving Dunk: 92
Standing Dunk: 90
Post Control: 37

Shooting
Mid-Range Shot: 78
Free Throw: 61

Playmaking
Pass Accuracy: 56
Ball Handle: 56
Speed with Ball: 60

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: 90
Perimeter Defense: 85
Steal: 84
Block: 90
Offensive Rebound: 90
Defensive Rebound: 90

Physicals
Speed: 70
Acceleration: 70
Strength: 85
Vertical: 75
Stamina: 86

Takeover
Stuff Block
Paint Intimidation

Small Forward (SF) Build: 3-Level Scorer (Current-Gen)

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.

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

Body Settings
Height: 6’8″
Weight: 236lbs
Wingspan: 7’5″

Finishing
Close Shot: 80
Driving Layup: 80
Driving Dunk: 93
Standing Dunk: 50
Post Control: 30

Shooting
Mid-Range Shot: 79
Three-Point Shot: 85
Free Throw: 65

Playmaking
Pass Accuracy: 80
Ball Handle: 87
Speed with Ball: 77

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: 58
Perimeter Defense: 71
Steal: 52
Block: 27
Offensive Rebound: 70
Defensive Rebound: 71

Physicals
Speed: 82
Acceleration: 74
Strength: 90
Vertical: 82
Stamina: 94

Takeover
Finishing Moves
Limitless Range

3-Level Scorer SF Build (Next Gen)

3-Level Scorer for the Small Forward on next-gen is an all-rounder build that helps you create a MyPlayer that skyrockets each strong shooting, defense, and physical attribute on the court. Reaching a 99 OVR rating and possessing 79 badge points, it’s one of the best next-gen builds in NBA 2K23.

Body Settings
Height: 6’6”
Weight: 231lbs
Wingspan: 7’3″

Finishing
Close Shot: 58
Driving Layup: 76
Driving Dunk: 93
Standing Dunk: 38

Shooting
Mid-Range Shot: 70
Three-Point Shot: 85
Free Throw: 60

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: 55
Perimeter Defense: 70
Steal: 72
Block: 75
Offensive Rebound: 0
Defensive Rebound: 32

Physicals
Speed: 82
Acceleration: 82
Strength: 81
Vertical: 82
Stamina: 96

Takeover
Ankle Breaking Shots
Limitless Range

Inside-Out Scorer SF Build (Next-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 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: 0

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 (SG) Build: 2-Way 3PT Shot

Shooting Guard, also known as the Two, is a position in NBA with the most speed. This position is in charge of assisting or shooting the ball which they bring to the field. They are best used for scoring from a three-point range.

Body Settings
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 208lbs
Wingspan: 6’10”

Finishing
Close Shot: 56
Driving Layup: 76

Shooting
Mid-Range Shot: 77
Three-Point Shot: 92
Free Throw: 72

Playmaking
Pass Accuracy: 70
Ball Handle: 93
Speed with Ball: 83

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: 34
Perimeter Defense: 91
Steal: 87
Defensive Rebound: 47

Physicals
Speed: 85
Acceleration: 85
Strength: 74
Vertical: 57
Stamina: 92

Takeover
Limitless Range
Perimeter Badge Drop

Sharpshooter Build

Body Settings
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 185 lbs
Wingspan: 6’3″

Finishing
Close Shot: 67
Driving Layup: 59
Driving Dunk: 25
Standing Dunk: 25
Post Control: 25

Shooting
Mid-Range Shot: 95
Three-Point Shot: 99
Free Throw: 99

Playmaking
Pass Accuracy: 49
Ball Handle: 79
Speed with Ball: 77

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: 25
Perimeter Defense: 82
Steal: 69
Block: 25
Offensive Rebound: 25
Defensive Rebound: 37

Physicals
Speed: 89
Acceleration: 80
Strength: 35
Vertical: 59
Stamina: 97

Takeover
Limitless Range
Shot-Up Precision

2-Way 3PT Shot SG Build (Next-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: 0
Standing Dunk: 0

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

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: 34
Perimeter Defense: 92
Steal: 85
Block: 0
Offensive Rebound: 0
Defensive Rebound: 47

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

Takeover
Extreme Clamps
Limitless Range

Sharpshooter SG Build (Next 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 Sharpshooter SG build 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: 0
Post Control: 0

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: 0
Defensive Rebound: 43

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

Takeover
Limitless Range
Shot-Up Precision

Center Build: Inside-Out Glass Cleaner

Center, 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.

Body Settings
Height: 6’10″
Weight: 239 lbs
Wingspan: 7’5″

Finishing
Close Shot: 55
Driving Layup: 75
Driving Dunk: 85
Standing Dunk: 90
Post Control: 26

Shooting
Mid-Range Shot: 73
Three-Point Shot: 85
Free Throw: 60

Playmaking
Pass Accuracy: 70
Ball Handle: 35
Speed with Ball: 26

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: 82
Perimeter Defense: 79
Steal: 78
Block: 88
Offensive Rebound: 81
Defensive Rebound: 99

Physicals
Speed: 76
Acceleration: 70
Strength: 86
Vertical: 85
Stamina: 85

Takeover
Limitless Range
See the Future

Glass-Cleaning Finisher Build for Center

Body Settings
Height: 6’8″
Weight: 262 lbs
Wingspan: 7’6″

Finishing
Close Shot: 99
Driving Layup: 98
Driving Dunk: 99
Standing Dunk: 85
Post Control: 87

Shooting
Mid-Range Shot: 65
Three-Point Shot: 75
Free Throw: 59

Playmaking
Pass Accuracy: 25
Ball Handle: 53
Speed with Ball: 25

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: 76
Perimeter Defense: 71
Steal: 36
Block: 38
Offensive Rebound: 32
Defensive Rebound: 46

Physicals
Speed: 74
Acceleration: 71
Strength: 96
Vertical: 92
Stamina: 92

Takeover
Finishing Moves
Power Backdowns

Center Inside-Out Glass Cleaner (Next-Gen)

An extraordinary shooter with a good defense. The Inside Out Glass Cleaner build for the Next Gen Center 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 (Next-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

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 into your slot, which you can then use later to re-invest into the badges.

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