A good team is one that covers up all its weaknesses and makes sure that the players don’t suffer due to the lack of skill of one. Hence, it is crucial that you always have the best players covering each position on your team.
This guide will help point out the top-rated players for each position that you can use on the court to make sure that each position is well-fortified in NBA 2K23.
NBA 2K23 best players for each position
To ensure that your team functions like a well-oiled machine, you need to get the best possible players in their respective positions in NBA 2K23 on the court.
Following is an explanation of each major position in NBA 2K23 and a selection of the best players that you can get for the different positions on your team.
Point Guard players need to be quick and nimble. They require excellent ball handling, speed and passing accuracy. Point Guard can not only get the ball into the opponent’s side of the court but also set up their teammates for the basket.
For the three-point range players of the team, the Shooting Guard position requires excellent passing skills, as they are responsible for keeping the ball out of their side of the court. Shooting Guard players will circulate the three-point line in alignment with the ball.
The masters of dribbling, Small Forward players put their skills to use in getting the ball across the opposition’s defense.
The position requires versatile players with strength and agility and the ability to draw fouls from aggressive players. These players can be excellent scorers for the team.
The main juggernauts and the top scorers of each team. Power Forwards can shoot mid-range shots from 10 ft. They do rely heavily on the rest of the team to get the ball to them so they can make the shots.
The Power Forward position requires a strong player, who can make sure that he can pull off the finishing move despite the opposition’s attempts to foil it.
Tall, towering, strong players with good perimeter shooting, rebounding and ability to contest shots who work best when near baskets. These are the requirements for the players who will take the Center position.
For this, the position is considered the most important position in the entire court as they are the main defense any team has, while they also make space for their attackers to move in.
Best players for Point Guard (PG)
As always, Stephen Curry is the best Point Guard player there is. With an astounding overall of 96, Stephen Curry is of an Offensive Threat archetype and has 36 badges in total.
Luka Doncic from Slovenia comes second, despite being one of the youngest, as the best Point Guard in NBA 2K23, with an overall of 95. Doncic also has the Offensive Threat archetype with 39 badges.
Ja Morant, one of the names with just 3 years of NBA experience under his belt, comes in third with an overall of 93 and 30 badges on his profile. Ja Morant is of archetype offensive Threat.
The 2-Way Slashing Playmaker of Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul has an NBA 2K23 rating of 90 and 37 badges to show off as one of the best Point Guard players in NBA 2K23.
Another Offensive Threat archetype Point Guard, Trae Young comes in with an overall of 90 and 35 badges.
This player has an overall rating of 89, the Versatile Offensive Force build, and 36 badges in total.
This player has an overall rating of 89, the Versatile Offensive Force build, and 32 badges in total.
This player has an overall rating of 87, the All-Around Threat build, and 19 badges in total.
Best players for Shooting Guard (SG)
Top of the list, we have Devin Booker with an overall of 91 and 33 badges, coming from an Offensive Threat archetype.
One of the top 20 players in all of the NBA, James Harden comes with an overall 89 NBA 2K23 rating and 31 badges. James Harden has the archetype of an Offensive Threat.
The latest player on this list, Donovan Mitchell has an impressive total of 36 badges, with an overall rating of 88 and an Offensive Threat archetype.
Paul George, with a total of 39 badges, has an 88 overall rating and is of archetype 2-Way Scoring Machine.
Inside-Out Playmaker of Chicago Bulls, Zach LaVine is the fifth choice for Shooting Guard with an overall of 88 and 22 badges on his profile.
This player has an overall rating of 87 with 26 badges in total. He’s also good for a Versatile Offensive Force build.
This player has an overall rating of 86 with 17 badges and is excellent for a Slasher build.
This player has an overall rating of 85, Versatile Offensive Force builds, and 28 badges in total.
Best players for Small Forward (SF)
One of the most well-known names in the NBA, LeBron James is ranked 2nd overall in the entire NBA, with an overall of 96 and a total of 45 badges under his name. LeBron James has the 2-Way Slashing Playmaker archetype.
One of the Top Ten NBA players, Kawhi Leonard comes in with a 94 NBA 2K23 overall rating and 33 badges to show as a 2-Way Scoring Machine archetype.
Jimmy Butler is a 2-Way Slashing Playmaker archetype with 37 badges and an overall rating of 93.
DeMar DeRozan is an excellent choice for Small Forward, with an 89 overall rating and 25 badges. DeRozan is Slashing Shot Creator archetype.
The rising star of the NBA, Jaylen Brown comes with an overall rating of 87 and 25 badges, of the 2-Way-3-Level Scorer archetype.
He has an overall rating of 86 and 21 badges and belongs to the 2-Way-3-Level Scorer archetype.
He has an overall rating of 86 with 15 badges and has a 3 – Level shot creator build.
This player has an overall rating of 84, 2-Way-3-Level Scorer build, and 13 badges in total.
Best players for Power Forward (PF)
The top player in all of the NBA, Giannis Antetokounmpo is the top choice for Power Forward in NBA 2K23. He has the overall NBA 2K23 rating on 97 and 41 badges to show on his profile. Giannis Antetokounmpo is a 2-way Slashing Playmaker archetype.
Kevin Durant, with an overall rating of 96 and 30 badges to go along with it, is the 3rd ranked player in NBA. Durant is of the Offensive Threat archetype.
Jayson Tatum comes in with a 93 overall rating and 40 badges under his name. Jayson Tatum is of the 2-Way Scoring Machine archetype.
The Interior Force archetype player Anthony Davis has an overall NBA rating of 90 and 25 badges.
With only 3 years in NBA, Zion Williamson comes with an overall rating of 87, 25 badges, and an archetype of the Slashing Four.
This player has an overall rating of 86, Diming Finisher build, and 14 badges in total.
This player has an overall rating of 86, a 2-way-3-level playmaker build, and 16 badges in total.
This player has an overall rating of 84, a 2-Way Interior Finisher builds, and 11 badges in total.
This player has an overall rating of 84, an Inside the Arc Playmaker build, and 8 badges in total.
Best players for Center (C)
Joel Embiid from Cameroon is the top choice for the center position, with an overall NBA 2K23 rating of 96 and 28 badges. Embiid has the archetype of a 2-Way-3-Level Scorer.
The Serbian 3-Level Scorer is ranked 6th in all of the NBA. Nikola Jokic has an overall rating of 96 and 36 badges under his name.
The Inside-Out Scorer of Minnesota Timberwolves comes with an overall NBA rating of 89 and 22 badges on his profile.
Ruby Gobert has an overall rating of 88 and a total of 9 badges. He is of the Glass-Cleaning Lockdown archetype.
Bam Adebeyo from the Miami Heat team comes with an overall rating of 87 and 24 badges to go along with it. He is also of the archetype Glass-Cleaning Lockdown.
This player has an overall rating of 85, 2-Way Inside-the-Arc Scorer builds, and 15 badges in total.
This player has an overall rating of 85, 2-Way Inside-the-Arc Scorer builds, and 8 badges in total.
This player has an overall rating of 85, 2-Way Inside-the-Arc Scorer builds, and 14 badges in total.
Robert Williams III
This player has an overall rating of 85, a Defensive Anchor build, and 13 badges in total.