NBA 2K23 Best Defensive Badges / Rebounding Badges For Your Defense

Defense is the backbone of any team and this NBA 2K23 guide focuses on the Defense and Rebounding badges which will boost the defensive ability of your team. In this NBA 2K23 guide, we will explain all the defense badges along with the best badges as well.

Best Defensive Badges Ranked

Defensive attributes don’t get much attention in NBA 2K. Players are usually focused on attacking and shooting attributes and forget about the defensive abilities of their team.

There are seven Defensive and Rebounding badges in NBA 2K23. Picking the best one can be a tough ask but don’t very, below we have ranked the defense and rebounding badges for you in order of their importance and utility:

1. Chase Down Artist: This is probably the best defense badge as it enhances the ability to sprint. Apart from that, it also increases a player’s ability to jump. This badge can help defend long shot and help you defend against tall players.

2. Off-Ball Pest: With this badge, players can grab and hold their opponents off the ball and don’t get hurt as often when they play off-ball. This badge is a great choice for those players who like to defend with authority.

3. Pogo Stick: With this badge, as soon as the player lands, he can immediately get up and jump again. You can do this after rebounding, blocking and after jumping as well.

4. Clamps: With this badge equipped, you can cut off moves and are more successful in bumping or hip-riding the ball handler.

5. Anchor: This badge allows you to protect and block ability at an increased level that can turn the tides.

6. Challenger: With this badge, you can improve the effectiveness of a well-timed contest against the shooters.

7. Interceptor: With this badge, you can intercept passes and throws greatly. The high aggression can give you some rather unexpected plays which help you score some points.

Best Badges for Defensive Guard

Gloves

With this badge you will be able to steal the ball more frequently and successfully from the ball handlers. This badge is ideal for stealing and is best paired with Clamps Badge. This badge increases your Stealing Attribute.

Clamps

With this badge equipped, you can cut off moves and are more successful in bumping or hip-riding the ball handler.

This badge is ideal for any build you are looking for and can be paired with Pick Dodger Badge, Intimidator Badge, Pick Pocket Badge, Tireless Defender Badge.

Interceptor

With this badge, you will intercept the passing ball more and frequently. This badge is ideal for Center and defensive builds and can be paired with Clamps Badge, Pick Pocket Badge, and Tireless Defender Badge.

Pick Pocket

With this badge, you will be able to increase the chances of stealing the ball off from the ball handlers alongside reducing the chances of a foul when trying to steal the ball.

This badge is ideal for guard and center and can be best paired with Gloves improving the attributes of stealing the ball.

Defensive Leader

With this badge equipped, you will increase the overall defensive abilities of your teammates present on the court. This is a must-have badge. This badge is ideal for any build.

Best Defensive Badges for Center

Rebound Chaser

With this badge, you will be able to track your opponent’s rebounds from a distance rather than getting closer. This is rather if you are about to make a play and want to block of your opponent’s defenses.

This badge is ideal for Interior builds and is best paired with Box Badge, Worm Badge, and Putback Boss Badge. It increases attributes of Strength, Defensive Rebound, and offensive Rebound.

Brick Wall

This badge allows you to stand firm and making it harder for the offensive players to throw you off guard. The downside of having this skill is you lose relatively more energy than a usual player.

This badge is ideal for Interior Builds and can be best paired with Pick and Roller Badge. It increases strength attributes.

Ankle Braces

With this badge, you will lower the chances of your getting your ankle broken when opposing against dribble moves.

It is ideal for any build and can be paired with Clamps Badge, Trapper Badge, and Pick Pocket Badge. It increases Perimeter Defense attribute.

Interceptor

With this badge, you will intercept the passing ball more and frequently. This badge is ideal for Center and defensive builds and can be paired with Clamps Badge, Pick Pocket Badge, and Tireless Defender Badge.

Chase Down Artist

This badge increases your overall speed and leaping capabilities when you are in chase of an offensive player.

This badge is ideal for 2-way players and is best paired with Rim Protector Badge and Intimidator Badge. It increases attributes of Block, Interior Defense, Acceleration, and Speed.

How to Get Defensive/Rebound Badges in NBA 2k23

Defensive badges are more of a boosting stats that will help you win games or perform better within NBA 2k23.

Defensive badges are some of the unique and really important badges in the game. Apart from enhancing the attributes of a single player, they also allow your team to perform remarkably.

To get these badges quickly, you need Defensive/Rebound Badge Points. You can get those points by

  • Hall of Fame Difficulty grants additional XP
  • Playing on 20 mins Quarter Length
  • Focusing on defensive plays
  • Good shots

By following the given methods, you will be able to unlock Defensive/Rebound badges quickly. Winning will also give you some additional points. You can use these points in getting these badges.

Now we will tell you the attribute requirements for each and every defensive and rebounding badge in NBA 2K23.

Anchor

  • Block: 70(Bronze)
  • Block: 87(Silver)
  • Block: 93(Gold)
  • Block: 99(HoF)

Boxout Beast

  • Strength: 70(Silver)
  • Strength: 83(Gold)
  • Strength: 91(HoF)

Brick Wall

  • Strength: 65(Bronze)
  • Strength: 76(Silver)
  • Strength: 86(Gold)
  • Strength: 91(HoF)

Chase Down Artist

  • Block: 59(Silver)
  • Block: 75(Gold)
  • Block: 88(HoF)

Ankle Braces

  • Perimeter Defense: 55(Bronze)
  • Perimeter Defense: 67(Silver)
  • Perimeter Defense: 76(Gold)
  • Perimeter Defense: 86(HoF)

Menace

  • Perimeter Defense: 55(Bronze)
  • Perimeter Defense: 68(Silver)
  • Perimeter Defense: 77(Gold)
  • Perimeter Defense: 87(HoF)

Challenger

  • Perimeter Defense: 69(Bronze)
  • Perimeter Defense: 79(Silver)
  • Perimeter Defense: 86(Gold)
  • Perimeter Defense: 95(HoF)

Clamps

  • Perimeter Defense: 70(Bronze)
  • Perimeter Defense: 86(Silver)
  • Perimeter Defense: 92(Gold)
  • Perimeter Defense: 97(HoF)

Off-Ball Pest

  • Perimeter Defense: 45(Silver)
  • Perimeter Defense: 55(Gold)
  • Perimeter Defense: 65(HoF)

Pogo Stick

  • Block: 83(Silver)
  • Block: 92(Gold)
  • Block: 99(HoF)

Post Lockdown

  • Interior Defense: 80(Silver)
  • Interior Defense: 88(Gold)
  • Interior Defense: 93(HoF)

Rebound Chaser

  • Offensive ReBound: 85(Silver)
  • Offensive ReBound: 93(Gold)
  • Offensive ReBound: 99(HoF)

Pick Dodger

  • Perimeter Defense: 64(Bronze)
  • Perimeter Defense: 76(Silver)
  • Perimeter Defense: 85(Gold)
  • Perimeter Defense: 94(HoF)

Work Horse

  • Perimeter Defense: 47(Bronze)
  • Perimeter Defense: 55(Silver)
  • Perimeter Defense: 76(Gold)
  • Perimeter Defense: 86(HoF)

Glove

  • Steal: 64(Bronze)
  • Steal: 85(Silver)
  • Steal: 95(Gold)
  • Steal: 99(HoF)

Interceptor

  • Steal: 58(Bronze)
  • Steal: 78(Silver)
  • Steal: 90(Gold)
  • Steal: 99(HoF)

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