NBA 2K23 Best Point Guard (PG) Builds (Next-Gen/Current-Gen)

Point Guards, known as the heart of the game, have multiple roles in every match. They need to be good at offense, able to determine the requirements of the match and turn to defense whenever they are needed to do so.

Although a lot of other positions require players to invest in a single set of skills, Point Guards are trickier as you need to balance out both defense and offense together.

The following guide will help you build the best Point Guards in NBA 2K23. Take note that the PG builds below are compatible with both the current- and next-generation versions.

  • Shot Creator Build #1
  • Shot Creator Build #2
  • Shot Creator Build #3
  • Shot Creator Build #4
  • Shot Creator Build #5
  • Shot Creator Build #6

Shot Creator Build #1 (Next-Gen/Current-Gen)

Body Settings
Height: 6’1’’
Weight: 170lbs
Wingspan: 6’7’’
Body Shape: Slight

Finishing
Close Shot: 53
Driving Layup: 77
Driving Dunk: 80
Standing Dunk: –
Post Control: –

Shooting
Mid-Range Shot: 80
Three-Point Shot: 92
Free Throw: 86

Playmaking
Pass Accuracy: 80
Ball Handle: 92
Speed With Ball 86

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: 67
Perimeter Defense: 56
Steal: –
Block: –
Offensive Rebound: –
Defensive Rebound: –

Physicals
Speed: 85
Acceleration: 94
Strength: 28
Vertical: 60
Stamina: 99

Takeover
Primary Takeover: Limitless Range
Secondary Takeover: Pull-up Precision

Shot Creator Build #2 (Next-Gen/Current-Gen)

Body Settings
Height: 6’5’’
Weight: 200lbs
Wingspan: 6’7’’
Body Shape: Defined

Finishing
Close Shot: 55
Driving Layup: 80
Driving Dunk: 85
Standing Dunk: 38
Post Control: 25

Shooting
Mid-Range Shot: 81
Three-Point Shot: 92
Free Throw: 71

Playmaking
Pass Accuracy: 70
Ball Handle: 92
Speed With Ball: 86

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: –
Perimeter Defense: 55
Steal: –
Block: –
Offensive Rebound: –
Defensive Rebound: –

Physicals
Speed: 85
Acceleration: 80
Strength: 30
Vertical: 75
Stamina: 90

Finishing Badges
Limitless Takeoff: Silver
Posterizer: Silver
Fearless Finisher: Silver
Giant Slayer: Hall of Fame

Shooting Badges
Limitless Range: Gold
Dead Eye: Gold
Blinders: Gold
Green Machine: Silver
Guard Up: Gold
Amped: Gold
Clutch Shooter: Bronze

Playmaking Badges
Quick First Step: Hall of Fame
Mismatch Expert: Gold
Handles For Days: Gold
Unpluckable: Bronze
Killer Combos: Gold
Bail Out: Bronze

Defense/Rebounding Badges
Menace: Bronze
Off-Ball Pest: Bronze

Takeover
Primary Takeover: Spot Up Shooter
Secondary Takeover: Slasher

Shot Creator Build #3 (Next-Gen/Current-Gen)

Body Settings
Height: 6’2’’
Weight: 185lbs
Wingspan: 6’3’’
Body Shape: Solid

Finishing
Close Shot: 72
Driving Layup: 85
Driving Dunk: 70
Standing Dunk: 35
Post Control: 25

Shooting
Mid-Range Shot: 85
Three-Point Shot: 99
Free Throw: 75

Playmaking
Pass Accuracy: 75
Ball Handle: 95
Speed With Ball: 82

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: –
Perimeter Defense: 55
Steal: 70
Block: –
Offensive Rebound: –
Defensive Rebound: –

Physicals
Speed: 80
Acceleration: 80
Strength: 65
Vertical: 35
Stamina: 90

Finishing Badges
Limitless Takeoff: Gold
Faster Twitch: Silver
Fearless Finisher: Silver
Giant Slayer: Hall of Fame

Shooting Badges
Agent: Hall of Fame
Limitless Range: Gold
Green Machine: Silver
Amped: Gold
Catch and Shoot: Bronze

Playmaking Badges
Quick First Step: Hall of Fame
Mismatch Expert: Gold
Handles For Days: Gold
Unpluckable: Silver

Defense/Rebounding Badges
Menace: Bronze
Chase Down Artist: Bronze
Takeover
Primary Takeover: Limitless Range
Secondary Takeover: Negative Impact

Shot Creator Build #4 (Next Gen/Current-Gen)

Body Settings
Height: 6’5’’
Weight: 184lbs
Wingspan: 7’2’’
Body Shape: Solid

Finishing
Close Shot: 65
Driving Layup: 89
Driving Dunk: 58
Standing Dunk: 25
Post Control: 25

Shooting
Mid-Range Shot: 25
Three-Point Shot: 25
Free Throw: 26

Playmaking
Pass Accuracy: 86
Ball Handle: 88
Speed With Ball: 93

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: 37
Perimeter Defense: 97
Steal: 67
Block: 33
Offensive Rebound: 28
Defensive Rebound: 52

Physicals
Speed: 95
Acceleration: 94
Strength: 47
Vertical: 88
Stamina: 79

Finishing Badges
Slithery: Gold
Fearless Finisher: Gold
Shooting Badges
Limitless Range: Gold
Amped: Gold

Playmaking Badges
Floor General: Hall of Fame
Bail Out: Gold
Clamp Breaker: Gold
Needle Threader: Gold
Unpluckable: Gold

Defense/Rebounding Badges
Clamps: Hall of Fame
Pick Dodger: Hall of Fame

Takeover
Primary Takeover: Limitless Range
Secondary Takeover: Negative Impact

Shot Creator Build #5 (Next Gen/Current-Gen)

Body Settings
Height: 6’3’’
Weight: 175lbs
Wingspan: 611’’
Body Shape: Solid

Finishing
Close Shot: 58
Driving Layup: 77
Driving Dunk: 93
Standing Dunk: 25
Post Control: 25

Shooting
Mid-Range Shot: 75
Three-Point Shot: 89
Free Throw: 71

Playmaking
Pass Accuracy: 75
Ball Handle: 94
Speed With Ball: 90

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: 25
Perimeter Defense: 78
Steal: 77
Block: 27
Offensive Rebound: 25
Defensive Rebound: 33

Physicals
Speed: 82
Acceleration: 82
Strength: 30
Vertical: 82
Stamina: 97

Finishing Badges
Giant Slayer: Gold
Fearless Finisher: Silver
Pro Touch: Bronze
Posterizer: Gold

Shooting Badges
Limitless Range: Gold
Guard Up: Gold
Volume Shooter: Silver
Green machine: Gold
Blinder: Silver

Playmaking Badges
Quick First Step: Hall of Fame
Handle for Days: Gold
Clamp Breaker: Gold
Dimer: Bronze
Unpluckable: Gold

Defense/Rebounding Badges
Clamps: Bronze
Boxout Beast: Bronze
Ankle Breaker: Silver
Menace: Gold

Takeover
Primary Takeover: Limitless Range
Secondary Takeover: Negative Impact

Shot Creator Build #6 (Next Gen/Current-Gen)

Body Settings
Height: 6’3’’
Weight: 170lbs
Wingspan: 6’11’’
Body Shape: Compact

Finishing
Close Shot: 58
Driving Layup: 77
Driving Dunk: 93
Standing Dunk: 25
Post Control: 25

Shooting
Mid-Range Shot: 75
Three-Point Shot: 89
Free Throw: 71

Playmaking
Pass Accuracy: 75
Ball Handle: 89
Speed With Ball: 90

Defense/Rebounding
Interior Defense: 25
Perimeter Defense: 78
Steal: 77
Block: 27
Offensive Rebound: 25
Defensive Rebound: 33

Physicals
Speed: 82
Acceleration: 82
Strength: 30
Vertical: 81
Stamina: 97

Finishing Badges
Giant Slayer: Silver
Fearless Finisher: Silver
Acrobat: Silver
Posterizer: Gold
Limitless range: Golds

Shooting Badges
Limitless Range: Silver
Space Creator: Gold
Agent 3: Silver
Green machine: Gold
Blinder: Silver

Playmaking Badges
Quick First Step: Hall of Fame
Handle for Days: Gold
Clamp Breaker: Gold
Hyperdrive: Gold
Killer Combos: Gold
Ankle Breaker: Bronze

Defense/Rebounding Badges
Clamps: Bronze
Chase Down Artist: Bronze
Pick Dodger: Silver
Menace: Gold
Interceptor: Bronze

Takeover
Primary Takeover: Limitless Range
Secondary Takeover: Negative Impact

Best badges for PG in NBA 2K23

All builds have different requirements that they need to fulfill to excel, and PG builds too have specific badges that help them excel in their field. Following are some of the best badges that you can select for your PG builds in NBA 2K23 for both current-gen and next-gen versions.

Limitless Range

As expected, Limitless Range is the hallmark badge of any PG Build. Limitless Range is one of the basic badges for almost every shooter or guard, and more so for Point Guard builds. The badge is absolutely necessary if you want to stretch out the defense and want spacing in your team to operate better.

For a PG Build, the badge is a surefire mark that your point guard can shoot at range and overcome the defense easily. The badge costs you 8 badge points for the Hall of Fame tier, and you need a 99 3-point rating PG build to be able to use it. If you are aiming for the Gold badge, you can use it with a 93 3-point rating PG Build.

Quick First Step

Quick First Step is the second absolute badge that your PG Builds need in order to stay above the defense. Fasters steps, faster dribbling, and the ability to move much more efficiently with the ball will make it easier for you to get around the defenders and harder for the defenders to steal the ball from you.

To even become eligible for the badge, you need to have at least 70 in Ball handling. The badge costs only 6 badge points for the Hall of Fame Tier on your point guard builds.

We recommend the Hall of Fame badge, as it would allow you to make your place in the courtyard much faster.

Handles for Days

Dribbling in NBA 2K23 is very stamina expensive. Fortunately, you can overcome your stamina issues with the Handles for Days badge.

The badge requires you to invest 94 points in ball handle for the gold tier badge. We would have recommended the Hall of Fame tier, but that requires a 99-point investment in ball handling, so your best bet is to go for the gold badge, that alone will get you plenty of time to dribble and pull combos to keep the ball in your control.

Limitless Takeoff

Limitless Takeoff is the basic requirement for every slashing build. The badge allows for a variety of different animations for your character when you are going for a dunk. The badge will also increase your dunk speed if you are contested by centers.

The requirement for this badge is 65 points in Driving Dunk. For a PG Build on both next-gen and current-gen, we recommend the gold tier badge. It costs you 7 badge points, but it allows you to be flexible with other badges as well.

Best animations for PG

Animations might seem like a cosmetic option but no. They have actual implications in the game where you can equip different animations to outplay your opponents.

For point guard builds, you would want to take any advantage you can get over your opponents and the variety of animations offered to you is a huge part of this.

Best Jump Shot

For Height Under 6’5’’
Lower Base: Stephen Curry
Upper Release 1: Oscar Robertson – 100% Animation Blending
Upper Release 2: –

For this Jump Shot for your PG Build under the height of 6’5’’, you will get A+ on Release Height, Release Speed, and Defense Immunity and A- in Timing Impact.

Requirements for this point guard jump shot are a Mid-Range Shot 91 or Three-Point Shot 91+.

For Height Between 6’5’’ and 6’10’’
Lower Base: Kobe Bryant
Upper Release 1: Oscar Robertson – 100% Animation Blending
Upper Release 2: –

For this Jump Shot for your PG Build under the height of 6’5’’, you will get A+ on Release Height, Release Speed, and Defense Immunity and A- in Timing Impact.

Requirements for this point guard jump shot are a Mid-Range Shot 90 or Three-Point Shot 90+.

Best Dribble Style

Dribble Animation, though plenty, all have some form of attribute requirement that you need to fulfill in order to equip them.

As a PG Build, it is recommended that you try to invest in Handles for Days and Quick First Step badges to be actually able to use these dribble animations effectively.

If you want to become the best dribbler, try to get the Killer Combos badge as well. With this, here are the best Dribble animations for Point Guard Builds in NBA 2K23:

  • Michael Jordan Dribble Style
  • Paul George Signature Size-Up
  • LeBron James Size-Up Escape Package
  • Zach LaVine Moving Crossovers
  • Zach LaVine Moving Behind the Backs
  • Basic Moving Spins
  • Luka Doncic Moving Hesitations
  • Luka Doncic Moving Stepback

Best Dunk Animations

Nothing is more pleasing to any NBA player than dunking the ball on your opponents. As so, the range of different dunking animations is extensive in NBA 2K23.

For PG builds, dunking is the most important animation and your point guard will be dunking in a lot of balls in the basket, so you want the best dunking animations.

Before we jump into the best dunking animations in NBA 2K23 for Point Guard Builds, we suggest that you invest in Elite Contact Dunks if you can, as it opens up a lot of new options for your current-gen and next-gen PG Builds.

  • Quick Drop-In Back Scratchers Off Two
  • Under Leg Off One
  • Two Hand Under Basket Athletic
  • Zion Williamson Alley-Oop

How to make Point Guard in NBA 2K23

Point Guards, as mentioned at the start, are the heart of any team. These versatile players need to play both offense and defense altogether and represent the best of their respective teams in NBA 2K23.

PG Builds are the trickiest of all NBA 2K23 builds as you cannot simply focus on one aspect of your character and need to balance out your character while still ensuring that they excel at everything that they do. Without the proper setups, PG Builds are the most likely to fail compared to other positions.

One of the first things you need to ensure is that your PG Builds have excellent stamina. This is a crucial requirement as you are required to dribble a lot and move the ball into the opponent’s side without letting the defense steal your ball. Dribbling is a stamina-heavy activity and higher stamina will help your chances of keeping the ball.

Speed and Acceleration also play an important role. You can’t just stand in a corner and keep on dribbling on expecting that it will make any difference as a point guard.

In Finishing, always put special emphasis on your Driving Dunk. Dunking with a point guard is common and low Driving Dunk will severely damage your effectiveness as a point guard.

For Playmaking, your most important attribute to invest in is Ball Handling. Ball Handling will help you get the badges that you actually need for your PG Builds, and high Ball Handling is a requirement for the different dribbling animations.

Lastly, the only attributes you need to focus on for a PG build in Defense are Perimeter Defense and Steal. Again, you want the ball under your control at all times, and this means that you only need the attributes that help you save the ball even when you are surrounded by the opponent’s defense.

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