NBA 2K22 Builds: The Top Five Builds For Your MyPLAYER on Current & Next Gen & VC Deals

Taking on The City or Cancha Del Mar in NBA 2K22, is going to be tough if you aren't running the best NBA 2K22 Builds that are available.

To make this builds, you'll need quite a bit of NBA 2K22 VC, which there is a current sale on! This sale will allow you to easily max out one of our favorite builds.

With so many to choose from, here are the top five NBA 2K22 Builds for you!

Latest - New NBA 2K22 VC Discount

If you're looking to max out one of your MyPLAYER's in NBA 2K22 you'll need around 400K VC to pull it off. Luckily, you can get more than enough to pull it off during the next week.

The current NBA 2K22 VC discount is 20% off, but it'll only last until February 2, 2022. This is a huge opportunity for players to max out builds and dominate in MyCAREER.

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VC SALE: Grab 450K VC, max out a player and have enough left to buy some gear

Even if you aren't planning on maxing out your NBA 2K22 build, purchasing any VC will help you grow their attributes.

Get in while you can on this deal, to learn more, head here where we break down what you can use the VC on.

NBA 2K22 Builds: The Five Best MyPLAYER Builds

When you first begin MyCAREER you'll start by building your MyPLAYER. The good news is if you don't like your build you can start over before you invest any VC!

We suggest first deciding the position you'd like to play and then following one of our NBA 2K22 Builds from there. That way, all of the guesswork is taken out of it.

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START BUILDING: Use our guides to build a WNBA player as well!

Let's go over the NBA 2K22 Builds that we believe will get you the most success on current gen and next gen systems.

Playmaking Shot Creator - Point Guard / Shooting Guard

Easily one of the most popular and most efficient NBA 2K22 builds is the Playmaking Shot Creator for point guards and shooting guards. This is also a great

This build gives you the ability to score from anywhere and with Badges such as Limitless Range, shooting from beyond the arc is no problem.

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CHEF CURRY: A Playmaking Shot Creator if we've ever seen one is Steph Curry

Here's a quick guide on how to build one:

  • Position: Point Guard
  • Skill Breakdown Pie Chart: 40% Playmaking (Orange), 40% Shooting (Green)
  • Main Attributes: MAX Shooting, MAX Playmaking, Remaining to Defense & Finishing
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 167LBS
  • Wingspan: 74.0"
  • Takeover: Spot Up Shooter
  • Required Badges: Blinders (HOF), Chef (HOF), Hot Zone Hunter (HOF), Green Machine (Gold)

Head here to learn more about the Playmaking Shot Creator in NBA 2K22.

Perimeter Lockdown - Shooting Guard / Point Guard

Perhaps our favorite and one of the most underrated NBA 2K22 Builds is the Perimeter Lockdown build for Shooting Guards. This is a great build if you want to make an impact on defense.

Defense is one of the hardest facets to master of NBA 2K22 and this build will help you become proficient very quickly.

Here's a quick guide to help you build a Perimeter Lockdown MyPLAYER:

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Main Attributes:
    • Finishing: Driving Dunk (92), Driving Layup (72)
      Shooting: Mid-Range (63), Three-Point Shot (78)
      Playmaking: Ball Handle (80), Speed with Ball (67)
      Defense & Rebounding: Perimeter Defense (97), Steal (99), Block (70)
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Weight: 179LBS
  • Wingspan: 86"
  • Primary Takeover: Extreme Clamps

For more on the Perimeter Lockdown Build in NBA 2K22, follow this link.

Sharp Shooting Facilitator - Shooting Guard

This is a great Shooting Guard build for beginners, mainly because of its multiple uses. For starters, you'll be a great shooter, but you'll also have another role on the court.

The facilitator designation means the offense will essentially run through you. You'll call plays, distribute the ball and take that last-minute shot, much like Kobe Bryant.

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THE KOBE BUILD: Follow this next gen guide to build a player just like Kobe

Check out this quick guide to the NBA 2K22 Build:

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Skill Breakdown Pie Chart: Shooting Primary Chart (70% Green)
  • Main Attributes: MAX Shooting except for Post Fade, MAX Finishing, MAX Defense
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 170LBS - Keep the weight low for more speed
  • Wingspan: MAX Wingspan
  • Takeover: Spot-Up Shooter
  • Badges: Shooting: Hot Zone Hunter, Catch & Shoot, Deadeye, Corner Specialist

For more on how to build the Two Way Slasher MyPLAYER in NBA 2K22, head here.

Stretch Four - Power Forward

The absolute best power forward build in NBA 2K22 is the Stretch Four. You'll have full command of the court and force your opponents to guard you from beyond the arc.

This NBA 2K22 build works great against bigger, lumbering opponents, such as a Paint Beast. However, if they put a smaller player on you, you can back them down in the paint too.

Here's a quick Stretch Four NBA 2K22 Guide:

  • Position: Power Forward
  • Skill Breakdown Pie Chart: 60% Shooting Dominant (Green)
  • Main Attributes: MAX Shooting, MAX Defense & Rebounding
  • Height: 6'9"
  • Weight: 226 - Perfect spot for maximum speed
  • Wingspan: 86.0" - So you don't take any shooting penalties
  • Takeover: Spot Up Shooter

To see our next gen build for the Stretch Four in NBA 2K22, follow this link.

Paint Beast - Power Forward / Center

A favorite among players in The City and Cancha Del Mar, the Paint Beast build is great for experienced players and players new to the game.

You'll have the inside presence of players like Shaquille O'Neal, which will make you popular among Pro Am teams looking for a big man of which there are very many.

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DOMINATE: Players will be afraid to get in the paint with you

Here's a quick guide on the Paint Beast build in NBA 2K22:

  • Position: Center
  • Skill Breakdown: 40% Finishing (Blue), 30% DEF/REB (RED)
  • Main Attributes: MAX Finishing, MAX Defense/Rebounding, MAX Playmaking
  • Height: 7'1"
  • Weight: 234LBS - 237LBS
  • Wingspan: 92.0"
  • Takeover: Glass Cleaner

To read our detailed guide on the NBA 2K22 Paint Beast Build, head here.

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