13 Sep 2021 8:03 PM +00:00

NBA 2K22 MyPLAYER: Center builds that will make you unstoppable

NBA 2K22 is finally here and with it comes one of the most popular game modes, MyCAREER. Players are rushing to create their MyPLAYER, but it can be a confusing process for beginners, and for veterans, there's never too little time for another build to grind.

If you're looking to make a simple, yet incredibly effective MyPLAYER, playing at the Center position could be your best bet - and these NBA 2K22 Center builds will help you do it.

We've got everything you need to build the best MyPLAYER center in NBA 2K22.


NBA 2K22 Best Center builds

There are a ton of different positions and builds to choose from in NBA 2K22 and it can become overwhelming. However, the Center is one of the most simple yet unstoppable positions out there.

When taking a look at our builds be sure to have in mind the playstyle you're looking for. We'll be sure to use player comparisons to help you make your decision.

Let's get started on our best NBA 2K22 Center builds!

Paint Beast

Perhaps the most dominant big-man build in all of NBA 2K22 is Paint Beast. You'll be backing down opponents all day and they'll have no answer for you.

This build works great for power forward, but even better for beginning centers. Think of yourself like Shaquille O'Neal, backing down opponents and throwing the ball down with force. And beyond just finishing at the rim, Paint Beasts excel at controlling rebounds and defending post scorers and driving guards.

Shaquille O'neal in NBA 2K22
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SHAQ ATTACK: Takeover the paint with the Paint Beast build in NBA 2K22

The great news about this build is you won't surrender any defense, in fact you'll be able to have 30 defensive Badges.

Here's how to get started with this build:

  • Height: 6’11’
  • Weight: 285lbs
  • Wingspan: 90.0’’
  • Takeover: Glass Cleaner
  • Primary Skills: Defense and Rebounding

Interior Finisher

Maybe you aren't looking for such a tank at the center position, and instead, want your MyPLAYER to be a better slasher and interior scorer.

The great part about the Interior Finisher build is that you'll be an incredible rebounder along with being able to score with finesse on the inside. Think of players like Anthony Davis when using this build.

Anthony Davis in NBA 2K22
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DOMINATE THE INSIDE: Emulate Anthony Davis with this build on NBA 2K22

The Interior Finisher build is a competitive build that will work in MyCAREER, Pro Am, Rec, and in The City.

Here's how to get started with this build:

  • Height: 7'0"
  • Weight: 210LBS - 215LBS
  • Wingspan: MAX
  • Takeover: Slasher
  • Primary Skills: Interior Finishing and Rebounding

3 Level Scorer

This is an interesting build for a center, but it's becoming a pretty popular build amongst online players. The great part about this is that your MyPLAYER interior defense will be insane.

Not only that, you'll be able to get some incredible blocks. For reference, think Joel Embiid from the Philadelphia 76ers.

Joel Embiid in NBA 2K22
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THE PROCESS: Trust this build to give you incredible interior defense and range

You're shooting from outside isn't going to be incredible, but if you get familiar with the pro stick, you'll get the hang of it. You can also grab a couple of Shooting Badges to help.

Here's how to start on the 3 Level Scorer Build:

  • Height: 7'0"
  • Weight: 275 - 290LBS
  • Wingspan: MAX
  • Takeover: Spot Up Shooter
  • Primary Skills: Interior Finishing and Shooting