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NBA 2K23: Best Power Forward Builds

Looking for the best Power Forward builds for NBA 2K23? The Power Forward, also known as The Four, tends to have similar physical attributes to the Center, although may be faster and have better playmaking and shooting abilities. If you're playing this position, your role will seek to bully opponents at both ends of the court, both operating inside the paint and on the perimeter depending on your team's needs.

NBA 2K23: Best Power Forward Builds

Included below, as part of our NBA 2K23 guide, are our best Power Forward builds, complete with Body Settings, Attributes, Takeover, and best Badges recommendations.


3-Level Scorer




Shades of Kyle Kuzma, Rashard Lewis, and Jerami Grant


This new-gen Power Forward build is a monstrous all-rounder, which specifically excels at shooting but can also move the ball down the court and defend. This build can reach a maximum 99 OVR rating, and can be upgraded with 84 Badge Points, including: 19 Finishing Badge Points, 27 Shooting Badges, 17 Playmaking Badge Points, and 21 Defense / Rebounding Badge Points.

Body Settings

  • Height: 6'10"

  • Weight: 210lbs

  • Wingspan: 7'1"

Attributes

Finishing

  • Close Shot: 84

  • Driving Layup: 83

  • Driving Dunk: 85

  • Standing Dunk: 73

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 87

  • Three-Point Shot: 89

  • Free Throw: 67

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 76

  • Ball Handle: 80

  • Speed with Ball: 71

Defense / Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 59

  • Perimeter Defense: 75

  • Steal: 74

  • Block: 78

  • Offensive Rebound: 74

  • Defensive Rebound: 80

Physicals

  • Speed: 80

  • Acceleration: 77

  • Strength: 34

  • Vertical: 75

  • Stamina: 92

Takeover



  • Primary Takeover: Limitless Range

  • Secondary Takeover: Spot-Up Precision

Badges

Finishing Badges

Tier 1

  • Acrobat: Silver

  • Slithery: Silver

Tier 2

  • Fearless Finisher: Gold

  • Limitless Takeoff: Silver

Tier 3

  • Fast Twitch: Silver

  • Posterizer: Silver (Core Badge)

Shooting Badges

Tier 1

  • Amped: Bronze

  • Middy Magician: Gold

  • Volume Shooter: Silver

Tier 2

  • Agent 3: Silver

  • Corner Specialist: Hall of Fame

  • Green Machine: Gold

Tier 3

  • Blinders: Gold (Core Badge)

  • Limitless Range: Silver

Playmaking Badges

Tier 1

  • Clamp Breaker: Silver

  • Floor General: Bronze

  • Handles for Days: Bronze

  • Hyperdrive: Silver

  • Killer Combos: Bronze

Tier 2

  • Quick First Step: Silver

Tier 3

  • Dimer: Silver

  • Unpluckable: Silver (Core Badge)

Defense / Rebounding Badges

Tier 1

  • Ankle Braces: Silver

  • Glove: Bronze

  • Interceptor: Bronze

  • Menace: Silver

  • Off-Ball Pest: Bronze

  • Work Horse: Silver

Tier 2

  • Boxout Beast: Silver

  • Challenger: Bronze

  • Chase Down Artist: Gold

Tier 3

  • Rebound Chaser: Bronze (Core Badge)

Paint Beast

Shades of Elvin Hayes, Evan Mobley, and Giannis Antetokounmpo — Image: Push Square

This new-gen Power Forward build utterly dominates inside the paint at both ends of the court, functioning as a devastating defender and unrivalled rebounder, as well as an adept offensive player beneath the basket. This build can reach a maximum 99 OVR rating, and can be upgraded with 66 Badge Points, including: 22 Finishing Badge Points, 13 Playmaking Badge Points, and 31 Defense / Rebounding Badge Points. Body Settings


  • Height: 6'11"

  • Weight: 216lbs

  • Wingspan: 7'9"

Attributes



Finishing

  • Close Shot: 74

  • Driving Layup: 85

  • Driving Dunk: 93

  • Standing Dunk: 90

  • Post Control: 42

Shooting

  • Mid-Range Shot: 35

  • Free Throw: 36

Playmaking

  • Pass Accuracy: 70

  • Ball Handle: 70

  • Speed with Ball: 68

Defense / Rebounding

  • Interior Defense: 89

  • Perimeter Defense: 76

  • Steal: 75

  • Block: 93

  • Offensive Rebound: 92

  • Defensive Rebound: 94

Physicals

  • Speed: 79

  • Acceleration: 73

  • Strength: 74

  • Vertical: 90

  • Stamina: 96

Takeover

  • Primary Takeover: Finishing Moves

  • Secondary Takeover: See the Future

Badges

Finishing Badges

Tier 1

  • Acrobat: Bronze

  • Giant Slayer: Hall of Fame

  • Limitless Takeoff: Gold

  • Slithery: Gold

Tier 2

  • Posterizer: Gold

Tier 3

  • Fast Twitch: Silver

  • Rise Up: Gold (Core Badge)

Shooting Badges

Tier 1

  • Slippery Off-Ball: Bronze (Core Badge)

Playmaking Badges

Tier 1

  • Clamp Breaker: Bronze

  • Floor General: Silver

  • Handles for Days: Bronze

  • Mismatch Expert: Bronze

  • Special Delivery: Bronze

Tier 2

  • Bail Out: Bronze

  • Break Starter: Silver

  • Vice Grip: Silver (Core Badge)

Defense / Rebounding Badges

Tier 1

  • Challenger: Bronze

  • Interceptor: Bronze

Tier 2

  • Boxout Beast: Hall of Fame

  • Chase Down Artist: Hall of Fame

Tier 3

  • Anchor: Gold

  • Brick Wall: Bronze

  • Pogo Stick: Bronze

  • Rebound Chaser: Gold (Core Badge)

NBA 2K23: Best NBA Team to Pick for Power Forwards

Wondering what's the best NBA team to pick for Power Forwards? Once you've finished creating your Power Forward build, you'll need to select an NBA team to get drafted to in order to start your MyCareer. While you can just pick your favourite franchise if you want, we do have a few recommendations for you, based on existing rosters and how you can best complement them in your position:

  • Chicago Bulls: The Bulls are a Power Forward away from becoming true contenders. With Point Guard Lonzo Ball on the ascension and Small Forward DeMar DeRozan well established, you'll walk into this roster fairly easily and could be the missing piece in a play-off push.

  • Miami Heat: Between Small Forward Jimmy Butler and Shooting Guard Tyler Herro, the Heat have a strong roster already. They are weak in the Power Forward position, though, and could use a burly big man to take them to the promise land.

  • LA Clippers: When it comes to the NBA, it doesn't get much better than Small Forwards Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Complement them in the Power Forward position, and mop up the many offensive rebounds that'll come your way to take this team to a championship.

Obviously, it's up to you which team you pick, but you'll want to consider the talent around you in order to maximise your progress and earn your Badges as quickly as possible. As a Power Forward you'll be looking to pick up rebound and finish off offensive plays. Look for teams that are weak in the position with great Point Guards and Shooting Guards that you can confidently complement.


Sammy Barker (Septemeber,12 2022) NBA 2K23: Best Power Forward Builds from https://www.pushsquare.com/

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