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