NBA 2K21′ Next-Gen Best Builds: Center, Defender, Slasher and more.


NBA 2K21 next-gen has finally arrived on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, and it’s a great way to show off the raw horsepower of your new console. Now that you have the very best hardware connected to your TV, it’s time to make sure that your MyPlayer is just as dominant on the field.

After just a few hours of testing, here are five of the very best builds that the next-gen version of NBA 2K21 has to offer for Center, Slasher, Defenders, and more. As with all builds, there may be some fine-tuning to be done, but this is a solid explanation to get you started.

Best general center building
Position: Moves forward
Height: 6’9″.
Weight: 227 lbs.
Wing span: 7’1″.
Body type: Built

With these starting stats you have a versatile player who is fast, with a nice triple dunk and a strong blocking ability. You can also bounce easily, which makes you an asset on both the offensive and defensive side of the court. We’ve listed some more specialized builds below, but with this one you get pretty much everything in one shot.

Focus on these statistics:

Speed with the ball
Accuracy of fit
Ball handle
Inner defense
Perimeter Defence
Defensive rebound
Dunking behind the wheel
Driving Layup
Three point
Middle class

Until the end of your construction you should approximately

Two finishing badges
17 Shooting badge
23 Playmaking badges
18 Defense badge


Unlimited range
Paint intimidation
ISO Guard
Position: Point Guard
Height: 6’6″.
Weight: 181 lbs.
Wing span: 7’0″.
Body type: Compact

The key to this shot-oriented build is to set your steals to zero for other attribute upgrades. Steals are very powerful in next-generation NBA 2K21, but the compromise you get for this exclusion is absolutely immense for an ISO player.

Concentrate on these attributes

Dunking behind the wheel
Three point
freewheel (73)
middle class (91)
Speed with ball
Ball handle
accuracy of fit (79)
Inner defense
Perimeter Defence
Offensive rebound
Defensive rebound

In the end you should have about:

Two end badges
18 Shooting badge
15 Playmaking badges
21 Defense badge


Unlimited range
Extreme clamps
Total forward

This build is quite similar to our first one, but it has a few more finishing badges, depending on how you want to play.

Position: Power Striker
Weight: 210 lbs.
Height: 6’9″.
wingspan: 7’2
Body type: Built

Focus on these statistics

Driving layup: 92
Dunking behind the wheel: 93
Standing immersion: 73
Follow-up check: 80
middle class: 86
Three-point 84
free throw: 66
ball handles: 72
Speed with the ball: 73
Accuracy of fit 74
Edge defense: 80
Block 90
Defensive rebound 95
Offensive rebound: 86
Speed: 79
Acceleration: 76
Strength: 57
Vertical: 86
Endurance: 94

In the end you should have about:

17 end badges
15 Shooting badges
10 Playmaking badges
20 Defense badges


Completing removals
Unlimited range
Slasher demigod

If you want to play a little closer to the basket, this setup might be exactly what you are looking for. It is balanced and powerful in all areas, and it also sacrifices steals for the potential of a much greater output. If driving to the basket is your game, here is a setup that will gain a lot of traction in the community.

Position: Small Striker
height: 6’7′.
Weight: 215 lbs
Span width: 7′.

These statistics

Final shot: 78
Driving Layup 91
Dunking in road traffic: 95
middle class: 94
Three hands: 89
free throw: 50
accuracy of fit: 67
ball handle: 84
Speed with ball: 84
central defense: 71
edge defense: 95
Offensive rebound: 69
Defensive rebound: 92
Speed: 84
Acceleration: 81
thickness: 50
Vertical: 71
Endurance 58

They should be about:

13 end badges
14 Shooting badge
12 Playmaking badges
18 Defense badge


Unlimited range
Simple Blowbys
Lockdown Defender

Compared to all the builds listed above, this build focuses more on the defensive side of the ball. However, with about a dozen shooting badges, you should be able to hit a solid triple from time to time if you have the chance.

Position: Point Guard
Height: 6’6″.
Weight: 204 lbs
Wing span: 7’3

Concentrate on these Sats:

Layup driving: 80
Dunking behind the wheel: 90
Standing immersion: 34
Follow-up inspection: 70
Middle class: 79
Three points: 82
free throw: 92
accuracy of fit: 46
Ball handle: 80
Speed with the ball: 79
Inside verse


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