Recommended Builds

Guards

Primary Ball Handler / Secondary Sharpshooter

Playstyle

This is a pass first build that can still shoot at an effective rate to run the point guard position in a 4 or 5 out ProAm offense. This build is quick with the ball and capable of beating his man off the dribble. Favor layups over dunks as you will get blocked less but do not expect to hit contested layups consistently. This build is also great for park, especially in threes. We chose a SG because we like the badges more than a PG, but the attributes are still very similar.

Build details
PositionSG
ArchetypeSharpshooting Playmaker
Height6'5
Weight205
WingspanMin
Pros
  • Fast with and without the ball
  • + shooter when open
  • Gold Dimer
  • Tier 3 Dribbles after 1 cap breaker
Cons
  • Weaker Defensively
  • Cannot Finish in traffic well
  • More of a stand still shooter

Primary Shot Creator / Secondary Ball Handler

Playstyle

This is probably the best all around Guard build this year. It can do a little of everything. It could be better than the sharpshooting playmaker. The other build has a little more catch and shoot ability while this build can finish better/shoot moving shots. PG for more playmaking and SG for more offense. Personal preference.

Build Details
PositionPG
ArchetypePlaymaking Shot Creator
Height6'4
WeightMin
WingspanBetween Min and Default
Pros
  • Fast with and without the ball
  • Creates Offense better than any other build
  • Gold Dimer
  • Versatile
Cons
  • Weaker Defensively
  • Not as great in catch and shoot

Primary Shot Creator / Secondary Finisher

Playstyle

This is probably more of a Park build, but it is great if you want a guard that can finish a little better than the other two guards. It can speedboost and get contact dunks (although it takes a high overall I believe), but it can reach those attributes while heating up. Still very versatile with mid 70s shooting. Go PG if you want silver dimer and SG if you want silver shooting badges.

Build Details
PositionPG
ArchetypeSlashing Shot Creator
Height6'4
WeightDefault
WingspanShort enough to get 86 Ball Control
Pros
  • Fast with and without the ball
  • Very strong and crafty finisher
  • Can shoot when open
Cons
  • Weaker Defensively
  • Less Playmaking ability than other guards
  • Can be inconsistent shooting

Wings

Primary Defender / Secondary Defender

Playstyle

With 2k19s improved defense, lockdowns become much more important again, especially in team pro am. With Silver corner and Silver poster, they are still a threat on offense, but the Hall of Fame defensive badges are way to good to pass up on.

Build details
PositionSG
ArchetypePure Lockdown
Height6'8
Weight200
WingspanMax
Pros
  • Lockdown Defense
  • Great length to force turnovers in passing lanes
  • 99 steal and HoFpickpocket
  • Can hit open shots
  • HoF Bruiser to drain PG stamina
  • Can keep up with any PG
  • Can guard players taller than him
Cons
  • Limited on Offense
  • No Ball Handling
  • Can be inconsistent shooting
  • Weaker finishing

Primary Shot Creator / Secondary Sharpshooter

Playstyle

Probably the most well rounded wing build. It is an offensive machine. It can stretch the floor, finish around the rim, and has decent handles.

Build Details
PositionSF
ArchetypeSharpshooting Shot Creator
Height6'7
Weight182
WingspanSlightly less than default
Pros
  • Gold Shooting Badges
  • Above Average Finishing
  • Can hit moving shots/post fades
  • Semi Athletic
Cons
  • Weaker on Defense
  • Only decent at ball handling

Primary Sharpshooter / Secondary Sharpshooter

Playstyle

Every year we hear shooting is going to be harder and Pure sharps are dead. Once again that is not the case. Pure sharps work in any lineup and they provide the best spacing of any archetype. They are fairly one dimensional but they are elite at their main skill. You can also go a little taller if you want to be more of a catch and shoot type.

Build Details
PositionSG
ArchetypePure Sharpshooter
Height6'5
WeightMin
WingspanMin
Pros
  • HoF Shooting Badges
  • Can hit 100% of open shots if timed correctly
  • Best Spacing Archetype
  • Fits into any lineup
  • Can get tier 2 dribble moves
Cons
  • Worst Defender
  • One Dimensional

Primary Shot Creator / Secondary Finisher

Playstyle

Very similar to the sharpshooting shot creator it just had better finishing ability rather than shooting. It is still a threat to shoot, but its driving ability is great. We like this over a slasher primary because of the threat to shoot.

Build Details
PositionSF
ArchetypeSlashing Shot Creator
Height6'9
Weight240
Wingspan90'3
Pros
  • Gold Finishing Badges
  • Silver Shooting Badges
  • Athletic for a wing
  • Can guard guards
Cons
  • Weaker on Defense against bigger players
  • Inconsistent Shooting at times
  • Needs the right team composition

Bigs

Primary Rebounder / Secondary Rebounder

Playstyle

This build is more for Pro am and 2s in Park. Its more of a role build rather than a 1st option. Rebounding is very important in 2k and this build is the best at it. Creating/preventing extra possessions is what leads to games. Use this build if you want to rebound/play a little D, but are ok with mostly setting screens and scoring on cuts/putbacks.

Build details
PositionC
ArchetypePure Glass Cleaner
Height7'1
WeightMax
WingspanMax
Pros
  • Best Rebounder in the game
  • Strong in the Post with 99 strength and silver Rim Protector
  • Great screener
Cons
  • Cannot create offense well
  • Struggle guarding post scorers
  • No spacing

Primary Sharpshooter / Secondary Sharpshooter

Playstyle

Just like the Pure Sharp, this build is one dimensional but great at what it does. Can be useful in park and pro am with the right teammates as spacing is always valuable. If takeover is activated they just do not miss.

Build Details
PositionPF
ArchetypePure Stretch 4
Height6'11
WeightMin
WingspanSlightly below default
Pros
  • Lights out Shooting
  • Provides spacing for teammates
  • Pick and Pop is strong
Cons
  • One dimensional
  • Not good at finishing or rebounding
  • Weaker on defense

Primary Finisher/ Secondary Rebounder

Playstyle

This is more of a brute force offensive big build. It can finish down low and rebound very well. It has some of the best badges of any Big build. Use this build in pick and roll.

Build Details
PositionC
ArchetypeRebounding Athletic
Height7'1
Weight275
WingspanMax
Pros
  • Strong rebounder
  • Very strong finisher
  • Great screener
Cons
  • Lack of post moves
  • Not much spacing

Primary Post Scorer/ Secondary Shot Creator

Playstyle

2k has buffed post scorers this year. And a nerf could be coming at some point. If you like to get craft down low, then the post scorer big is the build for you. This is a more advanced build. It can shoot, fade, and bully down low.

Build Details
PositionC
ArchetypeShot Creating Post Scorer
Height7
WeightMax
WingspanMax
Pros
  • Decent spacing
  • Post moves are strong
  • Post fades are overpowered
  • Silver Dimer
  • Great Offensive Badges
Cons
  • Not great defense
  • Very slow
  • Rebounding is ok

Primary Rebounder / Secondary Sharpshooter

Playstyle

If you want an all around role player big that can play defense, rebound, and do the dirty work for your team, then this build is a perfect fit.

Build Details
PositionPF
ArchetypeRebounding Defender
Height7
WeightMax
WingspanMax
Pros
  • HoF Defensive badges
  • Good rebounding
  • Shuts down opponents bigs
Cons
  • Weak offensively
  • No spacing
  • Can only score on open cuts
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