'NBA 2K20' Best Builds - Center, Slasher, Stretch, Playmaker & More

NBA 2K20 has an endless array of build options, so many players have been wading through the new MyPlayer Builder to find the very best stats setups in the game. While there are certainly more choices than what's listed below, here are six possible builds for Centers, Slashers, Stretches and more.

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Best Glass Cleaner Center Build

There are lots of different Centers you could make, but, if you're looking for something with serious defensive chops, this is one way to go. Start with the pie chart with the biggest red defensive slices.

nba 2k20 center build pies
'NBA 2K20' has dozens of build options that may be the best in the game. This is how to set up a Glass Cleaning Center. 'NBA 2K20' is available September 6 on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC. Visual Concepts/2K Sports

Follow that up by selecting the Physical Profile with the 60 Vertical and 95 Strength.

nba 2k20 center build profile
Pick this Physical Profile for top Strength and Vertical. Visual Concepts/2K Sports

Next, use these stats, making sure all of your Defensive and Rebounding skills are maxed out. Close Shot, Driving Layups, Driving Dunk, Standing Dunk, Post Hook and Mid-Range should be dumped with max points too. Use your remaining points to buff your Post Fade.

nba 2k20 center build potential
This is what your Center's Potential stats should look like. Visual Concepts/2K Sports
  • Body Type: Defined
  • Height: 6'11"
  • Weight: 275
  • Wingspan: 93.0"
  • Takeover: Glass Cleaner

Badges

  • Finishing:
    • Acrobat [Gold]
    • Contact Finisher [Gold]
    • Lob City Finisher [Gold]
    • Pick & Roller [Gold]
    • Pro Touch [Silver]
    • Relentless Finisher [Gold]
  • Shooting
    • Deadeye [Bronze]
  • Playmaking
    • Break Starter [Bronze]
  • Defense
    • Brick Wall [HoF]
    • Box [HoF]
    • Rim Protection [HoF]
    • Rebound Chaser [HoF]
    • Clamps [Silver]
    • Pogo Stick [Silver]
    • Post Move Lockdown [HoF]
    • Worm [Gold]
    • Defense Leader [Silver]
    • Tireless Defender [Silver]

Best Park Slasher Build

Start as a Shooting Guard with the pie chart shown below. It's the third one down. The Driving Dunk stats on this chart make this build best suited for Park.

nba 2k20 slasher build pies
This Skill Breakdown works best for a Slasher. Visual Concepts/2K Sports

For the Physical Profile, pick the strength-focused chart with 89/80/87/67.

nba 2k20 slasher build profile
Speed and Acceleration are important in the Physical Profile. Visual Concepts/2K Sports

When setting your Potential, be sure to max out your Shooting and Finishing stats. Also max Ball Handling, Post Moves, Interior, Perimeter and Lateral Quickness. That should get you a whole bunch of Badges.

nba 2k20 slasher build potential
Your Slasher's stats should look like this. Visual Concepts/2K Sports
  • Body Type: Built
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Weight: 235
  • Wingspan: 77.0"
  • Takeover: Slashing

Badges

  • Finishing
    • Acrobat [HoF]
    • Contact Finisher [HoF]
    • Fancy Footwork [HoF]
    • Giant Slayer [Gold]
    • Lob City Finisher [Bronze]
    • Showtime [Bronze]
    • Slithery Finisher [Bronze]
    • Pro Touch [Gold]
    • Relentless Finisher [Gold]
  • Shooting
    • Catch & Shoot [Silver]
    • Corner Specialist [Bronze]
    • Deadeye [Silver]
    • Hot Zone Hunter [Bronze]
    • Quick Draw [Gold]
    • Range Defender [Gold]
    • Tireless Shooter [Bronze]
  • Playmaking
    • Ankle Breaker [Gold]
    • Dimer [HoF]
    • Quick First Step [HoF]
    • Tight Handles [Bronze]
    • Unpluckable [Bronze]
    • S[ace Creator [Gold]
    • Stop & Go [Bronze]
    • Handles for Days [Gold]
  • Defense
    • Clamps [Bronze]

Best Stretch Build

Set up a Power Forward with the pie chart shown below. It's the chart that emphasizes shooting.

nba 2k20 stretch build pies
For your Stretch Big, pick the pie that prioritizes Shooting. Visual Concepts/2K Sports

The top chart with 69/5564/53 is your best choice for the Physical Profile.

nba 2k20 stretch build profile
For the Profile, a more balanced approach makes the most sense for a Stretch. Visual Concepts/2K Sports

For Potential make sure your Three-Point, Mid-Range, Pass Accuracy, Ball Handling, Post Fade, Driving Layups, Driving Dunks, Standing Dunks, Interior Defense and Perimeter Defense.

nba 2k20 stretch build potential
This is what the Potential stats should look like. Visual Concepts/2K Sports
  • Body Type: Slight
  • Height: 6'11"
  • Wingspan 84.0"

Badges

  • Shooting
    • Deadeye [HoF]
    • Steady Shooter [HoF]
    • Catch & Shoot [Gold]
    • Deep Fades [HoF]
    • Green Machine [Bronze]
    • Hot Start [Silver]
    • Quick Draw [HoF]
    • Range Extender [HoF]
    • Slippery Off-Ball [Gold]
    • Tireless Shooter [Bronze]
  • Playmaking
    • Quick First Step [Gold]
    • Unpluckable [Gold]
  • Defense
    • Intimidator [Silver]

Best Pure Playmaker Build

Start with a Point Guard with this Playmaking pie chart.

nba 2k20 playmaker build pies
For the Pure Playmaker, pick a pie chart that emphasizes Playmaking. Visual Concepts/2K Sports

For the Physical Profile select the one with 95/52/95/75.

nba 2k20 playmaker build profile
In the Physical Profile of a Pure Playmaker, Speed and Acceleration are most important. Visual Concepts/2K Sports

When setting up your Potential, maximize your Shooting and Playamking. Also upgrade your Close Shot, Driving Layups, Interior, Exterior, Lateral Quickness, Steal and Driving Dunk as well.

nba 2k20 playmaker build potential
Your final Potential stats should look like this. Visual Concepts/2K Sports
  • Body Type: Built
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Weight: 208
  • Wingspan: 78"
  • Takeover: Shot Creator

Badges

  • Finishing
    • Contact Finisher [Gold]
    • Giant Slayer [Gold]
    • Relentless Finisher [Gold]
    • Fancy Footwork [Bronze]
    • Slithery Finisher [Bronze]
  • Shooting
    • Catch & Shoot [Bronze]
    • Corner Specialist [Bronze]
    • Deadeye [Gold]
    • Difficult Shots [Silver]
    • Flexible Release [Silver]
    • Green Machine [Bronze]
    • Tireless Shooter [Silver]
    • Range Extender [Gold]
  • Defense
    • Pick Dodger [Silver]
    • Clamps [Bronze]
  • Playmaking
    • Dimer [Gold]
    • Quick First Step [HoF]
    • Space Creator [Gold]
    • Stop & Go [Gold]
    • Downhill [Bronze]
    • Ankle Breaker [HoF]
    • Handles for Days [HoF]
    • Tight Handles [HoF]
    • Unpickable [HoF]

Best Playsharp Build

For this one you want to use the pie chart that's primarily yellow and green.

nba 2k20 playsharp build
For a Playsharp build in 'NBA 2K20,' this Skill Breakdown works best. Visual Concepts/2K Sports

For the Physical Profile, the top chart maximizes speed and acceleration with a half-decent vertical.

nba 2k20 playsharp build profile
Pick a Profile with high Speed, Acceleration and a decent Vertical. Visual Concepts/2K Sports

When setting your Potential, be sure to max out your Mid-Range, Three-Pointer, Free Throw, Post Fade, as well as all Playmaking moves. For the Post Fade, you can save some stats by moving it down one point below the max. The chart below shows you what to do with the remainder.

nba 2k20 playsharp build
This is what a Playsharp's Potential skills should look like. Visual Concepts/2K Sports
  • Body Type: Compact
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Weight: 175
  • Wingspan: 76"
  • Takeover: Shot Creator

Badges

  • Finishing
    • Contact Finisher [Bronze]
  • Defense
    • Clamps [Gold]
    • Pick Dodger [Bronze]
  • Playmaking
    • Handles for Days [HoF]
    • Ankle Breaker [Gold]
    • Downhill [Bronze]
    • Quick First Step [HoF]
    • Unpluckable [Gold]
    • Tight Handles [Gold]
    • Stop & Go [Gold]
    • Space Creator [Silver]
  • Shooting
    • Deadeye [HoF]
    • Range Extender [HoF]
    • Catch & Shoot [Silver]
    • Difficult Shots [Gold]
    • Tireless Shooter [Gold]
    • Corner Specialist [Bronze]
    • Quick Draw [Silver]
    • Steady Shooter [Silver]
    • Hot Start [Bronze]

Best Lockdown Defender Build

Start by making a Small Forward. This pie chart ends up making a very balanced archetype, which comes in handy for making a versatile Lockdown Defender.

nba 2k20 defender build pies
Defenders need a Skill Breakdown with a huge red chunk. Visual Concepts/2K Sports

Once again choose the top chart that prioritizes speed and acceleration.

nba 2k20 defender build profile
A fairly balanced Physical Profile works well here. Visual Concepts/2K Sports

Arrange the Potential points as shown in the image below. Make sure you end up with six Shooting Badges, 14 Playmaking Badges and 21 Defense Badges.

nba 2k20 defender build potential
This is what a Defender's Potential skills should look like. Visual Concepts/2K Sports
  • Height: 6'6"
  • Weight: 218
  • Wingspan: 87.4"
  • Takeover: Slasher

Badges

  • Shooting
    • Corner Specialist [Gold]
    • Catch and Shoot [Gold]
  • Playmaking
    • Downhill [Silver/HoF]
    • Floor General [HoF/Silver]
    • Quick First Step [HoF]
    • Stop & Go [HoF]
  • Defense
    • Clamps [HoF]
    • Interceptor [Gold]
    • Intimidator [HoF]
    • Pick Dodger [HoF]
    • Rim Protection [HoF]
    • Tireless Defender [Silver]

These are just a few of the builds you can make in NBA 2K20, but this list should help players of all kinds zero in on an archetype they like.

NBA 2K20 is available September 6 on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC. The free demo is live now on Xbox One, PS4 and Switch.

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