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NBA 2K22 Current Gen Best Big Man Build: How to Make

Here is the best big man build for those looking to be able to hold their own in both the park and Rec Center in NBA 2K22 MyCareer on Current Gen.
Here is the best big man build for those looking to be able to hold their own in both the park and Rec Center in NBA 2K22 MyCareer on Current Gen. / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, 2K

NBA 2K22 has been out for about two weeks, and similar to our Next Gen big man build, it seems as though outside-shooting bigs are definitely the way to go in Current Gen as well.

With shades of Jaren Jackson Jr., Kenyon Martin and John Collins said to be recognized in this build, it's one that is sure to be well worth the investment in both VC and in-game time to grind out. For those looking for a do-it-all archetype that will be able to get the job done in both 3v3 and 5v5 games, here is how to make the best big man build in NBA 2K22 Current Gen.

NBA 2K22 Current Gen Best Big Man Build: How to Make

MyPlayer Builder
MyPlayer Builder / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, 2K
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Skill Breakdown pie chart: Most Shooting, Second Most Def / Reb, Finishing and Playmaking equal (Second from the bottom)
  • Physical Profile pie chart: Most Agility (First from the top)
  • Finishing: Close Shot 83, Driving Layup 64, Driving Dunk 68, Standing Dunk 74
  • Shooting: Mid-Range Shot 80, Three-Point Shot 78, Free Throw 88, Post Fade 56
  • Playmaking: N/A
  • Defense/Rebounding: Interior Defense: 78, Perimeter Defense 67, Lateral Quickness 68, Steal 69, Block 85, Offensive Rebound 75, Defensive Rebound 86
  • Height: 6'8"
  • Weight: 187 lbs
  • Wingspan: 90.0"
  • Takeover: Class Cleaner

Overall, this build is one that has no glaring weaknesses that could come back to haunt you other than its height.

At 6'8", that is personally lower than what I'm comfortable with considering a five in real life, but it appears that's just the meta this year in NBA 2K22 Current Gen.

Ultimately though, this height does provide a great balance in allowing players to accomplish what they need to do to fill in the game's "meta role" for bigs in NBA 2K22 on Current Gen— protect the rim, set screens, get the boards and knockdown threes. This Height also just makes it into the threshold that allows the build to be able to equip all of the jump shot animations in the game.

For more on NBA 2K22 MyCareer, feel free to check out our Current Gen Takeover tier list.