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NBA 2K23 Best Defense/Rebounding Badges: Current and Next Gen

Here's a breakdown of the best Defense/Rebounding Badges to use in NBA 2K23 MyCareer on current and next gen.
Here's a breakdown of the best Defense/Rebounding Badges to use in NBA 2K23 MyCareer on current and next gen. / 2K, screenshot by DBLTAP

In NBA 2K23 MyCareer, it remains crucial to equip the best Badges in order for your MyPlayer to maximize its potential, especially in the defense and rebounding department.

As such, aside from making sure that your controller settingsdefense and rebounding attributes and build's physicals are all in check, it's imperative to know which of the new and revamped Badges are the best in the game.

Here's a breakdown of the best Defense/Rebounding Badges to use in NBA 2K23 MyCareer on current and next gen.

NBA 2K23 Best Defense/Rebounding Badges: Current and Next Gen

Of course, which Badges and what levels of those Badges you end up using will all depend on your build and your play style.

As such, we'll be breaking down what the best Defense/Rebounding Badges are depending on if you're mostly playing defense as a point-of-attack defender or a help/anchor off the ball. The Badges will be ranked in terms of how you should likely prioritize equipping them.

Best Defense/Rebounding Badges: On-Ball

  1. Glove
  2. Clamps
  3. Challenger
  4. Interceptor
  5. Pick Dodger
  6. Menace
  7. Work Horse
  8. Ankle Braces
  9. Chase Down Artist
  10. Anchor
  11. Rebound Chaser
  12. Boxout Beast
  13. Off Ball Pest
  14. Brick Wall
  15. Pogo Stick
  16. Post Lockdown

For those who mostly guard the opposing team's primary ball-handler, Glove and Clamps are the two most powerful Badges. Challenger is essentially Intimidator from previous years, but just for perimeter contests. In theory, Interceptor, Pick Dodger and Ankle Braces could have more value, but they don't seem to be all that strong this year.

Best Defense/Rebounding Badges: Off-Ball/Big

  1. Glove
  2. Rebound Chaser
  3. Anchor
  4. Interceptor
  5. Brick Wall
  6. Boxout Beast
  7. Pogo Stick
  8. Challenger
  9. Clamps
  10. Work Horse
  11. Chase Down Artist
  12. Menace
  13. Post Lockdown
  14. Pick Dodger
  15. Ankle Braces
  16. Off Ball Pest

For those who mostly set up off the ball or in the paint, we'd definitely prioritize the options that reward you for playing your role correctly. Glove remains the no-brainer option at the top, however, given its strength.


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