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NBA 2K23 Best Playmaking Badges: Current and Next Gen

Here's a breakdown of the best Playmaking Badges to use in NBA 2K23 MyCareer on Current and Next Gen.
Here's a breakdown of the best Playmaking 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 playmaking department.

As such, aside from making sure that your controller settingsplaymaking attributes and dribbling animations 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 Playmaking Badges to use in NBA 2K23 MyCareer on Current and Next Gen.

NBA 2K23 Best Playmaking 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 the best Playmaking Badges depending on if you're mostly playing as a primary ball-handler or someone setting up off of the ball. The Badges will be ranked in terms of how you should likely prioritize equipping them.

Best Playmaking Badges: On-Ball

  1. Quick First Step
  2. Handles For Days
  3. Unpluckable
  4. Clamp Breaker
  5. Bail Out
  6. Hyperdrive
  7. Killer Combos
  8. Mismatch Expert
  9. Needle Threader
  10. Ankle Breaker
  11. Dimer
  12. Floor General
  13. Special Delivery
  14. Vice Grip
  15. Break Starter
  16. Post Playmaker

For those who mostly have the ball in their hands on offense, Quick First Step, Handles For Days and Unpluckable are the essential Badges to have in our eyes as they allow you protect the ball and do what you need to do to setup shots. As far as Clamp Breaker, Killer Combos, Mismatch Expert and Ankle Breaker, it feels like the community has yet to figure out exactly how strong each of the options are.

Best Playmaking Badges: Off-Ball

  1. Quick First Step
  2. Vice Grip
  3. Break Starter
  4. Handles For Days
  5. Floor General
  6. Post Playmaker
  7. Hyperdrive
  8. Unpluckable
  9. Clamp Breaker
  10. Bail Out
  11. Needle Threader
  12. Dimer
  13. Killer Combos
  14. Special Delivery
  15. Ankle Breaker
  16. Mismatch Expert

For those who mostly set up at the hash, corner or set picks, we'd definitely prioritize the options that reward you for playing your role correctly. Quick First Step remains the no-brainer option at the top, however, given its strength.


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