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

Here's a breakdown of the best Defense/Rebounding Badges to use in NBA 2K23 Season 2 on Current and Next Gen.
Here's a breakdown of the best Defense/Rebounding Badges to use in NBA 2K23 Season 2 on Current and Next Gen. / 2K

With NBA 2K23 Season 2 off and running, it's perhaps no surprise that many MyCareer players are wondering what the best Defense/Rebounding Badges are.

For those looking to keep up with the meta, or simply switch things up, here's a breakdown of the best Defense/Rebounding Badges in NBA 2K23 MyCareer Season 2 on Current and Next Gen.

NBA 2K23 Season 2 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 prioritize equipping them.

Best Defense/Rebounding Badges: On-Ball

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

Best Defense/Rebounding Badges: Off-Ball/Big

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

Ultimately, there aren't too many game-changing Defense/Rebounding Badges this year, outside of Glove and Anchor. Perhaps the only disappointing Badge would be Menace which, for the second year in a row, just rarely activates in normal gameplay. Meanwhile, Boxout Beast and Work Horse are perhaps the two most underrated Badges in the category as they are by no means flashy, but can go a long way towards securing those 50/50 balls.


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