For our build, we will be going with a 6’10” power forward and gradually make our way towards the ultimate goal in NBA 2K24, defensive anchor
Power forwards, often referred to as PF, are the dominant players in basketball when it comes to post control and scoring two-pointers. They excel at playing with their backs to the basket, demonstrating mastery over contact dunks and layups. However, this doesn’t diminish their defensive prowess. Power forwards are capable of defending under the basket and can thwart both finishers and long-range shots with their impressive range. When combined with the defensive anchor archetype in NBA 2K24, power forwards become a formidable force on the court.
In our build, we will select a 6’10” power forward and progressively work toward achieving the ultimate goal in NBA 2K24: becoming a defensive anchor. With a focus on offense and defense, this build is geared towards excelling in scoring two-pointers and stopping opponents.
Body settings and attributes for NBA 2K24 Defensive Anchor build
The following stats are recommended to create a Power Forward build with the Defensive Anchor archetype in NBA 2K24. As always, we recommend sticking with the stats and not altering them too much as you will end up deviating from the results.
|Speed with Ball||–|
|Defensive Rebound (focus)||99|
For a Power forward, nothing is more important than offense and stamina/speed. With our defensive archetype mix in the build, this allows our PF to both block the attackers and collect rebounds with perfection.
How to set up a Defensive Anchor
Power forwards, ranking just behind forwards, assume a crucial role in dominating the paint and post region of the game. Their proficiency lies in seamlessly converting layups and dunks into valuable 2-pointers. When adopting the defensive anchor archetype in NBA 2K24, power forwards gain an extra layer of capability, becoming adept at thwarting the opponent’s offensive moves and securing rebounds of both varieties.
On the offensive front, our build boasts an impressive 83-point rating in Standing Dunk and a solid 77 points in post control. This proficiency enables us to efficiently transform passes and rebounds into standing dunks or execute contact layups for scoring 2-pointers near the post.
It’s important to note that this build prioritizes scoring and defending over playmaking abilities, intentionally omitting this aspect. For defensive prowess, we invest heavily with 85 points in Interior Defense, a whopping 99 points in Block, and another 99 points in Defensive Rebound. This intense focus on defense not only unlocks essential defensive and rebounding badges but also empowers us to dominate opponents’ finishers and consistently secure rebounds with a 100% success rate.
Regarding the physical attributes of our power forward build employing the Defensive Anchor archetype in NBA 2K24, we boast 90 points in Strength and a respectable 83 points in Stamina. This combination ensures our build can withstand opponents’ attacks without succumbing to fatigue easily.
Best Badges for NBA 2K24 Defensive Anchor build
In this section, we’ll discuss the badges you’ll earn by strategically allocating skill points to specific attributes. These badges define the archetype for your build, and in our scenario, it’s the Defensive Anchor for our power forward in NBA 2K24.
- Anchor (HoF): This badge allows you to defend the paint area.
- Boxout Beast (HoF): This badge allows you to fight and win a a good position inside paint.
- Bulldozer (Silver): This allows you to overpower defenders easily.
- Chase Down Artist (Silver): This badge improves your chances of getting a chase down block.
- Fast Twitch (Silver): This badge increases your speed for standing layups and dunks around the rim.
- Pogo Stick (HoF): This badge allows you to recover faster after a landing.
- Rebound Chaser (HoF): This badge improves your ability to chase rebounds.
- Unpluckable (Bronze): This badge grants you immunity against the defenders.
- Backdown Punisher (Silver): This badge improves your chances of backing down your opponents.
- Brick Wall (Gold): This badge improves your screens and drains your opponents on contact.
- Dropstepper (Silver): This badge improves your dropsteps in the post.
- Post Spin Technician (Silver): This badge improves your post spin technique.
- Precision Dunker (Silver): This badge vastly improves your skill dunks.
- Rise Up (Silver): This allows you to dunk easily from under the basket.
- Aerial Wizard (Silver): This badge increases your chances of finishing lobs and putbacks at the rim.
- Immovable Enforcer (Gold): This badge improves your defensive strength against ball handlers and finishers.
- Post Lockdown (Silver): This badge improves your ability to defend against post moves.
The best animations for a defensive anchor build for PF in 2K24 are:
- Tim Dunkan
- Dirk Nowitzki
- A+ ball control