Best NBA 2K23 Defense and Rebounding Badges?
Every year, NBA 2K releases a new game with new features and updated player Badges. For those who like to play the game with their favorite team, it's always a race to see which players got better or worse in the new game. This year, two specific badges have been added for defenders and rebounders. EBUYMT Jennie will look at these badges and see which ones are the best for players on their teams.
|Interceptor||Clamps,Pick Pocket,Tireless Defender||2 Way Builds||Steal, Lateral Quickness，Perimeter Defense||Steal: X / Square|
|Off-Ball Pest||Pick Dodger, Intimidator, Clamps||2 Way Perimeter Players||Lateral Quickness, Perimeter Defense||Bump: Hold LT / L2|
|Pick Dodger||Tireless Defender, Off-Ball Pest||2 Way Players, Perimeter Defenders||Perimeter Defense, Lateral Quickness||Move on Defense = LS (XB1) / LS (PS4)|
|Pick Pocket||Tireless Defender, Clamps, Trapper||2 Way Perimeter Defenders||Steal, Perimeter Defense, Lateral Quickness||Steal: X / Square|
|Tireless Defender||Clamps,Trapper, Interceptor, Pick Pocket||Perimeter Lockdown, 2 Way Builds||Lateral Quickness, Perimeter Defense, Steal||-|
|Ankle Braces||Clamps, Trapper, Pick Pocket||Lockdown Defenders, 2 Way Builds||Perimeter Defense||Hold LT to strafe on defense|
|Ball Stripper||Pick Pocket Badge||Rim Protectors||Steal||Steal: X/Square|
|Clamps||Pick Dodger, Intimidator, Pick Pocket, Tireless Defender||Any Build||Steal, Block, Lateral Quickness, Perimeter Defense||Press and hold LT / L2|
|Combine With||Clamps,Pick Pocket,Tireless Defender|
|Suited For||2 Way Builds|
|Attr Increase||Steal, Lateral Quickness，Perimeter Defense|
|Controls||Steal: X / Square|
Interceptor Increases the chances of getting steals in passing lanes. The frequency of successfully tipped or intercepted gives dramatic increases. If you're looking to get this badge for your player, there are a few things you'll need to do. First, you'll need to have high Steal and Rebounding ratings. These ratings will determine how often you're able to intercept passes. You'll also need to have good defensive positioning and be quick.
Once you've met these requirements, you can start working on getting the badge itself. The best way to do this is by playing in the MyCareer mode and trying to intercept as many passes as possible. You'll soon earn this valuable badge if you can consistently make stops and remove the ball from your opponents.
|Combine With||Pick Dodger, Intimidator, Clamps|
|Suited For||2 Way Perimeter Players|
|Attr Increase||Lateral Quickness, Perimeter Defense|
|Controls||Bump: Hold LT / L2 while impeding the path of the offensive player|
|Activate||Tipping or stealing the ball in the passing lanes|
The NBA 2K Badges Off-ball Pest badge is one of the best defensive badges in the game. It allows you to stay in front of your man and bother them with your arms and hands. It also gives you a chance to steal the ball more often. The badge is handy for those who like to play physical defense.
|Combine With||Tireless Defender, Off-Ball Pest|
|Suited For||2 Way Players, Perimeter Defenders|
|Attr Increase||Perimeter Defense, Lateral Quickness|
|Controls||Move on Defense = LS (XB1) / LS (PS4)|
|Activate||Fighting through any screens you see the offense setting|
There are a lot of different NBA 2K badges that can be helpful for players on the defensive end of the court, but the Pick Dodger badge is one of the best. This badge helps players avoid pick-and-rolls by giving them a quick speed boost when needed. It's a must-have badge for players who want to stay ahead of their man and not get caught up in screens.
|Combine With||Tireless Defender, Clamps, Trapper|
|Suited For||2 Way Perimeter Defenders|
|Attr Increase||Steal, Perimeter Defense, Lateral Quickness|
|Controls||Steal: X / Square|
|Activate||Attempting on-ball steals|
The Pick Pocket badge is one of the best defensive badges in the game. It allows players to strip the ball from their opponents more efficiently and increases their chance of stealing it overall. This badge is handy for players who want to take the ball away from their opponents and give themselves a better chance of getting a stop on defense.
If you're looking to pick up this badge, you'll need to complete the following actions:
- Intercept 50 passes with a player with this badge
- Steal the ball 75 times with a player with this badge
- Get five steals in a single game with a player with this badge
Once you've done all those things, you'll be well on earning the Pick Pocket badge.
|Combine With||Clamps,Trapper, Interceptor, Pick Pocket|
|Suited For||Perimeter Lockdown, 2 Way Builds|
|Attr Increase||Lateral Quickness, Perimeter Defense, Steal|
|Activate||Allowing defenders to play defense more aggressively without losing energy at the same rate as a normal player|
The Tireless Defender badge in NBA 2K23 is awarded to players who display consistent effort on the defensive end of the court. This badge can be incredibly helpful for players looking to shut down their opponents and significantly impact the game. To earn the Tireless Defender badge, players must display consistent effort on the defensive end of the court, including playing tough defense, boxing out, and rebounding.
|Combine With||Clamps, Trapper, Pick Pocket|
|Suited For||Lockdown Defenders, 2 Way Builds|
|Attr Increase||Perimeter Defense|
|Controls||Hold LT to strafe on defense|
|Activate||Focus on reading the defense|
Overall, the NBA 2K badges ankle braces are an excellent choice for players who want to improve their defensive and rebounding skills. These ankle braces will help your player stay solid and agile on their feet, allowing them to better defend and rebound against their opponents. They're also great for players who have had previous injuries or are looking to prevent future injuries.
|Combine With||Pick Pocket Badge|
|Suited For||Rim Protectors|
|Activate||Defense with the defender near the basket and attempting to strip the ball|
The NBA 2K Badges Ball Stripper badge allows players to quickly strip the ball from their opponents when they attempt to dribble. This badge is handy for defensive players, enabling them to promptly take the ball away from their opponents and start a fast break. The Ball Stripper badge is unlocked at player level 25.
|Combine With||Pick Dodger, Intimidator, Pick Pocket, Tireless Defender|
|Suited For||Any Build|
|Attr Increase||Steal, Block, Lateral Quickness, Perimeter Defense|
Intense-D: Press and hold LT / L2 when in front of dribbler
Crowd Dribbler: Press and hold LT / L2 when near the dribbler
Fast Shuffle: Press and hold LT + RT / L2 + R2, move Left Stick in any direction
|Activate||Crowding the ball handler|
Clamps is excellent for players who can block shots and make their opponents think twice about driving to the basket. Posterize is perfect for players who are good at dunking and getting put-back baskets.
These badges will help your player become a better defender and rebounder. If you need help deciding which one to get, try both and see which works best for your play style.
After looking at the data, it's clear that the answer to which defensive badges are best comes down to preference. Do some experimentation and see which ones work best for you. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide which defensive NBA 2K23 badges are best for your play style.