Who are the Best 2K23 Players for Each Position?

NBA 2K23 Date: Nov/07/22 11:40:49 Views: 157

Who are the Best 2K23 Players for Each Position?

 

If you're going to want to win games, it's prudent to select the best players who can lead you to success. So, which are the highest-rated players at each position within NBA 2K23? Here are the best overall guards, forwards, centers, 3-pt shooters, dunkers, and defenders.

NBA 2K23: Best Point Guards (PG)

 

Rank Player Team Overall Position Best Stats
1 Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 96 PG, SG 99 Three-Point Shot, 97 Ball Handle, 95 Close Shot
2 Luka Doncic Dallas Mavericks 95 PG, SG 97 Pass Accuracy, 96 Close Shot, 95 Layup
3 Ja Morant Memphis Grizzlies 93 PG 97 Driving Dunk, 96 Layup, 96 Close Shot
4 Chris Paul Phoenix Suns 90 PG 97 Mid-Range Shot, 96 Pass Accuracy, 95 Close Shot
5 Trae Young Atlanta Hawks 90 PG 97 Mid-Range Shot, 94 Pass IQ, 93 Ball Handle
6 Damian Lillard Portland Trailblazers 89 PG 95 Ball Handle, 91 Mid-Range Shot, 90 Layup
7 Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets 89 PG, SG 99 Ball Handle, 97 Close Shot, 95 Layup


NBA 2K23: Best Power Forwards (PF)

 

Rank Player Team Overall Position Best Stats
1 Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks 97 PF 98 Layup, 95 Perimeter Defence, 92 Defensive Rebound
2 Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets 96 PF, SF 98 Mid-Range Shot, 98 Close Shot, 95 Layup
3 Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics 93 PF, SF 93 Close Shot, 93 Layup, 89 Mid-Range Shot
4 Anthony Davis Los Angeles Lakers 90 PF, C 94 Interior Defence, 90 Standing Dunk, 89 Close Shot
5 Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans 87 PF, C 98 Layup, 97 Driving Dunk, 95 Standing Dunk
6 Pascal Siakam Toronto Raptors 86 PF, C 95 Close Shot, 86 Interior Defence, 85 Standing Dunk
7 Domantas Sabonis Sacramento Kings 86 PF, C 98 Close Shot, 90 Defensive Rebound, 88 Layup


NBA 2K23: Best Small Forwards (SF)

 

Rank Player Team Overall Position Best Stats
1 LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers 96 SF, C 97 Layup, 91 Close Shot, 90 Pass Accuracy
2 Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers 94 SF, PF 93 Mid-Range Shot, 98 Close Shot, 97 Perimeter Defence
3 Jimmy Butler Miami Heat 93 SF, PF 92 Layup, 90 Perimeter Defence, 88 Close Shot
4 DeMar DeRozan Chicago Bulls 89 SF, PF 98 Close Shot, 92 Layup, 90 Mid-Range Shot
5 Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics 87 SG, SF 90 Layup, 89 Driving Dunk, 88 Mid-Range Shot
6 Brandon Ingram New Orleans Pelicans 86 SG, SF 98 Shot IQ, 91 Close Shot, 89 Mid-Range Shot
7 Khris Middleton Milwaukee Bucks 86 SF, PF 88 Free Throw, 86 Close Shot, 85 Mid-Range Shot


NBA 2K23: Best Center (C)

 

Rank Player Team Overall Position Best Stats
1 Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets 96 C 98 Close Shot, 97 Mid-Range Shot, 98 Offensive Consistency
2 Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers 96 C 86 Mid-Range Shot, 98 Shot IQ, 98 Offensive Consistency
3 Anthony Davis Los Angeles Lakers 90 PF / C 89 Close Shot, 94 Interior Defense, 95 Defensive Consistency
4 Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves 89 C 98 Close Shot, 98 Offensive Consistency, 90 Standing Dunk
5 Rudy Gobert Minnesota Timberwolves 88 C 92 Close Shot, 95 Shot IQ, 97 Interior Defense
6 Bam Adebayo Miami Heat 87 C 88 Close Shot, 92 Interior Defense, 90 Defensive Consistency
7 Pascal Siakam Toronto Raptors 86 PF / C 95 Close Shot, 98 Shot IQ, 98 Offensive Consistency


NBA 2K23: Best Three-Point Shooters

 

Rank Player Three-Point Shot Overall Position Team Archetype Best Ratings
1 Stephen Curry 99 96 PG, SG Golden State Warriors Three-Point Assassin 99 Three-Point Shot, 99 Offensive Consistency, 98 Ball Handling
2 Kevin Durant 88 96 SF, PF Brooklyn Nets Two-Way Unstoppable Offensive Threat 99 Ball Handle, 98 Mid-Range Shot, 95 Driving Layup
3 Desmond Bane 88 83 SG, SF Memphis Grizzlies Playmaking Dual Threat Scorer 98 Shot IQ, 98 Offensive Consistency, 91 Free Throw
4 Luke Kennard 88 76 SG, SF Los Angeles Clippers One-Dimensional Catch-and-Shoot 99 Free Throw, 95 Shot IQ, 89 Close Shot
5 Klay Thompson 88 83 SG, SF Golden State Warriors Two-Way Sharpshooter 90 Mid-Range Shot, 89 Free Throw, 87 Perimeter Defense


NBA 2K23: Top Dunkers

 

Rank Player Dunk Overall Rating Position Team Archetype Best Stats
1 Ja Morant 97 93 PG Memphis Grizzlies High Flying Slasher 97 Driving Dunk, 90 Hustle, 98 Offensive Consistency
2 Zion Williamson 97 87 PF/C New Orleans Pelicans Physically Dominant Offensive Threat 97 Driving Dunk, 99 Vertical, 98 Driving Layup
3 Zach Lavine 95 88 SG/SF Chicago Bulls 2 Way All-Around Scorer 95 Driving Layup, 95 Driving Dunk, 97 Vertical
4 Anthony Edwards 95 86 SF/SG Minnesota Timberwolves Playmaking Slasher 95 Driving Dunk, 98 Intangibles, 98 Shot IQ
5 Aaron Gordon 95 79 PF/SF Denver Nuggets 2-Way Lob Threat 95 Standing Dunk, 95 Driving Dunk, 95 Hands


NBA 2K23: Best Defenders

 

Rank Player DCNST Overall Rating Position Team Archetype Best Stats
1 Kawhi Leonard 98 94 SF, PF Los Angeles Clippers 2-Way 3-Level Point Forward 98 Defensive Consistency, 97 Perimeter Defence, 97 Help Defence IQ
2 Giannis Antetokounmpo 95 97 PF, C Milwaukee Bucks 2-Way Slashing Playmaker 95 Defensive Consistency, 95 Perimeter Defence, 96 Help Defence IQ
3 Joel Embiid 95 96 C 76ers 2-Way 3-Level Scorer 95 Defensive Consistency, 96 Interior Defence, 96 Help Defence IQ
4 Anthony Davis 95 90 C, PF Los Angeles Lakers 2-Way Interior Finisher 95 Defensive Consistency, 94 Interior Defence, 97 Help Defence IQ
5 Rudy Gobert 95 88 C Minnesota Timberwolves Defensive Anchor 95 Defensive Consistency, 97 Interior Defence, 97 Help Defence IQ
6 Jrue Holiday 95 86 PG, SG Milwaukee Bucks 2-Way Scoring Machine 95 Defensive Consistency, 95 Perimeter Defence, 89 Help Defence IQ
7 Draymond Green 95 83 PF, C Golden State Warriors 2-Way Slashing Playmaker 95 Defensive Consistency, 92 Interior Defence, 93 Help Defence IQ


As player ratings are updated, we will update this guide throughout the season, so stay tuned to u4gm.com.

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