NBA 2K22: How to Build a Well-Rounded Two-Way Point Guard

Learn how to create one of the best two-way point guards on NBA 2K22 that resembles Fred VanVleet and Mike Conley.

This is a well-rounded point guard with the ability to run an entire offense. Its exceptional playmaking and passing abilities make it one of the best facilitators and offensive maestros in NBA 2K22.

Additionally, it excels on the defensive end of the floor; boasting elite steal and perimeter defense ratings, it has the ability to contain and shut down opposing guards. In terms of NBA player comparisons, think of Fred VanVleet and Mike Conley.

Here, we show you exactly how to create one of the best Two-Way Point Guards in NBA 2K22.

Key points of the build

  • Position: Point Guard
  • Height, Weight, Wingspan: 6’0’’, 175lbs, 6’4’’
  • Takeover: Team Takeover Boost, Team Ratings Boost
  • Best Attributes: Perimeter Stamina (99) Defense (97), Steal (96)
  • NBA Player Comparison: Fred VanVleet and Mike Conley

What you’ll get from the Two-Way Point Guard

Overall, this is a perfect build for those looking to be the focal point and primary the ball-handler of a team’s offense.

With elite speed (93), ball handle (91), and mid-range (95), this Two-Way Point Guard has the ability to create its own offense and set up its teammates as well. Defensively, its high steal (96) and perimeter defense (97) make this build an elite on-ball defender outside of the paint.

This 2K22 build is highly capable of running a team’s entire offense and boasts the right Takeovers to give all of its teammates an extra boost in several categories. The Two-Way Point Guard works extremely well for those that want to play the majority of their games in Pro-Am, Park, or on any team looking for a well-rounded PG to take care of the ball. 

In terms of weaknesses, like many point guards, this build is not the tallest, nor is it the strongest. Therefore, you shouldn’t expect it to be a strong rebounder or defender near the basket. That said, when paired with the right teammates, this build has the ability to elevate everyone’s game and be the main conduit of a high-octane offensive unit.

Two-Way Balanced Scorer build body settings

  • Height: 6’0”
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Wingspan: 6’4″

Set the potential for your Two-Way Point Guard


  • Ball Handle: Aim for above 90
  • Speed with Ball: Max out at 92
  • Pass Accuracy: Aim for at least 85

By following the suggested thresholds above, your guard will have access to 32 potential badge points. This includes access to all 20 playmaking badges available to PGs in NBA 2K22, including nine at Hall of Fame and eight at the Gold level.

With this setup, your build should be one of the best playmakers on the floor. With the right badges equipped, it will be rather tricky for opponents to steal the ball or intercept passes from your player, making it a tough cover for most opposing defenders.

Shooting skills to prioritize:

  • Three-Point Shot: Set to at least 80
  • Mid-Range Shot: Max out at 95
  • Free Throw: Aim for at least 75

By maximizing your player’s mid-range shot and setting your three-point and free throw at the suggested levels above, your build will qualify for 29 shooting badges.

This is rather impressive considering that shooting isn’t this build’s primary attribute. At this level, your build has access to every shooting badge in the game, along with a grand total of ten badges at the Gold level or higher.

With the best badges equipped, your build should find it easy to score from mid-range or beyond the arc.

Secondary skills to boost:

Finishing skills to prioritize:

  • Driving Layup: Set to over 90
  • Close Shot: Set to 75

By prioritizing your skill points to driving layups and close shots,  your player will have access to 17 finishing badges. This includes six badges at the Hall of Fame level.

Since this is a smaller point guard build with elite speed and playmaking ability, you shouldn’t focus too much on skills like post control and driving dunk.

Defense/rebounding skills to prioritize:

  • Perimeter Defense: Max out at 97
  • Steal: Aim for above 95

Being a 6’0” PG, the two most relevant skills to upgrade are perimeter defense and steal because your player won’t be needed much for interior defense and securing rebounds under the basket.

Even though defense and rebounding are only secondary skills, the suggested ratings above still give this build access to 23 total badges. This includes granting access to Pick Pocket, Ball Stripper, Clamps, and Interceptor – all to the Hall of Fame tier.

Two-Way Point Guard build physicals

  • Stamina: Max out at 99
  • Speed and Acceleration: Max out

To get the best of this build, the three key physicals to upgrade are stamina, speed, and acceleration. Being a smaller player, speed and stamina are key factors that separate good players from elite ones in NBA 2K22.

With 93 speed and 92 acceleration, you will find yourself dictating the pace of the game and constantly putting pressure on opposing defenses with your elite blowby ability. Add that to 99 stamina, and this build will consistently outpace opponents and rarely fatigue later in the game.

Two-Way Point Guard build Takeovers

This build gives you the option to equip nine different Takeovers. To make it as dominant as possible, it is highly recommended that you choose Team Takeover Boost and Team Ratings Boost as your two Takeovers.

Given that your player is a point guard, one of its main priorities is to facilitate the offense and get everyone involved on both ends of the floor. Equipping those two badges will consistently help your teammates in that regard by giving them a boost in ratings. 

Best badges for the Two-Way Point Guard

Playmaking and shooting are the primary attributes of this archetype. At the same time, equipping the right badges can help this build become a rather reliable perimeter defender as well.

To give this build the best chance to excel in the different facets of the game, here are the best badges that you can equip:

Best playmaking badges to equip

  • Ankle Breaker: When performing stepbacks and other such moves, the defender stumbles or falls more frequently when biting the wrong way.
  • Tight Handles: Increases a player’s ball-handling ability in size-up situations, making it easier to break down the on-ball defender.
  • Dimer: When in the half-court, passes by Dimers to open shooters yield a shot percentage boost.

Best shooting badges to equip

  • Sniper: Jump shots taken with slightly early or late timing will receive a boost, while very early or late shots will receive a larger penalty.
  • Limitless Spot-Up: Gives a boost to the range that a player can effectively shoot standing three-point shots from.
  • Hot Zone Hunter: Shots that are taken in a player’s hot zone(s) are given a boost.

Best finishing badges to equip

  • Slithery Finisher: Increases a player’s ability to slide through traffic and avoid contact during gathers and finishes at the rim.
  • Giant Slayer: Boosts the shot percentage for a layup attempt when mismatched against a taller defender, and it reduces the possibility of getting blocked.
  • Fearless Finisher: Strengthens a player’s ability to absorb contact and still finish. It also reduces the amount of energy lost from contact layups.

Best defense and rebounding badges to equip

  • Clamps: Defenders have access to quicker cut-off moves and are more successful when bumping or hip riding the ball handler.
  • Pick Pocket: Increases the chances of a steal and reduces the chances of a foul when attempting to strip the ball from a ball-handler. The badge also improves the chances of successful layup strips.
  • Interceptor: The frequency of successfully tipped or intercepted passes greatly increases.

Your Two-Way Point Guard build

The Two-Way point guard build is an elite offensive playmaker with superb shooting ability. If you like to facilitate, create offense, and be your team’s primary ball-handler, this is an excellent build for you.

To make the most of this build, it’s best to use it in Rec Games, including competitive 5v5 Pro-Am competition. Ideally, it’s best to surround this build with shooters and strong finishers at the rim. If used correctly, this can be the perfect point guard to use on an offensively potent team.

Once fully upgraded, this build best resembles the likes of  Fred VanVleet and Mike Conley, who are considered elite players at their position.

Congratulations, you now know how to create one of the best pure Two-Way Point Guard builds in NBA 2K22!  





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