NBA 2K22: Best Point Guard (PG) Builds and Tips

These are the best builds for a PG if you want to be a floor general on 2K22.


NBA 2K22 has revamped the gameplay to suit the playing styles of guards for this year. Shooting and agility have a heavy advantage over the power and strength of other positions, unlike in the past versions of the game.

This is the exact reason why building a point guard that is effective in your desired playing style is essential for you to dominate in 2K22 and help your team win an NBA Championship.


To give you a head start over the competition, here are the best point guard builds in NBA 2K22!

Choosing the best point guard (PG) builds in NBA 2K22

We have narrowed down the selection place player builds that have the majority of their stats hit at least 80 overall. Having this as part of the PG build criteria is essential, especially when looking out for possible badges to add.

Finding a balance of maximizing the build of your player and fitting it to your playing style is the key to being a lead guard in NBA 2K22.


1. Playmaking Shot Creator

  • Top Attributes: 99 Close Shot, 99 Driving Layup, 99 Free-Throw
  • Top Secondary Attributes: 98 Mid-Range Shot, 94 Speed, 93 Acceleration
  • Height, Weight, and Wingspan: 6’3’’, Minimum weight, Minimum Wingspan
  • Takeover Badge: Sharpshooter

Possibly the most overpowered player build at launch in NBA 2K22, it perfectly suits players that love to put up points from outside of the arc. The modified shooting system gives players who have a better shooting rating an easier time to green-light jump shots from all over the floor.

The build is especially perfect for players who love to create for themselves through a variety of dribble moves. These are players who you can rely on in crucial moments or when you need a run and for the Sharpshooterbadge to get activated.

Similar players to this build in real life are Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard.


2. Two-Way Finisher

  • Top Attributes: 99 Close Shot, 99 Driving Layup, 99 Driving Dunk
  • Top Secondary Attributes: 99 Free-Throw, 99 Perimeter Defense, 99 Steals
  • Height, Weight, and Wingspan: 6’5’’, 225lbs, 7’2’’
  • Takeover Badge: Extreme Clamps

A point guard with a Two-Way Finisher build is guaranteed to impact the game on both sides of the ball. They can get points inside the paint and defend the opposing team’s best player. A Two-Way Finisher has one of the rarest skill sets in the game, and is especially effective in 2K22 as defense is highly emphasized.

This build gives a player an advantage in their finishing and slashing ratings; however, this is at the expense of shooting from outside of the arc. These MyPlayer builds are suited to high-motor players who want to make their mark over the game.

Players that come to mind a being similar to this build include Lonzo Ball and Kyle Lowry. The two are defensive players that are their teams’ main defenders, while having serviceable offense to keep them on the floor for crucial moments.

3. Two-Way Shot Creator

  • Top Attributes: 99 Close Shot, 99 Driving Layup, 99 Driving Dunk
  • Top Secondary Attributes: 99 Free-Throw, 99 Stamina, 97 Pass Accuracy
  • Height, Weight, and Wingspan: 6’7’’, 182lbs, 6’7’’
  • Takeover Badge: Spot-up Precision

The Two-Way Shot Creator will be a point guard that you can rely on to create their own shot while being a defensive force on the other side of the ball. Players of this build are more all-around rather than specialist as they boast more well-rounded overall ratings.

Their highest peripheral rating will be a 92 in speed, with most others being in the range of 80 to 90. These players tend to become combo guards due to the height and skillset that the build provides.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and De’Aaron Fox are similar real-world examples of this build.

4. Two-Way Three-Point Playmaker

  • Top Attributes: 99 Close Shot, 99 Driving Layup, 99 Pass Accuracy
  • Top Secondary Attributes: 99 Vertical, 99 Stamina, 99 Free-Throw
  • Height, Weight, and Wingspan: 6’2’’, 179lbs, 6’9’’
  • Takeover Badge: Sharpshooter

This type of PG build is one that many coaches would want to have in their team. These players have the ability to hurt teams from behind the arc, deliver assists to teammates, and stop opposing ball-handlers. They are trifectas that impact the game in these aspects, making them well-suited to the modern NBA.

Players of this mold specialize in playmaking, shooting, and defense. They will then have to sacrifice the finishing and physical attributes of their game as they’re not the biggest on the floor. Two-Way Three-Point Playmakers may be exposed to bigger opponents but are great on-ball defenders for your team.

Ja Morant and Chris Paul embody this kind of build in the NBA: both are great distributors of the ball but know when they have to take over in tight scenarios.

5. Dunk Specialist

  • Top Attributes: 99 Close Shot, 99 Driving Layup, 99 Vertical, 99 Stamina
  • Top Secondary Attributes: 99 Steal, 98 Perimeter Defense, 99 Free-Throw
  • Height, Weight, and Wingspan: 6’5’’, 178lbs, 7’1’’
  • Takeover Badge: Slasher

We may soon see the next Dunk Contest Champion if your MyPlayer’s build ends up being a Dunk Specialist. It’s a unique player build that prioritizes the highlight plays over being a great teammate on the floor. In NBA 2K22, it’s all about putting on a show to help the team rack up wins.

Dunk Specialists are masters in the paint, enabling them to get to the dunker’s spot with ease. From there, they can finish over taller defenders. These point guards sacrifice their mid-range and three-point shooting at the expense of getting more and-ones to the free-throw line.

Russell Westbrook and Ben Simmons are two players who have similar playing styles to this PG build, and do their damage around the rim on offense.

These PG builds can give you an edge in NBA 2K22, especially if the badges and your playing style fit with your MyPlayer.

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