NBA 2K22: Best Shooting Guard (SG) Builds and Tips

We've got ALL the best shooting guard (SG) builds in 2K22.


Shooting guards have undergone an evolution in the modern NBA. Past shooting guards specialized in impacting the game in the mid-range, while the new generation of talent generates points from deep.

As 30-point games from the SG position have become a common occurrence, building a MyPlayer that can keep up with the trend is now essential in-game.


As such, here are the top-five best shooting guard builds in NBA 2K22.

Choosing the best shooting guard (SG) builds in NBA 2K22

NBA 2K22 gives gamers more freedom than ever to customize their MyPlayer, which can make it difficult to know the best build. So, we have homed-in on five SG builds that boast the majority of the attributes needed to be at least 80 overall and have at least three attributes over 90 overall.

1. Perimeter Lockdown

  • Top Attributes: 99 Close Shot, 99 Driving Layup, 99 Driving Dunk
  • Top Secondary Attributes: 99 Perimeter Defense, 99 Steal, 99 Vertical
  • Height, Weight, and Wingspan: 6’5’‘, 180lbs, Maximum Wingspan
  • Takeover Badge: Lockdown Defender

The Perimeter Lockdown will be one of the most coveted player builds for teams nowadays. This is a rare type of player who can make stops on defense while being decent in shooting and dribbling.


These players are suited to being utility tools. They can play the shooting guard, point guard, and even the small forward position, depending on the need. MyPlayers with this build enjoy the thrill of stopping opposing players while letting their teammates carry the scoring load on offense.

Familiar players of this build include Marcus Smart and Jrue Holiday. Both of them are bona fide lockdown defenders who are guaranteed starters for their respective teams.

2. Sharpshooting Facilitator

  • Top Attributes: 99 Close Shot, 99 Driving Layup, 99 Free-Throw
  • Top Secondary Attributes: 99 Pass Accuracy, 99 Steal, 99 Stamina
  • Height, Weight, and Wingspan: 6’2’‘, 166lbs, Maximum Wingspan
  • Takeover Badge: Spot Up Shooter

The Sharpshooting Facilitator is an evolution of the more commonly-known Floor General. Guards that can distribute and shoot from distance are crucial in the modern game. They have to be able to dictate the game while also knowing when to do damage.


These players rank highly in distributing and shooting attributes, racking up 90 overall ratings in these departments. They do sacrifice their finishing and defending ratings, though, due to the 6’2’’ frame. Guards of this build could be liabilities on defense, but their threat on offense would offset this lacking area of their game.

Players that are included in this build include Donovan Mitchell and Fred VanVleet. They have blossomed in recent years to be crucial scorers for their teams.

3. Two-Way Playmaker

  • Top Attributes: 99 Close Shot, 99 Driving Layup, 99 Pass Accuracy
  • Top Secondary Attributes: 99 Stamina, 99 Vertical, 98 Driving Dunk
  • Height, Weight, and Wingspan: 6’4’‘, 177lbs, 7’0’‘
  • Takeover Badge: Lockdown Defender

A familiar player badge that continues to shine in NBA 2K22, the Two-Way Playmaker is a great build that boasts the balance of playmaking and perennial defense. This is the perfect all-around build for a shooting guard to make a mark in the game by helping their teammates.

The Two-Way Playmaker in NBA 2K22 can capitalize on playmaking and defending stats with multiple 85-plus overalls such as steals, perimeter defense, ball handling, etc. You can also rely on players of this build to be secondary ball-handlers to help the team in setting up on offense.

Players who are prime examples of this build include Klay Thompson and Tyrese Haliburton.

4. Two-Way Threat

  • Top Attributes: 99 Close Shot, 99 Driving Layup, 99 Driving Dunk
  • Top Secondary Attributes: 99 Free-Throw, 99 Stamina, 98 Pass Accuracy,
  • Height, Weight, and Wingspan: 6’6’‘, 180lbs, 7’0’‘
  • Takeover Badge: Finishing Moves

The Two-Way Threat build is designed for players who rack up points in a hurry while being a lockdown defender on the other side of the court. They have high stamina to allow for their intense workload whenever they’re on the court. Players of this build do their damage without the ball through their slashing and defending.

A Two-Way Threat SG build is the one that opponents have to plan for in each game. Their 99 close shot, 99 driving layup, and 99 driving dunk essentially guarantee them points in the shaded area. However, they do not have great rebounding or ball-handling ratings.

Similar players of this build include Collin Sexton and Donte DiVincenzo: both can be crucial pieces in a Championship-winning team with complementary lineups around them.

5. The Finisher

  • Top Attributes: 99 Close Shot, 99 Driving Layup, 99 Stamina
  • Top Secondary Attributes: 99 Steals, 99 Pass Accuracy, 99 Vertical
  • Height, Weight, and Wingspan: 6’4’‘, 177 lbs, 7’0’‘
  • Takeover Badge: Lockdown Defender

Players of this build pride themselves on their physical gifts and ability to have an impact all over the floor. Having a 6’4’’ frame and 7’0’’ wingspan is a rare trait for a shooting guard; hence, it will be an asset – especially in racking up fouls on offense and steals on defense.

The Finisher is dominant with their 88 acceleration and 88 vertical to help them on the floor. Their ability to control the ball well goes nicely with their ability to swipe for steals.

Players of this build include Devin Booker and Caris LeVert, who can both get to their spots at will while also being respectable defenders on the perimeter.

Having one of the best shooting guard builds in NBA 2K22 gives your team an edge, both when it comes to tallying up points and making an impact at the other end of the floor.

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