NBA 2K24 best Small Forward build for MyPlayer & The City

NBA 2K24 best Small Forward build for MyPlayer & The City
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Written by 

Morgan Truder


9th Sep 2023 17:46

If you’re playing MyPlayer mode in NBA 2K24 and want to make a Small Forward build, you are in the right place. The best Small Forwards around right now are LeBron James, Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard, and if you want to emulate some of their abilities and hopefully even their careers, we have a guide for you. 

Small Forwards are all about getting points, rebounds and assists. Arguably, they are one of the most important positions in the game. You’re going to need to be strong, fast, agile and clinical.

So here is everything you need to know about building the best Small Forward in NBA 2K24 MyPlayer.

Looking for another position? Check out our other NBA 2K24 builds:

The best Small Forward build in NBA 2K24

For our best NBA 2K24 Small Forward, we have aimed for a player who can both score and assist, offering a balance of both whilst still being able to hold your own physically.

Admittedly, you’re going to be limited defensively, but it’s okay - you’re not on the court for that.

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NBA 2K24 Small Forward build attributes

Body attributes:

  • Height: 6'8"
  • Weight: 210lbs
  • Wingspan: 6'10"

Skill attributes:

Attribute  Value
Close Shot 71
Driving Layup 81
Driving Dunk 91
Standing Dunk  47

You’re going to be able to finish and it is all about the Driving Dunk combined with the Driving Layup. This should help make you a threat on the court, and you’re not going to be tall enough for the Standing Dunk to be too effective.


Attribute  Value
Mid-Range Shot 75
Three-point Shot 87
Free Throw  71

Shooting is good with this build, with your player finding the most success with three-pointers, but you’re able enough with the rest of the stats to get by.


Attribute  Value
Pass Accuracy 88
Ball Handle 82
Speed with Ball 77

Playmaking will do a lot of the heavy lifting for the Small Forward. When you aren’t nabbing points, you’re going to want to be an asset elsewhere and setting up your teammates is where you are going to be best. 


Attribute Value
Interior Defense 58
Perimeter Defense 55
Steal 30
Defensive Rebound 29

Admittedly, defence isn’t where you will stand out - you're going to do your best work at the other end of the court. 


Attribute Value
Speed 84
Acceleration 75
Strength 91
Vertical 79
Stamina 99

Physically, you’re going to be strong, fast and able to run for days with very high Stamina. Stamina is always one of the most important attributes for any build in NBA 2K24.  

The meta will change and shift as the game ages, so we will continue to keep this guide updated in line with these changes. 

That's everything you need to know about building the best Short Forward in NBA 2K24. 

For more on NBA 2K24 build guides, be sure to check out our NBA 2K homepage, or a rundown of the best builds for Power Forward, Centers, Point Guards, and Shooting Guards.

Morgan is one of the Guides Writers at GGRecon. He first started writing about games for fun whilst doing his BA (Hons) in History and Film. Since then he has turned this passion into a career and was previously an Editor at VideoGamer before joining GGRecon. Despite enjoying all sorts of games, he can often be found playing Football Manager, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Sekiro.

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