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NBA 2K23 Season 2: Best Defense/Rebounding Badges and How to Get Them

Defense is the backbone of any team, and if you use the Defense and Rebounding badges, it will boost the defensive ability of your team. With NBA 2K23 Season 2 off and running, it’s perhaps no surprise that many MyCareer players wonder what the best Defense/Rebounding Badges are. Here’s a breakdown of the best Defense/Rebounding Badges in NBA 2K23 MyCareer Season 2 and how to get them.

NBA 2K23 Season 2 Best Defense/Rebounding Badges: Current and Next Gen

1GloveBoosts the ability to steal the ball from ball handlers and strip players of the ball while they are gathering for a shot attempt.
2ClampsBoosts the ability to stay in front of the ball handler on the perimeter. Defenders have access to quicker cut-off moves and are more successful when bumping or hip riding the ball handler.
3ChallengerImproves the effectiveness of perimeter shot contests.
4AnchorImproves ability to block and contest shots in the paint.
5InterceptorIncreases the ability of getting steals in passing lanes. The frequency of successfully tipped or intercepted passes greatly increases.
6Pick DodgerImproves a player’s ability to navigate through screens effectively on defense.
7Work HorseIncreases your player’s speed and ability to track down loose balls ahead of the opponent.
8Ankle BracesLowers the likelihood of your player freezing or falling on the floor when facing dribble moves.
9Boxout BeastImproves a player’s ability to box out and fight for a good rebounding position.
10Chase Down ArtistBoosts the speed and leaping ability of a player when chasing down an offensive player down the court and attempting a block from behind.
11Rebound ChaserBoosts your ability to track down rebounds at greater distances than normal.
12MenaceWhile guarding and staying in front of an opponent, their attributes will drop if good defense is being played.
13Off Ball PestMakes your player more difficult to beat while defending off the ball. You can grab and hold your matchup to establish position and will receive increased stability when chasing your matchup around the court.
14Brick WallIncreases the effectiveness of screens and drains energy from opponents on physical contact. This badge makes it tougher for the defense to get through or around screens. Players hit by contact from a Brick Wall lose more energy than normal.
15Pogo StickAllows players to quickly recover and go back up for another jump upon landing. This could be after a rebound, block attempt, or jumpshot.
16Post LockdownStrengthens a player’s ability to effectively defend moves in the post, with an increased chance at stripping the ball from the opponent as they are making a move.

How to Get the Best Defense/Rebounding Badges?

RankBadgesHow to Get?
1GloveSteal: 64(Bronze)
Steal: 85(Silver)
Steal: 95(Gold)
Steal: 99(HoF)
2ClampsPerimeter Defense: 70(Bronze)
Perimeter Defense: 86(Silver)
Perimeter Defense: 92(Gold)
Perimeter Defense: 97(HoF)
3ChallengerPerimeter Defense: 69(Bronze)
Perimeter Defense: 79(Silver)
Perimeter Defense: 86(Gold)
Perimeter Defense: 95(HoF)
4AnchorBlock: 70(Bronze)
Block: 87(Silver)
Block: 93(Gold)
Block: 99(HoF)
5InterceptorSteal: 58(Bronze)
Steal: 78(Silver)
Steal: 90(Gold)
Steal: 99(HoF)
6Pick DodgerPerimeter Defense: 64(Bronze)
Perimeter Defense: 76(Silver)
Perimeter Defense: 85(Gold)
Perimeter Defense: 94(HoF)
7Work HorsePerimeter Defense: 47(Bronze)
Perimeter Defense: 55(Silver)
Perimeter Defense: 76(Gold)
Perimeter Defense: 86(HoF)
8Ankle BracesPerimeter Defense: 55(Bronze)
Perimeter Defense: 67(Silver)
Perimeter Defense: 76(Gold)
Perimeter Defense: 86(HoF)
9Boxout BeastStrength: 70(Silver)
Strength: 83(Gold)
Strength: 91(HoF)
10Chase Down ArtistBlock: 59(Silver)
Block: 75(Gold)
Block: 88(HoF)
11Rebound ChaserOffensive ReBound: 85(Silver)
Offensive ReBound: 93(Gold)
Offensive ReBound: 99(HoF)
12MenacePerimeter Defense: 55(Bronze)
Perimeter Defense: 68(Silver)
Perimeter Defense: 77(Gold)
Perimeter Defense: 87(HoF)
13Off Ball PestPerimeter Defense: 45(Silver)
Perimeter Defense: 55(Gold)
Perimeter Defense: 65(HoF)
14Brick WallStrength: 65(Bronze)
Strength: 76(Silver)
Strength: 86(Gold)
Strength: 91(HoF)
15Pogo StickBlock: 83(Silver)
Block: 92(Gold)
Block: 99(HoF)
16Post LockdownInterior Defense: 80(Silver)
Interior Defense: 88(Gold)
Interior Defense: 93(HoF)

What Defense/Rebounding Badge Should I Get First?

1. Best Badges For Interior Defenders
• Anchor
• Rebound Chaser
• Brick Wall
• Pogo Stick
• Post Lockdown

2. Best Badges For Perimeter Defenders
• Interceptor
• Glove
• Challenger
• Clamps
• Pick Dodger

Perhaps the only disappointing Badge would be Menace which, for the second year in a row, rarely activates in normal gameplay. Meanwhile, Boxout Beast and Work Horse are perhaps the two most underrated Badges in the category, as they are by no means flashy but can go a long way toward securing those 50/50 balls.

Once you equip these badges, it will be a very easy night for you and your team while playing MyCareer in NBA 2K23. To access more guides, updates, and NBA 2K23 buy MT, stay tuned to‘s news page.

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