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NBA 2K20: Best Post Scorer Build

If you're looking to be as dominant in the paint, look no further. Here's a guide to the best Post Scorer build in NBA 2K20. Some of the best NBA players of all time were highly skilled in the low-post. Kareem, Hakeem, Shaq, Wilt, you name it.

NBA 2K20: Creating The Best Post Scoring Build

The 1v1 and 2v2 courts on NBA 2K20 may be where you face the most challenging opponents (a nice way of saying toxic). Some of the most efficient scorers on these courts are Post Scorers, often looking to bully their 2K20 match-ups deep in the paint. However, I’ve managed to craft a solid build that’s able to dominate down low, but also one that’s able to stretch the floor and hit shots fairly consistently. In this guide, we’ll be looking at the best Post Scorer build that emulates Hakeem Olajuwon’s game.

Before I breakdown the build, check out my previous guides for the best PG, Center and role playing builds.


The best NBA 2K20 Post Scorer build

We want to dominate the paint, so you’re going to want to start by making your build a Center. Next, select the finishing and shooting pie-chart, and here’s why:

As a Post Scorer, you want to dominate the paint, but also use the outside to your advantage if things don’t go well down low. Being a versatile Center not only gives you more ways of scoring, but helps create space for your guard if you choose to play other game modes on NBA 2K20. Granted, this build is more suited for the 1v1 and 2v2 courts, but once maxed out, you can certainly add it to pro-am and 3v3 line-ups.

For your physical profile, choose the pie-chart with the most strength. Not much to say about this other than the fact that we want to be able to back down our match-ups, set big screens and hold solid box-outs. 

18 finishing, 16 shooting, 9 playmaking and 9 defensive badges

For your attribute upgrades, remain consistent with the numbers displayed above. This will give you 18 finishing, 16 shooting, 9 playmaking and 9 defensive badges. Granted, 9 defensive badges isn’t ideal for a Center. But as mentioned previously, this build is more set-up for 1’s and 2’s. Also, 9 defensive badges isn’t the end of the world. Any experienced Center will still be able to protect the paint, set good screens and rebound on any game mode.

On the other hand, 18 finishing allows you to control the paint while 16 shooting badges allows you to post fade and hit shots from various ranges. 9 playmaking sets you up to equip useful badges such a post-spin technician, dream shake and quick first step. The wide variety of badges allows us to become a strongly versatile Post Scorer build in NBA 2K20.



7'3 is perfect for a Post Scorer. 2K20 Post Scorer Build

7’3 is perfect for a Post Scorer.

For your height we’re keeping it simple, go maximum. We’re not going to be fast or athletic, but we’re certainly going to be an intimidating match-up in the paint. Max height allows us to score on smaller match-ups with ease. Whether you want to mash down low or post fade outside, your height is going to be a critical factor on your scoring ability. Being tall also helps for bigger match-ups in the paint.

Max wingspan helps on both ends of the floor. 2K20 Post Scorer Build

Max wingspan helps on both ends of the floor.

For weight, we’re going to go max again. This is important for a Post Scorer build as it allows us to back down our opponents, set big body screens and box-out any match-up. Next, you’re going to also want to max your wingspan. As we don’t have too many defensive badges, any boost we can get on our shot contest, rebounding and blocking ability is a plus. Max wingspan is also a plus on the offensive end as it helps with dunks and contested layups in the paint. We may be taking a few hits to our shooting ability, but that can be covered up with shooting boosts and our 16 shooting badges. The benefits of going max wingspan greatly outweighs the disadvantages.


Post Scorer takeover makes some players unstoppable. 2K20 Post Scorer Build

Post Scorer takeover makes some players unstoppable.

And finally, your takeover badge. I would certainly go for the Post Scorer takeover for this build. This takeover gives your build unique animations in the post. Your post spin, drop step, post hook and fades become unstoppable when executed correctly. It is vital you choose this if you want to stick to 1v1 and 2v2 courts. If you want to be able to use this build in all modes, you could consider the Rim Protector takeover. It can potentially compensate for the somewhat low 9 defensive badges. But when I was creating this build, I had the 1’s and 2’s in mind. If you want to dominate those courts, Post Scorer takeover is crucial.

That was my guide to the best Post Scorer build in NBA 2K20. Do you agree? Is there anything you would change? Let me know in the comments section. 

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