In NBA 2K24, defense reigns supreme, and the Lockdown build is your ticket to becoming the guardian of the court. This guide will walk you through crafting the best Lockdown build for both current-gen and next-gen versions of the game.
NBA 2K24: How to Craft the Best Lockdown Build for Current-Gen/Next-Gen
Understanding the Lockdown Role
The Lockdown’s primary role is defense. You won’t be the star dribbler or the top scorer, but you’ll be the unsung hero creating opportunities for your team and cleaning up when the opponent exploits a weakness. Your defensive prowess will set the stage for your team’s victories.
Choosing the Right Position
For this Lockdown build, we recommend going with the Small Forward (SF) position. This choice provides versatility and balance between offense and defense, making you a valuable asset on the court.
Badges for Lockdown Dominance
To maximize your Lockdown’s potential, pay attention to these essential badges:
|S||Chase Down Artist||Increases your chance of getting a chase down block when tailing attackers breaking through the perimeter.|
|Bulldozer||Improves your strength while ball handling to overpower defenders and stay in control of the ball.|
|Catch and Shoot||Immediately after a catch, boosts your chances of hitting a jump shot. Catch and Shoot shooting badge is good for team momentum and quickly getting the ball to the playmakers of the game.|
|Break Starter||Improves your ability to make outlet passes after grabbing rebounds.|
|Clamps||The defensive badge Clamps improves your ball-stealing capabilities by increasing your success rate when bumping into or hip-riding the ball handler.|
|Glove||Improves your ability to steal the ball from Ball handlers.|
|Interceptor||Improves your chance at stealing in passing lanes.|
|Posterizer||Increases your chances of posterizing attackers with a well-timed block.|
|A||Challenger (Hall of Fame)||This improves the potency of perfect contests performed against perimeter shooters, improving team defense.|
|Fast Feet||Improves your speed to shadow the ball handler effectively.|
|Corner Specialist||Boosts shots that are taken from the corner, great for getting the ball away from your perimeter.|
|Green Machine||Widens the Green Window on consecutive excellent releases, making your shots more accurate with more margin for error.|
|Needle Threader||Improves your chances to get tough passes through opposing defenders, giving your offense critical opportunities to break into the paint.|
|Speed Booster (Base)||Coupled with your Fast Feet Badge, this will give you great speed burst capabilities to steal the ball during a critical moment.|
|Ankle Braces (Hall of Fame)||Reduces the chance of you getting crossed over.|
|Anchor||Noticeably boosts your defensive capabilities within the paint.|
|B||Immovable Enforcer (Bronze)||Improves your strength while on defense to deny opposing ball handlers and finishers.|
|Open Looks||Improves your ability to make wide open jump shots, getting the ball around more smoothly in the court.|
|Claymore||Improves your ability to knock down perimeter shots after spotting.|
|Work Horse (Hall of Fame)||This improves your ability to get Loose balls over the opponent.|
|94 Feet (Hall of Fame)||This allows you to harass ball handlers in the backcourt.|
Key Attribute Point Allocation
Here’s a breakdown of the recommended attribute point allocation for your Lockdown build:
|Speed with Ball||33|
Setting Up Your Lockdown Build
As a current-gen console Lockdown player, your primary focus is defensive control and maintaining team morale. Here’s how to set up your Lockdown build:
- Ball Control: Your main goal is to gain control of the ball and quickly pass it to your teammates whenever an opponent enters your territory.
- Defense: Be an iron-clad wall within the perimeter, focusing on stealing the ball from the offense and contesting shots effectively.
- Passing: Your ability to pass accurately and set up scoring opportunities for your teammates is crucial. Badges like Corner Specialist and Needle Threader are your allies here.
In summary, the Lockdown build is all about defensive excellence, quick steals, and precise passes. Become the unsung hero of your team, creating opportunities for victory, and let your defense shine on the court in NBA 2K24.