If you have landed on this post, you are probably looking for the best power forward interior finisher build in 2K21. Or, you have probably already checked a couple of guides but aren’t quite satisfied with what you are finding. Either way, in our article, we will show you what we believe is to be the best power forward build in NBA 2K21.

And no, we aren’t just going off general knowledge or just what we think is the best, we actually went in and tested the performance of our player under different settings and circumstances, and have finally come to a conclusion.

So, if you want to find out what the best power forward build is (according to our own thorough research), then please continue reading as we have some very interesting details to share.

What Is a Power Forward Interior Finisher?

The power forward or also popularly known as the four is one of the five positions in a basketball game. The responsibilities of the PF lean more towards offensive play with their backs towards the basket. Quite often, a power forward will position themselves defensively under the basket against the opposing power forward when it comes to man-to-man defense.

In terms of why the position is called power forward, the reason is because the PF in the squad is quite often the most physical player on the court. They can regularly be seen to play in close proximity to the basket, often fights for rebounds and posting up on the offence.

Power Forward Skill Breakdown

Power Forward Skill Breakdown

When it comes to selecting the skill breakdown for your power forward build, you really have a few options that you can pick from. As you are a power forward, having a great shooting ability is truly irreplaceable. Therefore, you will want to select the pie chart that has slightly more shooting that finishing with a little bit of playmaking and defending.

When selecting the correct pie chart, be careful as there are a few that look very similar to the other that we are going for. Our pie chart has a approximately a 60/40 split between shooting and finishing whereas the rest are either more dominant in finishing or far too dominant in shooting.

If you are not sure which badge we are going for, use the image above as a visual reference. It will give us just the perfect amount of shooting badges to make our player a true beast in its position.

Power Forward Physical Profile

Power Forward Physical Profile

Now, in terms of selecting a physical profile for your power forward, it really depends on your style of play. What we believe to be the best physical profile after some testing is if you go balanced. This means that you will get a pretty much even split between speed, strength, and vertical.

If you are unsure of which one to go for, you can’t go wrong with going with our choice for physical profile. This is because speed is super important for a power forward, while vertical can be of significant help when it comes to shooting three-pointers, and strenght, well, it is more important in 2K21 than in any previous 2K game.

Power Forward Attribute Points

Power Forward Attribute Points

When it comes to allocating the 424 attribute points that you are given, you will want to develop your defending, shooting, and finishing abilities as much as you possibly could. Below, we have provided you with a table as to where we believe you best could allocate your attribute points to make a truly impactful power forward.


Close Shot6393
Driving Layup4848
Driving Dunk4040
Standing Dunk4277
Post Hook3085


Mid-Range Shot5176
Three-Point Shot4873
Free Throw6088
Post Fade6293


Pass Accuracy4242
Ball Handle3939
Post Moves3675

Defense / Rebounding

Interior Defense4168
Perimeter Defense4040
Lateral Quickness3958
Offensive Rebound3067
Defensive Rebound3074

If you aren’t sure what you are looking at, we will break it down for you. In the left column you have the attribute, in the middle column you will have your starting attribute score (the starting score depends on which skill breakdown and physical profile you have selected), and on the right, your potential score (the points that you allocate towards the relevant attribute from your spare 424 spare points.

Power Forward Body Type

Power Forward Body Type

When it comes to body type for your power forward, you should be careful as this can quite easily make or break your player. While you want your PF to be a physically strong, you don’t want to make them so strong that they become very clumsy and slow. This could basically make your player completely useless against opponent who have nailed their builds.

So, for body type, we would recommend that you go for defined. In terms of height, you can really go for anything above 6 foot 8 as that will greatly boost the majority of your defensive attributes. Our personal sweet spot is 6 foot 9 as that works very well for the build we are going to build. What you don’t want to do is go under 6 for 8 as that will reduce your PF’s defensive abilities, which will means that you will build a player with Point Guard characteristics.

As for weight, the default is pretty good, but we will go down by a single point to 239 lbs. For wingspan, you really want to make sure that you can cover up as much territory as possible so 89 inches is the sweet spot that we are going for. It will not only boost our defensive attributes by quite a significant chunk but will also improve our finishing quite a bit more. The only downside is minimal deduction in shooting points, which will go unnoticed. It is a win-win situation.

Power Forward Takeovers

Power Forward Takeovers

For the takeovers, unlike all of our Michael Jordan and Lebron James builds, for this one, we only have two takeovers, which are ‘Spot Up Shooter’ and ‘Post Scorer’. We would recommend the latter mainly because it better suits our build. With the ‘Spot Up Shooter’ takeover, your player will gain a significant improvement in hitting from deep, especially when it comes to catching and shooting situation.

Power Forward Build Badges

Power Forward Build Badges

As with any build, the badges that you select can make or break your player. So, rather than experimenting back and forth, below, after some testing, you can find out what the best badges are in NBA 2K21 for a power forward build.

Best Power Forward Finishing Badges

For the finishing badges, it is going to be quite important that you get those right as shooting is one of this builds’ core abilities. Without the right badges, you might as well have a completely different build.

1) Gold Backdown Punisher: This badge will increase your player’s chances of successfully backing down their opponent.

2) Gold Cross-Key Scorer: This badge will boost the shot percentage for layups when moving across the paint.

3) Gold Deep Hooks: By making use of this badge, your players’ shot percentage will be boosted when shooting hooks from a deep distance.

4) Gold Dropstepper: When using this badge, your player will have an improved ability to effectively use drop steps in the post.

5) Gold Relentless Finisher: We recommend this badge quite a lot as it will reduce the fatigue effects from continually finishing at the rim with contact. This means that your PF can perform on a high level pretty much throughout the entire game.

6) Silver Pro Touch: The ‘Pro Touch’ badge will give your player an additional boost for having good layup timing.

Best Power Forward Shooting Badges

1) Gold Catch & Shoot: This badge will boost the chance of hitting a jump shot immediately after a catch. A pretty important badge to have, especially for a power forward.

2) Silver Difficult Shots: This perk will improve your player’s ability to shoot difficult shots off the dribble. So, you are using one of the best dribbles from NBA 2K21 guide, it will definitely be of great help.

3) Gold Hot Zone Hunter: This is undoubtedly one of the best badges out there in 2K21. It will boost your players’ shot percentage for attempts taken in a player’s favorite spots. If you are yet to unlock your hot zones, this badge will be quite useless, but other than that, it is a definite must.

4) HOF Range Extender: This badge will essentially extend the range from which a player can shoot. So, combine with the ‘Hot Zones’ badge, you can score three-pointers with ease.

5) Silver Pick & Popper: This badge will elevate the shot percentage for an attempt taken off a pick and fade situation.

6) Gold Volume Shooter: We would say that this badge is also a must. Essentially, it will boost the shot percentages of your player as your shooting attempts begin to accumulate throughout the game.

7) Silver Corner Specialists: This perk will give your player a boost to the shots that are taken near the corner. Combines with the ‘Hot Zones’ badge, this build will be a true beast.

8) Silver Clutch Shooter: Use this perk will increase the ability of your player to knock down shots in clutch moments.

9) HOF Flexible Release: Use this perk to reduce the player’s suffering from penalties from mistimed jump shot releases.

10) Bronze Hot Start: Make use of this badge to improve your player’s shooting ability after making first shot until a miss occurs. So, if your shooting is good, you can really be in a winning situation here with this build.

11) Gold Deep Fades: This badge will improve your players’ chances of making a post fadeaway from a deep range.

Best Power Forward Playmaking Badges

As a PF, we only have one potential upgrade to make. When it comes to this one, our choice is ‘Post Spin Technician’ on Bronze.

1) Bronze Post Spin Technician: Making use of this badge will significantly improve your players’ ability of a post spin or drive to work more effectively.

Best Power Forward Defense Badges

1) Silver Box: Using this badge will improve your player’s ability to box out opponents. This will slow down your oppositions both attacking and defending efforts.

2) Gold Rebound Chaser: This badge will improve your players’ ability to chase down rebounds. This badge will go very nicely with the wide, 89 inches wingspan of your player.

3) Silver Intimidator: Making use of this badge will allow your player to intimidate the opposition and cause them to miss shots a lot more often. Overall, a great defensive badge.

Note: Besides, instead of the ‘Intimidator’ badge, you can also opt in and make use of the ‘Rim Protector’, ‘Silver Rim Protector’, or as a matter of fact, any badge that you may find useful depending on your style of play.

This leaves our build with 2 Hall Of Fame Badges, 10 Gold Badges, 7 Silver Badges, and 2 Bronze Badges.