Badges are an essential component of any MyPlayer build in NBA 2K22. These items can be the difference between having a build that fails when playing offline or online and a well-built build that 2K22 MT will do the job. This is the reason you shouldn't overlook this aspect of your build, particularly when searching for Defensive/Rebounding badges to run. If you're in need of advice regarding which badges that your build has we'll go over our top choices.
Power forwards and centers may need to add this badge onto their plans. The Ball Stripper badge allows the holder to increase chances of forcing a turn when trying the strip a layup, or play a dunk in front of the basket. This can be a useful tool when weaker players try to attack the paint, and be very helpful when trying to force turnovers.
Point guards, but most importantly, shooting guards, small and power forwards, must wear their Clamps badge. Clamps was possibly the best badge to wear in NBA 2K21 and it's returning for 2K22. Clamps increases the holders' abilities to stay within the ball's handler on the outer edges.
Those who have Clamps have the advantage of faster cut moves and are more effective in bumping the ball handler. This badge is essential should you have any hope of stopping sharp shooting guards and forwards with a reputation for launching mid-range shots. It allows you to stay in front, and give you a better chance of getting hands in front and preventing a clean shot.
Most players can utilize this badge, however big men, in particular, may be eligible to Buy NBA 2K22 MT wear the Intimidator badge. Offensive players that are matched with those who wear the Intimidator badge are less likely to succeed at a higher rate when attempting a contested shot. Contested shots are crucial to making sure that baskets are not made, but an additional boost may be useful. Consider incorporating this badge into your set if you can.