The Small Forward is typically considered a role player in NBA 2K21, with typically one, maybe two main jobs to help the team win.

However, equipped with a good build, Small Forwards can lead a team to victory in any game mode. Thus, here are the best builds to help you domainte the SF spot:

5. Slasher (Finishing Primary, Shooting Secondary)

Height: 6’7″, Weight: 187 lbs, Wingspan: 87.0″

This Finishing and Shooting Build is a monster, with the ability to finish at the rim (with Contact Dunks at 97 Overall), Shoot as a spot-up, and even handle the ball and play D at bit.

It’s not a build to be handling the ball and creating shots, but it is certainly a build that can dominate on offense in other ways. Here’s a short video on how to make it:

4. Sharpshooter (Pure Shooting)

Height: 6’8″, Weight: 191 lbs, Wingspan: 83.0″

With how difficult shooting is this year, having a pure shooter somewhere on the court is a nice luxury to have. And there’s no better spot than at Small Forward.

This build gets a 90+ 3-pointer, can hold its own on defense at 6’8″ with 9 defensive badges, and even dribble a bit. But, this build is mostly for shooting lights-out from beyond the arc.

Here’s a short video on how to make it:

3. 2-Way Finisher (Pure Defensive)

Height: 6’8″, Weight: 225 lbs, Wingspan: 90.0″

They say Defense wins championships, but defense also wins games in NBA 2K. This build can guard 1-5, get contact dunks, and overall be a menace on defense.

This build can’t shoot and only get a few playmaking badges, but its main role will be the featured defender, whether on-ball or in the passing lanes. Here’s how to build it:

2. Slasher (Defensive and Shooting)

Height: 6’8″, Weight: 224 lbs, Wingspan: 90.0″

Sometimes Defense is the best offense, and that is certainly true with this build. This Slasher is a beast on defense (can guard 1 through 5), get HOF finishing badges and contact dunks, and even run fast breaks.

This build can’t shoot, but its overpowered defensive and finishing ability allow it to still play a big role on both sides of the ball in any game mode. Here’s how to build it:

Best: Perimeter Lockdown (Shooting and Defensive)

Height: 6’7″, Weight: 230 lbs, Wingspan: 89.0″

Defense and Shooting are again the two most important skills in NBA 2K21. And this Perimeter Lockdown is good at both, with the ability to clamp up and hit spot-up 3s.

That said, it’s limited to spot-up opportunities on offense and some open backdoor cuts. However, this 3-and-D role is invaluable for any team, which is why this build is the best for the SF spot.

Here’s how to build this Perimeter Lockdown: