Category: Takeover

Rim Protector Takeover vs Glass Cleaner Takeover for Centers and Big Men

Most big men in NBA 2K20 have two options for their Takeover: Rim Protector or Glass Cleaner. While in some cases they can equip Post Scoring Takeover, the aforementioned two are the main options.

The differences between them are pretty stark, but considering your choice is set once you start your build, it’s important to choose the right one.

Rim Protector Takeover

Rim Protector Takeover gives players strong shot contest boosts and an arsenal of exclusive blocks that allow them to anchor the defense.

This Takeover only requires two blocks or about four good shot contests to activate (it’s pretty quick), and while activated, Rim Protector Takeover effectively shuts down the paint for opposing offenses.

Glass Cleaner Takeover

Glass Cleaner Takeover gives players the ability to read missed shots, win more box out battlers, secure more boards, and finish putbacks more consistently.

This Takeover requires five-plus boards to activate and generally takes longer than Rim Protector to activate. However, once activated, you get to see where to rebound missed shots, but the other supposed boosts are comparatively pretty weak.

Which One is Better for Your Big Man?

After testing both on similar builds, we recommend Rim Protector Takeover on your big man. It not only activates quicker, but the boosts are far and beyond more effective in every game mode.

And with Takeover having a large effect on the 95-99 grind and also Park Rep, you’re going to want to go with the Takeover you can activate quicker, which so happens to be Rim Protector Takeover.

NBA 2K21 Takeover Options

Spot Up Shooter: Shop Up Shooters get a marked improvement to hit from deep, especially in catch and shoot situations.

Shot Creator: Shot Creators become more effective at shooting off the dribble and can shake off defenders consistently using stepback and spin gathers.

Slasher: Slashers receive extra boosts to finishing at the rim in traffic and more effective gathers to get past the defense.

Playmaker: Playmakers can freeze defenders more often with augmented ball handling abilities and can enhance their teammates’ shot making off assists.

Lockdown Defender: Lockdown Defenders receive boosts to steals and shot contests, allowing them to clamp down even the best scorers in the game.

Rim Protector: Rim Protectors get strong shot contest boosts and an arsenal of exclusive blocks that allow them to anchor the defense.

Glass Cleaner: Glass Cleaners receive the ability to read missed shots, win more box out battlers, secure more boards, and finish putbacks more consistently.

Post Scorer: Post Scorers become more dominant in the paint with stronger backdowns and enhanced moves and shots.

Next-Gen Takeover

In NBA 2K21 Next-Gen, you will have 24 total Takeover options to choose from, with the eight above options broken into distinct categories for more specific Takeover abilities.

How Takeover Works in Next-Gen: You fill out your attributes and get a list of Takeover options. You can choose one or two Takeover options for your player.

A Note about this new System: You can activate your primary Takover in Next-Gen by filling up the first bar. The second bar activates both of your options, and a third bar activates Team Takeover.

Here is the List, broken down into each category and with a short description of what each Takeover does and boosts:

Slashers: Slashers receive extra boosts to finishing at the rim in traffic and more effective gathers to get past the defense.

  • Advanced Gathers: Unlocks more effective spin, euro, hop step, and cradle gathers
  • Finishing Moves: Able to absorb contact and finish at the rim more effectively.
  • Easy Blowbys: Enhances abilities for slashers to beat defenders off the dribble.

Shot Creator: Shot Creators become more effective at shooting off the dribble and can shake off defenders consistently using stepback and spin gathers.

  • Pull-Up Precision: Boosts well-timed/aimed shots off the dribble.
  • Anklebreaking Shots: More anklebreakers off of spin and stepback jumpers.
  • Negative Impact: Reduces defensive impact against pull-ups and other skill shots.

Spot Up Shooter: Shop Up Shooters get a marked improvement to hit from deep, especially in catch and shoot situations.

  • Limitless Range: Extend your shooting range out to the logos.
  • Spot-up Precision: Boosts well timed/aimed stationary jump shots.

Playmaker: Playmakers can freeze defenders more often with augmented ball handling abilities and can enhance their teammates’ shot making off assists.

  • Team Ratings Boost: Playmakers boost their teammates’ offensive ratings
  • Team Takeover Boost: Boost your teammates’ takeover meter progress.
  • Team Badge Boost: Boosts your teammates’ badges up a tier.

Lockdown Defender: Lockdown Defenders receive boosts to steals and shot contests, allowing them to clamp down even the best scorers in the game.

  • Extreme Clamps: More Stone wall and lost dribble body-up resolutions for locks
  • Perimeter Badge Drop: Knocks shooting badges down a tier when you get close
  • Enhanced Jump Shot Contests: Boosts your ability to contest jumpers.

Rim Protector: Rim Protectors get strong shot contest boosts and an arsenal of exclusive blocks that allow them to anchor the defense.

  • Stuff Blocks: Unlocks more swat, backboard pins, and grab blocks
  • Paint Intimidation: Boosts your ability to affect shots around the rim.
  • Interior Badge Drop: Drops opposition’s scoring badges down a tier

Glass Cleaner: Glass Cleaners receive the ability to read missed shots, win more box out battlers, secure more boards, and finish putbacks more consistently.

  • Boxout Wall: Improves ability to seal off opponents for easy boards.
  • See the Future: Shows where missed shots are going to end up.
  • Glass Clearing Dimes: After rebounds, kick out passes boost your teammate’s shooting.

Post Scorer: Post Scorers become more dominant in the paint with stronger backdowns and enhanced moves and shots.

  • Power Backdowns: Easier to push defenders around when posting up.
  • Post Playmaking: Boost your teammates’ offensive abilities when passing out of post.
  • Advanced Post Moves: Easier to beat defenders with post moves.
  • Post Shot Daggers: Increased scoring ability with hooks, fades, shimmy shots, etc.

Rim Protector Takeover

  • Gives players strong shot contest boosts and an arsenal of exclusive blocks that allows them to anchor the defense.
  • Gives your player a +10 boost to the Block, Interior Defense, and Close Shot Attributes, in addition to a +5 boost to all other attributes.
  • Recommended for most big men, as it is easier and quicker to activate and provides a greater boost than Glass Cleaning Takover.

In Next Gen (PS5 and Xbox X), Rim Protector Takeover is split into a few new and distinct categories:

  • Stuff Blocks: Unlocks more swat, backboard pins, and grab blocks
  • Paint Intimidation: Boosts your ability to affect shots around the rim.
  • Interior Badge Drop: Drops opposition’s scoring badges down a tier

Lockdown Defender Takeover

  • Boosts a player’s steals and shot contests, allowing them to clamp down even the best scorers in the game.
  • Gives you a +10 boosts to your Perimeter Defender, Lateral Quickness, Steal, Speed, Acceleration, and Strength attributes, in addition to +5 bonuses to every other attribute.
  • Recommended for 2-Way Builds and Pure Defensive Guards. Not only intimidating to other teams, but the boosts allow you to clamp up almost any other player.

In Next-Gen NBA 2K21 (PS5/Xbox X), Lockdown Takeover is divided into three categories:

  • Extreme Clamps: More Stone wall and lost dribble body-up resolutions for locks
  • Perimeter Badge Drop: Knocks shooting badges down a tier when you get close
  • Enhanced Jump Shot Contests: Boosts your ability to contest jumpers.

Glass Cleaner Takeover

  • Gives rebounders the ability to read missed shots, win more box out battles, secure more boards, and finishing putbacks more consistently.
  • +10 boost to Close Shot, Strength, Vertical, all Rebounding attributes, plus a +5 boost to all other attributes. You also get a visual on missed shots and a set of box out and putback animations.
  • Recommended for true Glass Cleaners, though we recommend Rim Protector Takeover for most center builds. However, the rebound indicator is nice when Takeover is activated.

Slasher Takeover

Slasher Takeover is back for NBA 2K20 and boosts finishing at the rim in traffic and gives more effective gathers to get past the defense.

When activated, this Takeover gives you a +10 to Driving Layup, Driving Dunk, Standing Dunk, Close Shot, Ball Handle, Speed with Ball, Speed, Strength, and Vertical. You also get a +5 boost to all other attributes.

Recommendation: Slasher takeover is one of the best guard takeovers this year, so we recommend it for anyone that finishes at the rim the majority of the time or is a finishing build.

In addition, Slasher takeover is one of the best for grinding Park Rep, as Alley Oops and Dunks are easy ways to get a ton of Rep per game. We also recommend Slasher Takeover if you’re a serious Rep grinder.

Playmaker Takeover

Playmaker Takeover is back for NBA 2K20 and allows Playmakers to freeze defenders more often with augmented ball handling attributes and can enhance their teammates’ shot making off assists.

This Takeover will also give you a +10 boost to all Playmaking Attributes, including Pass Accuracy, Ball Control, and Post Moves. You will also receive a +5 boost to all other attributes.

While Playmaker takeover is far from overpowered, it’s still a solid choice for guards who like to dish out assists. The freeze defender aspect of the takeover is highly underwhelming, however.

Shot Creator Takeover

Shot Creator Takeover is back for NBA 2K20 and allows shooters to become more effective at shooting off the dribble and can shake off defenders using stepback and spin gathers.

Anyone shooting or shot creating build should equip Shot Creator Takeover, as it boosts moving shots to a point where it’s almost impossible to miss an open or lightly contested one.

However, we wouldn’t recommend Shot Creator Takeover for Sharpshooters, as it won’t help you make more three pointers or fading three points. Stick to Spot Up Shooter Takeover.

Spot Up Shooter Takover

Spot Up Shooter Takeover is a replacement for Sharpshooting Takeover in NBA 2K20, and boosts your player’s ability to hit from deep, especially in catch and shoot situations.

Spot Up Shooter takeover gives you a +10 boost to your player’s Mid-Range Shot and Three-Point Shot, in addition to a +5 boost to all other attributes.

Recommendation: Spot Up Shooter takeover is solid for three point shooters, although its affects on other stats is average. It’s still super effective nonetheless.