The Best Takeovers in NBA 2K21

Takeovers are one of the craziest addition to the 2K series in terms of realism. It gives a crazy boost to all your player’s stat. There are a total of 8 Takeovers in the game. The options will vary and will depend on your position or your build. This guide will talk about all the details involved in choosing the best takeovers in NBA 2K21.

All Offensive Takeovers

Playmaking Takeover

Stat Increases
Driving Layup10
Standing Dunk5
Driving Dunk5
Close Shot5
Mid Range5
Three Point Shot5
Free Throw5
Post Hook5
Post Fade5
Post Moves5
Draw Foul5
Shot IQ5
Pass Accuracy10
Ball Handling10
Speed with Ball10
Hands5
Passing IQ10
Vision10
Offensive Consistency10
Interior Defense5
Perimeter Defense5
Steal5
Block5
Offensive Rebound5
Defensive Rebound5
Lateral Quickness5
Help Defense5
Pass Perception5
Defensive Consistency5
Speed5
Acceleration5
Strength5
Vertical5
Stamina0
Hustle5
Potential0
Durability5

These are all the stat increases from activating the Playmaking Takeover. It gives a +10 rating to all stats related to passing and ball handling. It also gives a +10 rating for the Driving Layup stat. These are all the fundamental skills you need boosted for a point guard.

Slashing Takeover

Stat Increases
Driving Layup10
Standing Dunk10
Driving Dunk10
Close Shot10
Mid Range5
Three Point Shot5
Free Throw5
Post Hook5
Post Fade5
Post Moves5
Draw Foul10
Shot IQ10
Pass Accuracy5
Ball Handling10
Speed with Ball0
Hands5
Passing IQ5
Vision5
Offensive Consistency10
Interior Defense5
Perimeter Defense5
Steal5
Block5
Offensive Rebound5
Defensive Rebound5
Lateral Quickness0
Help Defense5
Pass Perception5
Defensive Consistency5
Speed10
Acceleration0
Strength10
Vertical10
Stamina0
Hustle5
Potential0
Durability5

The Slashing Takeover’s stat increases are kind of awkward because the Acceleration and Speed With ball stat are both at a 0 rating increase. These are both crucial for perimeter plays to slash their way to the paint. There might be some balancing issues that make this overpowered especially with badges like Quick First Step and Fancy Footwork.

Spot Up Shooter Takeover

Stat Increases
Driving Layup5
Standing Dunk5
Driving Dunk5
Close Shot5
Mid Range10
Three Point Shot10
Free Throw5
Post Hook5
Post Fade5
Post Moves5
Draw Foul5
Shot IQ10
Pass Accuracy5
Ball Handling5
Speed with Ball5
Hands5
Passing IQ5
Vision5
Offensive Consistency10
Interior Defense5
Perimeter Defense5
Steal5
Block5
Offensive Rebound5
Defensive Rebound5
Lateral Quickness5
Help Defense5
Pass Perception5
Defensive Consistency5
Speed5
Acceleration5
Strength5
Vertical5
Stamina0
Hustle5
Potential0
Durability5

The Spot Up Shooter Takeover is quite straightforward. It gives the +10 rating boost to the Mid Range and the Three Point Shot. It is overall a great option for shooters and it works well with catching and shooting including the badge. There are multiple badges that can compliment this Takeover efficiently. The Corner Specialist Badge will add even more bonus to your corner shots including mid range shots in the corner.

You can absolutely become broken when the Spot Up Shooter Takeover is active and you have this as a golden badge. Green Machine, Hot Start and Hot Zone Hunter will also compliment the Takeover well and improves overall consistency with your shots when you knock them down.

Shot Creator Takeover

Stat Increases
Driving Layup10
Standing Dunk5
Driving Dunk5
Close Shot5
Mid Range10
Three Point Shot5
Free Throw5
Post Hook5
Post Fade5
Post Moves5
Draw Foul5
Shot IQ10
Pass Accuracy5
Ball Handling10
Speed with Ball5
Hands5
Passing IQ5
Vision5
Offensive Consistency10
Interior Defense5
Perimeter Defense5
Steal5
Block5
Offensive Rebound5
Defensive Rebound5
Lateral Quickness5
Help Defense5
Pass Perception5
Defensive Consistency5
Speed5
Acceleration5
Strength5
Vertical5
Stamina0
Hustle5
Potential0
Durability5

The Shot Creator Takeover is a mix of both the Playmaking Takeover and Sharp Shooting Takeover. It gives improved offensive consistency and improves overall skills as a combo guard. This Takeover is a bit lackluster and you are better off choosing a more specific Takeover instead of an overall boost.

Post Scorer Takover

Stat Increases
Driving Layup5
Standing Dunk5
Driving Dunk5
Close Shot10
Mid Range5
Three Point Shot5
Free Throw5
Post Hook10
Post Fade10
Post Moves5
Draw Foul5
Shot IQ10
Pass Accuracy5
Ball Handling5
Speed with Ball5
Hands5
Passing IQ5
Vision5
Offensive Consistency5
Interior Defense10
Perimeter Defense5
Steal5
Block5
Offensive Rebound5
Defensive Rebound5
Lateral Quickness5
Help Defense5
Pass Perception5
Defensive Consistency5
Speed5
Acceleration5
Strength5
Vertical5
Stamina0
Hustle5
Potential0
Durability5

The Post Scoring Takeover is absolutely broken for an offensive big man. Combine this with the Backdown Punisher and Deep Hooks badges and you are an unstoppable force in the low post and in the paint. The problem is getting your meters up to activate the Takeover because it is so easy to double team players who are backing down in the post especially when you are on fire.

All Defensive Takeovers

Rim Protector Takeover

Stat Increases
Driving Layup5
Standing Dunk5
Driving Dunk5
Close Shot10
Mid Range5
Three Point Shot5
Free Throw5
Post Hook5
Post Fade5
Post Moves5
Draw Foul5
Shot IQ5
Pass Accuracy5
Ball Handling5
Speed with Ball5
Hands5
Passing IQ5
Vision5
Offensive Consistency5
Interior Defense10
Perimeter Defense5
Steal5
Block10
Offensive Rebound5
Defensive Rebound5
Lateral Quickness5
Help Defense5
Pass Perception5
Defensive Consistency5
Speed5
Acceleration5
Strength5
Vertical5
Stamina0
Hustle5
Potential5
Durability5

The Rim Protector Takeover is simple and it only increases your Block and Interior Defense by 10 ratings. It also increases your Close Shot by 10 to compensate the lack of buffs but this is the one of the more concentrated aspects of the game. I would have preferred to add additional Vertical or Defensive Consistency but adding 10 ratings to Block is already insanely good.

Lockdown Defender Takeover

Stat Increases
Driving Layup5
Standing Dunk5
Driving Dunk5
Close Shot5
Mid Range5
Three Point Shot5
Free Throw5
Post Hook5
Post Fade5
Post Moves5
Draw Foul5
Shot IQ5
Pass Accuracy5
Ball Handling5
Speed with Ball5
Hands5
Passing IQ5
Vision5
Offensive Consistency5
Interior Defense5
Perimeter Defense10
Steal10
Block5
Offensive Rebound5
Defensive Rebound5
Lateral Quickness10
Help Defense10
Pass Perception10
Defensive Consistency10
Speed10
Acceleration10
Strength10
Vertical5
Stamina0
Hustle10
Potential0
Durability5

Contrary to it its name, the Lockdown Defending Takeover is not an all-around defending Takeover but it focuses on your perimeter defense and improves physical stats like Lateral Quickness, Speed, Acceleration and Strength. These are all specifically for guards and forwards who are defending the perimeter to prevent easy penetration to the paint.

Glass Cleaner Takeover

Stat Increases
Driving Layup5
Standing Dunk5
Driving Dunk5
Close Shot10
Mid Range5
Three Point Shot5
Free Throw5
Post Hook5
Post Fade5
Post Moves5
Draw Foul5
Shot IQ5
Pass Accuracy5
Ball Handling5
Speed with Ball5
Hands5
Passing IQ5
Vision5
Offensive Consistency5
Interior Defense5
Perimeter Defense5
Steal5
Block5
Offensive Rebound10
Defensive Rebound10
Lateral Quickness5
Help Defense5
Pass Perception5
Defensive Consistency5
Speed5
Acceleration5
Strength5
Vertical10
Stamina0
Hustle5
Potential0
Durability5

The Rebounding Takeover is technically not a defensive one because rebounding is a big part in both the offensive and defensive side of things. I put it on defensive because I believe that it has more value there even with the +10 rating to the Close Shot stat. The increase in Vertical by 10 will increase your ability to block shots and choosing this Takeover will most likely mean that you are using a big man build and playing either a Power Forward or a Center.

Conclusion

All these Takeovers are usable in a way. It depends on your character build, your team and what game mode you are playing. Playing in the Neighborhood is definitely different from just playing MyCareer and finishing your stint as an NBA player. Choose the one that defines your player and your specific role to your team.