NBA 2K23’s version of MyTeam can get expensive quickly. If you’re trying to keep up with the Joneses and have all of the top-rated players, you’ll likely need to spend quite a bit of real-world cash or get ludicrously lucky. Luckily, if you know where to look you can actually find quite a few players who will do nearly as well as those expensive players without spending money. Below, we’ve collected some of our favorite budget players as of November 21.
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Which budget players are worth it in NBA 2K23 MyTeam?
The idea of budget players means different things to different people. For our purposes, we’re only looking at players that you can get for under 10,000 MT. If even that’s too much for you, there are always new players to earn through gameplay. We won’t collect them all below as they go in and out of the mode all the time, but check through your Agendas before you plunk down any MT. You can also take a look at the Token Rewards players to see if any of them fit your needs. Let’s take a look at the best budget players in MyTeam.
Best budget Point Guards
Our current favorite budget point guard is Glitched Jordan Clarkson. At 6’4″, he’s tall enough to handle most players at the position (though Shaun Livingston and Magic Johnson will give him trouble) and his defensive Evo boost only helps with that. Dreamer Dennis Smith Jr. is a bit shorter, but if you’re looking for a facilitator that can rim run, he’ll do the job.
We’re also big fans of Terry Rozier III and Anfernee Simons from the Nightmare set. Rozier has one of the smoothest jumpers in the game and Simons is a versatile force on offense.
Best budget Shooting Guards
For us, the SG position is generally our main scorer. That means we want players who can shoot here. Options at a budget price include Main Event Desmond Bane, Pioneers Kelly Oubre Jr., and Shades of Danny Green. Oubre is the weakest shooter of the three, but he has good height at the position and has a few more defensive badges. Depending on your playstyle, any of them could suit you.
However, our favorite option is probably Pioneers Duncan Robinson. Not does he have stats in all the right places, but he also gets Clamps out of the gate, making him a solid 3-and-D player.
Best budget Small Forwards
You’re going to want some size at this position if you want to compete online. You also need your player to be able to hit a shot. That makes guys like Silencer Robert Horry and Glitched Franz Wagner some of the best options for the position. Both are on the taller end and have silky jumpers.
The Amethyst version of Dreamer Kevin Durant is also worth a shout though we don’t love him as much as the other two. Finally, the newly released Glitched Ziare Williams Evos into a sharpshooter if you’re willing to put in the time to boost him up.
Best budget Power Forwards
In terms of options, PF is a little light. Many of the good Amethysts are just out of the price range, but if you can stretch your budget up to around 18,000 MT, you can get someone like Glitched Jarred Vanderbilt. If you’re set on the price point, we’ve been fine with Main Event Raef LaFrentz, though don’t expect too much more than a big body.
Otherwise, you’re fine to run Shades Of rookie Evos like Jalen Duren and Paulo Banchero. Unfortunately, Chet Holmgren has moved out of the price range, but those other two will get the job done if you’re not looking for a world-beater.
Best budget Centers
Our favorite option remains Intensity Tyson Chandler. His massive player build and ability to finish off the pick-and-roll are nearly unmatched at this budget. Another option to consider is the Amethyst version of Pioneers Kareem Abdul-Jabar. Again, nothing to write home about, but the very definition of solid.
Shades Of Bol Bol is another fun option. He has a huge player build and can shoot (relative to his position). Finally, you could look at Dreamer Gheorghe Muresan. At 7’7″, there’s not many bigger players in the game, making him kind of a cheeseball in just about any mode.
We will keep this guide updated throughout the season as new players are added to NBA 2K23 MyTeam.