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 October 3. Related: How to earn VC fast in NBA 2K23 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, we'll also list a few free options that you can earn through gameplay for each position. 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 Screenshot by Gamepur Unfortunately, Silencers Jerry West has risen in price after last week and 2K hasn't added a new budget option. You'll have to stretch your budget a bit, but West is more than solid with the ball in his hands and can shoot when needed. He's also capable on defense and brings a big wingspan in spite of his relatively short stature. Season One Volume 1 Chauncey Billups is still an option due to his speed and a decent shot. You can also take a look at Season One Volume 2 Mark Price if you want a pure shooter (with great speed) at the position. We still really love Starter Ja Morant. Make sure to get his Shooting Evo if you want to get the most out of him as a facilitator. If you want to hop into Domination, you can pick up Terry Rozier III. Scary Terry has one of the smoothest jumpers in the game so far, making him a great option to bring off the bench when you need some points in a hurry. You also have another day to get Takeover Deron Williams, who's a decent option if you need a facilitator at PG. Best budget Shooting Guards Screenshot by Gamepur Unlike last week, the two new budget-ish options in 2K (Timeless Jamal Crawford and Shades Of Benedict Mathurin) aren't quite in our price range. Shades Of Ochai Agbaji has also seen his price rise a bit, but if you manage to scrounge up a few more MT, he is a tenacious defender with a smooth jumper. Season One Select Robert Reid is still a decent option because you can't teach height. At 6'8", Reid is a monster at the position, easily locking down the opposing team's best perimeter player. If you want a free option, you can, of course, look to Starter Jimmy Butler. He's an inch shorter than Reid, but also plays solid defense. If you pre-ordered, you also likely have either Devin Booker or Michael Jordan, which are both fine options for the position. Best budget Small Forwards Screenshot by Gamepur The Small Forward position is one of the strongest currently in NBA 2K23. Our current favorite budget player is Shades Of Jeremy Sochan. His Evo is a bit annoying because it involves a ton of steals, but once you get him up to a Diamond, he's an exceptional defender who can slash when needed. Outside of him, we like Season One Kelly Tripucka's ability to space the floor and green shots. Finally, Shades Of Ousmane Dieng is another elite defender at the position, though his shot is a bit lacking. For free players, you could use Starter Butler. Otherwise, your options are limited unless you got a pre-order bundle pack that included Xavier McDaniel. You could use Toni Kukoc from the Season Pass, but we like him much better at PF. Best budget Power Forwards Screenshot by Gamepur Shades Of Paulo Banchero has officially seen his price rise out of this threshold, but the new king of the court in Silencers Robert Horry is still available. Some players are calling him the best player in MyTeam, regardless of budget. We also love Limitless Scottie Barnes here. You can also flex him down to SF, but we love his speed in the paint on defense and the ease at which he plays as the roll man on offense. Another player you might look at is Season One Vol. Two Donyell Marshall. He's got decent height at the position and can shoot if you need a pick-and-pop player. As far as free options go, you're probably looking at players from the Season Pass. Both Tonic Kukoc and Bill Cartwright play decently at the position. Kukoc is more of a stretch four while Cartwright is just a massive body. He might be slow and have the weirdest free throw animation in the game, but he finishes well around the rim and clogs the paint on defense. Takeover Shawn Kemp is the free card this week, and he's an elite player if you're willing to take on the massive grind. Best budget Centers Screenshot by Gamepur Unsurprisingly, we're going with another Shades Of player here. As long as you don't need a shooter at the position, Jalen Duren fills the role of big-body defender who can roll with the best of them. Both Shades Of Andre Drummond and Timeless Wilt Chamberlain also fill that role, so you can kind of pick the one you like the best out of these three. We like Duren the best but have seen plenty of people running Chamberlain after he dropped last week because he gets that Dynamic Duo with Silencers Jerry West. You really can't go wrong with any of them. Finally, Shades Of Mark Williams might be the best of the bunch, especially if you're just looking for a big body to clog the paint. For free options, you can obviously go with Stater Joel Embiid. We like Embiid's speed on both sides of the ball, especially when you pick up his Athletic Evo. Otherwise, you can grab Collector Reward Shaquille O'Neal by collecting 30 player cards. Sure, he's just a big body, but that's enough at this point. Your last option is currently Takeover Bill Russell. Of course, getting him is going to be a pain unless you're very lucky. We will keep this guide updated throughout the season as new players are added to NBA 2K23 MyTeam.