Category: MyTeam

How to Evolve Cards Quickly in NBA 2K23 MyTeam

Evolution cards are making somewhat of a comeback in NBA 2K23, and sometimes they can be a bit tough to complete. Here are the best tips we’ve found to evo your cards quickly and efficiently:

Play Rookie Domination: Rookie Dom lowers the difficulty so shooting, defense, and other evo requirements are easier to complete. Teams like the Rockets and Pistons are perfect opponents to evo cards.

For Dunks: Play Rookie Dom, set the 21 Delay Freelance, and run a Pick and Roll with the Evo card as either the ballhandler or roller. Either way it should be easy to get dunks in a rather efficient way.

For 3-Pointers: Rookie Dom and focus on corner 3s if the player’s rating is low. Otherwise, focus on chucking up threes, as the low difficulty will help a lot of bad shots go in. Either way, you’re going to be chucking a lot.

For Rebounds: For non-centers it is tough, but focus on using that player on defense and focusing on grabbing rebounds. Also another method is calling a Give and Go on TT Offline and chucking up bad shots so your player can get the board.

For Layups: 21 Delay Freelance and have the evo player as the ball handler. Call for a screen and go for the layup, ensuring you are not holding turbo when you press square.

For Steals: The toughest stat to evo, steals can be done in Rookie Dom by charging the ball handler, letting off turbo, and pressing the square button. A tougher method is through TT Offline, but we don’t recommend it.

MyTeam Coaches, Systems, and Attribute Bonuses

MyTeam has always had a system of coaches that gives boosts to your players, with different offensive systems giving different attributes bonuses to point guards, wings, and big men. In this post we break down the types of coaches and the boosts they provide.

Coach Card Colors and their Bonuses

  • Bronze, Silver, and Gold: +1 to relevant stats
  • Emerald and Sapphire: +2 to relevant stats
  • Ruby: +3 to relevant stats
  • Amethyst: +4 to relevant stats
  • Diamond: +5 to relevant stats

Balanced

  • Guards: Driving Layup, Close Shot, Mid Range Shot, Perimeter Defense, Ball Handle, and 3pt Shot
  • Wings: Perimeter Defense, Mid Range, Close Shot, Ball Handle, 3pt Shot, Defensive Rebound
  • Center: Defensive Rebound, Close Shot, Perimeter Defense, Offensive Rebound, Driving Layup, Mid Range Shot

Seven Seconds

  • Guards: Ball Handle, Driving Layup, 3pt Shot, Mid Range Shot, Pass IQ, Speed
  • Wings: Ball Handle, Driving Layup, Hands, 3pt Shot, Pass IQ, Speed
  • Center: Speed, Driving Dunk, Driving Layup, Hands, 3pt Shot, Defensive Rebound

Perimeter Centric

  • Guards: Ball Handle, Mid Range Shot, 3pt Shot, Perimeter Defense, Driving Dunk, Defensive Rebound
  • Wings: Mid Range Shot, 3pt Shot, Perimeter Defense, Ball Handle, Driving Dunk, Defensive Rebound
  • Center: Mid Range Shot, Defensive Rebound, Perimeter Defense, Offensive Rebound, 3pt Shot, Ball Handle

Grit & Grind

  • Guards: Help Defense IQ, Lateral Quickness, Perimeter Defense, 3pt Shot, Pass IQ, Steal
  • Wings: Driving Layup, Help Defense IQ, Lateral Quickness, Perimeter Defense, 3pt Shot, Pass IQ
  • Center: Defensive Rebound, Help Defense IQ, Interior Defense, Offensive Rebound, Perimeter Defense, Post Moves

Defense

  • Guards: Blocks, Defensive Consistency, Help Defense IQ, Lateral Quickness, Perimeter Defense, Strength
  • Wings: Block, Defensive Consistency, Help Defense IQ, Lateral Quickness, Perimeter Defense, Strength
  • Center: Defensive Rebound, Help Defense IQ, Interior Defense, Offensive Rebounding, Perimeter Defense, Strength

Pace & Space

  • Guards: Ball Handle, 3pt Shot, Speed, Perimeter Defense, Pass IQ, Help Defense IQ
  • Wings: Ball Handle, Help Defense IQ, Perimeter Defense, 3pt Shot, Pass IQ, Speed
  • Center: Defensive Rebound, Help Defense IQ, Interior Defense, Perimeter Defense, Pass IQ, Speed

Triangle

  • Guards: Mid Range Shot, 3pt Shot, Defensive Rebound, Interior Defense, Pass IQ, Defensive Consistency
  • Wings: Close Shot, Pass IQ, Defensive Consistency, Mid Range Shot, 3pt Shot, Defensive Rebound
  • Center: Post Control, Pass IQ, Defensive Consistency, 3pt Shot, Defensive Rebound, Interior Defense

Post Centric

  • Guards: Mid Range Shot, 3pt Shot, Defensive Rebound, Perimeter Defense, Steal, Driving Layup
  • Wings: 3pt Shot, Perimeter Defense, Mid Range Shot, Post Control, Driving Layup, Defensive Rebounding
  • Center: Mid Range Shot, Perimeter Defense, Defensive Rebound, Offensive Rebound, Driving Layup, Driving Dunk

NBA 2K22 MyTeam Best Token Reward Cards

Token Rewards are typically the best cards at the beginning of the MyTeam year, and in this post we are going to break down the best Token Reward cards in each gem tier:

Emerald

  1. Darren Collison: A cheap point guard with Chef (for deep shots), Quick First Step, and decent enough defense to hold down the 1 spot.
  2. Jon Barry: A spot-up SG that can hit open shots for you.
  3. Roger Mason: Another SG that can hit open shots, but Mason will have a bit quicker jumpshot. Weak defensively.

Sapphire

  1. Patty Mills: A base 98 demon who can carry an offense when used correctly.
  2. Kent Bazemore: A versatile wing.
  3. Seth Curry: A smaller guard who is a knockdown shooter.

Ruby

  1. Cole Anthony: An offensive beast. A subpar player model and slow jumpshot, but a good playmaker and has some good shooting and finishign badges.
  2. Devonte Graham: A nice offensive point guard with Trey Burke base.
  3. Tim Hardaway Jr: Another shooter, this time with JR Smith’s nice jumpshot base.

Amethyst

  1. Serge Ibaka: A great shooting big that can defend the paint.
  2. Fred Brown: A versatile point guard that excels on offense.
  3. Junior Bridgeman: A versatile wing who excels at nothing, but is decent at everything.

Diamond

  1. Bingo Smith: A good, all-around combo guard that has all the badges you need in each category. Jumpshot 94 is awesome, too, so he’s an even better shooter than advertised.
  2. Kyrie Irving: A top-notch point guard in the game with great dribble moves, playmaking badges, and shooting ability. Extremely weak on defense and his layup package is weird, but you cannot beat the price.
  3. Mark Eaton: A good paint protector and interior finisher. Can’t shoot, lacks speed, and runs out of energy quickly, but is a good option for offline grinding.

How to Make XP Quickly in NBA 2K22 MyTeam

Rising up the XP Ladder in NBA 2K22 MyTeam is a long and difficult grind, but can easily be optimized with the right strategized. Here are the best strategies we’ve learned to earn XP in the most time-efficient manner.

  • Knock out multiple challenges in one game. You can do the challenges for multiple players in one game, which cuts down the amount of games and time you have to play.
  • Write down challenges on a piece of paper. Write down the challenges and cross them out throughout the game. This is the best way to keep track of what you need to do and streamlines the process.
  • Play Rookie Domination (or other easy game modes). Rookie Dom is super easy for knocking out challenges, and there’s typically a Spotlight challenge that makes certain XP challenges easier to complete.
  • Focus on manageable challenges: Skipping frustrating challenges (like steals) and focusing on doable challenges will both save you headaches and time while still allowing you to reach your goal level.
  • Do more challenges towards the end of the season. The challenges towards the end of the season give you higher XP per minute. Complete the easier challenges at the beginning of the season and knock a bunch of better ones out towards the end.
  • Make doing XP Challenges fun. Find a method that makes the grind fun and enjoyable. There’s no point in playing the game if you’re not having fun, so try to make the process as enjoyable as possible and

MyTeam Season 7 Levels & Rewards

  • Level 1 (0 XP): Free Agent Kobe Bryant
  • Level 2 (350 XP): Glass Cleaner Badge Pack
  • Level 3 (430 XP): 1 Token
  • Level 4 (520 XP): Free Agent Player Award Pack
  • Level 5 (620 XP): Ascension Board 1
  • Level 6 (740 XP): Base League Award Pack
  • Level 7 (890 XP): Gold Darvin Ham
  • Level 8 (1075 XP): 3 Tokens
  • Level 9 (1300 XP): Lockdown Defender Badge Pack
  • Level 10 (1550 XP): Season One Ball
  • Level 11 (1850 XP): Ascension Board 2
  • Level 12 (2230 XP): Post Scorer Badge Pack
  • Level 13 (2680 XP): Emerald Larry Nance Jr
  • Level 14 (3200 XP): Gold Shoe Pack
  • Level 15 (3850 XP): Rim Protector Badge Pack
  • Level 16 (4620 XP): 5 Tokens
  • Level 17 (5540 XP): Standard League Award Pack
  • Level 18 (6500 XP): Shot Creator Badge Pack
  • Level 19 (7860 XP): Ascension Board 3
  • Level 20 (9190 XP): Sapphire Damon Jones
  • Level 21 (10560 XP): Slasher Badge Pack
  • Level 22 (12150 XP): Ascension Board 4
  • Level 23 (13970 XP): Standard League Award Pack
  • Level 24 (16060 XP): Ruby Brian Winters
  • Level 25 (18470 XP): 10 Tokens
  • Level 26 (21250 XP): Ascension Board 5
  • Level 27 (24430 XP): Sharpshooter Badge Pack
  • Level 28 (28100 XP): Amethyst Vin Baker
  • Level 29 (32300 XP): Standard League Award Pack
  • Level 30 (36740 XP): Ascension Board 6
  • Level 31 (41600 XP): Deluxe League Award Pack
  • Level 32 (47140 XP): Diamond Shoe Pack
  • Level 33 (55640 XP): Diamond Kelly Tripucka
  • Level 34 (65000 XP): 30 Tokens
  • Level 35 (75000 XP): Diamond Consumables Pack
  • Level 36 (86000 XP): Ascension Board 7
  • Level 37 (99000 XP): Diamond Contract Pack
  • Level 38 (114000 XP): Diamond Shoe Boost Pack
  • Level 39 (131000 XP): Hall of Fame Badge Option Pack
  • Level 40 (150000 XP): Pink Diamond Carmelo Anthony

How long is the grind? For Level 40, you’re talking about four hours-plus per day of focus on completing agendas, mostly in boring game modes. That’s up to 200+ hours of playing the game for one card.

Is the grind worth it? It’s not worth spending half your life on. We have reached level 40 and enjoyed both the rewards and the grind, but stressing yourself over it is simply not worth it.

Where should I aim for? If you have a lot of time to grind the game, level 40 should be your aim. More casual players should aim for the last Ascension board (lvl 36) at most. Super casual players should just play the game to have fun and forget the XP grind.

The Best Small Forwards in NBA 2K22 MyTeam

Small Forwards play a pivotal role in every game on both ends of the floor, making it necessary to have a good one on your squad. Here are the top 5 SFs in NBA 2K22 MyTeam right now:

  1. Dark Matter, Invincible Giannis Antetokounmpo: This 65-HOF badge Giannis is an unstoppable force on offense, and a lockdown defender of any position. He’s expensive, but worth it in most cases.
  2. Dark Matter, Invincible Lebron James: Lebron’s Invincible card fits the bill, as he will be an overall dominant force on both sides of the ball at the 3 spot.
  3. Dark Matter Kevin Durant: The typical dominant Durant card HOF badges in every important category, great animations, and an expensive price tag. He’s certainly worth it, however.
  4. Dark Matter Bobby Jones: He’s not a big name, but Jones is seriously one of the best defenders in the game. He can guard 1-through-5, and he’s also a great spot-up shooter as well.
  5. Dark Matter Kawhi Leonard: Kawhi is one of the best players in the entire game, with dominant defense, shooting, dribbling, and slashing. He’s expensive but seriously the most dominant SF in the game.

Best Budget Small Forwards:

Sub-25K MT: Pink Diamond Lamar Odom. A swiss army knife card that can dunk, shoot, defend, and even dribble at the SF spot. Odom is 6’10” as well, so he is also usable against the Lebron and Giannis cards.

Sub-10K MT: Diamond Darius Miles. Miles can drive and dunk with the best cards, and he’s a good overall defender as well. He’s probably limited to spot-up duty on the shooting end, however.

Sub-2K MT: Amethyst Jeff Green. A super versatile player for a great price. Green can shoot, dunk, defend wings. He will need a few shooting badges if you want to use him as anything other than a corner spot-up.

How to Win Every Game of Domination in NBA 2K21

Domination can be a pain to play sometimes in NBA 2K21 MyTeam, as there can be little consistency to both your play and that of the computer fairly frequently.

But after completing Domination in 2K21 MyTeam, we have compiled the best and easiest tips to get the necessary wins for each level:

  • The most important thing: Have a Point Guard with at least Gold Quick First Step. We like Diamond John Stockton (for his dunking as well), but a budget option is Doc Rivers.
  • The Method: Rim-Running with your PG off of a 5-out. Switch your freelance to Hawks 2018, call for a “Pass and Screen Away,” and run to the basket for an easy bucket the majority of the time.
  • If that doesn’t work?: If the opposing PG has Clamps, calling for a screen will freeze the defender(s) and allow you to get to the hoop easily. Call the screen around half-court for best results.
  • The Rest of your Team: A 3-and D wing, a Slashing Wing (for Fastbreaks), a decent Defensive PF, and a taller Center with Intimidator is the best lineup for playing Domination with the aforementioned PG archetype.
  • The defensive strategy: Have a good center with Intimidator, set your Settings to Smother On-Ball and Tight Off-Ball, and try to stop the opposing team getting in the paint (most teams spam rin-runs)
  • How to Get the Necessary MT: You’ll need at least 10 free throws and 5 3-pointers to get the 775 or 900 MT for Historic and All-Time. Rim-running and Driving-and-kicking should get you both naturally throughout the game.
  • Other Tips: Using money plays (there aren’t any good ones at the moment), switching defensive matchups to stop the opposing teams’ key players, and taking advantage of all fastbreaks are a few more extremely helpful tips for completing Domination.

Best Shooting Guards in NBA 2K22 MyTeam

Shooting Guards are often disrespected in MyTeam, given less focus despite their massive impact on each game. Here is our list of the best shooting guards in NBA 2K22:

  1. Dark Matter, Invincible Tracy McGrady: T-Mac’s best card this year is juiced. He has most badges on HOF, his top-notch jumpshot, and even the necessary dribble moves to handle the ball.
  2. Dark Matter, Invincible Kobe Bryant: Kobe has similar badges to T-Mac, but he’s just a bit shorter. His jumpshot is money, and he has great dribble moves as well, so he’s still a top-tier 2 guard right now.
  3. Dark Matter, Invincible Scottie Pippen: One of the best defenders in the game. Although his offense game is mostly spot-up duty, his defense makes up for everything else.
  4. Dark Matter Giannis Antetokounmpo: Giannis at the 2 is interesting, but he has the stats and badges to top this list. He’s a lockdown defender no opposing PG’s and great on offense, too.
  5. Dark Matter Joe Johnson: He’s got the quickest jumper on this list, and although he might not be an Invincible card, he can line up with them and handle himself just fine.

The Best Budget Shooting Guards

Sub-25K MT: Diamond James Harden. Harden may seem a bit outdated for some people, but he’s still one of the best combinations of a top tier shooter, playmaker, and defender at this price range.

Sub-10K MT: Diamond Victor Oladipo. He’s a great shooter, defender, and dunker for just under that 10K MT mark, and has a crazy wingspan for a player his size. Must cop for budget teams.

Sub-2K MT: Amethyst Danny Green. You don’t even need to spend MT on him because he’s a token reward. Just 15 tokens gets you an affordable 3-and-D wing.

Best Point Guards in NBA 2K22 MyTeam

MyTeam has certainly been interesting this year, with a focus on shorter Point Guards and a slow power creep. Given this, here are the best point guards in NBA 2K22 MyTeam:

  1. Dark Matter Luka Doncic: Although his dribbling animations leave much to be desired, Doncic is going to be a top-tier shooter, playmaker, and defender at the point guard position.
  2. Dark Matter Michael Jordan: MJ at point guard is a menace on both ends. He has all the badges you need, good dribbling animations, and a good jumper on Very Quick timing.
  3. Dark Matter Ben Simmons: He’s the best rim-running PG in the game, has great badges (even shooting), and great dribbling animations. The only thing holding Ben back is his jumpshot on quick.
  4. Dark Matter, Invincible Penny Hardaway: He still has his goofy jumpshot, but otherwise this card is amazing. He’s bigger than most PG’s and is a great option for the 1 spot on your team.
  5. Dark Matter, Invincible Stephen Curry: One of the best shooting PG’s in the game gets some great playmaking and defensive badges as well. Although he’s short, Curry will be lights out from beyond the arc.

The Best Budget Point Guards

Budget cards are typically more affordable cards that give you similar performance to the more expensive cards. Our top budget point guards are broken into different categories depending on your budget.

Sub-25K MT: Pink Diamond Jeremy Lin. A glitched card that can dribble, shoot, and defend at a high level. Although he’s not a great dunker, the value he gives you at this price is incredible.

Sub-10K MT: Diamond Bob Sura. Clocking it at around 5K MT, Sura is a cheap point guard that has the height, attributes, and badges to match cards much more expensive than him.

Sub-2K MT: Collison is cheap, but he certainly is a testament to the saying “you get what you pay for.” Although he’s a good shooter and playmaker, he lacks the ability to dunk and a bunch of necessary defensive badges.

The Best Power Forwards in NBA 2K22 MyTeam

Power Forward is a stretch spot that needs to be able to shoot and defend both the perimeter and interior. The following five players are the best at doing these jobs right now in NBA 2K22 MyTeam:

  1. Dark Matter Kevin Garnett: Garnett is going to be a dominant defender at the 4 spot, and while he’s not a ball handler in most cases, he’s still an offensive monster.
  2. Dark Matter Andrei Kirilenko: If Kirilenko was a bit taller and had a few more badges, he’d be #1. His jumpshot is butter and he plays great defense, and you’ll get him cheaper than other cards on this list.
  3. Dark Matter Bob Netolicky: He may be the Unlimited Reward, but he is worth every minute playing that mode. Set Shot 25 is the quickest jumper in the game, and he has the badges and animations to dominate the 4 spot.
  4. Dark Matter Larry Bird: A Larry card with finishing, shooting, dribbling, and defense. Although he’s not an Invincible card yet, he’s still a great choice for the Power Forward spot on your team.
  5. Dark Matter Chris Bosh: His new jumper actually makes him better, and he’s badged out perfectly to be a stretch four. He’s also a great defender on both the paint and perimeter.

Best Budget Powers Forwards

  1. Sub-25K MT: Pink Diamond Dolph Schayes. This card is a bit old at this point, but he’s still a great shooter, slasher, and defender at the PF spot. His jumpshot is quick and money, too.
  2. Sub-10K MT: Diamond Josh Smith. A top tier defender and slasher that can also hit consistently from the corners. Perfect for guarding Giannis, Lebron, or Durant.
  3. Sub-2K MT: Amethyst Evan Mobley. Probably the best cheap card in the game, Mobley is a ridiculously good defender and spot-up. He’s a must for budget teams, and plays way above his price.