Category: MyTeam

How to Make XP Quickly in NBA 2K21 MyTeam

Rising up the XP Ladder in NBA 2K21 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): Evolution Derrick Rose
  • Level 2 (350 XP): 1 Token
  • Level 3 (430 XP): Shoe Pack
  • Level 4 (520 XP): League Series 3 Deluxe Pack
  • Level 5 (620 XP): Ascension Board 1
  • Level 6 (740 XP): Glass Cleaner Badge Pack
  • Level 7 (890 XP): Sapphire Greg Anthony
  • Level 8 (1075 XP): Shot Creator Badge Pack
  • Level 9 (1300 XP): 3 Tokens
  • Level 10 (1550 XP): Post Scorer Badge Pack
  • Level 11 (1850 XP): Ascension Board 2
  • Level 12 (2230 XP): Lockdown Defender Badge Pack
  • Level 13 (2680 XP): Ruby David Wesley
  • Level 14 (3200 XP): Rim Protector Badge Pack
  • Level 15 (3850 XP): Badge Pack
  • Level 16 (4620 XP): 5 Tokens
  • Level 17 (5540 XP): Slasher Badge Pack
  • Level 18 (6500 XP): Heat Check Deluxe Pack
  • Level 19 (7860 XP): Ascension Board 3
  • Level 20 (9190 XP): Amethyst Norm Nixon
  • Level 21 (10560 XP): Playmaker Badge Pack
  • Level 22 (12150 XP): Ascension Board 4
  • Level 23 (13970 XP): Flash 8 Pack
  • Level 24 (16060 XP): Diamond Roy Hibbert
  • Level 25 (18470 XP): Sharpshooter Badge Pack
  • Level 26 (21250 XP): Ascension Board 5
  • Level 27 (24430 XP): 10 tokens
  • Level 28 (28100 XP): Pink Diamond Kevin Martin
  • Level 29 (32300 XP): Diamond Shoe Pack
  • Level 30 (36740 XP): Ascension Board 6
  • Level 31 (41600 XP): 15 Tokens
  • Level 32 (47140 XP): Radioactive Deluxe Pack
  • Level 33 (55640 XP): Galaxy Opal Zach Randolph
  • Level 34 (65000 XP): 20 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): 25 Tokens
  • Level 39 (131000 XP): Hall of Fame Badge
  • Level 40 (150000 XP): Dark Matter Vince Carter

How long is the grind? For Level 40, you’re talking about four hours 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? We’ve never done it (the farthest we’ve reached is Level 36), but it can be if you play the game a lot already and want to have the best card in the game (the level 40 reward).

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 2K21 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 2K21 MyTeam right now:

  1. Dark Matter Lebron James
  2. Invincible Kevin Durant
  3. Dark Matter James Worthy
  4. Invincible Jayson Tatum
  5. Dark Matter Paul George
  6. Dark Matter Jimmy Butler
  7. Dark Matter Elgin Baylor
  8. Dark Matter Carmelo Anthony (Best Offensive, Next Gen)
  9. Dark Matter Jayson Tatum (Best Offensive, Current Gen)
  10. Pink Diamond Terry Dischinger

Best Budget Small Forwards:

  1. Pink Diamond Robert Covington
  2. Diamond Justice Winslow
  3. Pink Diamond Andrew Wiggins
  4. Diamond Glen Rice
  5. Ruby Bryon Russell

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 2K21 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 2K21:

  1. Invincible Tracy McGrady
  2. Dark Matter Kobe Bryant (Best Offensive)
  3. Invincible Dwyane Wade
  4. Dark Matter Tracy McGrady
  5. Dark Matter Demar Derozan
  6. Dark Matter Vince Carter
  7. Dark Matter Klay Thompson
  8. Dark Matter Kevin Porter Jr
  9. Galaxy Opal Kevin Durant
  10. Dark Matter Michael Jordan (Best Defensive)

The Best Budget Shooting Guards

  1. Galaxy Opal Stephen Jackson
  2. Pink Diamond Kyle Korver
  3. Diamond Tracy McGrady
  4. Diamond Michael Jordan
  5. Diamond Lu Dort

Best Point Guards in NBA 2K21 MyTeam

MyTeam has certainly been interesting this year, with a focus on shorter Point Guards and a slow power creep.

Given this, here is our list of the best PGs in MyTeam in NBA 2K21, broken down into categories based on how you and other players play.

  1. Invincible Luka Doncic
  2. Dark Matter Giannis Antetokounmpo
  3. Dark Matter Lebron James
  4. Dark Matter Ben Simmons
  5. Dark Matter Oscar Robertson
  6. Dark Matter Demarcus Cousins
  7. Dark Matter Magic Johnson
  8. Dark Matter Grant Hill
  9. Dark Matter Kobe Bryant
  10. Galaxy Opal Manu Ginobili

The Best Budget Point Guards

  1. Galaxy Opal Manu Ginobili
  2. Pink Diamond Nic Batum
  3. Diamond Kurt Hinrich
  4. Diamond Tyrese Haliburton
  5. Diamond Justice Winslow

The 5 Best Power Forwards in NBA 2K21 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 2K21 MyTeam:

  1. Dark Matter Kristaps Porzingis
  2. Dark Matter Kevin Garnett
  3. Dark Matter Anthony Davis
  4. Galaxy Opal Danny Ferry
  5. Dark Matter Thon Maker
  6. Dark Matter Tim Duncan
  7. Galaxy Opal Giannis Antetokounmpo (98 Overall)
  8. Dark Matter Zion Williamson
  9. Galaxy Opal Jonathan Isaac
  10. Dark Matter Pascal Siakam

Best Budget Powers Forwards

  1. Pink Diamond Anthony Davis
  2. Diamond Lamelo Ball
  3. Diamond Giannis Antetokounmpo
  4. Pink Diamond Hakim Warrick
  5. Amethyst Kostas Antetokounmpo

The 5 Best Centers in NBA 2K21 MyTeam

Center is one of the most important positions in basketball, and the same is true in NBA 2K21. Besides the obvious paint protection, centers play an integral part in the offense both inside and outside the 3-Point line. Here are the best center cards in NBA 2K21 MyTeam right now:

  1. Dark Matter Bill Russell
  2. Dark Matter Dikembe Mutumbo
  3. Dark Matter Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  4. Galaxy Opal James Wiseman
  5. Dark Matter Wilt Chamberlain
  6. Pink Diamond Bol Bol
  7. Invincible Moses Malone
  8. Galaxy Opal David Robinson
  9. Dark Matter Shaquille O’Neal
  10. Galaxy Opal Joel Embiid

Best Budget Centers

  1. Diamond Eddy Curry
  2. Diamond Mo Bamba
  3. Amethyst Matt Bonner
  4. Amethyst Precious Achiuwa
  5. Amethyst Marvin Bagley

How to Win Every Triple Threat Online Game in NBA 2K2` MyTeam

Triple Threat is an extremely competitive game mode with nice prizes, making it one of the best game modes to make MT, Tokens, or other things. Here’s my formula for winning most TTO games:

  • Run a lineup of players you’re good with. You also want one player you dominate with, either as a shooter or finisher. The other two players should be able to shoot in most cases.
  • Use your dominant player to try to score. Call a Quick Isolation from the menu, do your thing with your favorite player, and it that fails, you can kick it to a teammate for a 3 or easy drive.
  • Play both on-ball and off-ball defense. Sometimes on-ball is better, sometimes off-ball is. Figure out the perfect mix and shut down the other team.

These may seem like easy tips, but this year there is no foolproof way to win. This formula provides the method I used to win 80% of my TTO games without using any exploits or “tryhard” methods.

How to Make Tokens Quickly in NBA 2K21 MyTeam

Tokens are a valuable asset in NBA 2K21, with a whole market devoted to spending them to get top-tier players. In this post we detail how to make tokens in the quickest and most efficient way.

  1. Triple Threat Online: Tokens are on a lot of boards after games, and you can easily racks up a ton of tokens from playing quick 3v3 games. Winning games is your best bet to maximizing your token earnings.
  2. Domination: Domination, especially All-Time and Historic, earns you a lot of tokens. You earn over 600 for playing 100 games, a value only matched by TTO games (TTO doesn’t give you player, badge, and other rewards, though).
  3. Challenges: A lot of the Spotlight challenges and weekly challenges give you tokens for winning them, but the amount is so miniscule we don’t recommend this method for token-earning only.
  4. Completing Card Sets: Completing Current NBA Team sets nets you 10 tokens. This method is MT-expensive, so going about it requires a trade of MT for tokens. It’s not worth it in most cases.