MyCAREER mode in NBA 2K has been around for over a decade and has quickly risen to become one of the most popular game formats for players worldwide.

As with any game iteration, players quickly try to establish the best teams to join in NBA 2k23 MyCAREER, to give themselves the most straightforward or challenging career arc.

While some players choose the team they support and carve out a career as a legend at their favorite organization, others like to pick teams based on several other attributes.

This article will highlight some of the top teams you can choose, depending on what your aspirations are with your MyCAREER game.


Before starting your journey to the NBA, you must create your MyPLAYER for MyCareer mode.

You have the power to make a player that resembles your features and skillsets or someone completely new. Additional features and equipment options are also available if you purchase the Championship Edition.

The Best Teams to Join in NBA 2K23 MyCareer

Now that you understand the basics of MyCareer, and have created your dream NBA prospect, it’s time to find the right team for your NBA career. This step is where legacies are made and will define the entire MyCareer process from here onwards.

For Point Guards: Washington Wizards

If you have chosen to make your MyPLAYER a point guard, you will find it hard to find a better-suited team than the Washington Wizards. The team consists of strong players, including Bradley Beal (OVR 87) as shooting guard and Kristaps Porzingis (OVR 86) playing Center. 

As a point guard, this gives you plenty of ammunition to work with, and you will have minimal competition for game time, as the Wizards are certainly not the strongest in that department.

Play with NBA Superstars: Philadelphia 76ers 

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The Philadelphia 76ers have been very busy during the off-season, adding more of Harden’s former Housten teammates across and showing real intent to make a run this season. If you want your player to come straight into the league and play with some of the biggest names, the Philadelphia 76ers is a great option.

James Harden (OVR 92) and Joel Embiid (OVR 96) are household names and offer you the chance to play high-energy, exciting basketball.

Play With Strong Power Forwards: Milwaukee Bucks

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If the build you have chosen is a point guard or shooting guard, much of your value will be determined by assists, especially in your early career when your shooting stats are not so hot.

To ensure you receive plenty of assists with the minutes you get on the court, choosing a team with strong power forwards can be a great option. The Milwaukee Bucks offer you the chance to team up with bonified superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo (OVR 97), and you can also utilise Khris Middleton (OVR 86) if he gets injured.

Minutes may be trickier to come by as you are competing with Jrue Holiday (OVR 85), who can play in either point guard or shooting guard, but once you do get on the court, the game gets that little bit easier.

For Small Forwards: Minnesota Timberwolves

In the off-season, the Minnesota Timberwolves have reinforced their squad in several places, but one glaringly obvious area of their squad that is weaker is the small forward position. 

If you prefer to create a MyPLAYER that plays in this position, the Minnesota Timberwolves could be a great option to ensure you quickly establish yourself.

While the team lacks firepower in the small forward position, they do have some great players in others, including Karl-Anthony Towns (OVR 89) and Rudy Gobert (88 OVR). Therefore, the team will have plenty for you to work with.

Play with Other Young Prospects: Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics had a fantastic season last year, and with an average age of the team well below the league average, it would suggest that this team will experience plenty of success over the coming seasons.

Unfortunately, the team could not secure Kevin Durrant’s services during the off-season, but this team of young prospects is sure to have another run at it in 2023. If you want your MyPLAYER to surround themselves with other young up-and-coming talents, the Boston Celtics is an excellent option.

For Shooting Guards: Brooklyn Nets

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The Brooklyn Nets are packed with superstar talent, but none of them plays in the shooting guard position. If you go for a shooting guard build, and you opt to pull on a Brooklyn Nets Jersey, you will give yourself the opportunity to get many minutes, playing with some of the top players in the league, including Ben Simmons (OVR 84), Kyrie Irving (OVR 92) and Kevin Durrant (OVR 96).

This level of firepower on offence is sure to make for some high-scoring games and lots of opportunities for your player to progress quickly.

Play with the 3-Point King: Golden State Warriors

Finally, if you want to link up with one of the most successful franchises recently, the Golden State Warriors offer a very interesting opportunity.

For starters, you get to team up with Stephen Curry (OVR 96), who has a 99 3-point rating. If you play as a power forward or a centre, you can easily manipulate your tactics to ensure the ball gets to Steph outside the D plenty.

The Golden State Warriors are certainly not as strong as it used to be, but there are still plenty of players on the roster that can help the team go deep into the postseason. Not to mention the fact that this will create more opportunities for you to make your mark on the franchise.

Final Thoughts

In summary, which team you choose to join in NBA 2K23 MyCAREER mode will depend entirely on your situation. Aspects such as your goals, what you want to achieve with your franchise, who you want to play with, and what position you play will significantly impact which team you should pick.

Whatever choice you make, you are sure to get immersed in the fine details of this excellent game mode.