If you’re looking to get into MyTEAM for the first time in NBA 2K23, or if you think you could improve your knowledge of MyTEAM as an existing player, there are a few things you should know before you spend hours grinding the game.

This article will cover the best NBA 2K23 MyTEAM tips. Use the advice below to get the best possible team without wasting time or overspending on cards.

Oh, and here’s a bonus tip before we even get started: if you have the Jordan Edition of the game, be sure to get 3 stars on all Jordan challenges to unlock a free 99-rated Michael Jordan for your MyTEAM.

Set Up a MyCAREER Profile First

MyCAREER Home Page

Another tip you should consider is setting up a MyCAREER game. You don’t have to play this game mode or invest any time or money into it, but by setting it up, you gain access to daily wheel spins. 

These daily wheel spins can land on virtual currency to benefit your MyTEAM journey.

You can gather as much as 100k in virtual currency from daily spins, so be sure to head into MyCAREER and then begin spinning the wheel each day in the hope of landing some useful prizes for free.

Save Up Your MT Coins

Firstly, don’t start spending your MT Coins without any thought. When you first dive into MyTEAM, it is tempting to start spending MT Coins left, right and center, excessively opening packs in the hope of landing a world beater.

Before you do this, it is important to remember that many of the top cards will be unusable in a few months when the seasons change and new cards are released, so this option can be a waste of money.

Packs are also a huge gamble; they are your chance at landing a top card for cheap, but the odds are stacked against you. The average player will not return a profit by sinking coins into packs.

Instead, grind domination games, gather as much MT as possible, and spend wisely.

Accept You Will Lose Some Games

MyTeam Clutch Time Gameplay

Unfortunately, you will lose games from time to time. Losing matches is inevitable. You will come across players exploiting the current meta from time to time, and your team will lose even with the most in-game skill.

However, don’t be tempted to waste all your hard-earned coins in frustration at the game. Utilize the player’s currently with your team, focusing on slowly making necessary and beneficial upgrades.

If you resist wasting MT, you will be in a great position to purchase more top players as they are released, whereas others will be forced to wait – or spend real money.

Don’t Over Invest Early On

It can be extremely tempting to invest in your favorite players early on. However, this is the easiest way to waste MT; spending it on someone that is overpriced due to their name and profile, and potentially even their temporarily good in-game ability.

Early on, player prices are always incredibly inflated.

Top-name players are regularly overpriced.

If you are desperate to have a particular player on your roster, remember that many better versions of that player card will become available later. If you do invest into expensive players, it may be worth trying to sell them on once you’re done using them, e.g. if you don’t plan on playing for a few days or a couple of weeks.

You don’t want to be caught “holding the bag” so to speak, so invest wisely, and sell on your assets as early as you can.

Use Locker Codes

Locker codes are a fantastic way to find a bargain from time to time, especially during the holidays. The codes are often low value or unhelpful, but from time to time, there is something released that will greatly help your team.

Download the NBA 2k app and link it to your gaming console to ensure you never miss a potential reward.

Take Advantage of Rewards

When it comes to using MT coins, the best value-for-money option is to try using reward cards as often as possible.

At the start of your MyTEAM journey, the rewards are not great, but the further you work through the season rewards, the better the rewards become, including some top-tier players for you to unlock.

The players at the lower levels don’t cut into your MT coin stack and will immediately add value to your team.

Understand How the XP Works

MyTeam Giannis

Despite rewards being a great way to improve your team, grinding to level 40 might not be your best option. As with other iterations of NBA 2k, the first three seasons tend to be less lucrative when it comes to XP. 

The formula used to earn XP makes it much tougher if you try to get to the level 40 reward. Most people will not make it to that level and opt to purchase the level 40 player instead of earning it outright.

You can attempt to reach level 40, but you will probably spend plenty of MT to get there, and it often isn’t worth your investment. This is because you’ll have to buy specific players to complete certain objectives along the way.

As previously mentioned, the reward cards will also likely become unusable later in the game as they will be behind the average quality of other players in the game, so the grind doesn’t have much of a long-term pay-off, if any.

Buy From Auctions

The final tip on this list is possibly the most important.

2K23 pack odds have the potential to be the lowest of all time. This is because the CEO of Take-Two Interactive, that develops 2K, recently extended his contract. One of the stipulations released to the public is that his bonus is based on microtransactions.

Therefore, it is likely that everything within the game will be pushing you to spend your hard-earned cash within the game, including worse pack odds or more good players coming out to make your previously good items effectively worthless.

Now you have the information you need to act as efficiently as possible in NBA 2K23 MyTEAM.

If you stick to these NBA 2K23 MyTEAM tips and tricks, you can quickly accumulate a competitive team while saving a lot of MT that you can spend in the future and taking your team to the next level.