The Best Budget Cards in NBA 2K23

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Featured in the NBA 2K series, MyTEAM is a game mode that allows players to form their own team consisting of their favorite NBA players. You’re not limited to the modern era – you can choose from current basketball superstars to the legends of the past to form a customized franchise. The idea is to build your own dream team that would match anyone in today’s NBA ranks. Everyone starts at the bottom, so it’s important to pick the right cards.

We’ll help you get started on the right track with four of the best budget cards for you to consider.

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounpo is a top NBA star, and this card is a super bargain for players. In the real world, his team, the Milwaukee Bucks, are among the favorites in Coral’s NBA betting odds to win the Western Conference, and his influence will be a big part of them getting there. Of course, his influence can help virtually also, as his card packs a powerful four spot when you add him to your bench, not the starting lineup. We suggest letting Antetokounmpo tear the opponent’s bench into tiny pieces. This card will strengthen your court, both inside and perimeter, and can score by driving to the rim and slam dunking the ball, just like how he dunks in real life. The cost for this card is only 30 Tokens, but the value is worth so much more.

2. Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard is arguably the best player currently in the NBA. During the last 10 seasons, per game, he averaged 19.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.9 assists, as well as 1.8 steals. Leonard’s team, the Los Angeles Clippers, will be a thrill to watch during the Western Conference if you’re a fan of small-ball versatility and a perfectly spread offense. Leonard’s ability to defend and shoot with speed and precision makes him a powerful card, and with no MT going out of your pocket, it’s ideal for your starting small forward at the beginning of the year. If you want Leonard, all you need is 20 Tokens to purchase the 2023 NBA: Series 1 Clippers Starters Option Pack at the Token Market.

3. Kelly Tripucka

Kelly Tripucka played in the NBA from 1981 to 1991. He was a two-time NBA All-Star and averaged over twenty points a game in five of the ten seasons that he played in. Tripucka is a well-rounded player, perfect for your bench as the majority of his attributes fall within the mid to high 70s or better. He doesn’t have a powerful strength, but he also doesn’t have any particular weakness, which is why he should sit on the bench. You can get him for only 3,700 MT at the Token Market and he has an easy shot release, which makes him a great part for your starter team.

4. Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal, also known as “Shaq,” is considered as one of the greatest basketball players and centers of all time. He played for six teams over his 19-year career and is a four-time NBA champion. O’Neal was a 15-time All-Star, 14 total All-NBA teams, three All-Defensive Second Teams, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2014. He is a dominant player with great abilities in post scoring, defense and rebound. His position makes it an ideal card to use as your starter. The great part is that it’s very easy to get this card. You just need to collect 30 reward cards across all game modes to unlock Shaq.

MyTeam has made another return to NBA 2K23 and now you can build our own superstar team with your favorite picks, even with budget cards! Try our suggested cards and you’ll be off with a strong start with your dream team franchise.