Complete Guide To NBA 2K23: Tips, Tricks, Builds, And More (2024)

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For a video game sports franchise, few make the changes that are in NBA 2K23. Gamers who got used to the same gameplay mechanics, MyCareer player builds, and MyTeam strategies will need to brace themselves for the big updates to this year's edition of the electronic NBA simulator.

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Some gamers stick to one mode and dedicate their experience to this singular offering. Others will want to try out a bit of everything. Regardless, finding the right information is key to creating a solid floor and raising the ceiling in NBA 2K23. Find out how to be the best at any mode right here.

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  • MyTeam Central

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    MyTeam may seem like a ripoff of Madden Ultimate Team but fans insist that it's nowhere near as difficult or greedy. Expert gamers have loads of advice for newcomers that don't want to get a second mortgage on their home and still dominate the court.

    • Card Rankings

      Making a dream team full of some of the best players of all-time isn't as tough as it sounds. Sure, some cards may be ranked higher than others, but some players don't know the value of a card until they sell it.

      Whether setting a solid floor or going for an impossibly high ceiling, gamers will want to make sure they're getting the most bang for the buck (or Virtual Currency, as the case may be). Find the best players in each tier here.

      • Best Dark Matter Cards, Ranked
      • Best Galaxy Opal Cards, Ranked
      • Best Pink Diamond Cards, Ranked
      • Best Diamond Cards, Ranked
      • Best Amethyst Cards, Ranked
      • Best Ruby Cards, Ranked
      • Best Sapphire Cards, Ranked
      • Best Gold Cards, Ranked
      • Best Emerald Cards, Ranked
      • Best Free Agent Cards, Ranked
    • MyTeam Tips

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      Don't feel awkward looking for advice in MyTeam. Players who don't seek out wisdom in the mode can easily find themselves at the bottom of the charts with a terrible team and an empty bank account.

      Keep in mind that every year introduces new strategies, mechanics, and cards. This year is no different. Veterans of the series will often get blindsided by new wrinkles that they forgot about.

      • Beginner Tips
      • Best Improvements Made To MyTeam
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  • MyCareer Central

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    Players who rave about the NBA 2K franchise are usually gushing about the MyCareer mode, one of the premier career simulators in all of sports gaming. And it's no wonder, with the right advice, MyCareer is incredibly fun.

    • Best Badges

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      Of course, not every badge is going to be useful for every build. Some big men might not care if they're intercepting balls on the perimeter frequently. Slashers won't have any need to improve their three-point shooting.

      But there are still certain badges to at least consider for each build. Take a look here and make sure that the MyPlayer is equipped to get the most necessary badges for whatever role is being played.

      • Best Shooting Badges
      • Best Finishing Badges
      • Best Playmaking Badges
      • Best Defense/Rebounding Badges
    • Joining A Team

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      Just as important as the player builds, joining the right team is going to be critical to having a good or bad career. Good luck ever seeing the floor when playing as a point guard for the Warriors.

      Some teams are just one crucial piece of the puzzle short of winning a title. With some talent and the right situation, players can win the Finals in their very first year with these teams.

      • Best Teams To Play For As A Point Guard
      • Best Teams To Play For As A Shooting Guard
      • Best Teams To Play For As A Small Forward
      • Best Teams To Play For As A Power Forward
      • Best Teams To Play For As A Center
    • MyPlayer Builds

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      Asking for the best build is a tall order. Think of the number of ways players can score alone: Post moves, ankle breakers, three-point bombs, mid-range drops, dunks, slashes, etc. Good luck trying to choose one or more of these styles.

      Thankfully, there is room for every build at every position depending on the team situation. These guides are here to help players get an idea of what the ideal build depending on their individual wants and needs.

      • Best Point Guard Build
      • Best Shooting Guard Build
      • Best Small Forward Build
      • Best Power Forward Build
      • Best Center Build
      • Best Dunker Build
      • Best Three-Point Shooter Build
    • My Career Tips

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      New and returning players will be introduced to a new city, new story, new NBA landscape, and new things to do. Call it a coat of paint, but there are so many new events that returning players in MyCareer are often not much better off than the rookies trying the mode out for the first time.

      Take a deep breath and get ready for a wild ride. Instead of making several useless players until one finally works, get some points beforehand that will get even the most amateur gamer on a Hall of Fame Path.

    • Ideal Animations

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      With so much emphasis on teams, attributes, and badges, animations can feel like an afterthought. In truth, a great shooting animation matters as much or more (depending on the situation) than simply getting the numbers right.

      Playmakers looking for absurd dribble skills, shooters crafting the ideal custom shot, or dunkers putting together an ill jam to get the crowd bumping, they'll all find what they need right here.

      • Contact Dunk Requirements
      • Best Shots
      • Best Playmaking Moves
      • Best Dunk Styles
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  • Players And Teams

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    Even real-life athletes will be talking about their ratings in the game associated with their sport. The conversations can get fiery between the fans about whether their favorite teams got overrated or underrated.

    • Player Ratings

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      Franchise mode players will want to take a look at player ratings and see how they can make their teams better. MyCareer gamers will also want to take a peek to be sure they choose the right team.

      Yet even those who don't play the game will find some hot conversations within these statistics. Is Giannis Antetokounmpo getting fairly rated? Are the adjusters too hard on Ben Simmons? Find the answers right here.

      • Best Rookies
      • Best Point Guards
      • Best Shooting Guards
      • Best Small Forwards
      • Best Power Forwards
      • Best Centers
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  • 12 Beginner Tips For NBA 2K23's MyCareer
  • NBA 2K23: Best Custom Jump Shot
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