Usually, players think they need to spend a lot of MT and VC in NBA 2K22 MyTEAM in order to have a competitive team.
However, that isn't always the case and we have a few players for you to target that can give you a competitive team immediately.
Let's take a look at the best NBA 2K22 budget cards available.
NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Best Budget Players
By "budget players" we don't mean that you won't spend any VC or MT, but we'll try to keep it as low as possible. The main players you'll want to target will be Pink Diamond-graded.
However, there are some Diamond cards that could easily make your lineup for less MT, such as the Diamond Michael Jordan, who could make a good shooting guard. First, however, we'll go over the player we consider to be the best overall budget player.
This card will easily get you wins in modes such as Triple Threat Online, but it can also run your offense in modes like NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Unlimited and Clutch Time.
Wall is a speedy point guard and has considerable size at 6'4". His 3PT Scoring is at A+ and has 99 System Proficiencies in every category aside from Post Centric (92). At Auctions, you can get this card for under 7K MT.
Kawhi Leonard - SF/SG - Pink Diamond (96 OVR)
Another card we'd target to build an efficient NBA 2K22 MyTEAM is the Pink Diamond Kawhi Leonard. There are a few routes you can go with this card.
You could purchase the Dynamic Ratings card, which is a 95 OVR for as little as 10.5K MT. However, you run the risk of the card declining. Instead, we'd target the 'Tis The Season card which goes from 15K MT to 20K MT.
Leonard is a great shooter and scorer when driving the lane. He has an A+ to 3PT Shooting, an A to Mid-Range, and an A to Inside Scoring. Once you get his shot release down, you're set.
With Leonard in your MyTEAM lineup, you'll have a strong defender along with a great scorer.
Joel Embiid - C - Pink Diamond (96 OVR)
Usually, we like to have centers that can play power forward as well. However, the PD Joel Embiid is too good to pass up. Having a strong interior defense is vital to success in NBA 2K22 MyTEAM.
Embiid has at least an A grade for all of his scoring grades. Perhaps the most important piece is his A+ Rebounding grade. He also has the HOF Badge Intimidator, which causes opponents to miss shots more often.
With nine HOF Badges along with 15 Gold Badges, the PD Joel Embiid is actually better than the current Dynamic Ratings GO Joel Embiid.
The great news is you can get this card for about 15K MT to 20K MT, making it a perfectly budgeted NBA 2K22 MyTEAM card.