Players are flocking into NBA 2K22 MyTEAM in full effect and are focused on building their teams up this year.
However, some players would like to have a competitive team without spending a whole lot of MT, which is definitely understandable. If you're one of those, we have the perfect guide for you.
Here's our NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Budget Builds: Best Starting Lineup for 100K MT.
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The great news for NBA 2K22 MyTEAM players is that there are a ton of players you can add to your lineup for not much MT.
Grinding single-player challenges such as Domination and Triple Threat can actually help you a lot when in need of some extra MT coins. You can also send some of the players you aren't using to Auctions to add to your MT bank.
Let's get started with the position that directs the entire flow of your MyTEAM offense, your point guard.
Damian Lillard (PG) - Amethyst (90 OVR) - 14K MT to 15K MT
Damian Lillard is one of the best point guards in the NBA and can easily lead your NBA 2K22 MyTEAM. His scoring is fantastic, has an A+ to Playmaking and his Perimeter Defense is pretty good too.
The Amethyst cards are going to be your best bet here and the good part is that you're getting one of the game's best point guards for under 15K MT. He's incredible in isolation, but can also call plays and has a total of 48 Badges available.
Donovan Mitchell (SG/SF) - Amethyst (91 OVR) - 19K MT to 22K MT
The shooting guard position is going to cost you a little bit more, but you'll be landing one of the best cards in NBA 2K22. From the Dunktober pack, the 91 OVR Donovan Mitchell.
Nearly every competitive NBA 2K22 MyTEAM has had Donovan Mitchell in the lineup at some point. His scoring is fantastic with grades from A to A- in each category.
He excels at perimeter defense which means you'll lock down your opposition. Last but not least, he's nearly unstoppable when driving through the lane. For just over 20K MT, you'll have one of the best cards in the game.
Kawhi Leonard (SF/PF) - Amethyst (91 OVR) - 35K MT to 40K MT
This is where you'll be spending some extra MT for an incredibly intense defender. In MyTEAM modes such as Unlimited and Triple Threat Online, defense is just as important as offense.
Leonard brings perimeter and post defense along with an A+ in Athleticism. His A+ Basketball IQ makes him understand plays easier and defend them better. This card also comes with two Hall of Fame Badges.
Dennis Rodman (PF/C) - Amethyst (90 OVR) - 11K MT to 12K MT
The best budget pick for your NBA 2K22 MyTEAM is easily the Flash packs Glitch Dennis Rodman. This 90 OVR Amethyst card is the biggest bang for your buck because provides the best rebounding power forward in NBA 2K22, with 3PT Scoring to match.
Sure, he's slightly on the small side, but that's fine when you consider his A+ Post Defense, A+ Athleticism, A+ Rebounding, and A+ Basketball IQ. At just 12K MT, the Glitch Dennis Rodman is one of the best budget options in NBA 2K22.
Joel Embiid (C) - Amethyst (90 OVR) - 10K to 11K MT
Joel Embiid is one of the best big men in the NBA, which makes him an ideal choice for your NBA 2K22 MyTEAM. You need a player that has some size to him and Embiid provides it, along with being great in the paint and a B- to 3PT Scoring.
His size and defensive prowess make him a nightmare for other bigs in NBA 2K22. The great part is that he's so versatile that you can run plays that put him in the corner for threes. At just 11K MT, Joel Embiid is a steal at the Auctions and could be perfect for your Season 2 MyTEAM.