NBA 2K23 Team Ratings & Top Players, Ranking All 30 Teams Best to Worst

NBA 2K23 Ratings are in as the latest installment of the game has arrived, and we finally know which teams are looking the strongest.

We'll break down NBA 2K23 Team Ratings for all 30 teams here along with their top players and a ranking of the league from best to worst.

NBA 2K23 Team Ratings: Ranking All 30 Teams & Top Players

If you've already got NBA 2K23, you may have noticed that the game doesn't actually list team ratings in an obvious location.

In order to find out how things rank across the league, you actually have to jump into Play Now Online to see all 30 teams divvied up between Tier 1 (Top 10), Tier 2 (Middle 10), and Tier 3 (Bottom 10) with their own Overall, Offense, and Defense Ratings.

Here, we're gonna break down each NBA team from best to worst along with their Team Ratings and the Player Rating for each of their top 3 players.

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THE BEST: Milwaukee snags the top spot as highest rated in NBA 2K23

As you'll see below, the Milwaukee Bucks snag the top spot narrowly with a minor edge on Defense compared to the second place Los Angeles Lakers.

While not the best overall, there's a three-way tie for Best Offense Rating between the Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, and Brooklyn Nets who each have a 98 Offense.

Defensively there's a clear top option with only the Los Angeles Clippers at 98 Defense, trailed by the Milwaukee Bucks (97 Defense) and Los Angeles Lakers (96 Defense).

While a few teams are tied by their Overall Rating, we've let the highest Offense or Defense rating between those teams break that tie to solidify these rankings.

1. Milwaukee Bucks

Team Rating: 96 OVR / 95 OFF / 97 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (SF/PF) - 97 OVR
  • Khris Middleton (SF/PF) - 86 OVR
  • Jrue Holiday (PG/SG) - 86 OVR

2. Los Angeles Lakers

Team Rating: 96 OVR / 95 OFF / 96 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • LeBron James (SF/PG) - 96 OVR
  • Anthony Davis (PF/C) - 90 OVR
  • Russell Westbrook (PG/SG) - 78 OVR

3. Los Angeles Clippers

Team Rating: 95 OVR / 92 OFF / 98 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Kawhi Leonard (SF/PF) - 94 OVR
  • Paul George (SG/SF) - 88 OVR
  • Norman Powell (SF/SG) - 80 OVR

4. Golden State Warriors

Team Rating: 94 OVR / 98 OFF / 89 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Stephen Curry (PG/SG) - 96 OVR
  • Andrew Wiggins (SF/SG) - 84 OVR
  • Klay Thompson (SG/SF) - 83 OVR

5. Boston Celtics

Team Rating: 94 OVR / 94 OFF / 94 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Jayson Tatum (PF/SF) - 93 OVR
  • Jaylen Brown (SF/SG) - 87 OVR
  • Robert Williams III (C) - 85 OVR

6. Philadelphia 76ers

Team Rating: 93 OVR / 96 OFF / 91 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Joel Embiid (C) - 96 OVR
  • James Harden (SG/PG) - 89 OVR
  • Tyrese Maxey (PG/SG) - 85 OVR

7. Denver Nuggets

Team Rating: 92 OVR / 98 OFF / 85 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Nikola Jokic (C) - 96 OVR
  • Jamal Murray (PG/SG) - 84 OVR
  • Michael Porter Jr. (SF/SG) - 80 OVR

8. Memphis Grizzlies

Team Rating: 92 OVR / 96 OFF / 89 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Ja Morant (PG) - 93 OVR
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (PF/C) - 83 OVR
  • Desmond Bane (SF/SG) - 83 OVR

9. Miami Heat

Team Rating: 92 OVR / 92 OFF / 92 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Jimmy Butler (SF/PF) - 93 OVR
  • Bam Adebayo (C) - 87 OVR
  • Tyler Herro (SG/PG) - 84 OVR

10. Brooklyn Nets

Team Rating: 90 OVR / 98 OFF / 83 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Kevin Durant (PF/SF) - 96 OVR
  • Kyrie Irving (PG/SG) - 89 OVR
  • Ben Simmons (PG/PF) - 83 OVR

11. Phoenix Suns

Team Rating: 90 OVR / 97 OFF / 82 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Devin Booker (SG/PG) - 91 OVR
  • Chris Paul (PG) - 90 OVR
  • Deandre Ayton (C) - 85 OVR

12. New Orleans Pelicans

Team Rating: 90 OVR / 96 OFF / 84 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Zion Williamson (PF/C) - 87 OVR
  • Brandon Ingram (SF/PF) - 86 OVR
  • C.J. McCollum (SG/PG) - 85 OVR

13. Cleveland Cavaliers

Team Rating: 90 OVR / 95 OFF / 85 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Donovan Mitchell (SG/PF) - 88 OVR
  • Darius Garland (PG) - 87 OVR
  • Jarrett Allen (C) - 85 OVR

14. Atlanta Hawks

Team Rating: 89 OVR / 96 OFF / 81 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Trae Young (PG) - 90 OVR
  • Dejounte Murray (PG) - 86 OVR
  • Clint Capela (C) - 84 OVR

15. Dallas Mavericks

Team Rating: 89 OVR / 95 OFF / 83 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Luka Doncic (PG/SF) - 95 OVR
  • Christian Wood (C/PF) - 84 OVR
  • Spencer Dinwiddie (PG/SG) - 80 OVR

16. Chicago Bulls

Team Rating: 89 OVR / 94 OFF / 85 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • DeMar DeRozan (SF/PF) - 89 OVR
  • Zach LaVine (SG/SF) - 88 OVR
  • Nikola Vucevic (C) - 83 OVR

17. Minnesota Timberwolves

Team Rating: 89 OVR / 92 OFF / 86 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Karl-Anthony Towns (C) - 89 OVR
  • Rudy Gobert (C) - 88 OVR
  • Anthony Edwards (SG/SF) - 86 OVR

18. Toronto Raptors

Team Rating: 89 OVR / 87 OFF / 90 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Pascal Siakam (PF/C) - 86 OVR
  • Scottie Barnes (PF/SF) - 84 OVR
  • Fred VanVleet (SG/PG) - 83 OVR

19. Sacramento Kings

Team Rating: 87 OVR / 92 OFF / 81 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Domantas Sabonis (PF/C) - 86 OVR
  • De'Aaron Fox (PG) - 84 OVR
  • Harrison Barnes (SF/PF) - 80 OVR

20. Portland Trail Blazers

Team Rating: 87 OVR / 91 OFF / 84 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Damian Lillard (PG) - 89 OVR
  • Jerami Grant (PF/SF) - 82 OVR
  • Jusuf Nurkic (C) - 82 OVR

21. New York Knicks

Team Rating: 86 OVR / 89 OFF / 82 DEF

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Top 3 Player Ratings

  • R.J. Barrett (SF/SG) - 84 OVR
  • Jalen Brunson (PG) - 83 OVR
  • Julius Randle (PF/C) - 82 OVR

22. Oklahoma City Thunder

Team Rating: 86 OVR / 87 OFF / 85 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG/SG) - 87 OVR
  • Josh Giddey (SG/PG) - 82 OVR
  • Chet Holmgren (PF/C) - 77 OVR

23. Washington Wizards

Team Rating: 85 OVR / 91 OFF / 79 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Bradley Beal (SG/PG) - 87 OVR
  • Kristaps Porzingis (C/PF) - 85 OVR
  • Kyle Kuzma (SF/PF) - 81 OVR

24. Charlotte Hornets

Team Rating: 85 OVR / 89 OFF / 81 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • LaMelo Ball (PG/SG) - 87 OVR
  • Terry Rozier III (SG/PG) - 82 OVR
  • Gordon Hayward (SF/PF) - 80 OVR

25. Orlando Magic

Team Rating: 85 OVR / 86 OFF / 85 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (C) - 83 OVR
  • Franz Wagner (SF/PF) - 80 OVR
  • Mohamed Bamba (C) - 79 OVR

26. Detroit Pistons

Team Rating: 84 OVR / 85 OFF / 83 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Cade Cunningham (PG/SG) - 84 OVR
  • Saddiq Bey (SF/PF) - 80 OVR
  • Jaden Ivey (PG/SG) - 76 OVR

27. Indiana Pacers

Team Rating: 83 OVR / 85 OFF / 81 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Tyrese Haliburton (SG/PG) - 84 OVR
  • Myles Turner (C) - 82 OVR
  • Buddy Hield (SG/SF) - 78 OVR

28. Houston Rockets

Team Rating: 81 OVR / 85 OFF / 77 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Jalen Green (SG/SF) - 82 OVR
  • Jabari Smith Jr. (PF) - 78 OVR
  • Alperen Sengun (C/PF) - 77 OVR

29. Utah Jazz

Team Rating: 81 OVR / 83 OFF / 80 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Mike Conley (PG) - 82 OVR
  • Bojan Bogdoanovic (PF/SF) - 80 OVR
  • Collin Sexton (SG/PG) - 78 OVR

30. San Antonio Spurs

Team Rating: 80 OVR / 82 OFF / 78 DEF

Top 3 Player Ratings

  • Keldon Johnson (SF/PF) - 82 OVR
  • Jakob Poeltl (C) - 78 OVR
  • Devin Vassell (SG/SF) - 76 OVR

If you're trying to choose a team for your MyPLAYER, make sure to check out our MyCAREER Beginner's Guide to get things started right.

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