The year of NBA 2K22 is officially underway and MyTeam players are already off and running to figure how to build the most competitive squad on day one.
For those wondering how to get a competitive lineup going without having to break the bank or grinding out some single-player modes, here are five of the best budget cards to grab off the bat in NBA 2K22 MyTeam.
5 Best Budget Players to Start With in NBA 2K22 MyTeam
5. Starter Trae Young (Ruby)
Kicking off this list has to be Starter Trae Young simply because he's one of, if not the best value card in the game right now. I mean, he's free! Pulling from deep with Young is going to be the easiest path of the five Starter Cards to evo to Ruby, and will be a breeze to run through Domination with.
4. Colossal Cade Cunningham (Sapphire)
A card that's going for less than 4,000 MT, the 6'8" No. 1 pick in this year's draft is a steal for those who scoop him up on both ends of the floor.
3. Colossal Jalen Green (Sapphire)
Not the best ball-handler, but with a great three-ball and driving dunk, as well as a money release, Jalen Green is a no-brainer wing to add to a lineup at sub-4,000 MT.
2. Colossal Pascal Siakam (Ruby)
This Pascal Siakam can do everything and is a jack-of-all-trades at this stage of the game. His release is cash, and for around 7,000 MT, he's a steal.
1. MyTEAM Base Set Paul Westphal (Amethyst)
With 37 total badges, great shooting attributes and the Ray Allen base, Paul Westphal is the most complete shooting guard players can add to their lineups this early. At the time of writing, he's been going for around 7,000 MT, so try to see if you can get him before his price goes up.
For more on NBA 2K22, feel free to check out our guide on how to unlock the Auction House in MyTeam.