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Best Teams to Rebuild in NBA 2K22

Here are the best teams to rebuild in NBA 2K22's MyLeague, MyGM and MyNBA modes on Current Gen and Next Gen.
Here are the best teams to rebuild in NBA 2K22's MyLeague, MyGM and MyNBA modes on Current Gen and Next Gen. / Photo courtesy of 2K

This best teams to rebuild in NBA 2K22 list is here for those looking to throw on their superhero cape and turn dreams into reality for some of the most playoff-starved franchises in professional basketball.

Sure, you could choose the Brooklyn Nets or the Los Angeles Lakers and wreak havoc on the league for years to come. However, it's simply more entertaining to build up momentum for a team and lead them into championship contention in a city whose expectations had long been lost. With your basketball acumen at the helm of the front office, here are the best teams to rebuild in NBA 2K22's MyLeague, MyGM and MyNBA modes on Current Gen and Next Gen.

Best Teams to Rebuild in NBA 2K22

5. New York Knicks

New York Knicks
New York Knicks / Photo courtesy of 2K

Starting off the list are the New York Knicks, who coming off of their first winning regular season in years. Despite retaining almost all of last year's defensive stalwart squad, and adding Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier, it'll be on you if and when they can get a Top 15 talent to truly make New York have two serious postseason threats.

4. Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Hornets / Photo courtesy of 2K

Coming off of a Play-In Tournament loss that had finished just short of the NBA Playoffs, the Charlotte Hornets' busy summer now has them pinned with a ton of money invested in Gordon Hayward, Terry Rozier III, Mason Plumlee, and Kelly Oubre Jr. While it's clear Charlotte isn't exactly a free agent destination, adding some more proven playoff performers would help ensure budding star LaMelo Ball reaches his full potential.

3. New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans / Photo courtesy of 2K

Next up, the situation for the New Orleans Pelicans is looking pretty stressful with rumors of the real-life Zion Williamson sounding as if the two-year pro's patience is running out. With a revolving door of head coaches going in and out the door is the last couple of seasons, it's time for NOLA to get their act together. Build a roster with shooting and defense and let Zion do work.

2. Sacramento Kings

Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings / Photo courtesy of 2K

Needless to say, the Sacramento Kings fanbase deserves better. After swinging and missing on several high draft picks that could've been used on good-to-hall of fame caliber talent, Sactown hasn't been close to contending for a chip in ages. From the head coach to the starting lineup, it's all free game for you to right the ship.

1. Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder / Photo courtesy of 2K

Last but not least, the Oklahoma City Thunder easily have the most draft picks in the league after what was one of the all-time tanking jobs last season, and numerous blockbuster trades. With plenty of cap space and young guns, OKC has a blank canvas for fantasy GMs to shape their championship team.

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