Best Young Players to Start a Franchise With in NBA 2K24

With the Christmas season underway, many virtual hoopers will have the downtime to play a lot of NBA 2K24 in the next month. With that, many players will be looking to rebuild a team and win the Larry O’Brien trophy in MyNBA.

MyNBA Eras is an innovative and popular mode where you can choose from multiple different eras and start wherever you want in NBA history. Whether it’s the Magic and Bird era, the LeBron era, the Kobe era, the Jordan era, or the modern era, you can start an NBA dynasty from any point in history.

What young NBA stars age 25 and younger are the best to build around as the cornerstone of your franchise? This article has you covered.

10. Cade Cunningham

  • Cade Cunningham
  • Age: 22 y/o
  • Pos: G
  • Team: Detroit Pistons
  • 2023-24 stats: 22.2 PPG, 7.1 APG, 3.7 RPG
  • Accomplishments: 2021-22 NBA All-Rookie 1st team
  • NBA 2K24 rating: 84
  • NBA 2K24 potential attribute: 93

9. Paolo Banchero

  • Age: 21 y/o
  • Pos: F
  • Team: Orlando Magic
  • 2023-24 stats: 20.6 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 4.7 APG, 1 STL
  • Accomplishments: 2022-23 NBA Rookie of the Year, 2022-23 All-Rookie 1st team NBA
  • NBA 2K24 rating: 85
  • NBA 2K24 potential attribute: 89

8. Zion Williamson

  • Age: 23 y/o
  • Pos: F
  • Team: New Orleans Pelicans
  • 2023-24 stats: 23.4 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 4.8 APG
  • Accomplishments: 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie 1st team, 2x All-Star
  • NBA 2K24 rating: 88
  • NBA 2K24 potential attribute: 94

7. Tyrese Haliburton

  • Age: 23 y/o
  • Pos: G
  • Team: Indiana Pacers
  • 2023-24 stats: 26.9 PPG, 12.1 APG, 4.2 RPG
  • Accomplishments: 2020-21 NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • NBA 2K24 rating: 92
  • NBA 2K24 potential attribute: 92

6. LaMelo Ball

  • Age: 22 y/o
  • Pos: G
  • Team: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2023-24 stats: 24.7 PPG, 8.2 APG, 5.5 RPG
  • Accomplishments: 2020-21 Rookie of the Year, 2020-21 All-Rookie 1st team, 1x All-Star
  • NBA 2K24 rating: 88
  • NBA 2K24 potential attribute: 93

5. Jayson Tatum

  • Age: 25 y/o
  • Pos: F
  • Team: Boston Celtics
  • 2023-24 stats: 28.1 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 4.1 APG
  • Accomplishments: 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie 1st team, 4x All-Star, 3x All-NBA, 2021-22
  • Conference Finals MVP, 2022-23 All-Star Game MVP
  • NBA 2K24 rating: 95
  • NBA 2K24 potential attribute: 95

4. Anthony Edwards

  • Age: 22 y/o
  • Pos: G
  • Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2023-24 stats: 26.6 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 5.3 APG
  • Accomplishments: 2020-21 NBA All-Rookie 1st team, 1x All-Star
  • NBA 2K24 rating: 90
  • NBA 2K24 potential attribute: 90

3. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

  • Age: 25 y/o
  • Pos: G
  • Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2023-24 stats: 30.4 PPG, 6.2 APG, 6.1 RPG
  • Accomplishments: 2018-19 NBA All-Rookie 2nd team, 1x All-Star, 2022-23 All-NBA
  • NBA 2K24 rating: 94
  • NBA 2K24 potential attribute: 94

2. Victor Wembanyama

  • Age: 19 y/o
  • Pos: F/C
  • Team: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2023-24 stats: 19.2 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 2.6 APG, 2.6 BPG, 1.3 SPG
  • Accomplishments: N/A
  • NBA 2K24 rating: 85
  • NBA 2K24 potential attribute: 99

1. Luka Doncic

  • Age: 24 y/o
  • Pos: G
  • Team: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2023-24 stats: 30.5 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 7.8 APG
  • Accomplishments: 2018-19 Rookie of the Year, 2018-19 All-Rookie 1st team, 4x All-Star,
  • 4x All-NBA
  • NBA 2K24 rating: 95
  • NBA 2K24 potential attribute: 99

 


Article contributed by Anthony Schulte