NBA 2K23 Best Teams to Use, Tiers, Lineups, + Every Team’s #1 Rated Player

Here are the top NBA team’s to use in NBA 2K23, with team ratings for offense, defense, and overall. Also included are what tier level they belong to, each team’s top overall rated player, and their starting lineups.

1. Milwaukee Bucks

  • Overall Rating: 96
  • Offense: 95
  • Defense: 97
  • Tier: 1
  • #1 Rated Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo – 97 OVR

2. Los Angeles Lakers

  • Overall Rating: 96
  • Offense: 95
  • Defense: 96
  • Tier: 1
  • #1 Rated Player: LeBron James – 96 OVR

3. Los Angeles Clippers

  • Overall Rating: 95
  • Offense: 92
  • Defense: 98
  • Tier: 1
  • #1 Rated Player: Kawhi Leonard – 94 OVR

4. Golden State Warriors

  • Overall Rating: 94
  • Offense: 98
  • Defense: 89
  • Tier: 1
  • #1 Rated Player: Stephen Curry – 96 OVR

5. Boston Celtics

  • Overall Rating: 94
  • Offense: 94
  • Defense: 94
  • Tier: 1
  • #1 Rated Player: Jayson Tatum – 93 OVR

6. Philadelphia 76ers

  • Overall Rating: 93
  • Offense: 96
  • Defense: 91
  • Tier: 1
  • #1 Rated Player: Joel Embiid – 96 OVR

7. Denver Nuggets

  • Overall Rating: 92
  • Offense: 98
  • Defense: 85
  • Tier: 1
  • #1 Rated Player: Nikola Jokic – 96 OVR

8. Memphis Grizzlies

  • Overall Rating: 92
  • Offense: 96
  • Defense: 89
  • Tier: 1
  • #1 Rated Player: Ja Morant – 93 OVR

9. Miami Heat

  • Overall Rating: 92
  • Offense: 92
  • Defense: 92
  • Tier: 1
  • #1 Rated Player: Jimmy Butler – 93 OVR

10. Brooklyn Nets

  • Overall Rating: 90
  • Offense: 98
  • Defense: 83
  • Tier: 1
  • #1 Rated Player: Kevin Durant – 96 OVR

11. Phoenix Suns

  • Overall Rating: 90
  • Offense: 97
  • Defense: 82
  • Tier: 2
  • #1 Rated Player: Devin Booker – 91 OVR

12. New Orleans Pelicans

  • Overall Rating: 90
  • Offense: 96
  • Defense: 84
  • Tier: 2
  • #1 Rated Player: Zion Williamson – 87 OVR

13. Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Overall Rating: 90
  • Offense: 95
  • Defense: 85
  • Tier: 2
  • #1 Rated Player: Donovan Mitchell – 88 OVR

14. Atlanta Hawks

  • Overall Rating: 89
  • Offense: 96
  • Defense: 81
  • Tier: 2
  • #1 Rated Player: Trae Young – 90 OVR

15. Dallas Mavericks

  • Overall Rating: 89
  • Offense: 95
  • Defense: 83
  • Tier: 2
  • #1 Rated Player: Luka Doncic – 95 OVR

16. Chicago Bulls

  • Overall Rating: 89
  • Offense: 94
  • Defense: 85
  • #1 Rated Player: DeMar DeRozan – 89 OVR

17. Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Overall Rating: 89
  • Offense: 92
  • Defense: 86
  • Tier: 2
  • #1 Rated Player: Karl-Anthony Towns  – 89 OVR

18. Toronto Raptors

  • Overall Rating: 89
  • Offense: 87
  • Defense: 90
  • Tier: 2
  • #1 Rated Player: Pascal Siakam – 86 OVR

19. Sacramento Kings

  • Overall Rating: 87
  • Offense: 92
  • Defense: 81
  • Tier: 2
  • #1 Rated Player: Domantas Sabonis – 86 OVR

20. Portland Trail Blazers

  • Overall Rating: 87
  • Offense: 91
  • Defense: 84
  • Tier: 2
  • #1 Rated Player: Damian Lillard – 89 OVR

21. New York Knicks

  • Overall Rating: 86
  • Offense: 89
  • Defense: 82
  • Tier: 3
  • #1 Rated Player: R.J. Barrett – 84 OVR

22. Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Overall Rating: 86
  • Offense: 87
  • Defense: 85
  • Tier: 3
  • #1 Rated Player: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – 87 OVR

23. Washington Wizards

  • Overall Rating: 85
  • Offense: 91
  • Defense: 79
  • Tier: 3
  • #1 Rated Player: Bradley Beal – 87 OVR

24. Charlotte Hornets

  • Overall Rating: 85
  • Offense: 89
  • Defense: 81
  • Tier: 3
  • #1 Rated Player: LaMelo Ball – 87 OVR

25. Orlando Magic

  • Overall Rating: 85
  • Offense: 86
  • Defense: 85
  • Tier: 3
  • #1 Rated Player: Wendell Carter Jr. – 83 OVR

26. Detroit Pistons

  • Overall Rating: 84
  • Offense: 85
  • Defense: 83
  • Tier: 3
  • #1 Rated Player: Cade Cunningham – 84 OVR

27. Indiana Pacers

  • Overall Rating: 83
  • Offense: 85
  • Defense: 81
  • Tier: 3
  • #1 Rated Player: Tyrese Haliburton – 84 OVR

28. Houston Rockets

  • Overall Rating: 81
  • Offense: 85
  • Defense: 77
  • Tier: 3
  • #1 Rated Player: Jalen Green – 82 OVR

29. Utah Jazz

  • Overall Rating: 81
  • Offense: 83
  • Defense: 80
  • Tier: 3
  • #1 Rated Player: Mike Conley – 82 OVR

30. San Antonio Spurs

  • Overall Rating: 80
  • Offense: 82
  • Defense: 78
  • Tier: 3
  • #1 Rated Player: Keldon Johnson – 82 OVR