Offense always starts at the point, so it’s never a bad thing to have a PG as your player in NBA 2K. Playing the role of the primary ball-handler gives you the choice to either take over on offense, or maximize your teammates’ strengths.
With that said, being on the best team for your position is essential, because it enables you to have good chemistry with your teammates off the bat. In order to know which are the best teams for a PG in NBA 2K22, we need to first examine the line-ups to see where your player could fit.
Which teams are the best for a PG in NBA 2K22?
There’s a lot of heavy offensive firepower running around the NBA at the moment, and it’s important to remember that your favorite team might not be the best landing spot if they already have a superstar point guard.
There are, however, many teams on which the point guard plays more like a shooting guard already, and that alone makes your PG a great fit for those teams.
Here are the best teams for a new PG to join in NBA 2K22.
1. Indiana Pacers
As good as Malcom Brogdon is, his skill set is better for a shooting guard than a point guard. Being part of the Pacers’ rotation will enable him to focus on being a scorer while you set plays for him.
You’re likely going to be splitting time with TJ McConnell at the point position, but the goal here is to force TJ to focus more on perimeter defense, while you do more of the scoring when playing with the second unit.
2. Orlando Magic
The culture in Orlando is cancerous in the real NBA, and it’s not a great place for a young point guard to develop whether or not there is already a talented veteran on the team. Luckily, you get to change that culture with your PG in 2K22.
There’s a logjam of players who can play point guard on the team, with Michael Carter-Williams, Markelle Fultz, Jalen Suggs, Cole Anthony, and RJ Hampton all fighting for the spot. The good news is that, of those, the only genuine competition you will have is Carter-Williams.
Fortunately, you have control over your player’s fate in NBA 2K. That means that your PG won’t end up in a situation like Mo Bamba or Mario Hezonja, both of whom couldn’t get sufficient playing time because Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier were already established in their respective positions.
3. New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans might be one of the best teams your point guard could land on because the team is filled with a mix of pick-and-roll players, cutters, and spot-up shooters. You’re more likely to be in competition with Brandon Ingram for the ball than the actual point guards on the team.
Devonte Graham and Josh Hart, the two nominal point guards on the team, aren’t really point guards in terms of the way they play. Tomáš Satoranský is the only player on the Pelicans who has the capacity to play as a floor general.
You’re going to love running the pick-and-roll here with Zion Williamson, Jonas Valančiūnas, and Jaxson Hayes all capable of sliding to the rim after setting you a screen.
4. Minnesota Timberwolves
Once the subject of plenty of mockery in the west, the Timberwolves now have a bit more attitude injected in them with the addition of Patrick Beverley to the team. The emergence of Anthony Edwards has also been good to see, and has made them a much more difficult match-up.
At the point guard position is D’Angelo Russell, who arrived in Minnesota after his stint in Golden State failed to work out largely because he didn’t want to play shooting guard to Steph Curry. The good news is that, in NBA 2K, you can force him to do just that once you improve as a point guard.
It will be a slow build if you created a point guard who was drafted to the Timberwolves, which is why those VCs are going to be worth it once you start upgrading your point guard’s attributes and badges.
5. Washington Wizards
The Wizards just lost their super point guard in Russell Westbrook, and the only good one they have left in their current line-up is Spencer Dinwiddie.
You will want your point guard to be drafted to Washington because it’s going to be an easy climb up the rotation. Dinwiddie is a player who does possess starter-level talent, but it’s also perfectly feasible for him to play off the bench.
On top of that, it will also give you a chance to enhance those playmaking badges because you’re definitely going to enjoy creating for Bradley Beal.
6. Toronto Raptors
Another team that’s in the same situation at the point as the Wizards are the Toronto Raptors. Goran Dragić is capable of playing like an All-Star, but at his advanced age he often plays off the bench.
It might be quite frustrating, however, to be a creator here with Pascal Siakam as your only bonafide offensive teammate, although at least you can rely on Fred VanVleet for the spot-up threes.
The best PG build for this situation is to mold your player like Kyle Lowry and fill the void he left in Toronto.
7. Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets are in a pretty weird situation, with their best facilitator being a center.
The team’s starting PG is Jamal Murray, who, by this stage in his career, we know very well is a shooting guard with good handles. This one is going to be another situation where Murray will be bumped back to his natural position as you start improving as a player.
It might be quite a prolonged process, but at least you only have Facundo Campazzo and Monté Morris to worry about in the rotation, with the former being the only real one you’ll be competing with for minutes.
Don’t worry too much about playmaking here, though. Instead, try to improve your shooting attributes and badges, because you’ll need to deliver once Nikola Jokic sees you open and hits you with a pass.
How to be a good point guard in NBA 2K22
The good thing about today’s NBA 2K meta is that hero ball is no longer an easy way to play. Gone are the days in which you can create a point guard just so that you can hog the ball.
You’re going to need to be more methodical in your approach here, because you’ll be heavily reliant on being able to adapt your playing style to suit the team you land on. Being a PG in 2K22 is going to be a thrilling task.
If you’re going to put focus on one specific skill, though, pin your focus on improving your playmaking first. If you start with defense, you will be disappointed with the number of reach-in fouls you’ll get.
Being a playmaker is the safest first step to becoming a good point guard in NBA 2K22.
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