While the 2023 NBA Regular Season is nearing its end, I luckily can keep the season going by playing NBA 2K23. I also love playing in multiplayer modes and using current rosters in the NBA. So this got me to brainstorm, which are the 5 best teams to use in multiplayer modes for NBA 2K23? Well, like any sane person would do, I decided to list them here in this article.

Honorable Mention: Charlotte Hornets

Okay, before you call me crazy for putting them up there, let me say this. The Charlotte Hornets are my favorite basketball team and I have been a fan of this team since I was a kid. This is also my list and my rules here, so they are going here whether you like it or not. On a serious note, I hope one day they can truly be in the Top 5 list, but I like the direction they are going with there being a lot of exciting youth that is intriguing for the future.

5. Denver Nuggets

When in doubt, the Denver Nuggets are always a great option to choose in NBA 2K23. Especially as Nikola Jokic is one of if not the best center in the NBA today. I still believe that Jamal Murray is such a valuable piece to this team that was able to stay healthy, I firmly believe the Nuggets would represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals in the 2020-21 Season. While the Nuggets don’t have a true third excellent piece on there team, they have a ton of great players on there team.

The Nuggets are also built well with a ton of depth pieces that helps on defense and offense. With so many pieces on the team they are a safer choice to utilize in multiplayer modes.

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4. Phoenix Suns

Suns have to go on the list of best teams in NBA 2K23, with 3 future hall of famers on their team. Those future hall of famers are Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, and Devin Booker.

I know it is a bit early for me to call Booker a Hall of Famer, but to me he is so talented and the best player on the team. Chris Paul is the most underrated player in the NBA today and is one of the best players today that does not have a ring. While showing signs of decline he has plenty left in the tank. Kevin Durant has already solidified himself as a hall of famer. When healthy he is a Top 10, maybe Top 5 player in the NBA today.

Phoenix’s also has solid depth and youth on this squad too and I would definitely utilize there current roster in Multiplayer modes in the NBA.

3. Philadelphia 76ers

Even though the 76ers have been on a decline since signing Al Horford, they still have plenty left in the tank as they are one of the top teams in the NBA today. Many say it was when Kawai hit that buzzer beater when he was a Raptor in the playoffs that began the downfall, but no it was signing Al Horford as that wrecked their salary cap.

However, you can’t deny how talented this team is with their version of the big 3 being Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, and James Harden. De’Anthony Melton has been a nice starting shooting guard for the team and Tucker has worked as the Power forward for the squad. They even have nice depth pieces on this team with Danuel House, Jalen McDaniels, Montrezel Harrell, Shake Milton, and etc.

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I still don’t see this team going anywhere near the NBA Finals in real life. Mainly because Doc Rivers is still the head coach and I am not so convinced that James Harden wants to play basketball anymore, well at least for Philadelphia.. Especially with rumors growing on him wanting to go back to Houston. However, I would still roll with the current 76ers Roster in NBA 2K23 when in multiplayer.

2. Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics have a ton of talent on there roster too and you can make an argument that this team has three franchise/elite players on the team. Those players are Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, and Jayson Tatum. The Celtics also have nice depth pieces in Malcolm Brogdon, Derrick White, Robert Williams, and many more. Al Horford is a nice veteran player on this squad as well. This team also has ring chasers in Blake Griffin, Mike Muscala, Danilo Gallinari and etc.

While the Celtics don’t have a fantastic defense, it is still a serviceable option via multiplayer modes. Especially when you want to have a strong offensive team to have an advantage in these specific modes. The depth as well helps too when managing minutes, but they are not the number one option throughout NBA 2K23.

Fun Fact: The Celtics are my pick to win the 2023 NBA Championships this season.

1. Milwaukee Bucks

Easily the best team not only in the NBA today, but in NBA 2K23. So many great players on this team including Giannis Antetokounmpo (aka The Greek Freak)

Antetokounmpo is the best player in the NBA today and it is not even close. I can’t even see a weak point with him and I still believe that if he was not playing hurt in the 2020 NBA Bubble Playoffs, he would have 2 NBA Rings right now. Then again almost everybody knew that the Lakers were going to win it all Day 1 of the NBA bubble, but a close number 2 to me was the Milwaukee Bucks. Giannis continues to dominate the NBA and is not slowing down anytime soon. I do have one question to ask the developers, Why is Giannis not a 99 Overall Player in this game?

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With how great Giannis has been it is easy to forget how great Kris Middleton and Jrue Holiday have been towards the success of this team. There is so much depth on this team as well it will help in the long run via multiplayer modes. With adding in the deadline with Jae Crowder it just helps bolster the Bucks. It is not a hard choice taking the Bucks here as an option in not only multiplayer modes, but franchise modes too. They have the offense and defensive advantage in matchups.

So those are the Top 5 best teams to play with in multiplayer modes. Do you Agree? Let me know in the comments section and who you would replace in the rankings.

NBA 2K23 is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, and Xbox Series X/S.

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