NBA 2K MyTeam Salary Cap Parameters
The NBA 2K MyTeam mode starts off fun almost every year.
Unfortunately, by February, it has become gluttonous, and embarrassingly saturated with over-powered cards that make the overall experience more of a race to get the newest release than a competitive or fun feature.
I’ve been pounding a drum asking for a Salary Cap and Draft feature for the mode for a while, and as we get closer to the release of NBA 2K21, I’m hopeful we’ll see the return of these features in the upcoming game.
In the meantime, and perhaps as a guideline for things to come, NBA 2K player and Tournament Organizer, Josh Bowen aka 2K Hunt Search, has come up with an outstanding point-allocation process for a MyTeam Salary Cap concept.
Bowen, who also runs the MyTeam Madness Tournaments, a new and promising NBA 2K eSports initiative that is centered around the MyTeam mode, dropped this tweet earlier in the week to announce the parameters for his next event:
The concept piggybacks on some of the make-a-team, call-to-response images we see online that charge you with putting together a lineup without going over a specific budget.
In this scenario, especially if you’re playing with fatigue on, you have to watch the number of $300 G.O.A.T players that are in your lineup. Two of them would kill almost half your cap.
You could theoretically go with six Galaxy Opals for $1,200, one Pink Diamond for $100, a solid Diamond like the Cam Reddish card that played well above its gem level for $50, and five Rubies for $5. You’d still have $45 left unspent and more than likely, you’d have a strong team.
You could argue the cap could be lower, or the prices of the cards could be a little more expensive. In any case, this would add a needed layer to the MyTeam experience.
I’m not suggesting this should be in to replace MyTeam Unlimited. There is some enjoyment to be had when a player is given the ability to play uninhibited. I even believe position lock should be removed from Unlimited in this case.
However, Unlimited only feels unlimited when there is a balance that allows you to better appreciate the freedom. Adding a salary cap mode would create that balance. Hopefully, 2K will take some pointers from Bowen for the upcoming versions of MyTeam.