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How to Increase Teammate Grade in NBA 2K23 MyCareer

Being the best teammate possible can offer a variety of benefits in MyCareer!
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In NBA 2K23 MyCareer, several factors can contribute to the progression and development of your MyPlayer. One of which is the teammate grade, which is essentially a rating you are given to determine how solid your relationship is with the rest of the team.

In this guide, we will break down how to increase your teammate grade in NBA 2K23 MyCareer.

How to Increase Teammate Grade in NBA 2K23 MyCareer

While it’s very easy to ignore your teammate grade in MyCareer, and just focus on your performance on the court. This is an essential feature for progression, and one of the better ways to acquire VC. Which is the primary form of currency in NBA 2K23 that can be used to purchase items spanning all game modes. In fact, getting an A+ teammate grade gives you the maximum amount of VC for each game.

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Having a high (or low) teammate grade can also affect your ability to grow your fan base and get endorsements. It’s also much more difficult to unlock badges and request a trade to another team if your teammate grade is low. As a result, knowing how to improve your teammate grade in NBA 2K23 MyCareer is vital.

To give you an idea of how to increase your teammate grade and get it closer to that pivotal A+ rating. We’ve created a table below laying out how each action in the game can impact your score.

ActionTeammate Grade IncreaseDetails
A good passLowExecute a clean crisp pass
Successful box outLowBox out an opposing player for the rebound
Fill lane correctlyLowGood spacing in transition
Multiple defensive stopsLowAt least 4 consecutive defensive stops by the team as a whole
Free throw madeLowMaking a free throw
Good spacingLowSpace the flood offensively
Good screenLowSetting a screen for a teammate
Good ball movementLowPassing the ball around to other players on your team
Good shot selectionMediumAttempting an open shot
Poking the ballMediumStripping the ball away from the offensive player
Find open teammateMediumPassing to an open teammate and takes the shot
Good shot contestMediumContesting a shot directly
Pass leading to a foulMediumPass to a teammate who gets fouled for free throws
Defensive reboundMediumRebounding the ball on the defensive end
Offensive reboundMediumRebounding the ball on the offensive end
Pass leading to a scoreMediumWith good ball movement, if you pass the ball to a teammate passing it again and scores
AssistHighPass to a teammate leading to a score
BlockHighBlocking a shot from an opposing player
StealHighGetting the ball from the offensive player

As you can tell, setting your teammates up for scoring opportunities or helping your team inch closer to a victory is going to have the biggest impact on your teammate grade in NBA 2K23 MyCareer. This means that you could score 50+ points in a game, and still receive a low teammate grade if you’re not doing anything to help the team.

On offense, your goal should be to spread the floor and look for open teammates to pass to, regardless of position. While on defense, rebounding and defending your primary assignment should be your top priority. If you play a selfless game and make game-winning plays, you should be able to clinch an A+ teammate grade in no time.

That’s everything you need to know about how to increase teammate grade in NBA 2K23 MyCareer. If you’re interested in more NBA 2K23 content, be sure to check out our guides section here at Gamer Journalist. Where you can find tons of helpful information such as how to become a starter in MyCareer or how to get a 99 OVR in NBA 2K23.

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