Teams that need a Point Guard 2K24 are the Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, and Utah Jazz.
The most famous and recognized position in basketball is the point guard. The position every young and aspiring player wants to play in and also the NBA 2K24 fans who will be embarking on their journey in the position.
The team roster in the latest edition of the 2K basketball series has some of the highest-rated PGs and some of the lowest as starters and backups.
A team without a good point guard is always a disadvantage given their importance in the team. There is a brighter side to the given issue.
You can customize your own player in the MyPLAYER Builder with all the attributes of a point guard and make a name for yourself by fighting for the starting position in any team.
There are many teams where you can start your journey. It could be a team with a team that has a low-rated PG as the starter and be the underdogs or choose a team like the Warriors and fight for a starting place with the best.
NBA Teams That Need A Point Guard
The NBA teams in need of a PG are:
- Toronto Raptors
- Miami Heat
- San Antonio Spurs
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- Utah Jazz
- Orlando Magic
- Brooklyn Nets
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Portland Trailblazers
The PG is a crucial position in basketball and if it happens to be a weak link, there is a problem. Although there are teams who have high rankings in other positions, the teams lack a good guard.
The Raptors are a Tier 2 team in NBA 2K24 with an overall rating of 81. The highest-rated player on the team roster is Pascal Siakam who has an overall rating of 86 and plays as a PF/C.
Dennis Schroder is the PG on the Raptor's roster as he signed with the Raptors in July after spending the 2022-2023 season with the Lakers. He has an overall rating of only 77 and a 3PT rating of 76.
If you want to begin your NBA 2K24 journey as a PG for an underrated team with a balanced set of players, the Toronto Raptors are a great choice.
Every 2K fan would want to play with Jimmy Butler this season and assist him in winning the championship. The Heats are a Tier 1 team and rated 81 OVR.
Tyler Herro primarily plays as a shooting guard and is rated 83 overall. His 3PT shooting is acknowledged and has gotten a rating of 85 and his driving dunk is 60. He can be used as a PG as the only other player in that position is Kyle Lowry who has an overall rating of only 76.
If you build a player with all the attributes of a PG, it will not be a difficult task to become a regular starter for the Miami Heat as Kevin Love (PF/C) could be replaced and form a strong starting lineup.
San Antonio Spurs
Another Tier 3 team in 2K24 and among the underdogs with an overall rating of just 79. You could start your career with a low-rated team and help them win the NBA championship.
Tre Jones starts as a PG and is only rated 78 OVR in the latest edition. He started 65 games in 2022 and recorded his career-best statistics last season in terms of RPG (3.6), APG (6.6), and PPG (12.9).
After drafting Victor Wembanyama as the 1st overall pick in 2023, the Spurs are in desperate need of a world-class PG.
Mike Conley is the starting PG for the Timberwolves and has an overall rating of 79 with 3PT shooting as his best attribute and is rated 82. The backup point guard on the roster is Shake Milton who is rated 76 OVR.
The team has Anthony Edwards (SG/SF), Karl-Anthony Towns (PF/C), and Rudy Gilbert (C) who all have high ratings. If you could add a PG with many more abilities and attributes, the Timberwolves would be a much better side.
The Jazz have Collin Sexton as the starting PG and Talen Horton-Tucker also plays in the same position. Sexton has an overall rating of 80 and has an 83 3T rating. Horton-Tucker is only rated 78 and makes up for his 70 3PT shooting with 80 Driving Dunk.
The team has an overall rating of 80 and is a comparatively weak team in NBA 2K24. As a player, it would be a good place to start your MyCAREER with the Jazz and team up with Lauri Markkanen.
Starting Point Guards In The NBA
Stephen Curry who has an overall of 96 is the highest-rated among the NBA starting point guards in NBA 2K24. He is followed by Luka Doncic who is rated 95.
The starting PG for each NBA team are:
|Stephen Curry (96 OVR)||Golden State Warriors|
|Luka Doncic (95 OVR)||Dallas Mavericks|
|Damian Lillard (94 OVR)||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (93 OVR)||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Ja Morant (92 OVR)||Memphis Grizzlies|
|Trae Young (89 OVR)||Atlanta Hawks|
|James Harden (89)||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Jamal Murray (88 OVR)||Denver Nuggets|
|Jalen Brunson (88 OVR)||New York Knicks|
|De'Aaron Fox (88 OVR)||Sacramento Kings|
|Tyrese Haliburton (88 OVR)||Indiana Pacers|
|Jrue Holiday (87 OVR)||Boston Celtics|
|LaMelo Ball (86 OVR)||Charlotte Hornets|
|Darius Garland (86 OVR)||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Cade Cunningham (84 OVR)||Detroit Pistons|
|C.J. McCollum (84 OVR)||New Orleans Pellicans|
|Fred VanVleet (83 OVR)||Houston Rockets|
|Malcolm Brogdon (83 OVR)||Portland Trailblazers|
|Jordan Poole (82 OVR)||Washington Wizards|
|D’Angelo Russell (82 OVR)||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Lonzo Ball (81 OVR)||Chicago Bulls|
|Russell Westbrook (81 OVR)||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Spencer Dinwiddie (81 OVR)||Brooklyn Nets|
|Collin Sexton (80 OVR)||Utah Jazz|
|Markelle Fultz (80 OVR)||Orlando Magic|
|Mike Conley (79 OVR)||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Tre Jones (78 OVR)||San Antonio Spurs|
|Dennis Schroder (77 OVR)||Toronto Raptors|
|Kyle Lowry (76 OVR)||Miami Heat|
Although Curry is rated 96, he still is not the player with the highest rating as it belongs to Nikola Jokic who has been rated 98 OVR.
In addition to being the highest-rated PG, he also has a 99 three-point rating as he is one of the greatest shooters of all time. Curry lacks in defense but makes up for it with his playmaking (89).
Doncic is one of the best players overall players in NBA 2K24. He is sound in defense as well and is rated 95 in playmaking and 87 for 3-PT shots.
The Celtics were without a highly-rated PG when the game was released. They had Brogdon playing in the position before he was traded in a three-team deal and the Celtics acquired Jrue Holiday on October 1, 2023.
Holiday is one of the few players who is defensively sound even though he plays as a PG. His rating of 83 for defending makes up for his inside scoring which is only rated 60.
If you take a look at the Phoenix Suns' roster in NBA 2K24, you will notice that they are actually without a PG. Bradley Beal (86 OVR) plays as an SG/PG and will most likely play as the point guard since Devin Booker (94 OVR) will be the starting SG.
The Warriors have Chris Paul (85 OVR) as the backup to Curry and Paul plays a defensive role as well alongside his playmaking attribute.
The Grizzlies too have depth in their PG department as Ja Morant (92 OVR) starts and Marcus Smart (82 OVR) is the backup. Smart also provides the defensive option as he is rated 82 in defending.
What Are The 5 Positions In Basketball?
The five positions in basketball are Point Guard, Shooting Guard, Small Forward, Power Forward, and Center. Each of the five players is assigned to a position.
Each of the five positions is denoted by a number in modern basketball. The game has evolved and we can see many hybrid positions as well.
- Point Guard - 1
- Shooting Guard - 2
- Small Forward - 3
- Power Forward - 4
- Center - 5
Point Guard (PG)
The point guard known as the one is tasked with the team's overall play and directs the game. The PG's position during the offense gives them the perfect view of the game and is responsible for picking up the right passes and creating scoring opportunities with their vision.
The PG is synonymous with a Quarterback (QB) in football or a central midfielder (playmaker) in soccer as they are the ones making the play and are considered the main position in the team. Given that they dictate and control the game, they are also referred to as "Coach on the Floor".
It is not an easy task to become a point guard for an NBA side as it comes with a lot of responsibilities. They are key to the team's possession of the ball and have to carry the ball forward.
Some of the key attributes or qualities that a good PG should have are:
- Handling of the ball/possession
In modern basketball, the roles and responsibilities have changed for a point guard. The position also requires the player to be more athletic and focus more on scoring. They are usually called combo guards (attributes of both PG and SG).
The height of the PG is normally between 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) to 6 feet 4 inch (1.93 m). The height range suits them the most and allows them to be more athletic.
Some of the best players to have played and are still playing in this position are:
- Magic Johnson
- Stephen Curry
- Damian Lillard
- Chris Paul
- Jerry West
- Steve Nash
- Russell Westbrook
Shooting Guard (SG)
Basketball positions guard have two positions which are the Point Guard and the Shooting Guard. The roles and positions are sometimes interchangeable.
The SG is known as the two and is mainly tasked with scoring and stealing the ball while on defense. Therefore, the name shooting guard.
The shooting guards mostly have good long-range shooting abilities. They tend to score 35-40 percent of their shots from outside the circle. They are also able to drive the ball and score from close range as well.
Some SGs are also good carriers of the ball and can interchange roles and positions with the PG and are known as combo guards.
The suitable height to excel in this position is between 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m). Shooting guards who are taller than this also play as small forwards and they are known as swingman.
The combo guards and swingman are the hybrid positions that can be seen in the ever-evolving game.
In addition to their shooting and playmaking skills, they also need to be defensively sound. Those who are equipped with defensive abilities are known as "3 and D" players.
Some of the notable players to have played as a shooting guard are:
- Kobe Bryant
- Michael Jordan
- Dwayne Wade
- Manu Ginobili
- Klay Thompson
- Reggie Miller
Small Forward (SF)
LeBron James, Larry Bird, Julius Erving, Scottie Pippen, and Paul Pierce are some of the biggest names that come to mind when we talk about the Small Forward position.
Also known as the three, and is one of the most demanding positions in basketball. It requires a player to be versatile as the SF needs to score, create, defend, and also is tasked with rebounds.
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Those who play in this position are usually sound in both offense and defense. They are bigger than the guards and range between 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) to 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m).
As they are versatile, they shoot from long range, mid-range, and also drive through the defense to score dunks. They are all over the basketball court and demand all-around abilities.
Power Forward (PF)
Also known as the four or strong forward, they are usually positioned closer to the basket and are mostly inside the circle. They are taller than small forwards and range between 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m) to 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m).
Given their towering height and power, they are among the strongest players on the roster. While the team is on offense, they tend to have their back facing the basket and setting up screens for the playmakers and shooters.
The PF is also tasked with both offensive and defensive rebounds. They are placed right under the basket while on defense and mark the opposing power forward.
Power forwards are required to have good close-range and mid-range shooting, especially jump shots. Some players have also evolved their game and can shoot from the 3-point mark as well.
They are known as stretch fours which is also a hybrid position. A player who can interchange roles and also play as a small forward or a center is known as a "tweener".
Here are a few notable power forwards:
- Dirk Nowitzki
- Tim Duncan
- Kevin Garnett
- Charles Barkley
- Jerry Lucas
The position is also known as the five are usually the tallest players of the team. They usually play close to the basket in the low post.
The role of the center is similar to that of a power forward and takes on the rebounding and scoring duties. They also set up screens and create spaces.
In addition to their height, they also have great strength and are good drive dunkers. They are also crucial in the defensive aspect of the game as they block shots.
The center roles have also changed with time as the traditional center role has now become a perimeter-oriented game.
Some of the notable centers are:
- Kareen Abdul-Jabbar
- Shaquille O'Neal
- Patrick Ewing
- Wilt Chamberlain
- Bill Russell