Welcome to Part 2 of our Top 5 Teams Online Series. In the first article we showed you who to avoid using and now we’re putting the spotlight on those that deserve some shine. So here’s our Top 5 Teams to Use Online in NBA 2K17.

  1. Phoenix Suns

Long gone are the seven seconds or less Phoenix Suns.

This year’s version, while gearing up for another NBA Draft of not getting the #1 pick, has managed to put together a really nice 2k squad.

You could roll out a lineup of Eric Bledsoe (who’s probably going to get traded so enjoy him while you can), Devin Booker (who just dropped 70 points at 20 years old), TJ Warren, Marquese Chriss (who gets busy every time I use the Suns) and then you can pick from the defensive minded Tyson Chandler or offensive minded Len at center.

And then their bench mob is led by Biggie Littles(Tyler Ulis) at the point, Leandro Barbosa and Jared Dudley. Now look, obviously they’re not going to win many games with their defense, but if you’re nice on offense, you can slide off the Rockets, Warriors or Cavs and give these boys a run.

  1. Portland Trail Blazers

Now how should I put this…supporting cast wise there’s not much here to work with. The other player’s on the Blazers jobs are basically to rebound Dame and CJ’s misses and pass it right back, or in Evan Turner’s case stay on the bench. But that’s what gets them on the list. Having 2 of the better players at their respective positions in the league dominating the basketball on an otherwise sub par team can have you looking like the prime A.I. Sixers…. without the defense.

  1. Charlotte Hornets

Led by Kemba Walker, who, if you watched my Top 10 Shot Releases video, has — in my opinion — one of the better releases in the entire game.

Then you have his running mate Nik Batum, sharpshooter Marco Belinelli and Jeremy Lamb (whose can’t be stopped for some reason inside the arch) as the backups at the 2 and the 3.

Then there’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who, despite having a jacked up jumper, combines his beastly tendencies on defense with a LeBron James-esque ferociousness attacking the basket making the Hornets one of the better secondary teams in the game to use.

  1. Denver Nuggets

You got Nikola Jokic “The Most Efficient Man on Earth” at center surrounded by four shooters in Nelson, Gary Harris, Gallinari and Chandler. If that’s the lineup you wish, of course.

Then the Nuggets bench consists of Jamal Murray, Will Barton and Faried! Their deep as hell with an offensive superstar as the focal point, and every major player besides Faried and Mudiay –who shouldn’t play like ever — can shoot.

  1. Utah Jazz

The Jazz don’t get nearly enough love online, as their always passed over for the flashier teams even if they’re worse overall.

But the Jazz are stocked with some of the better shooter/shot release player combos in the league. Then on defense you have to worry about Rudy Gobert not sending your shot into the 10th row.

The Jazz have so many different looks to throw at you. There’s 6-6 Dante Exum at the backup point guard spot to bother all your shots, Derrick Favors at the four or Boris Diaw or even Joe Johnson to get your stretch four action on, and the sniper Joe Ingles who has a near 90 in both open and contested three-point rating as a sub off the bench.

The Jazz are obviously slanted towards the defensive side of the ball, but between Gordon Hayward, George Hill and Rudy Gobert alley-oops, they can kill you on offense as well. So, it makes sense why the Utah Jazz sit atop Sports Gamers Online Top 5 Teams You Should Use Online in NBA 2K17.

Alright guys, do you agree with the list? What team do you think deserves a spot instead? Leave who you think in the comments down below and stay tuned for more NBA 2K17 content to come here at Sports Gamers Online.

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Christopher Walker
I have been playing football games since 99’. All starting with the NFL Game Day demo and NFL Blitz on PlayStation, then I moved on to Madden for the next 5 years, where I really didn't know what I was going yet. I flirted with NFL 2K for a year, but have played Madden and NCAA (up until its demise last year) ever since steadily improving my game each year and developing a passion for the X’s and O’s part of football.