NBA 2K18 My GM Tips: 30 Franchise-Saving Trades You Must Make

Upgrade your team before the season begins.


This year's edition of MyGM may be rather frustrating, but that doesn't mean the mode should be avoided at all costs. Yes it requires mental preparation and a lot of patience to enjoy, but once you can learn how to ignore the new team owner and his annoying son, it's as good as ever. And if the two are too much for you, there's always MyLeague.

Still, since when did a meddling owner stop an ambitious GM from building a successful sports team, right?

Seen that way, MyGM becomes a challenge that must be accepted, because if you won't interfere, the duo will run your beloved franchise into the ground. The only way to prove them wrong is to improve your team and make a run for the title.

The problem with some teams is that one trade doesn't necessarily turn them into contenders right now. For some it might take two-three seasons to rebuild, but that one trade is the beginning of righting the ship; making the leap from good to great.

The trades here depend on team needs: One team needs cap space, the other younger players in order to remain competitive. Every trade here addresses a specific issue, facing a specific team.

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