Maybe not, but it's possible to 2K22 MT create a strong team and still be able to enjoy MyTeam without having to spend any additional money. In the fantasy basketball simulation on NBA 2K22 can eat up rookie players, but these tips should give even rookies with the weakest skills an advantage.
As opposed to many other sports franchises however, like many sports, NBA 2K series has a truly active and engaged fan base. They use this often, creating events outside of the game itself which reward players in-game. Scanning players' faces is one example, giving locker codes to players on social media is another.
Check their social media accounts every day, and looking online for Locker Codes. These are all free VC and MyTeam perks, some of which could take days or even weeks of gaming period to gain.
Both modes MyCareer as well as MyTeam, both make use of Virtual Currency (VC) to make improvements. Players can utilize their best centre build to earn points, accomplish quests and knock out annual goals in Virtual Currency and then spend it on MyTeam.
Utilize one of them to feed the other. A player who has no upgrades at all that won't ever get the first job can still net a few thousand VC coins in less than an hour. After a couple of days of playing MyCareer it is possible to Buy MT 2K22 purchase the most expensive package in MyTeam.