NBA 2K13: Most Enjoyable Offensive Teams to Use in Association Mode

Rick WeinerFeatured ColumnistOctober 15, 2012

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There's no better feeling than draining a three in someone's eye or throwing down a nasty dunk and having to hang on the rim so that you don't land on the poor defender's head.

But since you're not balling in the NBA, you're left to do it in NBA 2K13.

It goes without saying that the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder tons of fun to play with—I'm not going to waste your time by telling you that.

But they aren't the only clubs with offensive firepower in the game. 

For those looking to run-and-gun, consider these teams the next time you fire up your Xbox360 or PS3.


Denver Nuggets

With the addition of Andre Iguodala to their starting five, the Nuggets have the ability to keep pace with the other high-powered offenses in the game.

Aside from Iggy's all-around game, you've got two excellent ball handlers in Andre Miller and Ty Lawson, point guards who can dish dimes and drain it from outside.

Wilson Chandler is a poor man's Iguodala, able to drain shots at the rim or from behind the arc, while Danilo Galinari remains as a three-point artist off the bench.

If you're looking to bang down low, the Nuggets might not be your cup of tea, as Javale McGee is their only real low-post scoring option.

But for those who enjoy draining shots from three point range and attacking the rim, Denver's a solid option.


Minnesota Timberwolves

Adding two former All-Stars to the roster does wonders for a team and that's exactly what the additions of Brandon Roy and Andrei Kirilinko have done for the Timberwolves in NBA 2K13, taking them from a so-so option to one of the potentially explosive offenses in the game.

Kevin Love remains a beast on the boards and a threat to hit from inside or outside while Ricky Rubio and Luke Ridnour remain as excellent distributors who can knock down the outside shot.

Much like Iguodala, Roy can score from all over the court, while Kirilenko, who isn't quite as reliable from long-range as he was in his heyday with the Utah Jazz, is still a force to be reckoned with around the rim and with a solid mid-range game.


Portland Trailblazers

Portland is for those who want to bomb away from behind the arc on a regular basis, as LaMarcus Aldridge is the only real inside presence on the team, though he's a beast down low and can hit from outside as well.

The Blazers have six players with an outside rating of B or better: Aldridge, Nicholas Batum, Wesley Matthews, Damian Lillard, Nolan Smith and Elliot Williams.