Although the prizes may appear, they're all. All week's bonuses are visible on the homepage and, if you take into account the benefits would cost you at least the equivalent of $10 per week. A daily log-in as free three bucks is a good way to NBA 2K22 MT things into perspective.
Seasonal prizes have expirations and once they're gone they're gone (unless somebody auctions off their earnings). If you do not take advantage of these top prizes can cause players to catch up as the seasons advance.
Missing the first seasonal goal is near a death knell. Potential opponents will probably have these cards, badges, and upgrades. There will certainly be new prizes but having access all the seasonal prizes has more benefits than you think.
There are many things that can't be a simple VC buyout. Lots of prizes and upgrades are tied to other types of currency that aren't purchased using real money. This is actually good news because it means that they are realistically achievable purchases for everyone.
Anyone stuck in a NBA 2K22 MT Coins mindset will be great in the auction of houses and packs but they'll lose out on the best gear available only when they exchange tokens and MyTeam (MT) coin. The new currencies should be prioritized over VC.