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The NBA's Best Players Under 22

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The NBA is a veritable cornucopia of young talent these days, and the Oklahoma City Thunder are but a single showcase of what the NBA's next generation can accomplish in short order.

Professional sports leagues are always in a state of uprising and upheaval, as the veterans of their respective craft are challenged, and eventually unseated, by players both highly talented and far younger. It's the circle of life, and in today's NBA—as in every day's NBA—there are some highly impressive young players just waiting for their chance to rise.

We could use any particular age as the arbitrary cut-off for our discussion, but 22 seems appropriate in a way, given the quasi-college-age cutoff.

With that in mind: Who are the best NBA players under 22?

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