After watching the youthful, hyper-athletic Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder square off in the NBA Finals, it’s safe to say that professional basketball is officially a young man’s game. While there are plenty of veterans still playing at a high level, the fast-paced, high-flying style of basketball employed by many of the league’s top teams relies primarily on young legs to be successful.
Even the older squads boast some impressive young talent, and while not everyone has a decorated under-25 star like Derrick Rose or Blake Griffin, there are plenty of intriguing, emerging players scattered all over the nation.
From rebuilding clubs like the Charlotte Bobcats to grizzled contenders like the San Antonio Spurs, the next generation of quality NBA players can be observed on any given night, whether they are elite scorers, savvy playmakers or dynamic defenders.
Without further ado, let's examine the best player under the age of 25 from every team in the league.