The All-NBA Up-and-Coming Team

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The All-NBA Up-and-Coming Team
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Who is on the All-NBA up-and-coming team? Before answering that we first have to address what is meant by "up-and-coming." There are three things to take into consideration.

First, there must be an "up." In other words, the player must have already attained a certain level of performance on the NBA level. So for instance, players like Anthony Davis, who are loaded with potential and "coming," are not "up."

The second part is the "coming." Coming excludes having arrived. Players like Derrick Rose, who already has an MVP, or Kevin Durant, who has three scoring titles, are clearly "here." To make delineation simple, I considered any player who had made an All-Star game as having arrived and therefore not "up-and-coming."

Finally, up-and-coming implies a certain level of youth. Players who will be 26 before the conclusion of the next season were considered too old to be up-and-coming.

With that in mind, here is a complete 12-man roster for the NBA "Up-and-Coming" team.

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