The NBA is a land of many physical gifts. From those who run the floor at extraordinary speeds to the high-risers who can both alter shots and throw down breathtaking dunks, an NBA player's athleticism is often his greatest strength.
One of the most exhilarating players in the league is Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets. The question is, where does he rank among the NBA's most explosive young big men?
Faried is known by his nickname of "The Manimal." He has the uncanny ability to rise up and inhale rebounds, block shot attempts and throw down ferocious dunks.
That places him at the forefront of a generation that has begun to value athleticism over all else. Fortunately, Faried is quite fundamentally sound.
So where do the rest of the young bigs in the game rank?
Note: Qualified players are under the age of 25.