Ranking the Best Young Backcourts in the NBA Today

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Ranking the Best Young Backcourts in the NBA Today
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NBA backcourts are undergoing a renaissance like no other in the history of the game. Every draft seems to yield yet another magnificent young guard, creating an abundance of talented young backcourts in the league.

Starting from the top with Kyrie Irving and Stephen Curry, there are so many good young point guards in the NBA that it's starting to get hard to keep them all straight.

Then you can jump over to the shooting guard spot where you'll find James Harden, Klay Thompson, Monta Ellis and countless other noticeable names, either great shooters, playmakers, defenders, scorers or all of the above.

While the league moves away from well-defined positions in the frontcourt, the backcourts are following down the same path, with a lot of ball sharing and combined duties as players become smarter and more talented.

As these guys start to mature, we're going to see this turn into a league where skilled guards are everywhere, and a team without one suddenly falls into a disadvantage.

Let's take a look at the league's best backcourt combinations still in a youthful state, looking for an average cutoff age of 25 years old.

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