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Players Who Are Clearly the Future of the NBA
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While superstars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant are at the forefront of the present, they'll also be a large part of the NBA's future. They'll just be joined by a number of players who haven't quite risen to their level yet. 

The 15 players you'll see here are the future of the NBA. 

To qualify, a player must be 23 years old or younger, and they can't have already been named to an All-Star squad or an All-NBA team. That automatically disqualifies young studs like Kyrie Irving and James Harden, among others, even though they're clearly going to play a major part in the future of this league. 

These 15 young men aren't all in the NBA yet. Some of them have made it to the Association, where they've spent varying amounts of times, but others are still in college. Two haven't even graduated from high school yet. 

So, let's find out who you'll be talking about a few years down the road. 

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