Centers may help win championships, but guards usually draw in crowds. When you have two terrific players set to line up at point guard and shooting guard, it makes the fanbase happy.
It also helps when the studs are young, because that means that we're dealing with plenty of unrealized potential and/or high-quality years left in the tank. Young players are often more fun than their older counterparts.
Of the 30 starting backcourts in the NBA, eight are set to feature two players who are 25 or younger. That's the only way to qualify for these rankings. If one of the expected starters is already 26, too bad for them.
In rankings this competitive, one standout isn't enough to carry a backcourt. They say it takes two to tango, but it also takes a complete pair in order to finish at No. 1 in the countdown of the league's top young backcourts.
Offseason moves—both acquisitions of new players and the retaining of old ones—have shaped three of these tandems, but did they help create the top pairing?
Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, come from Basketball-Reference.