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NBA Stars Who Haven't Even Hit Their Prime Yet

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NBA Stars Who Haven't Even Hit Their Prime Yet
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Superstar talents often grace the NBA landscape in cycles.

Rarely have this many eras of elite-level players overlapped the way they are now.

Generational holdovers like Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett are giving their respective fanbases more than just a nostalgic feeling. Peak performers like LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony have left their fingerprints all over the league's gate receipts and conference standings.

But what, perhaps, gives the next few seasons their greatest intrigue are the number of wildly productive stars who have yet to reach their ceiling. Many have seen success already, hordes of it even, but all have room for continued growth.

As weaknesses are minimized or, preferably, reworked into strengths, these already great players have the potential for even better average stat lines. What happens after that? Well, that's usually when champions are born.

 

*Only players under the age of 26 were considered for this list.

**Unless otherwise specified, statistics are from Basketball-Reference.com.

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