As the elite talent of today (LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, etc.) fades over the next few years, the elite talent of tomorrow (Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, James Harden, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, etc.) figures to take over.
But what about the day after tomorrow?
Waiting behind all those All-Stars listed above are a group of players who help prove the theory that the NBA's depth appears to be never-ending and that its future is insanely bright.
Here are five extremely young players (23 and under) who've never made an All-Star team but figure to knock on the door sooner than later. Other notable non-All-Stars fitting the age requirement—like Ricky Rubio and Damian Lillard—have been omitted because, quite frankly, they've already proven themselves.