Ranking NY Knicks' Young Players

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Ranking NY Knicks' Young Players
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Two years ago, with one of the oldest rosters in NBA history and no draft picks in sight, the New York Knicks' future seemed murky at best. But just two offseasons—and one high-profile front-office shake-up—later, the team has managed to stockpile a surprising crop of young talent. 

During its dominant 2012-13 campaign, New York suited up just a single player under the age of 27. Entering the 2014-15 season, as many as seven Knicks under the age of 26 may be a part of this year and beyond. 

Under Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher, the future is looking bright for New York, and much of it has to do with this new influx of youth. Whether it is developing veterans like Iman Shumpert and Cole Aldrich or draftees like Cleanthony Early and Thanasis Antetokounmpo, there's been a rebirth within the roster. 

Ahead, we'll rank those seven Knicks under 26 (not including 57th pick Louis Labeyrie, who may never play in the NBA), based on who can contribute the most to the present while sticking around for the long term.

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