Power Ranking the NBA Teams by Young Talent

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Power Ranking the NBA Teams by Young Talent
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Blake Griffin and Anthony Davis are two of the top young big men in the league. Where did their teams rank?

What's the quickest way to sustain success in the NBA? Acquire talented young players and nurture them into superstars.

The Oklahoma City Thunder pulled this strategy off masterfully starting in 2007, with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Serge Ibaka all emerging as top-20 NBA stars. As those four began their ascent, the Thunder dutifully continued to build around them with other young talent, such as Reggie Jackson, Jeremy Lamb, Steven Adams and now Mitch McGary.

As you'll soon see, OKC isn't the only squad stacked with elite 25-and-under talent. Though it will take years for many of these players to flourish and reach their potential, their teams can look ahead to the next half-decade and feel confident about their direction.

Based on a four-part formula—win shares, player efficiency rating, top-five picks and lottery picks—read on to find out which squad has the best young talent in the league.

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