Few leagues across all of sports are as star-driven as the NBA, which is why basketball fans are in good shape with guys like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Andre Drummond blossoming for the future.
To qualify for the 2014-15 All-Up-and-Coming Team, a player must be 23 years old or younger (with one special exception for a birthday boy). Additionally, he must have yet to make an All-Star Game—and of course, he has to exude star potential.
With age and All-Star appearances in mind, youngsters such as John Wall, Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis are excluded from this list. Then there are the notable omissions like DeMarcus Cousins and Kawhi Leonard, who haven't earned All-Star recognition but have "made it" for all intents and purposes.
In this analysis, the 2014 draft class will also be left off. We suspect Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker will make this team eventually, but until we've seen them on the court, we'll consider them all honorable mentions.