Top 5 young players in the NBA (Under 24)

Jacob MoralesCorrespondent IAugust 21, 2009

Top 5 young players in the NBA (Under 24)

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    NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 25:  Chris Paul #3 of the New Orleans Hornets drives the ball up court during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Denver Nuggets during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at New Orleans Arena on April 25, 2009 in New Orle

Honorable Mentions:

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    DENVER - MARCH 05:  LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the Portland Trail Blazers controls the ball against the Denver Nuggets during NBA action at the Pepsi Center on March 5, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Trail Blazers 106-90. NOTE TO USER: U

5. Rudy Gay

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    LOS ANGELES - APRIL 12: Rudy Gay #22 of the Memphis Grizzlies drives around Luke Walton #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers on April 12, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 92-75. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees

4. Derrick Rose

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    BOSTON - MAY 02:  Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls drives to the net as Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics defends in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on May 2, 2009 in Boston, Ma

3. Kevin Durant

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    PHOENIX - FEBRUARY 13:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Sophomore team drives to the basket against Rudy Fernandez #5 of the Rookie team during the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam part of 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend at US Airways Center on February 13, 2009 i

2. Dwight Howard

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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14:  Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic speaks to the media after the Magic lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida.  The Lakers won 99-86.  NOTE TO USER

1. Chris Paul

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    DENVER - APRIL 29:  Chris Paul #3 of the New Orleans Hornets awaits action against the Denver Nuggets in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 29, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defe

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    BOSTON - MAY 02:  Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics reacts after he is called for a technical foul in the second half against the Chicago Bulls in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on