Who says you have to be a vet to make an impact on a team? Any player of any age can help a team out in the long term. These players are expected to soon if not already make an impact on the team and in some cases become the face of the team. These players are known as young players and here are the top 5 young players in the NBA. (Under the age of 24)
These are the players who didnt quite make the cut (but were strongly considered):
1. LeBron James (im sorry I forgot him)
2. LaMarcu Aldridge
3. OJ Mayo
4. Russell Westbrook
5. Rajon Rondo
6. J.R Smith
7. Monta Ellis
8. Al Horford
9. Andrew Bynum
10. Aaron Brooks
11. Trevor Ariza
Rudy Gay is one of the most athletic players in the NBA, and is pretty much the face of the Memphis Grizzlies organization. In a couple of years, if not this year, Rudy Gay is going to take a step forward and become a great NBA player with plenty of all star games.
Derrick Rose, in his first season as a Chicago Bull last year (who drafted him #1 overall) was nothing short of spectacular in his rookie season and led the Bulls to a postseason appearance in a fantastic 7 game series against the Boston Celtics. Rose on his way to the rookie of the year award averaged 16.8 points, 6.3 and about 2 turnovers per game, Id say thats a pretty good rookie year.
Kevin Durant the #2 pick in the 2007 draft by the Seattle Supersonics, was widely considered to be the best player in that draft, and there is no doubt about it that Durant was the best player in that draft. Kevin Durant is going to make a lot of all star teams starting this year, watch out he is bound for a crazy good year.
Superman Dwight Howard is one of the best centers in the NBA today, he is the winner of the 2009 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. I wouldnt argue with that since he is a beast in the middle averaging almost 3 blocks per game, Superman is also a beast on the rebounds averaging about 14 rebounds per game.
Chris Paul...CP3....whatever you want to call him, he is the best point guard in the NBA. CP3 is pretty much why the New Orleans Hornets have been good as they have been the last couple of years. The scary part of it is that he is only 24 and he can get better, when that day comes I would not want to be the opposing team.
Who should I have included? Who didnt deserve to be on here? Sound off...