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Scouting Reports for Riley Curry and the All-NBA Kid Team

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Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterJune 11, 2015

If you've watched any number of postgame pressers this season, you'll know we are currently living in the golden age of NBA kids.

If the '90s were the high-water mark of league competition, the '10s (teens?) are a similar gilded era for NBA players' progeny. An embarrassment of adorable talent now exists in the field of NBA children, to the point where making a short list of the best is like trying to whittle the '92 Dream Team down to a five-man roster.

It wasn't easy choosing the starting five on my All-NBA Kid Team. There are many great NBA kids who didn't make the cut—all-timers who, in any other era, would've been first-ballot NBA Kid HOFers (Nick Young Jr., Jackson Bosh—the list goes on).

But after a number of Capri Sun-fueled all-nighters in the film room, I feel confident that the following All-NBA Kid Team lineup is the right one, and I present the following scouting reports to back up my decisions.

They are the cream of the cream. They are the best NBA kids:

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PG: Chris Paul II 

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 21:  Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers and his son Chris Paul II attend a post game press conference after Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Staples Center on April 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOT
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Gifted ball-handler with killer instincts. Gym rat. Wakes up at 6 a.m. on weekends to run wind sprints in the master bedroom. Bit of a diva when it comes to media availability/vegetables. Hates losing more than he loves chicken fingers.

 

SG: Riley Curry

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 27: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors speaks to the media with daughter Riley Curry after a game against the Houston Rockets in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 27, 2015 at ORACL
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Natural scorer with a great feel for spacing and timing. Fearless in traffic/crowded malls. A bit streaky. Sometimes disappears under the table during big games. Overall a vocal, high-upside leader in the locker room and on the changing table.

 

Combo: P.J. Rose

CHICAGO,IL - MAY 8: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls gives his son P.J. a kiss after hitting the game winning shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the United Center During Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs
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Strong handles but can create his own scoring opportunities/messes. Exudes swagger and will shoot through rough patches instead of napping. Quickly recognizes mismatches/clouds shaped like dogs and points them out to his teammates/parents. Neck strength/ability to keep head upright is a concern.

 

SF: Bronny James

A hybrid 4 with next-level court vision and a mean crossover. Already a champion at a young age. Can spot up or take you to the rack but would prefer the zoo. Devout believer in Santa. High-character guy with "Let's watch SpongeBob" written all over him.

 

Center: Amir Cousins

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Quiet but confident. Plays bigger than his 40-inch frame in the paint and on the jungle gym. Has a variety of go-to post moves and Post cereals. High-points rebounds/stuff left out on the counter. Weaknesses include free throws and coloring ducks blue.

 

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