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You...Complete...Me: The NBA's Best Young Tandem Twosomes

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You...Complete...Me: The NBA's Best Young Tandem Twosomes
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Gordon and Griffin have a bright future ahead of them

MJ and Scottie. Magic and Kareem. Stockton and Malone. Shaq and Kobe.

Some of the NBA's most memorable and successful players got to their current levels of recognition because they had help—often from a player just as talented as themselves.

Over the past two or three seasons, there has been an extremely exciting infusion of young talent into the league. Whereas the early years of the millennium will be remembered for draft busts like Kwame Brown, Darius Miles and Jay Williams, GM's have been hitting on all cylinders lately.

Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose have firmly established themselves as elite players, and Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Blake Griffin seem headed down the same road. Some teams have been extremely fortunate to luck into two—or sometimes more—young players who appear destined for stardom.

As such, I've compiled a list of the top five young tandems in the league, combos that make home fans dream about championships and opposing fans jealous.

The criteria for this list is simple: I picked players who'll likely blossom together and form competitive teams for the next five to ten years.

Both players must have legitimate All-Star potential. Nick Young and Andray Blatche are having solid seasons for the Washington Wizards, but I wouldn't feel comfortable pairing either of them with John Wall as potential faces of the franchise's future, as talented as Wall may be. Young and Blatche had opportunities in Washington for years before Wall came; they simply aren't All-Star talents.

Let's have at it!

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