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Best young talent

Who do you think is in the top 10 for being under the age 23?


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KEVIN DURANT

KEVIN DURANT

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That's

11 letters, he wants 10 :)

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Not checking ages, but a crop

Not checking ages, but a crop list...not in any order either...

Tyreke Evans
John Wall
Derrick Rose
Blake Griffin
Kevin Durant
Russell Westbrook
OJ Mayo
Evan Turner
Greg Monroe
Derrick Favors

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1) Durant
2) Wall
3) Evans
4) Rose
5) Beasley
6) Griffin
7) Cousins
8) Jennings
9) Curry
10) Anthony Randolph

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don't forget Andrew Bynum

don't forget Andrew Bynum only will be 23 in September

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i don't think everybody

i don't think everybody should be putting wall so high yet because he isn't proven
1. durant
2. rose
3. evans
4. griffen
5. jennings
6. curry
7. westbrook
8. wall
9. cousins
10. mayo

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Durant Rose Wall Bynum Griffi

Durant
Rose
Wall
Bynum
Griffin
Westbrook
Curry
Mayo
Jennings
Cousins

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lol this guy

just said no one should put wall that high, bc he isn't proven.. then he puts griffin #4.

durant
rose
curry
evans
westbrook
bynum
jennings
griffin
wall
cousins

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Curry couldn't do what he

Curry couldn't do what he does on a winning team, it's a lot easier for him being in G.S. and Jennings had one blow up game last season, ONE. The Bucks are surrounding Salmons and Bogut, Jennings is a decent 'piece', but he'll never be the go to guy there...talent wise, sure he could be on this list, but actual numbers won't warrant the talent he has...

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@dipt1982 Its not there

@dipt1982

Its not there fault they got drafted where they did so the only thing they can do is play bball and you really didnt watch the playoffs cuz I coulda swore Jennings was going off vs the Hawks

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@WizKid... I'm not doubting

@WizKid...

I'm not doubting Jennings abilities, but you must have forgot, he was doing that without Andrew Bogut in the line-up, it would have been a totally different series with Bogut in the middle. And I'm faulting them for being drafted by mediocre teams, I'm just stating the facts, it's EASIER to put up big numbers on a bad team, that's obvious to anyone...

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^^

"And I'm not faulting them for being drafted by mediocre teams, I'm just stating the facts, it's EASIER to put up big numbers on a bad team, that's obvious to anyone...

Well if that's the case then a lot of these are not going to be top guys...

best youth...In the NBA...in no order...All of these guys have big talent and should be the Future of the NBA

Durant...Rose...Evans...Mayo...Bynum...Jennings...Harden...Holiday...Oden...Turner...Derozen...Curry...
Cousins...Wall...Westbrook...Favors...D12...Speights...Randolph...Monroe...Lopez Twins...T Williams...
and many more...I think these guys are going to shine in post lock out era...The Stars of today will be getting older and these guys are The Future...

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Right now

Best Under 23 (So born after December 31, 2007):

1. Kevin Durant
2. Derrick Rose
3. Russell Westbrook
4. Tyreke Evans
5. OJ Mayo
6. John Wall
7. Brandon Jennings
8. Stephen Curry
9. Eric Gordon
10. Brook Lopez

Some who are close: Blake Griffin, Greg Oden, Eric Gordon, Kevin Love, Danilo Gallinari

Though the NBA is not an under 23 league, that is for sure. Also, this is a list of who the current best may be, but in two years, expect for it to be dramatically different and I do not expect anyone will be saying, "Let's make a list of how good these guys all were when they were under 23."

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^^ REALLY?

Robin Lopez is NEVER going to be anything more than a decent bench player. Derozan career 13-15 ppg player, Speights is solid, but nothing special, and Holiday? Good back-up, decent starter (if that were to happen). Some odd choices on your list...don't be in awe of summer league statistics, they rarely carry over to regular season...

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Wall is good be puttin him

Wall is good but putting him that high now is crazy expecially over a proven NBA all star in rose
durant
rose
curry
evans
westbrook
bynum
jennings
griffin
wall
cousins

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Im shocked at the number of

Im shocked at the number of people in this thread who put Wall and Griffin on their lists but leave off Brook Lopez. The guy averaged 18.8 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 1.7 BPG shot 50% from the field and 82% from the free throw line as a 21 year old last year.

Do people forget about him because his team was crap last year?

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I guess ignoring any unproven

I guess ignoring any unproven players this is my list:

1. Kevin Durant
2. Tyreke Evans
3. Derrick Rose
4. Brook Lopez
5. Stephen Curry
6. Russell Westbrook
7. Brandon Jennings
8. Andrew Bynum
9. OJ Mayo
10. Greg Oden

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i cant even lie.. i forgot about brook

lopez, but his rebounding per 48 was disappointing. i saw way too many 4-5 reb games from him.. but he's def a really skilled post.

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^^

Totally agree, I expected more from him on the boards, with that length and size, he should be well over 10 rpg. It will come for him, as the ceiling on his scoring if probably been met. I don't see him averaging over 20 ppg, but 18-19 will be just enough to make him a very viable piece to that organization. Devin Harris as your go to guy won't put you in a position to be competitive against the big boys though...

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Durant Rose Evans Lopez Curry

Durant
Rose
Evans
Lopez
Curry
Bynum
Westbrook
Jennings
OJ Mayo

I didn't include any of the rookies (Griffin Included) because they haven't even played their first NBA game yet. It would be hard for me to place them over guys who has shown their potential while in the NBA.

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@dip. So since you say curry

@dip. So since you say curry couldn't do that on a winning team then the same can be said for t Evans

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I actually think that both

I actually think that both Curry and Evan's games could translate on a winning team, just that Curry would have to play in a different style (rather than a run and gun style), which I think would make his numbers decrease a little bit throughout his entire stat line but might cause his fg% to increase. Evans game would translate as well but I think he would need to develope a midrange game more than he currently has and continue to trust his teamates and really look to set them up off double teams. The thing that I think would help both of them is someone else who the defense has to pay attention to.

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Danilo Gallinari

he should make an impact this year

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KDR

Are you asking what 10 players are best at being under 23 yrs old?

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theres no way

in hell id throw greg monroe and derrick favors in this convo rite now. they havent shown me anything even in the summer league

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Curry is one of the top

Curry is one of the top shooters in the NBA. That translates to any environment, winning or not. I actually think he'd have better numbers if he wasn't playing with Monta "Black Hole" Ellis.

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Actually currys game would do

Actually currys game would do well in both settings. Check out how many points curry scores as far as fast break points. Most of his ponts are in a half court setting. Shooters tend to b able to play well in half court or full court settings

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The fact is Stanford...that

The fact is Stanford...that if Curry was on a winning team and not losing games where he explodes against the opposing 2nd team (bench), he would be locked down by the best defender every time and would be hindered in his abilities due to his size. That system in Golden State caters to his style of play, same with Monta Ellis, fast break style play. If he was on say, Orlando, just an example, he would be guarded by the Tony Allens', Artests', the better defenders on a nightly basis. Instead of being up against bench players most of the time due to blowout losses.

Tyreke Evans would carry over better due to his size, it's always comes down to size. He's a 6'6'' PG, he could be successful on a winning team immediately. I'm not saying Curry couldn't help a team, he just wouldn't put up the same kind of numbers.

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My list of the top ten under-23 players

1. Kevin Durant
2. Derrick Rose
3. Tyreke Evans
4. Russell Westbrook
5. Brandon Jennings
6. O.J Mayo
7. Brook Lopez
8. Stephen Curry
9. Andrew Bynum
10. Kevin Love

It's not fair including the rookies yet.

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