Building the All-25-and-Under NBA Team Before 2015-16 Season

September 1st, 2015 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »
The amount of young talent in the NBA is terrifying. 

Even without counting players who will turn 26 just before the start of the 2015-16 campaign—here's looking at you, Jimmy Butler—the all-25-and-under squads are just brimming with high-quality players who haven't yet reached the full extent of their lofty potential. 

Eric Bledsoe? The point guard position is too stacked for him to gain admission to even the third team. Ditto for Giannis Antetokounmpo on the wing. In the frontcourt, Nikola Vucevic can't even get consideration because of the prominence of so many other young bigs. 

But this isn't about who didn't make the cut. It's about the players who will enter the next season at 25 years old or younger and then dominate their opponents to the point that they become lasting household names—if they don't already qualify as such. 

We wanted to form the most competitive five-man units while evaluating players at their current levels. Defense and offense matter, but unrealized potential doesn't count. 

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