NBA Youth Movement May Help The Philadelphia 76ers into the Playoffs

September 12th, 2010 by Bradley Chandler Leave a reply »
Most of this year's offseason has been centered around the growth of super teams in Miami and the potential for others in Chicago and New York. The focus of all of these talks are the big names of the NBA and their potential for long-term success with their new teams.

Players like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and A'mare Stoudemire have been discussed as shaping the future of the NBA, yet in some circles the real future of the league is shaping elsewhere.

With the success of the U.S. National team at this summer's FIBA World Championship, a team who has three players under the age of 23 and seven of 12 players under the age of 25, the growth of the next generation of NBA starts has begun.

Young players like Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Kevin Love have pushed the spotlight of the league towards balanced teams of young players and away from one-superstar spotlight rosters that have fueled the league since the Jordan Era.

With this being said, any logically minded person is not discounting the facts that the big-name teams like the Heat and Lakers will be the last standing in the NBA Playoffs, the youth movement is showing that othe ...

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