You are the leader of an NBA franchise and you are looking for a young talent, under the age of 25, to build on. Who to bet on? After a first edition in September 2020, Hoopshype rested the question to about fifteen leaders of the Great League.
In the first two places, we find the same as in the previous opus: Luka Doncic, still widely acclaimed, and Jayson Tatum. The odds of the two men did not drop despite a statistical production, in points scored and in address, down this season compared to the previous one.
To complete the podium, a rising star in the league: Ja Morant. The leader of the Grizzlies, promised a first All-Star selection this season, takes the place on the podium of Devin Booker, 25 years old, who is no longer concerned by this poll, like Donovan Mitchell.
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Among the new entrants is LaMelo Ball in 4th place. The reigning rookie of the year continues to progress with the Hornets, where he nudged Devonte’ Graham out to establish himself as the chief bandleader. The next new entrant, whose absence in the previous survey may have been surprising, is none other than Trae Young, who is experiencing difficulties collectively this year.
Then place in the interiors with Evan Mobley, cited in 6th place, who poses as a legitimate candidate for the title of rookie of the year. Behind him, a certain Zion Williamson, already 7th in the 2020 survey due to the reluctance of the leaders about the health of the Pelicans player. The turn of the current season proves them right…
To complete the Top 10, we find Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Anthony Edwards and Bam Adebayo. The first two had not been mentioned before, while the third tumbles in the poll, no doubt due to his physical glitches which have only allowed him to play 18 matches so far. Also mentioned were Brandon Ingram, Jamal Murray, Cade Cunningham, Deandre Ayton and Michael Porter Jr.