Celtics champion and ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins shares his list of the top 5 NBA players under 25.
It’s safe to say the league is in good hands as the abundance of young talent is making waves. The current players are well prepared and equipped. The level of competition has reached a new level, urging all aspirants to do their homework before turning pro.
With players like LeBron James defying all norms of aging and sports science reaching new heights, player longevity has increased in most sports. While superstars like King James and Stephen Curry continue to rule, contenders are emerging to claim their thrones.
During a recent episode of NBA Today on ESPN, former player and analyst Kendrick Perkins revealed his list of the top 5 players under the age of 25. While there can be doubts about the rankings, Big Perk has done an impressive job, with its list featuring most of the popular choices.
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Before he began handing out names from his roster, the former 6’10’ center explained that his roster doesn’t have any big men and is more guard-focused.
Kendrick Perkins Reveals His Top 5 NBA Players Under 25
Without wasting too much time, Perkins revealed the following list of players.
- Luke Doncic
- Yes Morant
- Trae Young
- Jayson Tatum
- Anthony Edwards
It’s difficult to argue the Big Perkin list, but questions might arise about their respective rankings. Jayson Tatum at No. 4 raises some eyebrows as he has had a breakthrough year. The Celtics forward was the ECF MVP and made the All-NBA First Team.
There’s no denying that he underperformed in the finals. However, Tatum and company have had an incredible run this postseason. The Cs shocked everyone and defeated Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the first round, followed by eliminating defending champions Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks and capping it off with the first seeded Miami Heat in the ECF.
Still, the list shouldn’t have many haters, as there’s little to argue with Luka Magic at #1 and those that follow him. Other names that could make the list in the future include LaMelo Ball and Zion Williamson.
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