The Best Young Players in the NBA

Who are the future stars of the league? This is an estimate of how good each player will be at their peak (age 27 season).

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Age

Position

# Name AGEPREDATORCraftedPMCraftedPeakPMPeakWAR
1 Jayson Tatum BOS | SF 23 4.2 6.83 6.85 12.1
2 Luka Doncic DAL | SF 22 6.9 4.71 6.64 11.9
3 Trae Young ATL | PG 23 2.7 4.11 4.54 8
4 LaMelo Ball CHA | PG 20 2.7 2.29 4.53 8
5 Ja Morant MEM | PG 22 0.1 3.91 3.84 7.2
6 Josh Giddey OKC | SF 19 -2 -1.55 3.75 8
7 Devin Booker PHX | SG 25 2.3 3.94 3.69 7
8 De'Anthony Melton MEM | PG 23 2.3 2.63 3.42 7.6
9 Donovan Mitchell UTA | SG 25 2.9 3.08 3.32 6.5
10 Dejounte Murray SAS | PG 25 1.9 3.47 3.25 6.4
11 Anthony Edwards MIN | SG 20 -0.3 1.69 3.12 6.2
12 Franz Wagner ORL | SF 20 -1.2 0.25 3.12 7.2
13 Jaren Jackson Jr. MEM | C 22 1.5 2.06 3.07 6.9
14 Jonathan Kuminga GSW | SF 19 -3.3 -1.99 3.02 7.1
15 Jarrett Allen CLE | C 23 0.3 3.02 3.01 6.2
16 Michael Porter Jr. DEN | PF 23 2.8 0.74 3.01 7.1
17 Jaylen Brown BOS | SG 25 2.5 2.8 3 6
18 Bam Adebayo MIA | C 24 1.5 3.14 2.99 5.2
19 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OKC | PG 23 1.3 2.43 2.95 6
20 Immanuel Quickley NYK | PG 22 0.4 2.35 2.9 5.9
21 Darius Garland CLE | PG 22 -1 3.04 2.89 5.9
22 Alperen Sengun HOU | C 19 -3.3 -2.21 2.88 5.1
23 Isaiah Hartenstein LAC | C 23 0.5 2.68 2.85 5.1
24 Deandre Ayton PHX | C 23 2.1 1.86 2.84 5.1
25 Domantas Sabonis SAC | PF 25 1.8 2.9 2.84 5.1
26 Evan Mobley CLE | PF 20 -2 0.24 2.84 5.8
27 Tyrese Haliburton IND | SG 21 -0.1 1.05 2.76 5.8
28 Mikal Bridges PHX | SF 25 2.5 2.06 2.5 5.5
29 Scottie Barnes TOR | SF 20 -1.9 0.27 2.4 5.3
30 Desmond Bane MEM | SG 23 -0.5 2.48 2.39 5.3
31 Jarred Vanderbilt MIN | PF 22 1.4 1.08 2.39 5.3
32 Myles Turner IND | C 25 1.7 2.27 2.38 4.6
33 Bones Hyland DEN | PG 21 -2.3 0.06 2.37 5.3
34 Usman Garuba HOU | PF 19 -1.5 -2.53 2.36 5.3
35 Jalen Green HOU | SG 19 -2.8 -3.26 2.34 5.3
36 Lonzo Ball CHI | PG 24 2.5 1.55 2.27 5.2
37 Isaiah Jackson IND | PF 20 -1.2 -1.11 2.21 5.1
38 Jose Alvarado NOP | PF 23 -0.9 2.38 2.19 5.1
39 Moses Moody GSW | SG 19 -3.4 -2.46 2.18 5.1
40 Cade Cunningham DET | SF 20 -1.7 -0.92 2.17 5.1
41 Daniel Gafford WAS | C 23 1.5 1.14 2.16 4.4
42 John Collins ATL | PF 24 1.9 1.62 2.12 5
43 Wendell Carter Jr. ORL | C 22 -0.9 1.74 2.06 4.2
44 Brandon Ingram NOP | SF 24 1.2 1.74 1.96 4.7
45 Onyeka Okongwu ATL | C 21 -0.7 1.25 1.95 3.8
46 Deni Avdija WAS | SF 21 -0.5 0.01 1.94 4.8
47 Devin Vassell SAS | SG 21 -0.7 0.06 1.9 4.6
48 Brandon Clarke MEM | PF 25 -0.1 2.32 1.82 4.7
49 OG Anunoby TOR | SF 24 1.9 1.15 1.8 4.5
50 Cameron Johnson PHX | PF 25 0.2 1.96 1.67 4.4
51 Miles Bridges CHA | PF 23 -0.6 1.46 1.67 4.4
52 Jalen Brunson DAL | PG 25 0.9 1.56 1.64 3.7
53 Jaxson Hayes NOP | C 21 -1.3 -0.04 1.64 3.5
54 Mitchell Robinson NYK | C 23 0.4 1.96 1.59 3.5
55 RJ Barrett NYK | SF 21 0.3 -0.97 1.56 4.2
56 Robert Williams III BOS | C 24 0.6 2.56 1.56 3.4
57 Matisse Thybulle PHI | SF 24 2.6 0.31 1.48 4.2
58 Jordan Poole GSW | SG 22 -1.7 1.16 1.41 4.1
59 Quentin Grimes NYK | SG 21 -1.8 -0.89 1.41 4.1
60 John Konchar MEM | SG 25 1 1.15 1.4 4.1
61 Jared Butler UTA | SG 21 -1.2 -2.77 1.38 4
62 Day'Ron Sharpe BKN | C 20 -2.1 -1.77 1.36 3.3
63 Trey Murphy III NOP | SF 21 -2.4 -0.71 1.33 4
64 Tyrese Maxey PHI | PG 21 -1.9 -0.33 1.25 3.3
65 Jalen Suggs ORL | PG 20 -1.8 -2.32 1.2 3.2
66 Nic Claxton BKN | C 22 1.6 0.28 1.17 3.1
67 Ivica Zubac LAC | C 24 1.1 0.56 1.14 3
68 D'Angelo Russell MIN | PG 25 0.8 0.84 1.13 3.1
69 Obi Toppin NYK | PF 23 -1.4 0.92 1.05 3.8
70 Kevin Huerter ATL | SG 23 0.6 -0.13 1.01 3.7
71 Miles McBride NYK | PG 21 -1.4 -2.02 0.99 2.7
72 Tyler Herro MIA | SG 22 -0.5 -0.12 0.96 2.6
73 Bruce Brown BKN | SG 25 0.8 0.58 0.95 3.1
74 Tyus Jones MEM | PG 25 -0.1 1.01 0.94 2.6
75 Isaac Okoro CLE | SF 21 -2 -0.76 0.93 3.1
76 Jalen Smith IND | PF 21 -2.3 -0.6 0.93 2.8
77 Kira Lewis Jr. NOP | PG 20 -0.4 -2.75 0.92 2.6
78 Gary Trent Jr. TOR | SF 23 -1.1 0.55 0.9 3
79 Terence Davis SAC | SG 24 -0.7 1.1 0.9 3
80 Keldon Johnson SAS | SF 22 -1.8 0.41 0.87 3
81 Lauri Markkanen CLE | PF 24 -0.9 1.15 0.87 2.7
82 Keon Johnson POR | SG 19 -3.9 -4.92 0.87 3
83 Naz Reid MIN | C 22 -0.3 -0.36 0.86 2.2
84 Joshua Primo SAS | SG 19 -5.1 -3.64 0.82 3
85 JT Thor CHA | PF 19 -3.5 -3.13 0.82 2.7
86 Talen Horton-Tucker LAL | SF 21 -0.1 -1.91 0.79 2.9
87 Jaylen Nowell MIN | SG 22 -1.7 0.2 0.77 2.7
88 Luguentz Dort OKC | SG 22 1.1 -1.23 0.75 2.9
89 Jaden McDaniels MIN | SF 21 -1.5 -1.3 0.73 2.6
90 Frank Ntilikina DAL | PG 23 -0.5 -0.04 0.71 2.8
91 Nassir Little POR | SF 21 -3.1 -0.58 0.68 2.6
92 Terance Mann LAC | SF 25 0.7 0.18 0.66 2.8
93 Xavier Tillman Sr. MEM | PF 23 -0.6 -0.06 0.66 2.6
94 Goga Bitadze IND | C 22 -0.3 -0.68 0.65 2.1
95 Isaiah Stewart DET | C 20 0.5 -1.29 0.65 2.1
96 Chris Duarte IND | SG 24 -0.7 -0.79 0.64 2.8
97 De'Aaron Fox SAC | PG 24 1.7 -0.62 0.56 2.2
98 P.J. Washington CHA | PF 23 -0.9 -0.06 0.56 2.5
99 Josh Okogie MIN | SG 23 0.2 -0.65 0.53 2.7
100 Romeo Langford SAS | SF 22 -0.1 -1.06 0.46 2.6
101 Josh Green DAL | SG 21 -2.6 -1.18 0.44 2.6
102 Donte DiVincenzo SAC | SG 25 2 -0.81 0.43 2.4
103 Brandon Boston Jr. LAC | SG 20 -3.6 -2.72 0.34 2.5
104 Cole Anthony ORL | PG 21 -3.1 -1.12 0.32 2
105 Vit Krejci OKC | SG 21 -1.2 -2.87 0.28 2.5
106 Isaiah Joe PHI | SG 22 0.5 -1.64 0.27 2.4
107 Josh Christopher HOU | SG 20 -3.1 -3.08 0.27 2.4
108 Jeremiah Robinson-Earl OKC | SF 21 -2 -2.52 0.26 2.4
109 Jordan McLaughlin MIN | PG 25 -0.4 0.07 0.22 1.9
110 Garrison Mathews HOU | SF 25 0.6 -0.46 0.19 2.4
111 Derrick Jones Jr. CHI | PF 24 -0.2 -0.23 0.18 1.7
112 Omer Yurtseven MIA | C 23 -2.7 -0.49 0.17 1.7
113 Terry Taylor IND | PF 22 -1.9 -0.61 0.16 2.1
114 Kenyon Martin Jr. HOU | SF 21 -3.1 -1.95 0.16 2.3
115 Malachi Flynn TOR | PG 23 0.1 -1.18 0.15 1.8
116 Patrick Williams CHI | SF 20 -1.9 -2.09 0.14 2.3
117 Ziaire Williams MEM | SF 20 -3.9 -2.12 0.14 2.3
118 Saben Lee DET | PG 22 -1.9 -0.65 0.13 2.1
119 Oshae Brissett IND | PF 23 0.2 -1.27 0.12 2.1
120 Payton Pritchard BOS | PG 24 -0.7 -0.08 0.11 2.3
121 Charles Bassey PHI | C 21 -1.7 -2.59 0.1 1.6
122 Chuma Okeke ORL | PF 23 -0.3 -1.06 0.09 2.1
123 Coby White CHI | PG 22 -1.2 -1.07 0.09 2.3
124 Malik Monk LAL | SG 23 -1.8 -0.35 0.07 2.3
125 Kevin Porter Jr. HOU | SG 21 -3.1 -1.51 0.06 2.2
126 Kevon Looney GSW | C 25 -1 1.27 0.06 1.6
127 Mo Bamba ORL | C 23 -1.5 -0.61 -0.01 1.4
128 Nickeil Alexander-Walker UTA | SG 23 0.5 -1.64 -0.02 1.7
129 Malik Beasley MIN | SG 25 -0.5 -0.31 -0.07 2
130 Moritz Wagner ORL | C 24 -0.5 -0.5 -0.1 1.8
131 Tre Jones SAS | PG 22 -3.6 -0.2 -0.13 1.6
132 Jalen Johnson ATL | PF 20 -1.7 -3.31 -0.14 1.8
133 Cam Thomas BKN | SG 20 -4.6 -2.94 -0.15 2
134 Landry Shamet PHX | SG 24 -0.6 -0.55 -0.16 1.9
135 Justise Winslow POR | SF 25 -1.7 0.12 -0.18 1.8
136 Tre Mann OKC | PG 20 -2.9 -3.84 -0.18 1.5
137 Anfernee Simons POR | PG 22 -2.1 -1.06 -0.21 1.5
138 Corey Kispert WAS | SF 22 -2.6 -1.57 -0.22 1.9
139 Leandro Bolmaro MIN | SF 21 -1.8 -3.36 -0.22 1.9
140 Precious Achiuwa TOR | PF 22 -1.6 -1.34 -0.23 1.2
141 Furkan Korkmaz PHI | SG 24 1.1 -1.54 -0.26 1.4
142 Troy Brown Jr. CHI | SF 22 -1.5 -1.44 -0.26 1.9
143 Naji Marshall NOP | SF 24 -0.3 -0.86 -0.27 1.9
144 Paul Reed PHI | PF 22 -1.6 -1.26 -0.29 1.7
145 Marvin Bagley III DET | PF 22 -1.9 -1.39 -0.36 1.1
146 Hamidou Diallo DET | SG 23 -1.6 -1.1 -0.37 1.8
147 Luke Kennard LAC | SG 25 -1.6 -0.22 -0.38 1.8
148 Ayo Dosunmu CHI | PG 22 -2.1 -2.13 -0.42 1.3
149 Davion Mitchell SAC | PG 23 -2.3 -2.34 -0.43 1.3
150 Grant Williams BOS | PF 23 -1.6 -1.28 -0.48 1.7
151 Tony Bradley CHI | C 24 0.2 -0.31 -0.49 1.1
152 Luka Garza DET | C 23 -2.5 -2.18 -0.49 1.1
153 Aaron Nesmith BOS | SF 22 -1 -2.06 -0.51 1.6
154 Dalano Banton TOR | SF 22 -2.6 -2.02 -0.51 1.6
155 Skylar Mays ATL | SG 24 -0.1 -2.56 -0.52 1.6
156 De'Andre Hunter ATL | PF 24 0.4 -1.62 -0.55 1.6
157 Saddiq Bey DET | SF 22 -2.3 -1.51 -0.57 1.6
158 Amir Coffey LAC | SF 24 -1.9 -0.67 -0.68 1.4
159 Zeke Nnaji DEN | PF 21 -3.7 -2.36 -0.71 1.3
160 Aaron Holiday PHX | PG 25 -0.8 -1.13 -0.72 1
161 Jarrett Culver MEM | SG 22 -1.5 -2.77 -0.72 1.4
162 Gabe Vincent MIA | SF 25 -0.8 -1.22 -0.78 1.4
163 Santi Aldama MEM | PF 21 -3.6 -2.96 -0.79 0.8
164 Trent Forrest UTA | PG 23 -2 -1.57 -0.82 0.9
165 Dean Wade CLE | PF 25 -2.3 -0.55 -0.83 1.2
166 CJ Elleby POR | SF 21 -1.7 -3.6 -0.87 1.3
167 Markelle Fultz ORL | SG 23 -2.9 0.49 -0.87 FALSE
168 Duane Washington Jr. IND | PF 21 -3.4 -2.76 -0.87 1.2
169 Shake Milton PHI | SG 25 -1 -1.44 -0.99 0.7
170 Joe Wieskamp SAS | SF 22 -1.7 -3.17 -0.99 1.2
171 Cam Reddish NYK | SF 22 -0.4 -3.1 -1 0.9
172 Collin Sexton CLE | PG 23 -1.5 -2.96 -1.09 0.5
173 Trendon Watford POR | PF 21 -3.5 -3.07 -1.12 0.8
174 Josh Jackson SAC | SF 24 -0.4 -2.22 -1.21 0.8
175 Nathan Knight MIN | PF 24 -1.9 -1.1 -1.23 0.7
176 Ty Jerome OKC | SG 24 -1.6 -1.65 -1.23 0.4
177 Sam Hauser BOS | PF 24 -1.1 -2.68 -1.23 0.8
178 Zach Collins SAS | C 24 -1.7 -1.64 -1.26 0.7
179 Dylan Windler CLE | SF 25 -1.6 -1.51 -1.27 0.8
180 James Bouknight CHA | SG 21 -3.4 -3.43 -1.31 0.7
181 Udoka Azubuike UTA | C 22 -1.3 -2.73 -1.33 0.4
182 Neemias Queta SAC | C 22 -2.3 -2.98 -1.33 0.4
183 Killian Hayes DET | PG 20 -4.2 -3.08 -1.36 0.3
184 Frank Jackson DET | PG 23 -2 -2.46 -1.41 0.3
185 Killian Tillie MEM | PF 23 -2.5 -2.04 -1.45 0.6
186 Aleksej Pokusevski OKC | PF 20 -6.8 -2.04 -1.53 0.6
187 Darius Bazley OKC | SF 21 -4.7 -3.15 -1.56 0.5
188 Stanley Johnson LAL | PF 25 -2.3 -1.67 -1.58 0.5
189 Jalen McDaniels CHA | PF 24 -1.9 -2.08 -1.62 0.5
190 Isaiah Roby OKC | PF 23 -4.7 -1.45 -1.63 0.2
191 Jordan Nwora MIL | PF 23 -0.7 -3.45 -1.63 0.4
192 Rui Hachimura WAS | PF 23 -2.7 -2.44 -1.63 0.4
193 Elijah Hughes POR | SF 23 -1.6 -4.53 -1.68 0.5
194 Svi Mykhailiuk TOR | SG 24 -2.1 -2.12 -1.71 0.4
195 Kevin Knox II ATL | SF 22 -2.7 -3.48 -1.76 0.4
196 Thomas Bryant WAS | C 24 -2.4 -1.8 -1.8 FALSE
197 Lamar Stevens CLE | PF 24 -2.8 -1.98 -1.85 0.3
198 Devontae Cacok SAS | C 25 -1.3 -1.98 -1.98 0
199 Chimezie Metu SAC | C 24 -3.3 -1.98 -2.02 0.2
200 Ignas Brazdeikis ORL | SF 23 -2.3 -3.22 -2.02 0.2
201 Didi Louzada POR | SG 22 -3.2 -3.48 -2.09 0.1
202 Markus Howard DEN | SG 22 -3.9 -2.11 -2.1 0.1
203 Eric Paschall UTA | PF 25 -3.7 -1.82 -2.14 0.1
204 Lonnie Walker IV SAS | SF 23 -3.5 -2.81 -2.14 0.1
205 Nick Richards CHA | PF 24 -2.4 -2.87 -2.16 0.1
206 Theo Maledon OKC | PG 20 -5.3 -3.84 -2.22 0.1
207 Vlatko Cancar DEN | PF 24 -2.8 -2.37 -2.26 0
208 R.J. Hampton ORL | SG 20 -4 -4.88 -2.49 -0.1
209 Bruno Fernando HOU | C 23 -4.8 -2.29 -3.06 -0.3
210 Tyler Cook CHI | PF 24 -5.8 -3.13 -4.51 -0.6

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