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, with the host of young talent making waves. The current generation of players is well prepared and equipped. The level of competition has reached another level, prompting all wannabes to do their homework before turning pro.
With players like LeBron James defying all norms of aging and sports science reaching new heights, the longevity of players in most sports has increased. As superstars like King James and Stephen Curry continue to rule the roost, contenders are emerging to take their throne.
During a recent episode of NBA Today on ESPN, former player-turned-analyst Kendrick Perkins revealed his list of the top 5 players under 25. While there might be doubts about the rankings, Big Perk has done an impressive job, with their roster featuring most of the popular picks.
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Before he started handing out the names on his roster, the former 6″10′ center said his roster lacked big men and looked more dominant on guard.
Kendrick Perkins reveals his top 5 NBA players under 25.
Without wasting too much time, Perkins leaked the following list of players.
- Luka Doncic
- I Morant
- Trae young
- Jayson Tatum
- Anthony Edwards
It’s hard to dispute Big Perkin’s roster, but there could be questions regarding the respective rankings. Jayson Tatum at No. 4 raises several eyebrows as he is coming off a breakthrough year. The Celtics forward was the ECF MVP and made the All-NBA First Team.
There’s no denying he underperformed in the final. However, Tatum and co had an incredible playoff run. The Cs shocked everyone, sweeping Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the first round, this was followed by the elimination of defending champions Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks, capping it with first seed Miami Heat in the ECF .
Still, the list shouldn’t have many haters, considering there can be little argument against Luka Magic being #1 and those following. Other names that could make the roster in the future include LaMelo Ball and Zion Williamson.
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