Who is the most promising 26 or under player in the league?

 
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Who is the most promising 26 or under player in the league?
Giannis Antetokounmpo
56%
 56%  [ 23 ]
Joel Embiid
14%
 14%  [ 6 ]
Karl Anthony Towns
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Kawhi Leonard
9%
 9%  [ 4 ]
Kristaps Porzingis
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Ben Simmons
4%
 4%  [ 2 ]
Anthony Davis
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Kyrie Irving
7%
 7%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:41 pm    Post subject: Who is the most promising 26 or under player in the league?

I'd say top tier is Giannis and Embiid, except the latter can't stay healthy.

I'd put Porzingis, Leonard, Davis, and Towns in the tier after that.

Kyrie and Simmons last.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:17 am    Post subject:

By talent, G-Milwaukee, Embiid, and Len is one two three but if drafting Embiid would be down the list because health concerns. A healthy Embiid would have been a better center than shaq. Seeing hes not healthy with already several injuries
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:38 am    Post subject:

Damn, that's a lot of young talent. I picked Giannis by a hair over Leonard, Davis, and Embiid. But Porzingis, Towns, Kyrie, and Simmons are all awesome talents.

I also think Jokic deserves to be on this list.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:32 am    Post subject:

If we define "promising" as showing/doing more than they already have, I go with Embiid. For him, the one issue is health. (While some of those other guys, like Towns and Davis, are great, I feel they've already fulfilled their promise, and they might not have much more upside
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:18 pm    Post subject:

Simmons
Freak
Embiid
Davis
Leonard
Porky
Towns
Kyrie

IMO.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject:

I guessed right...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject:

I'm gonna go with Ben Simmons.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:05 pm    Post subject:

Freak or Leonard. Simmons will eventually need to shoot, I think.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject:

Very close at the top... Kawhi, Freak, Embiid, A.D.
Then I'd go Porzingis, Towns, Simmons, Kyrie.
Simmons is going to be the best passer of the past 20 years imo, but still will need to be able to shoot to be an MVP candidate
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:13 am    Post subject:

Kawhi, Kyrie and AD are established. You can't picture AD doing any better in terms of numbers, just in terms of health. Kyrie and Leonard are champions and performed at the highest stages, they have rings. Well, maybe Kawhi has some more to show as DA MAN.

Anyway, Kyrie Irving is the best player on this list. So my list is from the most promising to the most established.

Ben Simmons
Imbiid
Kristaps
Giannis
KAT
Kawhi Leonard
Anthony Davis
Kyrie Irving
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:37 am    Post subject:

Irving has performed on the biggest stage and has a championship winning shot under his belt. He's already "promised"
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject:

I hope Magic and Pelinka ask themselves this question every day. And don't daydream about overpaying old guys like LeBron or Melo... just to get the two max contracts in...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:43 am    Post subject:

Leonard and Giannis are both top 5 players in the entire league. AD and Kyrie are both top 10.

KAT, Embiid, Simmons, and KP are all in the same category of potential future top 5 players, but they're all really young and still have things to work on.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:04 pm    Post subject:

It's Giannis. Thought AD would progress with passing and expand on his game more, but dude keeps getting randomly hurt.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject:

Kyrie Irving and is not even close!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:51 pm    Post subject:

love AD & Kyrie but both were #1 picks and expected to be outstanding,
but Giannis is amazing he development,where he was drafted what he can become.. if this young man were playing in a major market ,lets just say our beloved lakers have been on national T.V more times this season then the Bucks.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:52 pm    Post subject:

Kawai by a mile
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