Ranking the Best Young Talent Under 25


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8. Sacramento Kings

Players under the age of 25: Willie Cauley-Stein, De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Harry Giles, Justin Jackson, Skal Labissiere, Frank Mason Jr., Malachi Richardson, Georgios Papagiannis

Don't look now, but the Kings actually have a foundation in place for a seemingly bright future. The current crop of youngsters is a good mix of length, athleticism, and versatility.

This year's draft netted Sacramento it's point guard of the future (Fox), a versatile forward (Jackson), a high-upside project (Giles), and a sparkplug off the bench (Mason Jr.). Duly, the trio of Labissiere, Hield, and Papagiannis have real potential as longtime starters in this league.

Bravo, Sacramento. You could be on the way out of the cellar sooner than later.