ESPN Insider just released their Top 25 players under the age of 25 in the NBA, and the top three are pretty darn familiar: 1) Anthony Davis, 2) DeMarcus Cousins, and 3) John Wall. Here are a few of David Thorpe and Amin Elhassan’s comments about each:
David Thorpe: Simply put, he’s currently the best player on Earth and is still getting better. He is a huge impact guy in three phases of the game, offense, defense and the boards. All that is left is to grow into a great leader.
Elhassan: I’ve reluctantly been pulled onto the Cousins bandwagon. I never doubted his talent, it was just that I always had questions about his approach. But so far this season he seems to have turned that corner. Might be the most dominant inside force in the NBA.
Thorpe: Wall is the best of the elite point guards at passing, and he is now managing the game while looking to be the difference-maker as an assertive scorer. If he ever develops a 3-point shot he could be the league’s best guard.
Other NBA Cats on the list: 20. Brandon Knight, 22. Julius Randle
As a bonus, here’s footage of Anthony Davis mic’d up in the Pelicans’ win over the Knicks last night: