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11-14-2012, 09:21 PM
Which Young Non-Contending Team Has The Most Potential For The Future?

11-14-2012, 09:22 PM
I'd say Cleveland, because they're going to get a couple more 1st overall picks, before they ever win.

11-14-2012, 09:25 PM
The houston rockets with lin,harden, patterson,parson, and asik. Nice young core

11-14-2012, 09:25 PM
Cavs, 76ers and Hornets have a case assuming they are ever healthy.

Obviously Thunder should still be the overwelming answer. Ibaka, Durant, and Westy are still so young.

11-14-2012, 09:26 PM
He said non-contending

11-14-2012, 09:29 PM

11-14-2012, 09:31 PM

AD, Gordon, Rivers, Aminu, Ryan Anderson, Robin Lopez are all 24 and younger.

11-14-2012, 09:34 PM
Sixers, Rockets and Wolves.

11-14-2012, 09:36 PM
cleveland, NO, Houston and Minny

11-14-2012, 09:37 PM
My Kings of course

11-14-2012, 09:55 PM
Cavs in the East, T-Wolves in the West. Easily.

11-14-2012, 10:09 PM

11-14-2012, 10:11 PM
Houston is the youngest or 2nd youngest team in the league. Harden, Asik, Lin, Patterson, Parsons, and Morris are all looking legit.

11-14-2012, 10:18 PM
Hornets, Rockets and Timberwolves all come to mind.

11-14-2012, 10:28 PM
Warriors. Curry, Thompson, & Barnes.

11-14-2012, 10:42 PM
Cavs Hornets 2016 NBA finals.

11-14-2012, 10:43 PM

Il Mago50
11-14-2012, 11:12 PM

Derozen finally breaking through, Valanciunas, Bargnani, Ross and Lowry

11-15-2012, 08:36 AM
N.O. Rockets And Cavs

11-15-2012, 09:01 AM
Pistons!! Future big 3 in Monroe, Knight and Drummond with others young players like Jerebko, Singler, English

11-15-2012, 09:06 AM
Bucks potential is already showing with early wins this year. Bucks have a ton of young players as in Jennings, Harris, Lamb, Sanders, Udoh, Henson.

11-15-2012, 09:41 AM
Houston is the youngest or 2nd youngest team in the league. Harden, Asik, Lin, Patterson, Parsons, and Morris are all looking legit.

Legitimately average...

Wolves in West
Cavs in East

11-15-2012, 10:10 AM
If they get a good, young PG: The Jazz. Kanter, GH, Favors...they have some exciting pieces and Milsap/Jefferson have trade value.

11-15-2012, 11:14 AM
The only team who have four great player under 22 years is Cleveland Cavs. On the one hand, Kyrie Irving is the best young SG in the league and Waiters will probably fight for rookie award together with Anthony Davis and Millard. The other players maybe aren't so good as they but also can have a good career in the league: Tristan Thompson and Tyler Zeller.

However, there are a team which nowadays have 3 (under 22 years old) better players than Cavs. They are the NO Hornets. Although Austin Rivers still hasn't shown the good player who is, Davis and Aminu are taking good performance. We must also remember that Eric Gordon, who is a top 15-20 NBA player, is only 23.

Both Houston and Minnesota have a young roster too, but have good players in 22-25 years old rank and not under 22 so I haven't contemplate them in this list. The same applies to others teams like Thunders.

For this reason, taking into account only players under 22 my third favorite team are the Utah Jazz as they have Favors and Gordon Hayward, who have already performed very well, and other two players like Burks and Kanter, who will probably have a good career.

Grades (based on current performance):

1st: cavs = Irving (10), Waiters (8), Tristan Thompson (7)
2nd: hornets = Davis (10), Aminu (8), Austin Rivers (6)
3th: utah = Favors (8), Gordon Hayward (8), Kanter (6)

11-15-2012, 01:11 PM
The Cavs: Kyrie is going to be an elite pg in this league and as they continue to get pieces I think he will make them better. They could eventually be a scary team.

The Pistons: Monroe got his first triple double in his career already this season, he was almost 20 and 20 last night. Drummond is young and still raw but he could end up being amazing. Knight is still working out his game... They have made good picks with their second rounders: Jerebko, Singler and English have all played/showed the potential of players that could have easily went in the 1st round.

New Orleans: Davis and Eric Gordon... those two alone can get the team decent and hopefully help bring more players to the team

The Rockets: They got all of those draft picks to try and make a big move and now they have Harden too. They made trade those young guys away for solid players or those guys may develop... I like how the Rockets front office is aggressive and really fights to get better at whatever cost

Nick O
11-15-2012, 01:23 PM
warriors have a good team. t-wolves hornets and cavs aswell

11-15-2012, 01:23 PM

11-15-2012, 02:58 PM
Legitimately average...

Wolves in West
Cavs in East


Please elaborate.

11-15-2012, 02:59 PM

Obviously the answer is the Houston Rockets, who are also the youngest team in the NBA lol..

11-15-2012, 02:59 PM
Rockets and Wolves.

11-15-2012, 03:00 PM
Houston is the youngest or 2nd youngest team in the league. Harden, Asik, Lin, Patterson, Parsons, and Morris are all looking legit.

youngest, and yes i agree. they have phenomenal upside.

11-15-2012, 03:01 PM
youngest, and yes i agree. they have phenomenal upside.

It still boggles my mind that Harden is only 23.

11-15-2012, 07:23 PM
How are the Blazers not getting any love here? I don't think they are the best but they are better than several teams listed.

Batum (only 23)
Meyers Leonard

11-15-2012, 07:47 PM
I'm a Portland fan, but I'd say Sacramento. They've got a lot of talented pieces, and they have enough depth at shooting guard and small forward to put together a good trade package.
DeMarcus Cousins will be one of the best power forward-center combos in the league, even if he's not the best role model. He's already tougher than Aldridge, in my opinion.
Isiah Thomas hasn't been doing so hot this season, but he showed us last year that he can be a good point guard. If that doesn't work, Aaron Brooks is a pretty good second option to start.
I bet most teams would love to have the dilemma of choosing to start Marcus Thornton or Tyreke Evans at shooting guard. The Kings had the trade assets to even take a run at James Harden.
James Johnson, Travis Outlaw, John Salmons and Tyler Honeycutt equal insane depth at small forward, although none of them are particularly good. Johnson or Honeycutt might turn out well. At the very least, a combination of those guys and Evans could make a good enough trade package for one of the NBA's marquee small forwards.
Jason Thompson is that unassuming, hard-working forward-center every team wants to have. Being that Thomas Robinson will eventually start for the Kings, Thompson would be my pick for sixth man.

P Harvy
11-15-2012, 07:49 PM
It's the Twolves easily. Once healthy this team not only has the most young potential but could possibly be a top 4 seed.

11-15-2012, 09:12 PM
Of course the Hornets, but I say Cleveland and Houston have a nice chance too