NBA’s future looks bright

Dalton Kemper, Multimedia Specialist

The talent in the NBA Draft right now is better than it has been in years. Right now, there are more players with great potential under the age of 25 than ever before. As in years past, there are some great guards, but there has also been a resurgence of the “big man” in the NBA. With these great young players and many more, the NBA will be very entertaining for years to come.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has reached the top of this list this season. He is leading the Milwaukee Bucks in every major statistical category (points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks). Also, he’s only 22 years old and averaging 23 points and nine rebounds per game
His teammate Jabari Parker is also having a breakout year himself. Most people forgot about Parker after his rookie year when he suffered an ACL tear. Now in his third season, Parker is faster and more dynamic than ever. Parker is only 21 years old and averages 20 points and six rebounds per game. The future is very bright for the team of young Bucks.
Another change this year is the big man revolution, led by Karl-Anthony Towns, Joel Embiid and Anthony Davis. All three of these big men have the ability to dribble, step out for a three-pointer and even post-up. Towns is only in his second year out of college, and is averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds per game, and has the brightest future of any player in the league. Joel Embiid is also commonly forgotten, simply because he sat out his first two seasons with an injured foot. Embiid, in his rookie season, is averaging 19 points and seven rebounds per game. Also, he’s a seven-footer who’s shooting an insane 39 percent from three-point range. Anthony Davis could arguably be having the best year of any player in the NBA. Averaging nearly 29 points and 12 rebounds per game, he’s having the best season of his career. Most people forget he’s only 23, and he can do it all.
Besides the aforementioned players, the NBA still has a lot of talent this year. Some players to keep an eye on are D’Angelo Russell, Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, Rodney Hood, Devin Booker and  the many, many more skilled young players. Their talent has the potential to make the league very entertaining for years and years to come.

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