NBA All-Star Game: Top Young Cores in the NBA 

Before dominating the 2023 playoffs, the Denver Nuggets were simply another young club striving to improve.  

Basketball has a long history of youthful teams becoming playoff teams and contenders. 

Not every vibrant young squad wins a championship, but a strong youthful core practically guarantees success. 

Ten NBA youthful cores are ready to dominate the league in the future years.  

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According to basketball reference, teams with an average age in the bottom 11 qualified.  

Teams were then ranked by their 25-and-younger players using a category system.  

A team receives all of a category's points if they meet the requirement, half if they earn a TBD, and zero if they fail.  

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