Rank 'Em: NBA's Best 23 and Under

Created: March 31, 2008, 6:03 PM

Chris Paul is averaging 21.5 points per game for the Hornets.

If you think this NBA season has been great, just think about what the future has in store. Teams such as the Cavaliers, Hornets and Magic are gearing up for the playoffs behind their young superstars -- LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard, respectively -- and many more teams are finding success with their youth movements.

ESPN.com's NBA brain trust has come up with a list of the best players 23 years of age or younger, and it's time for SportsNation to weigh in. If you were building a team for the future and the following 10 players were standing on the playground waiting to be picked, which would you take first?

Click on the pictures or drag them onto the corresponding rankings. You
must rank at least FIVE players to cast your ballot.
 

How are the points calculated?
On a poll with 10 options, a No.1 ranking equals 10 points, a No.2 ranking equals 9 points, etc. The item with the most points will be ranked first.
 
  • Born: May 29, 1984.
    2007-08 Stats: 25.5 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 3.5 APG
  • Born: October 27, 1987.
    2007-08 Stats: 13.1 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 2.1 BPG
  • Born: September 29, 1988.
    2007-08 Stats: 19.9 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 2.2 APG
  • Born: October 26, 1985.
    2007-08 Stats: 19.9 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 3.8 APG
  • Born: December 8, 1985.
    2007-08 Stats: 21.2 PPG, 14.4 RPG, 2.3 BPG
  • Born: December 30, 1984.
    2007-08 Stats: 30.4 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 7.3 APG
  • Born: January 22, 1988.
    2007-08 Stats: Out entire season with injury
  • Born: May 6, 1985.
    2007-08 Stats: 21.5 PPG, 11.4 APG, 2.7 SPG
  • Born: July 23, 1984.
    2007-08 Stats: 19.3 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 5.8 APG
  • Born: July 23, 1984.
    2007-08 Stats: 19.3 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 10.5 APG