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Three NBA Youngsters That Could Win The MVP Award In Coming Years

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The NBA is the most-watched basketball league in the world and rightly so because of the entertainment and the calibre of players produced from the league. In a league where we have seen superstars like Lebron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin durant dominate it is now obvious that the teams are packed full of stars.

Among these stars are rising talents that are expected to pick up where the old ones have left off. And time is running out on them because these legends and future hall of farmers have little time left to play. Among the youngsters in the league expected to take over from these legends include these three players that could win the MVP soon;

Zion Williamson (21)

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Zion Williamson is a player for the NBA team New Orleans Pelicans. Zion has displayed exceptional scoring ability in the league and has proven to be one of the most athletic runners of all time. This has not gone unnoticed as he was given the highest dunk rating in the upcoming game 2k22.

The sky is only the ceiling for him as he put up insane numbers last season in the League finishing 8th overall in scoring with 27 points per game. The power forward has definitely justified his round 1 first pick status as he also boasts one of the best field goal percentages in the League at 61.1 percent from over a thousand shots.

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These numbers are insane for a rookie and it seems Zion is not done yet as he still has a lot of space to develop. Surely if he continues this way the MVP and the NBA Championships should be his next targets.

Trae Young (22)

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When talking about a player's impact on a singular team in the entire NBA at the moment it is impossible to forget what Trae Young has done for his team the Atlanta Hawks. Trae Young who was drafted with the 5th pick in the 2018 draft has performed far more than what was expected of him.

He took his team to the Conference Finals in last season's Playoffs and provided the fans excellent plays and proved to be a menace to opposition defenders by drawing lots of fouls and getting and ones. Young who is also one of the most efficient players in providing assists led his team in points and assists last season.

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The point guard who almost averaged a double double last season finished 14th in the league in scoring as he ended with 25.3 points per game. This demonstrates his dexterity in scoring but his game is a lot more than that as his 9.4 assists was the second best in the League. Trae Young and his Hawks could prove to be a force in the League this season if he continues this way, and an MVP award will not also be far from him if he steadily puts these numbers up.

Ja Morant

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A player who is my personal favorite is Ja Morant. Morant was also part of the 2019 draft as he was the second pick in round one of the draft. He has since become a force to be reckoned with in the NBA as he has brought fame and recognition to his team the Memphis Grizzlies.

Morant averaged 19.1 points per game last season putting him at 35th in the league. Although this is behind a lot of players it should be considered that he played for a significantly weaker team than most high point scorers. His 7.4 assists per game puts him at 8th and demonstrates his playmaking ability as he often creates open looks for his teammates.

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One major reason why he has gathered so many fans in the League is his athletism and all round play as he is effective from 3pt range and also a beast in the paint as he is now known for posterising defenders whenever he has the chance. He is one of the NBA players who have the highest vertical leaps as his dunks are a rarity for a player of his height.

What do you think about these players and who is your favorite among these three? Make your opinions known in the comments section.

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