Every NBA team's best player under 25, ranked

Minnesota Timberwolves v Indiana Pacers
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5. G Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers (23)

Tyrese Maxey was recently awarded with the Most Improved Player award, a well-deserved honor for someone who took over the Philadelphia 76ers while perennial MVP candidate Joel Embiid was sidelined. The guard was an All-Star for the first time this season, averaging career highs in scoring (25.9 points per game), assists (6.2 per game), and steals. Embiid finally appears to have the Robin in his Batman.

4. F Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans (23)

Until the playoffs, New Orleans Pelicans fans were able to experience what life is like with a relatively healthy Zion Williamson. He played a career-high 70 games, averaging 22.9 points per game while looking borderline unstoppable at times. If Williamson can parlay his mostly healthy year into a mostly healthy career, he can be an all-timer in the Big Easy.

3. C Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio Spurs (20)

Victor Wembanyama is a budding superstar. All the French big man did during his first season in the league was give hope to a once-glorious franchise, becoming the face of the San Antonio Spurs with his freakish size and dominant two-way play.

He's a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year (as a rookie!) while averaging a double-double, finishing tenth in the league in rebounds. He also blocked an absurd 3.6 blocks per game while putting up counting stats that don't tell the story of a player who averaged fewer than 30 minutes per contest.

2. G Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves (22)

With all due respect to KAT, the Minnesota Timberwolves became Anthony Edwards' team this year. Fresh off his starring role at the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Edwards averaged a career-best 25.9 points per game while being the primary playmaker of the Chris Finch offense.

In his first game of this postseason, Edwards dropped 33 points and starred against a team that features Bradley Beal, Devin Booker, and Kevin Durant. The former No 1 overall pick is at their level.

1. G Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers (24)

Tyrese Haliburton's ability to do it all makes him the brightest young star in the game right now, even if being with the Indiana Pacers means the general public doesn't always recognize it. Haliburton averaged 20.1 points per game while leading the NBA in assists.

He's a superb three-point shooter and an expert free-throw shooter. He has some qualities reminiscent of great floor generals like Steve Nash. He's likely to become the best Pacers player since Paul George, and maybe even Reggie Miller.