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Who are NBA's best players younger than 25?

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3. Blake Griffin, Clippers. If the question is that always intriguing one about which player you'd choose to build your team around, Griffin is a shockingly viable choice as a spectacular big man at 22 and with just one year of NBA experience. If you think he's just a dunker, bear in mind the 3.8 assists per game as a rookie interior player. Griffin also averaged 12 rebounds and nearly a steal a game to make up for not being a real shot blocker who can anchor the team defense. There's so much more to come, including a dependable mid-range jumper for the coming season – but it'd be nice if a free-throw stroke (64.2 percent) came with it. If you're wondering where EJ is on this list, he comes in at 7.

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