Utah might not be the fans’ choice, but according to Bleacher Report, this franchise is tops with young talent. The Jazz will have eight players in their rotation at 25 years of age or younger and with Gordon Hayward leading the way, Utah could be a surprise team in the Western Conference.
The next two teams come from the Eastern Conference with Milwaukee and Orlando ranked second and third. The Bucks impressed last season and with 2015 first round pick Jabari Parker set to return after an injury and the addition of big man Greg Monroe, this squad could push for a spot in the final eight.
Milwaukee ranked second to Golden State in point differential with young players on the court and we all know how the Warriors finished off last season. With some chemistry and a bit of luck with health, this franchise could be the ‘sleeper’ team of the 2015-16 season and give their fans plenty to cheer about in the upcoming year.
Many basketball experts are predicting big things from Orlando with Victor Oladipo becoming one of the top players in the league. His 18 points, four rebounds, and four assists per game where matched by just eight other players in the league and at 23 years old, he’s just beginning to scratch the surface with his talent.
The Magic also have one of the top young centers in the game in former USC standout Nikola Vucevic and with Aaron Gordon, Mario Hezonja, and Evan Fournier, this squad has perhaps the best group of young offensive talent and a playoff appearance this season is highly likely.