Best Young Player to Build around aged 25 and Under
Top NBA Players to Build around Under 25 - Executives GM Poll:
12 Jaylon Brown
Towns received one executive’s vote as his fifth choice to build a team around.
The former No. 1 overall pick had a 26.5 player efficiency rating, which ranked seventh overall. His true shooting percentage (.642), effective field goal percentage (.600), and defensive rebound percentage (26.1) all rank within the top 15 across the league.
However, it’s his perception defensively that almost kept him off this list entirely according to those polled.
“Towns I think is very good, but he’s sort of like Dirk Nowitzki where you need all these elite perimeter defenders to protect him,” the executive told HoopsHypoe. “He’s a complete offensive player. He can shoot, post up, pass, and finish. The question is, how bad is he defensively?”