Want to feel old? There are several NBA players that are 2000 babies. We are hitting the point where people born after the 1990s are playing professional sports.
Young players have always been a thing in the NBA, whether it was allowing players to enter the draft right out of high school, or the more current one-and-done rule for those that spend one year in college before going pro. Every team — from the struggling franchises to the NBA Finals betting favorites — relies on these youngsters to make an impact.
You have to wonder, pre-COVID, of course, how it impacts team camaraderie when some players can’t go out and enjoy an adult beverage with their teammates. All joking aside, it truly is impressive when you think of how young some players are across the league.
Youngest NBA Players
As of Jan. 20, 2021
|Aleksej Pokuševski||Oklahoma City Thunder||19 years, 26 days|
|Patrick Williams||Chicago Bulls||19 years, 148 days|
|LaMelo Ball||Charlotte Hornets||19 years, 152 days|
|Anthony Edwards||Minnesota Timberwolves||19 years, 169 days|
|Killian Hayes||Detroit Pistons||19 years, 178 days|
|Théo Maledon||Oklahoma City Thunder||19 years, 223 days|
|Jahmi’us Ramsey||Sacramento Kings||19 years, 226 days|
|Isaiah Stewart||Detroit Pistons||19 years, 244 days|
|Kira Lewis Jr.||New Orleans Pelicans||19 years, 290 days|
|James Wiseman||Golden State Warriors||19 years, 296 days|
|Nico Mannion||Golden State Warriors||19 years, 313 days|
|Vernon Carey Jr.||Charlotte Hornets||19 years, 331 days|
|R.J. Hampton||Denver Nuggets||19 years, 349 days|
|Isaac Okoro||Cleveland Cavaliers||19 years, 361 days|
|Zeke Nnaji||Denver Nuggets||20 years, 12 days|
|Kenyon Martin Jr.||Houston Rockets||20 years, 15 days|
|Deni Avdija||Washington Wizards||20 years, 18 days|
|Sekou Doumbouya||Detroit Pistons||20 years, 29 days|
|Onyeka Okongwu||Atlanta Hawks||20 years, 41 days|
|Talen Horton-Tucker||Los Angeles Lakers||20 years, 57 days|
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Sam Herder is a writer for BetMGM and HERO Sports. A North Dakota State journalism grad, he spent several years in the print media industry before writing for online outlets. Sam has covered sports at all levels — high school, college, and professional — since 2011.