NBA execs poll: Luka Doncic top player to build around; Evan Mobley, Anthony Edwards Top 5

In January of 2022, HoopsHype polled 15 NBA executives and asked them to rank their top five players under 25 years old by the start of the NBA season to build around. We have repeated the exercise ahead of the 2022-23 season.

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic was the unanimous first choice among the NBA executives polled, while Evan Mobley and Anthony Edwards were two of the top risers.

n our scoring system, the top player received five points, the second received four points, the third received three points, the fourth received two points

Luka Doncic was the unanimous choice to build around, according to NBA executives for the first time in our poll since September 2020.

“Luka’s size, IQ, scoring ability from every level, and passing will allow him to continue to play at an MVP caliber level,” one NBA executive told HoopsHype.

Jayson Tatum received 11 of 15 second-place votes from the NBA executives in our poll.

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