Pistons: Ranking Hayes and Cunningham vs. other young NBA backcourts

Killian Hayes #7 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Killian Hayes #7 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /
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Tyrese Haliburton #0 and De’Aaron Fox (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

No. 3 young backcourt in the NBA-Tyrese Haliburton and De’Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings

The Kings weren’t able to have much success (shocker!) even though they had one of the best young backcourt duos in the NBA, but their fans at least have something to be excited about.

Haliburton was one of the top rookies this season and plays like a veteran already. Fox is an electric scorer who already averages over 25 a game to go along with seven assists.

Fox will likely play more off the ball as these two get more minutes together, as Haliburton is more of a traditional point guard.

Now if the Kings can just get the rest of their roster sorted out. Good luck with that.

No. 2 young backcourt in the NBA-Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Luguentz Dort, Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder have not only amassed about 8,000 draft picks over the next few seasons, but already have some very good young players as well.

There have been rumblings that they are going to trade SGA, but this is wishful thinking on the part of other fanbases, as the Thunder have absolutely no reason to break up what they are building.

SGA is one of the most dynamic young scorers in the NBA, a guy who gets 24 a night from all over the floor and is still only 22-years-old.

Dort is just 20 and has already shown himself to be an elite defender and a guy who can knock down 3-point shots as well. His defense against LeBron James got him a lot of national attention but I feel like these two are flying under the radar overall.

The Thunder are quietly building another homegrown superteam and hope to add even more talent in this year’s draft or make more trades.