Los Angeles’ choice to commerce for Russell Westbrook helped assemble the workforce’s huge three, but additionally made the Lakers outdated. Thoughts bogglingly outdated.
Because it stands proper now the Lakers signed roster has a median age of 32.4 years outdated after signing Carmelo Anthony and Malik Monks, making it not solely the oldest within the league — however one of many oldest of all time. That might transfer down barely extra, ought to restricted free agent Talen Horton-Tucker re-sign with the workforce they’d nonetheless have a median age of 31.4, older than the 2015-16 Spurs, who had Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Andre Miller, all born within the Nineteen Seventies.
This makes the Lakers the powerhouse workforce of 80s youngsters, and I find it irresistible. Maybe probably the most gorgeous component of this outdated workforce scenario is that the Lakers don’t have a single participant on their roster who was drafted within the first spherical by the group. Many y oung gamers got as much as purchase Anthony Davis, then extra with Westbrook — which led to this aged motion.
Now, if we’re to check to final season there have been six groups (Spurs, Pelicans, Timberwolves, Thunder, Knicks, and Pistons) final season with a median age of lower than 24, which means the Lakers are virtually a full decade older.
In fact, that is no indication the workforce will fail, it’s simply actually wild. The 96-97 Bulls have been DEFINITELY an outdated man workforce, all issues thought-about. Not solely did they’ve Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman, all within the 30s, however they’d 43 YEAR OLD ROBERT PARISH ON THE ROSTER. These Bulls had a median workforce age of 30.06, nonetheless a lot youthful than the potential Lakers, because of their rotational gamers and deep bench.
So, in the event you’re on the lookout for a workforce to root for within the NBA in 2021-22 and also you’re an outdated who’s bitter concerning the growing old course of, then you definitely would possibly wish to think about watching the Lakers. They could simply make you are feeling younger once more, or not less than make you imagine that olds can do something. Albeit spectacularly in form, elite olds.