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Looking at the age profile for each team entering the 2021-22 NBA season

Much has been made of the Los Angeles Lakers acquiring veteran talent over the offseason but how does it stack up compared to the rest of the league?

The Lakers are indeed the oldest team by average age, with the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks rounding out the top three.

On the opposite end of the scale, the Oklahoma City Thunder are the youngest team, with the Memphis Grizzlies and Orlando Magic second and third youngest respectively. With an average age of just 24.0, the Grizzlies performance to reach the postseason in 2021 is all the more impressive.

With just over a month until tip-off in the 2021-22 season, let's take a look at the age profiles for each team in the NBA.

Average age of 2021-22 roster (via Real GM)

Team Average Age
Los Angeles Lakers 30.9
Miami Heat 28.8
Milwaukee Bucks 27.9
Utah Jazz 27.9
Brooklyn Nets 27.8
Golden State Warriors 27.8
Phoenix Suns 27.6
LA Clippers 27.5
Portland Trail Blazers 26.6
Dallas Mavericks 26.5
Indiana Pacers 26.5
Denver Nuggets 26.5
Atlanta Hawks 26.4
LEAGUE AVERAGE 26.2
New York Knicks 26.1
Philadelphia 76ers 25.9
Boston Celtics 25.8
Toronto Raptors 25.6
Sacramento Kings 25.5
Washington Wizards 25.4
San Antonio Spurs 25.3
Chicago Bulls 25.1
Detroit Pistons 25.1
New Orleans Pelicans 25.1
Cleveland Cavaliers 25.0
Houston Rockets 25.0
Minnesota Timberwolves 24.9
Charlotte Hornets 24.8
Orlando Magic 24.7
Memphis Grizzlies 24.0
Oklahoma City Thunder 23.5

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