Magic-Celtics, Lakers-Suns Show NBA Playoffs Are No Place for Young Men

May 25th, 2010 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
As the excitement of the NBA Draft approaches, it is time to look closely at what really matters—and remember that the NBA Playoffs are not a place where young teams do well.

A young group of star athletes may look good in Round One, but it is the veteran teams that most often survive Round Two and thrive in the conference finals.

No team in this year’s conference finals has more than one young player in the starting lineup. And every team is relying on veterans to come off the bench and contribute.

Apparently, experience still counts.

The team with the youngest starting lineup in the conference finals is the Orlando Magic.  And they have not proven to be experienced enough to take out the revitalized, veteran Celtics.

The Magic starting lineup averages 29 years old. Not exactly a bunch of rookies.

The youngest starter on Orlando is All-Star Dwight Howard, at 24. Matt Barnes and Rashard Lewis are 30, Vince Carter is 33, and Jameer Nelson is a youngish 28.

The Boston Celtics starters feature three players over 30 years old and two “young” guys, but their ...

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