Roster survey describes NBA players by the numbers: Find out the prototype
By Agence France-Presse
The typical NBA player in the 2018-19 season is 26.4 years old, 2.01m tall and weighs 99.5 kg, according to the annual roster survey published by the league on Wednesday.
Among the 440 players under contract to the 30 clubs, the average NBA experience is 4.8 seasons.
The actual player who most closely resembles the average: Oklahoma City thunder small forward Andre Roberson — 26 years and 10 months old, 2.01m tall and weighing in at 95 kg he has spent five seasons in the NBA.
The start to his sixth season is on hold as he continues to recover from patellar tendon surgery.
Other nuggets from the survey — two active players were born in the 1970s, Atlanta’s Vince Carter, 41, and the Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki who is 40 and playing in a record-equalling 21st NBA season.
The youngest player in the league hadn’t been born when Michael Jordan won his sixth and final championship in 1998. Isaac Bonga of the Lakers was born on November 8, 1999. Of 440 players, 418 are younger than 33-year-old superstar LeBron James.
The New York Knicks, rebuilding under new coach David Fizdale, have the youngest average age of any team at 24.57 years.
The Houston Rockets led by James Harden, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony have the oldest average at 28.6 years – and they also own the greatest combined league experience with an average 7.36 seasons per player.
For those who want to go to extremes, the Knicks’ Latvian star Kristaps Porzingis and the Los Angeles Clippers Bojan Marjanovic of Serbia measure up at 2.21m tall while Denver’s Isaiah Thomas packs a large talent into his smallish 1.75m frame. (AFP)