The Knicks added several players this off-season, but they did not get younger. New York acquired some great pieces, but the majority of them are veterans on the last legs of their careers.
Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, Kurt Thomas and Pablo Prigioni are all on the team, and if Rasheed Wallace ends up joining, New York will become the oldest team in NBA history.
Assuming 38-year-old Rasheed Wallace ends his retirement and signs with the Knicks this week, as expected, their 13-man rotation would average 32 years and 240 days old, the oldest in NBA history, according to research by STATS, LLC.
Thomas is already 40 years old and back-up point guard Jason Kidd will be turning 40 next Mar. 23. The Knicks’ newest center, Camby, is 38 years of age and Prigioni will be making his first stint in the NBA at the age of 35.
Even though the Knicks have a plethora of veteran players, they do have Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and an up-and-coming star in Iman Shumpert. There is a great balance of experience and youth on this Knicks team, something that will pay dividends in the post-season.