Suns’ starting lineup vs. Nets is the youngest in NBA history
The Phoenix Suns are one of the youngest teams in the league today with nine players 25-years-old and younger. On Thursday night, they showcased it by fielding in a very youthful starting lineup.
By making Devin Booker (20), Marquese Chriss (19), Alex Len (23), Tyler Ulis (21), and Derrick Jones, Jr. (20) part of their first five, the Suns were able to set the record for having the youngest starting unit in NBA history. The average age of the quintet is 21-years-old and 14 days.
To put it into perspective, it was even younger than all but one of the Sweet 16 teams competing in the current NCAA Tournament.
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With the valuable experience their core is now getting, it’s not hard to understand why their fans are optimistic about the team’s future. The five that was playing together on the floor also gave them a glimpse of what their team will look like in the years to come.
The Suns may be having a terrible campaign with the third-worst record in the league, but they are on the right track in their rebuilding process. The only challenge that their top brass may face is finding a way to keep their young players together in Phoenix for the long run. Should they be successful in doing so, the Suns could definitely turn into a winner, sooner than later.