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Jazz and Timberwolves are ridiculously young

These two Western Conference lotto teams have a lot of waiting to do because their players are so young

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Have you look at the rosters for the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves? They are really young. Their average age (30 players) is 25.2, and a huge part of that is because KD is TWICE as old as most everyone on these two teams. I broke it down, and grouped them by 1st rounders, 2nd rounders, and undrafted players.

Player Age Tm R # Draft S G M MPG MPS
1 Anthony Bennett 22.1 MIN 1 1 2013 2 106 1,514 14.3 757.0
2 Andrew Wiggins 20.1 MIN 1 1 2014 1 73 2,602 35.6 2,602.0
3 Derrick Favors 23.7 UTA 1 3 2010 5 361 9,039 25.0 1,807.8
4 Kevin Garnett 38.9 MIN 1 5 1995 20 1,424 49,862 35.0 2,493.1
5 Ricky Rubio 24.5 MIN 1 5 2009 4 202 6,425 31.8 1,606.3
6 Dante Exum 19.7 UTA 1 5 2014 1 73 1,559 21.4 1,559.0
7 Gordon Hayward 25.0 UTA 1 9 2010 5 357 10,570 29.6 2,114.0
8 Trey Burke 22.4 UTA 1 9 2013 2 142 4,461 31.4 2,230.5
9 Alec Burks 23.7 UTA 1 12 2011 4 228 5,168 22.7 1,292.0
10 Zach LaVine 20.1 MIN 1 13 2014 1 68 1,541 22.7 1,541.0
11 Shabazz Muhammad 22.4 MIN 1 14 2013 2 75 1,156 15.4 578.0
12 Adreian Payne 24.1 MIN 1 15 2014 1 23 510 22.2 510.0
13 Gorgui Dieng 25.2 MIN 1 21 2013 2 133 3,011 22.6 1,505.5
14 Trevor Booker 27.4 UTA 1 23 2010 5 306 6,109 20.0 1,221.8
15 Rodney Hood 22.5 UTA 1 23 2014 1 42 839 20.0 839.0
16 Kevin Martin 32.2 MIN 1 26 2004 11 653 20,262 31.0 1,842.0
17 Rudy Gobert 22.8 UTA 1 27 2013 2 118 2,291 19.4 1,145.5
Player Age Tm R # Draft S G M MPG MPS
18 Nikola Pekovic 29.3 MIN 2 31 2008 5 259 6,588 25.4 1,317.6
19 Chase Budinger 26.9 MIN 2 44 2009 6 333 6,797 20.4 1,132.8
20 Jeremy Evans 27.5 UTA 2 55 2010 5 211 2,267 10.7 453.4
21 Justin Hamilton 25.0 MIN 2 45 2012 2 40 544 13.6 272.0
22 Robbie Hummel 26.1 MIN 2 58 2012 2 90 1,212 13.5 606.0
23 Grant Jerrett 21.7 UTA 2 40 2013 1 6 28 4.7 28.0
24 Lorenzo Brown 24.6 MIN 2 52 2013 2 46 580 12.6 290.0
Player Age Tm R # Draft S G M MPG MPS
25 Joe Ingles 27.5 UTA 3 100 2006 1 70 1,482 21.2 1,482.0
26 Elijah Millsap 27.7 UTA 3 100 2010 1 39 808 20.7 808.0
27 Gary Neal 30.5 MIN 3 100 2010 5 310 6,682 21.6 1,336.4
28 Chris Johnson 24.9 UTA 3 100 2012 3 69 1,275 18.5 425.0
29 Jack Cooley 24.0 UTA 3 100 2013 1 8 37 4.6 37.0
30 Bryce Cotton 22.6 UTA 3 100 2014 1 7 41 5.9 41.0

That's really young.

If you take away Garnett and Martin the average age becomes 24.4. As far as I understand if the team bus breaks down they can't even rent a car. Besides being young, so many players were lotto picks, and 11 of the 1st rounders are on rookie contracts right now. Crazy.