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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 1:35 pm  |  24 responses

New York Knicks Could Become the Oldest Team in NBA History


Despite how the front-office may view the roster they’ve assembled — GM Glen Grunwald told a skeptical press corps yesterday that, “We think we’re not old” — the reality for this year’s New York Knicks (assuming that Rasheed Wallace eventually comes on board) is that they could very well be the oldest team ever to gimp across an NBA floor. From the WSJ: “In July, when the Knicks lost then 23-year-old Jeremy Lin to the Houston Rockets, they picked up Pablo Prigioni (35), Marcus Camby (38), Jason Kidd (39) and Kurt Thomas (40 this week). The Knicks expect 38-year-old Rasheed Wallace, who retired in 2010, to sign with them this week. General manager Glen Grunwald said the transactions undoubtedly improved the team. ‘We don’t think we got older. We feel we got more experienced and better,’ he said, adding that these are ‘some hungry veterans that know how to win and are still very good players.’ He cited Kidd and Wallace winning titles elsewhere, and Camby having previously won the defensive-player-of-the-year award. ‘We can play,’ Camby said, bristling at the notion that he and other players might need days off during the season to stay fresh. ‘Otherwise the organization wouldn’t have brought us in here.’ [...] The 2012 Knicks will be almost five years older than they were last year, when the average player was 27 years and 300 days old. Assuming Wallace signs, their top 13 players would be, on average, 32 years and 240 days old—the oldest team in NBA history, according to Stats LLC. No team has ever gotten so much older from one season to the next.”

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  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    “oldest team ever to gimp across an NBA floor.” Slam does it again.. LOL!

  • zogs19994

    AAAAAAND THATS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SKIP “THE REBUILDING” PROCESS

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    Oh jeeze, like I said… Knicks got old in a hurry

  • spit hot fiyah

    They should definetely go after juwan howard

  • K_HOLIDAY

    I dont know if they can guard anybody, but they can damn sure get discounted movie tickets and bus rides in NYC!

  • yann blavec

    we were already old in 1994…

  • MikeC.

    Knicks will be the first franchise to stock Depends in the changeroom.

  • danpowers

    we got the best on court coaching staff in the league lol

  • Max

    LOL

  • Max

    Remember that quite exciting team 2 years ago with Felton, Gallo, Chandler and Amaré?

  • LakeShow

    Yeah… I actually enjoyed that team. If they would have just added T.Chandler and kept Wilson Chandler that would be a beast team…

  • sefos

    The Old York Knicks

  • zogs19994

    NO

  • Datkid

    totally. or just added melo so that they would’ve stayed deep. THAT team would’ve been a problem.

  • danpowers

    rebuilding from what? that team was on the bottom for like a decade

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NVGJJPAZDF7PYA7QPJLJRQWDBE Jordan Carter

    Retirement home garden

  • ClydeSays

    Kidd made some sense. He can run a halfcourt team & play 15mpg. But Camby? Kurt Thomas?! Sheed!? At least Thomas & Camby have been playing ball in the past couple of years. The last time Sheed was under contract for the C’s, he spent the offseason bulking up on Cheetos, sat on the bench for most of the season before retiring.

  • zogs19994

    YOU CLEARLY DONT UNDERSTAND BASKETBALL

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.merrihew Bob Merrihew

    Bernard King is still kicking around town. I think have some kind of mental illness like LGETF Syndrome (Let’s go entirely too far) They have a good core, we’ll see what happens, how much Felton weighs, and if Prigioni can ball. The Knicks are like a box of chocolates…..

  • nick

    hahaaahahahaha

  • danpowers

    obviously. please explain the game to me

  • dundundun

    i think jason williams is still available as a backup.

  • Mike Jones

    The Core group is still young enough, these old men will be getting limited playing time obvioulsy, kurt thomas and sheed will only be on the floor if chandler and amare are in foul trouble or the knicks are up by 20. Similar for kidd, he may start early but, shumpert and felton will run the point majority of the time.
    This is not a case for concern unless the youth get injured then that could be a different question

  • Mike From Spain

    Some of these old guys will be at the end of the bench. I don’t see their age as that much of an issue. Still, ‘the oldest team ever to gimp across an NBA floor’ is a winner :-)

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