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NBA: The Magic ‘nurserymen’: the youngest starting five in NBA history

Updated 10/25/2021 - 12:57 Cole Anthony, 21 years and 163 days; Jalen Suggs, 20 + 144; Franz Wagner, 20 + 59; Wendell Carter Jr, 22 + 192; an


Updated
10/25/2021 –
12:57

Cole Anthony, 21 years and 163 days; Jalen Suggs, 20 + 144; Franz Wagner, 20 + 59; Wendell Carter Jr, 22 + 192; and Mo Bamba, 23 + 166. That was the Magic’s starting five at Madison to face the Knicks and, according to Elias Sports, is already in the books as the youngest in history (the NBA computes the age of the starters since the 70-71 season ) with a mean of 21 years and 213 days. And they took the triumph.

The Magic are in an intense rebuilding process. His commitment to youth is notorious. In his squad there are 11 players who do not reach 25 years and 10 of them are at most in their third season in the NBA. They only have three who have turned 30. And even coach Jamahl Mosley is a debutant in the league.

The results will be the least this season in Orlando. The objective is to grow their young talents and in a future that still seems distant to try to get closer to those teams that competed for the ring in 1995 with Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway and in 2009 with Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis and Hedo Turkoglu. .

“We said it from day one. It will try to improve every day. It will try to play hard, do it together and work as a team every day. The results will come by themselves if we do that. We are not going to put a number in front of us. . We only come to do our work and improve, “says Mosley.

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