Suns are NBA’s youngest, lightest team for 2019-20 season
Nov 3, 2019, 7:01 AM | Updated: Nov 4, 2019, 7:25 am
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The NBA’s official survey was released on Friday, which includes some statistical anecdotes and oddities from across the league.
It also had the heights and weights of players under the league’s new requirement for official measurements, with height being out of shoes. Deandre Ayton measured at 6-foot-11 while Devin Booker is 6-foot-5.
Despite adding some more experience and drafting older players, the Phoenix Suns still have the NBA’s youngest roster, with an average age of 24.49. The leaguewide average is 26.18 and the oldest team is the Houston Rockets at 30.24.
Phoenix has Dario Saric (25.56), Frank Kaminsky (26.57), Tyler Johnson (27.48), Ricky Rubio (29.02) and Aron Baynes (32.89) checking in over the average age.
Naturally, that has the Suns as the second-least experienced team on average NBA seasons at 2.80, well below the league average of 4.59.
The Suns also ranked at the top of another leaderboard as the league’s lightest team. Phoenix’s average weight per player is 211.33 pounds, checking in eight pounds below the league average at 219.33.
Suns players checking in under that include Jalen Lecque (185), Tyler Johnson (190), Elie Okobo (190), Rubio (190), Jevon Carter (195), Ty Jerome (195), Cam Johnson (205), Kelly Oubre Jr. (205), Booker (210) and Mikal Bridges (210).
Kentucky has produced the most current NBA players with 28, including Booker. North Carolina has produced the third-most current NBA players with 14, Suns’ rookie Cam Johnson among them.
On the jersey number front, Aron Baynes is the only player in the league wearing No. 46.