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Getting younger in a hurry

Just a head's up, my latest HoopsWorld article is up:

The Pistons are known around the league as being a veteran team, and for good reason. At the start of the 2006-07 season, reported the average age of the roster to be 28.28 years, third-oldest in the league behind the San Antonio Spurs (30.37) and Phoenix Suns (28.98).

One year later you’d imagine the roster would continue to get older, but instead it’s gotten much, much younger. Not re-signing 38-year-old Dale Davis helped, as did signing all three of this year’s draft picks (Rodney Stuckey, Arron Afflalo and Sammy Mejia), as well as a second-round pick from a year ago (Cheik Samb). Detroit’s roster now has an average age of 26.5 years, which should rank among the middle of the pack once rosters are settled.