Saturday, March 6, 2010
Boston Celtics- Elderly in the NBA
For the third season in a row, Boston has dipped into the veteran free agent market and added depth for a title run, this time in the form of former All-Star Michael Finley. Now that the Celtics signed Michael Finley, age 37!! (the 8th oldest in the NBA) they have some of the oldest players in the NBA.
Adding Finley made Kevin Garnett, 33 with high mileage, the team's fourth-oldest player. On 12 other teams, KG would be the eldest statesman.
Finley is no doubt a great player:
He has averaged 15.9 PPG, 4.4 RPG and 3.0 APG in his 14-year career, all while shooting 37.4 percent from 3-point range. He will wear No. 40 for the Celts.
Boston will welcome Finley to the team for its 8 p.m. Sunday night matchup with the Wizards in the Garden, but it's unknown if he will play.