NYT: Is Age Tipping the Balance in the N.B.A.?
A simple explanation for the shift in balance among these teams is age. Six of Dallas’ top eight players (ranked by minutes played) are 32 or older. Of the Celtics’ top eight, six are 31 or older. Comparatively, the Sixers (Elton Brand) and Knicks (Mike Bibby) each have one player over 30 in the eight-man rotation, and both teams have made improvements from last year.