Let’s talk about age. The Cavaliers are reportedly close to signing 36-year-old Shawn Marion. This is on top of the official signings of 34-year-old Mike Miller and 33-year-old James Jones. And the recent trade for 34-year-old Brendan Haywood. And the possible signing of 39-year-old Ray Allen. Suddenly, the Cavs look kinda old, no?
Oh well. Boo hoo. Last season, the Cavs were the seventh-youngest team in the league with a minutes-adjusted age of 24.9. Have they removed any youngins? Sure, some, within the necessary departures of recent draftees Tyler Zeller and Sergey Karasev and average-aged Alonzo Gee and C.J. Miles. But there’s no doubt the Cavs are much better. [Read more...]