5 Youngest Teams In The NBA

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Despite the Boston Celtics finding some chemistry and success amid a three-game winning streak, starting forward Jeff Green has been the staple name in trade talks dating back to last year. The former fifth pick in the 2007 NBA Draft has garnered a lot of interest due to his unique skillset. Teams such as the Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets and Houston Rockets have expressed interest in acquiring the tweener forward due in part to his three-point shooting and ability to play multiple positions. It is unclear if Celtics management and Brad Stevens are ready to let go of a productive player who stretches the floor for Rajon Rondo’s dribble penetrations and led the team in scoring last year with 18 points and 7 rebounds. The Pistons can dangle the expiring contract of Greg Monroe on the condition that the soon-to-be restricted free agent agreed to a contract extension which will ensure his stay in the green uniform beyond this year. The Rockets have some draft picks and talent to entice the Celtics but will likely need a third team to facilitate the trade while the Hornets are lacking a stretch-four to open up the shaded area for Al Jefferson given the failings of the Marvin Williams signing in the summer. REUTERS

Typically, professional sports are a young man's game. Most sports stars reach their prime around their mid-twenties but a few players still manage to excel into their 30s. The youngest player ever to play in the NBA was Andrew Bynum at the age of 17, while the oldest was Nat Hickey at the age of 45. Here are the five youngest teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the current 2014-2015 season.

1 Philadelphia 76ers 23.4

Philadelphia 76ers is the youngest team in the NBA led by general manager Sam Hinkie and head coach Brett Brown. Philadelphia 76ers built a team of players who only have a couple of years of experience in the league, such as Joel Embiid, Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams. Expectedly, team has been awful this season, barely avoiding setting a record for number of consecutive losses to start the year.

2 Utah Jazz 23.9

The Utah Jazz is the third youngest team in the NBA with loads of young talents. In fact, 66 percent of the squad are aged 24 and under. Dante Exum, who is a first round draft pick, joined Utah Jazz as the youngest player at the age of 19, while Steve Novak and Joe Ingles raise the average age of players of Utah Jazz.

3 Orlando Magic 24.9 

Founded in 1989 as an expansion franchise, Orlando Magic's roster consists of players who are 24 years old and younger. Thus far, Orlando Magic carries three rookies on its roster, which pushed its average age under 25. The franchise has been the second most successful of the expansion teams in terms of winning percentage. In fact, Orlando Magic has been in the playoffs for more than half of its existence.

4 Milwaukee Bucks 25

Although the Milwaukee Bucks has been predicted to be among the worst in the league, the team managed to prove critics wrong for the 2014-2015 NBA season. Milwaukee Bucks, led by former NBA superstar and head coach Jason Kidd, posted a .500 record just past the quarter mark. Thus far, more than half of the team have two years experience or less in the NBA.

5 Boston Celtics 25.3

Boston Celtics, the Massachusettes-based team founded in 1946 and one of the NBA teams to survive the league's first decade, has the fourth youngest team in the NBA. The youngest player in the roster is James Young, age 19, with Gerald Wallas and Jameer Nelson, both 32, as the oldest players.

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