Not only did the Phoenix Suns field the youngest lineup in 49 years of franchise history tonight, they also fielded the youngest starting lineup in NBA league history.
Via @EliasSports, tonight's @Suns starting lineup (average age of 21 years, 14 days) is the youngest starting five in NBA history #WeArePHX pic.twitter.com/YKH1KsUt8g— Phoenix Suns Stats (@SunsBballComm) March 24, 2017
Also funny: 15 of the 16 teams playing in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen this weekend have an OLDER starting lineup than the Phoenix Suns.
The Suns' starting 5 was the youngest in NBA history tonight — younger than all but ONE of the Sweet 16 teams playing.— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 24, 2017
(via @EliasSports) pic.twitter.com/NWp7JUEyZu
The Suns went on lose by 28 points to the NBA’s worst team, the Brooklyn Nets, which should put to rest that even the best college teams couldn’t beat an NBA team.
Marquese Chriss - the youngest in the league’s youngest lineup - scored 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.
Devin Booker, the middle of the pack at a ripe 20 1⁄2 years old, scored 28 points.
Tyler Ulis, the second oldest at just over 21 years old, had a double-double with 11 points and 12 assists.
What’s kinda funny is that if 19-year old Dragan Bender hadn't injured an ankle, the Suns could go even younger. Alex Len (24) was weighing them down.