The current 15-man Miami Heat roster has five players 30 years of age and over, four players 24 years-old or younger, and six in their prime years.
Overall their ages average out to Miami fielding the third oldest roster in the Eastern Conference, per herosports.
Among Eastern Conference teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards are older, while twelve of them possess younger rosters, lead by the Philadelphia 76ers, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics as the second through fifth youngest squads in the NBA.
None of Miami’s three youngest players, Bam Adebayo (20), Justise Winslow (22), or Jordan Mickey (23) are starters, with Josh Richardson (24) being the lone player in the starting five under 25.
Incidentally trading away Adebayo and Winslow would leave the Heat with no players under 24 years old next season.
The question becomes with the thirteenth oldest team, out of fifteen, in the East, how much potential does Miami have to internally develop All-NBA talent and move up in the standings over the next few seasons?