Surprise: Spurs Younger Than Heat

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
June 6, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Miami Heat are on average older than the San Antonio Spurs.

Let’s break down the numbers to see the differences.

Overall, the average age of the Heat is 31.2 years old, while the Spurs are exactly three years younger at 28.2

The numbers reflect the age of the Heat bench, especially, including Juwan Howard (40 years old), Ray Allen (37), and Chris Anderson and Shane Battier (both 34) on the Heat bench and the Spurs overall youthfulness, including a pair of 21 year-olds (Cory Joseph and Kawhi Leonard, a starter), and four others that are 26 or younger, including starter Danny Green.

The average age for each team’s starting five is closer. For the Heat, it’s 29.4, while for the Spurs it’s 28.4

Here’s the full rosters for each team with every player’s age, with the starting five up top.

San Antonio Spurs:


Tony Parker, point guard (31)

Danny Green, shooting guard (25)

Kawhi Leonard, small forward (21)

Tim Duncan, power forward (37)

Tiago Splitter, center (28)

Rest, from youngest to oldest

Cory Joseph, point guard (21)

DeJuan Blair, center (24)

Patty Mills, point guard (24)

Nando de Colo, point guard (25)

Aron Baynes, power forward (26)

Gary Neal, point guard (28)

Boris Diaw, center (31)

Matt Bonner, power forward (33)

Tracy McGrady, shooting guard (34)

Manu Ginobili, shooting guard (35)


Miami Heat


Mario Chalmers, point guard (27)

Dwayne Wade, shooting guard (31)

LeBron James, small forward (28)

Udonis Haslem, power forward (32)

Chris Bosh, center (29)

Rest, from youngest to oldest

Norris Cole, point guard (24)

Jarvis Varnado, power forward (25)

Joel Anthony, center (30)

James Jones, small forward (32)

Rashard Lewis, power forward (33)

Mike Miller, shooting guard (33)

Shane Battier, small forward (34)

Chris Anderson, power forward (34)

Ray Allen, shooting guard (37)

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.