Originally written on Red's Army  |  Last updated 7/10/12
We all know the jokes.  The Celtics are so old, they put Geritol in the Gatorade buckets.  They’re so old, medicare covers half the team’s payroll.  They’re so old, Dick Bavetta asks to referee their games so they can feel young again. When the Celtics got the commitment from Jason Terry, the joke machine went into over-drive.  Terry is about to be 35.  So is Paul Pierce.  Kevin Garnett is 36.  They are key contributors to the Celtics. But from there, there is a significant drop off.  The next oldest guy on the roster after those three players is Brandon Bass (27). Taking into account the 12 players currently on, or expected to be on, the Celtics roster (Bradley, Rondo, Pierce, Garnett, Bass, Terry, Green, Johnson, Moore, Melo, Sullinger, Joseph), the average age of the Boston Celtics is… … 26.3 years old. To put that into perspective, 10 teams in the NBA last season were younger than that.  The young Sixers team that the Celtics beat?  They’re basically the same age as this curren...
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