Today, numerous young talents are making their way into the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the upcoming 2021-22 NBA season, a host of rookies are set to make their first NBA appearance. In addition to the young talents, several veterans will also carry on their legacy and are ready to show their talents in the 2021-22 season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Joshua Primo will be the youngest player to participate in the 2021-22 NBA season. On the other hand, Udonis Haslem will be the oldest player to participate in the NBA 2021-22 season. Here are details on both.
Youngest player in 2021-22 NBA season – Joshua Primo
Joshua Primo is a Canadian professional basketball player. He will represent the San Antonio Spurs in the 2021-22 NBA season. Primo was selected as the 12th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. He was on the San Antonio Spurs 2021 NBA Summer League roster.
He played college basketball for Alabama and averaged 8.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per game last season. Additionally, Joshua Primo has also represented Canada at the 2019 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in Greece. He was the youngest member of the squad at 16 years old and averaging 4.2 points per game.
Oldest player of the NBA season 2021-22 – Udonis Haslem
Udonis Haslem is an American professional basketball player. He will appear for the Miami Heat in the 2021-22 season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 41-year-old will be the oldest player next season. He made his NBA debut with the Miami Heat in 2002. Since then, he has won three NBA championships, the last time he won the championship was in 2013.
This would be his nineteenth season in the NBA. Udonis Haslem has played 859 games in the regular season for the Miami Heat and averaged 7.6 points per game. Whereas, he has made 147 appearances for the Miami Heat in the playoffs and averaged 5.7 points per game. Haslem holds the record for most rebounds (5,775), most defensive rebounds (4,148) and most offensive rebounds (1,607) for the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Details of the NBA season 2021-22
It will be season 76 of the NBA. In the next season 30 teams will participate and a total of 82 matches will be played. The preseason will begin from October 4, 2021. Whereas, the regular season will begin from October 19, 2021.