5 Oldest NBA players in the 2017-18 season
Preview of the oldest active players heading into the new season.
With young, athletic players dominating the league, we look at the 5 oldest veterans still making their mark in the NBA. Honorable mentions would be:
1. Jamal Crawford, Minnesota Timberwolves,37 years.
2. Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat, 37 years.
3. Richard Jefferson, Cleveland Cavaliers,37 years.
4. Pau Gasol, San Antonio Spurs, 37 years.
5. David West, Golden State Warriors, 37 years.
That aside, without any further ado, here are the five oldest players headed into the 2017-18 NBA season:
#5 Damien Wilkins - 37 years
Wilkins was born on 11th January 1980. He is the nephew of NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins. He was picked up by the Seattle Sonics as an undrafted rookie in 2004. Besides being plagued by injuries, Wilkins has been a journeyman in the NBA, plying his trade on several teams mostly on a short-term basis over the course of his 12-year career. He also had stints in China, Venezuela, and the NBA D-League.
On August 15, 2017, Wilkins signed with the Indiana Pacers returning to the NBA for the first time since 2013. This would signal his 13th basketball career season.