Gators in the NBA
Miami Heat captain Udonis Haslem is the NBA’s oldest active player at 41.
Haslem’s playing role barely exists anymore; he appeared in one game last season, finding a way to get ejected in just over two minutes of work.
The Heat still want him on the roster for what he provides in terms of leadership on the practice court and in the locker room. His current contract — one year, $2.8 million — is his 10th with the Heat in a 19-year career, and there are some in the organization who want him to return for a 20th season as well.
Other former UF standouts on NBA opening-day rosters:
Boston - Al Horford
Charlotte - Scottie Lewis
Dallas - Dorian Finney-Smith
Golden State - Chris Chiozza
Oklahoma City - Tre Mann
Washington - Bradley Beal