yeah totally. We really aren't old. Id much rather be us, and have a core in their prime, with veterans and youth backing us up, rather than say the lakers where all your money is going to a bunch of old starters with no bench and no one of quality being able to back them up.
Youth costs more. If a player is good and young they are more valuable then a player that is older. This is because teams want to secure young players for several years. So in terms of value, you are more likely to get a player who can contribute more to your team for a low cost if the player is older rather than younger. Because if a player is younger and will accept a low payment it must likely means that he sucks. But if the player is older it could mean that he was at one time good but isn't what he used to be. Id rather have a has been who still has knowledge of the the game and how to win than a never was.
Age is only an issue if you sign them with the intent of having them for a lengthy period of time. We don't. This is the one season we are even going to bother our selves with most of our older players in all likelyhood. Im not sure why this is so hard for some people to understand.