Originally Posted by fancylad
Dallas and San antonio won on the skills of their best players. Not because of a deep bench.
the one team you can use the depth argument for effectively is the detroit pistons of however many years ago.
the 2007 Raptors
were up against the shittiest division and conference ever and were killed in the 1st round of the playoffs by 'star' players namely Kidd and one Vince Carter
and to an extent Richard Jefferson. and mikki Moore.
Yes, and having a deep bench to rest your players or compensate for when one gets injured surely doesn't matter at all.
Dallas - countless times players on the team stated how almost any one of them could be a starter in the league.
Raptors - you don't think that it helped having a nice bench? Also, losing a "depth guy" like Garbajosa was huge. For a team like that with only 1 "star" - CB4, you need depth. Every piece of the machine has to be available and working.
Depth gives your team some options and some peace of mind too.