depth is critical for any good nba team - you need it to ride out injuries and to keep you in games while you rest your top 5-6 guys. once in a while a depth guy goes off and wins you a game or two. great. but it's totally irrelevant if your starting 5 isn't good enough to win ballgames.
we have a couple of solid young pros, a couple of prospects, and then 11-12 bench players. that's not depth, that's just a bad team.