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NBA History: 20 Greatest Role Players
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Jason Terry, Lamar Odom and Derek Fisher were key role players on the last three championship teams.

As the playoffs start this week, instead of examining the top playoff performances by superstars, I'm going to examine the greatest role-playing performances.  The guy who comes off the bench and drills a three when you need one. The guy who doesn't do much on the offensive side, but is a lockdown defender.  There are two criteria on this list of role players:

1) The player must have won at least one championship ring

2) The player must not have been one of the three best players on the championship teams he played on (for example, in the Bulls' dynasties, the top three options were Jordan, Pippen, then Horace Grant for the first three-peat and Dennis Rodman for the second).  Coming off the the bench is always a plus.

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