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The Boston Celtics and the 5 Deepest Teams in the NBA

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The Boston Celtics and the 5 Deepest Teams in the NBA
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Having the best starting five in the league does not necessarily yield an NBA title.

A strong second-unit not only gives the team flexibility, but it also allows for replacements in the case that a starter gets sidelined for a long time.

The 2008 Celtics can attribute their championship not only to Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, but also to Tony Allen and James Posey, two role players who are pictured on this slide.

Allen and Posey brought specific skills to the table and allowed for Boston to withstand a deep postseason run without major injuries.

Here are the NBA's five deepest rosters heading into next season. Remember, just because the team is the deepest, doesn't necessarily mean that they are bringing home the title.

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