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Beyond Antawn Jamison, the Lakers bench unit will most likely consist of Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks, Devin Ebanks and Jordan Hill.
Meeks, a former starter in Philadelphia, will help space the floor with his three-point shooting ability (something the Lakers sorely lacked last season).
None of these players will light up the crowd most nights, but they should be a considerable upgrade over the Lakers' notably terrible bench from this past season.
On the Thunder's side, besides Harden, they'll most likely bring out Eric Maynor, Lazar Hayward, Nick Collison and Cole Aldrich as their main bench unit, with Daequan Cook, Hollis Thompson, Perry Jones and Hasheem Thabeet all waiting in the wings.
By virtue of depth alone, the Thunder earn the star here.
Maynor, in particular, should be a welcome addition back to the lineup after missing last season with a torn ACL, and the rookie Jones could be the steal of the draft if concerns about his knees don't pan out.
Even if the Thunder suffer a few injuries this season, the quality of players they have as backups should keep them afloat as one of the top Western Conference teams.
ADVANTAGE: Oklahoma City Thunder