1. DeMarre Carroll, Jeremy Evans, Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, Marvin Williams—Utah Jazz
2. Chase Budinger, Dante Cunningham, Greg Stiemsma, Derrick Williams—Minnesota Timberwolves
3. Andris Biedriņs, Festus Ezeli, Draymond Green, Richard Jefferson, Carl Landry, Jeremy Tyler—Golden State Warriors
4. Elton Brand, Jae Crowder, Bernard James, Brandan Wright—Dallas Mavericks
Which team with a former top-three draft pick will come out on top? The team with three of them. The Utah Jazz have a terrific bench with Marvin Williams, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter.
That group hasn't quite lived up to expectations they had when they were drafted in the top three picks, but they have proved to be solid contributors on a good team.
Minnesota comes in second with its backup lineup of Chase Budinger, Derrick Williams and Greg Stiemsma. Budinger and Stiemsma are known contributors on the offensive and defensive sides of the court. Williams is a star on the rise.
While he hasn't lived up to the expectations he had as the No. 2 overall pick, people forget he still managed an All-Rookie second-team selection and two appearances at the All-Star break: the Rising Stars Challenge and the Slam Dunk Contest.
Golden State has the highest number of players in the backcourt, but a lot of those players used to have value and are on a steady decline. Andris Biedriņs, Carl Landry and Richard Jefferson were once thought not only as starters in the league, but potential All-Stars.
While none of them ever made it, they are looking for fresh starts this year in different roles on the Warriors. Let's hope one of them can learn defense.
As for Dallas, Elton Brand and Brandan Wright had great seasons last year, but they are still lacking in the center and small forward department with several players looking to play out of position.