In the NBA, one or two players can make a world of difference, but it takes an entire team, fighting together, to win a championship.
Would LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have been found hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy into the air without the help of athletes like Shane Battier, Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers by their side? Would Kobe Bryant be in possession of five championship rings without the assistance of a string of talented supporting casts? Heck, would Michael Jordan have taken the Bulls as far as he did, as often as he did, without a core group of guys who had is back?
No, three times over.
Far too often, when we think of an organization's roster, we're focused on the superstars, the starting five, maybe even the first or second guy off the bench.
But NBA depth charts delve deeper than six or seven, and when evaluating each team's current assembly, so will we.
*Note: All rosters are based upon training camp dockets and are not considered final; teams will eventually adjust sets accordingly to fit within confines of 15-man limit.