Ranking Every 2012-13 NBA Team by Its 12th Man

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Ranking Every 2012-13 NBA Team by Its 12th Man
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The 2012-13 NBA champion will not be determined by the strength of its 12th man.

That being said, the future champion will rely on their depth throughout the 82-game season and the 16 necessary postseason victories.

NBA franchises typically play somewhere between an eight- and 10-man rotation.

The last rotation spots are not often set in stone, and even if they are, they cannot account for injuries, suspensions and whatever else may cost rotation members games.

This list is a collection of players young and old, some whose franchises hope they'll force their way on to the court and others whose franchises hope they can simply provide energy in practice and a presence in the locker room.

These players may not have the popularity of Brian Scalabrine, recent retiree and perhaps the most popular 12th man in NBA history, but they may build some for their talent and not their appearance.

This is far from an exact science as some of these players may end up as waiver casualties, but this is my best educated guess (along with some assistance from espn.com's projected depth charts) as to who will fill the final active spot on their team's roster.

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