The Brooklyn Nets entered the season with one of the most improved benches after general manager Billy King signed some of the NBA's better bench players during the offseason, and their strong showing thus far has reconfirmed everyone's assumptions that they would rank as a top-10 team in terms of depth.
There are a few teams that have more depth than the Nets, many of which will be the teams that Brooklyn must get through in the competitive Eastern Conference.
With 82 games in an NBA season, strong benches are critical.
It's impossible to rely on starters to play in all 82 games—let alone be effective in all of them—so having role players ready to step up and take over a game is paramount.
Depth is a necessity in the NBA, and the Nets certainly have enough to rank within the top-10 this season.