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Ranking the NBA's Best 2nd Units in 2013

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Ranking the NBA's Best 2nd Units in 2013
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The Thunder stars are very thankful for their bench's performance this year.

It has been a disappointing year for a lot of major bench players from last season. However, that makes it all the more important for teams' second units to separate themselves from the pack.

The league's best reserve crews are going to help their teams through the grueling schedule coming up, having honed and adjusted themselves through the final months of 2013.

These groups not only feature strong individual players earning big minutes, but they also form a cohesive unit. That allows larger groups of starters to get regular rest in games. In turn, that is going to keep a good team successful in the long run.

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