Fellow Raptor writer Taylor Smith made a comment regarding the state of the Raptors bench, and their lack of strength so of course I had to look at the issue of team benches in the East.
Most contenders have to rely on their depth in order to avoid the pitfalls that come with contending for a championship. Despite the changing NBA landscape where the gap in between the contenders and pretenders are growing, depth still plays a key role in winning it all.
So I am choosing to base the top five benches off of these factors: Ability to play with the starting unit, overall talent level, players that could start for most teams, and understanding of their roles\specialties within their system. Without further ado Our Top 5 Benches in the East (of course in my opinion)
While I’m sure some people will not agree with my selections for the East, bottom line is that other than these five teams who can match up with them from a bench perspective?
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