The NBA is a star-driven league. There's no doubt about that.
No team wins a championship without at least one (and now it seems, three) elite player. The Lakers have Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom. The Boston Celtics have Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo. The San Antonio Spurs have Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker.
Yet behind all those stars are always quality reserve players. Players like Shannon Brown and Sasha Vujacic for the Lakers and Eddie House and Glen Davis for the Celtics make all the difference when the top guns are in foul trouble or injured.
Logically, it would make sense that the teams with the best starting players would have the worst bench, because all of their money is tied up in their stars.
Well, as the saying goes, "you can have your cake and eat it too."
Take the Orlando Magic for instance. The Magic have among the most fearsome starting fives in the league, with Dwight Howard in the middle, surrounded by the likes of Rashard Lewis, Vince Carter and Jameer Nelson.
Yet a legitimate argument could be made that Orlando's backups are better than some teams' starting roster.
Look beyond the stars, and check out which teams have the greatest roster depth headed into the 2010-2011 season.