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DenButsu
03-17-2009, 08:09 AM
http://myespn.go.com/blogs/truehoop/0-38-324/The-Deep-End-of-the-Rotation--Assessing-Playoff-Benches.html


The Deep End of the Rotation: Assessing Playoff Benches

You know the sequence well: It's the start of the second quarter in a pivotal playoff game. We see repeated camera shots of the best players in the NBA, and they're ... resting on the bench. Fans know those players need their rest. But they also know the reserves are getting torched possession after possession.

Stress.

March is mostly about playoff positioning. For coaches, though, it's also the time to figure out the bench. Which guys have the poise to maintain that first-quarter lead, and the spark to whittle down a deficit? Auditions for playoff bench contributors are being held on a nightly basis.

Here's a look at how the bench squads are shaping up for the Top eight in each conference (9 in the bottom-heavy East):

THE WEST

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THE EAST

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Follow the link to see the breakdowns.

superkegger
03-17-2009, 07:52 PM
All I know, is that right now, the Lakers bench is ****. Just complete ****.

lakerboy
03-17-2009, 07:58 PM
Absolutely. The Laker bench is just awful right now. When Bynum comes back, it'll be better!

MAC10TIZZY
03-17-2009, 08:20 PM
the magic are deep , for real

Kakaroach
03-17-2009, 08:26 PM
Sweet, Utah has the most efficient bench in the NBA. Got to be one of the top 3 in the NBA.