Depth charts are a fairly common tool in the NBA- You place your players on how you think they perform- and rate the rest behind them accordingly.
There are 2 major issues with this system in the current NBA system
Red Auerbach pioneered the 6th man concept in the NBA His idea was to keep one of his better players on the bench and bring him in to give his team a bit of a spark either offensively when either team may be settling into a routine or running low on gas or- if the other team has a great offensive player a defensive 6th man to give the player a different look his first 6th man Frank Ramsey could play either guard position and was a solid player- but backed up 2 hall of famers and could slide to either spot with ease- and helped win 7 rings and earn a spot in the Hall as well- today a 5th overall pick might have some major issues with coming off the bench- but 7 rings speaks for itself. The Most famous 6th man in recent NBA history Kevin McHale started 118 of 407 games before being moved to the starting lineup after the 1986 season McHale was in a great place as Bird could move to SF vs some teams and Kevin could play low post as a C or a PF Most recent examples of this type of 6th man is Manu Ginobili with the San Antonio Spurs, being the classic instant offense off the bench and Leandro Barbosa with the Suns- being able to take either Nash's spot at Point Guard and Raja Bell's spot at shooting guard
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