I was hoping we were past the days of filling out our bench with D-league talent.
But now they're practice players instead of rotation players. I think you want hungry, hard working DLeaguers at the end of the bench rather than veterans. Lance Thomas vs. Lou Amundson for example. If you asked who I want filling in at PF/C for 10 games during the year due to injury of the guys ahead of him, I'd pick Amundson, but for the rest of the year I think you'd rather have a guy like Lance Thomas on your team. Energy/effort is infectious, and he's also reputed as funny guy that provides good leadership in the locker room, not to mention he's a pretty good towel waver.
And I'm not saying Amundson is a bad player, it's just for the amount of games the 13th-15th men will play, what they bring to practice and the locker room/cheerleading section of the bench is more important than what they bring to the court.
This post was edited on 8/9 at 8:57 am