NBA Depth Chart 2012-2013

Here are the probable starters and backups for all 30 teams. It’s a work in progress, to be updated every week throughout the season — most recently March 17 — reflecting injuries and role changes.

chris paulWe list the ten players on each team expected to receive the most minutes. Not all rosters are equal in the NBA, or in fantasy hoops. Some coaches use short rotations; even their ninth man rarely contributes. Other teams are extremely deep — the Spurs have a few talented reserves we don’t have room to include.

Not included are a few injured players expected to miss a great deal of time. [Square brackets] indicate an injured player who could return soon enough to maintain his fantasy value. *Asterisks denote rookies.

Each player’s name links to his page in our Scores & Stats section. The three-letter team abbreviations link to their rosters and clicking on any small icon will open up the corresponding Team Page.

ATLHawks Team PageJeff TeagueKyle KorverJosh SmithAl Horford[Zaza Pachulia]
Devin Harris*John JenkinsDeShawn StevensonAnthony TolliverIvan Johnson
BOSCeltics Team PageAvery BradleyCourtney LeePaul PierceBrandon BassKevin Garnett
Jason TerryJordan CrawfordJeff GreenChris WilcoxShavlik Randolph
BRKDeron WilliamsJoe JohnsonGerald WallaceReggie EvansBrook Lopez
C.J. WatsonMarShon BrooksKeith BogansKris HumphriesAndray Blatche
CHABobcats Team PageKemba WalkerGerald Henderson*Michael Kidd-GilchristJosh McRobertsBismack Biyombo
[Ramon Sessions]Ben Gordon*Jeffrey TaylorJeff AdrienByron Mullens
CHIBulls Team Page[Kirk Hinrich][Richard Hamilton]Luol DengCarlos BoozerJoakim Noah
Nate RobinsonMarco BelinelliJimmy Butler[Taj Gibson]Nazr Mohammed
CLECavs Team Page[Kyrie Irving]*Dion WaitersAlonzo GeeTristan Thompson*Tyler Zeller
Shaun LivingstonC.J. MilesWayne EllingtonLuke WaltonMarreese Speights
DALMike JamesO.J. Mayo[Shawn Marion]Dirk NowitzkiChris Kaman
Darren CollisonVince Carter*Jae CrowderBrandan WrightElton Brand
DENNuggets Team PageTy LawsonAndre IguodalaDanilo GallinariKenneth FariedKosta Koufos
Andre MillerWilson ChandlerCorey BrewerAnthony RandolphJaVale McGee
DETPistons Team PageJose Calderon[Brandon Knight]*Kyle SinglerJason MaxiellGreg Monroe
Will BynumRodney StuckeyJonas JerebkoCharlie Villanueva*[Andre Drummond]
GSWWarriors Team PageStephen CurryKlay Thompson*Harrison BarnesDavid LeeAndrew Bogut
Jarrett JackDraymond GreenRichard JeffersonCarl LandryFestus Ezeli
HOURockets Team PageJeremy LinJames HardenChandler Parsons*Donatas MotiejunasOmer Asik
Patrick BeverleyFrancisco GarciaCarlos Delfino*Thomas RobinsonGreg Smith
INDPacers Team PageGeorge HillLance StephensonPaul GeorgeDavid WestRoy Hibbert
D.J. Augustin*Orlando Johnson[Danny Granger]Tyler HansbroughIan Mahinmi
LACClippers Team PageChris PaulChauncey BillupsCaron ButlerBlake GriffinDeAndre Jordan
[Eric Bledsoe]Jamal CrawfordMatt BarnesGrant HillLamar Odom
LALLakers Team PageSteve NashKobe BryantMetta World PeaceEarl ClarkDwight Howard
Steve BlakeJodie MeeksAntawn Jamison[Pau Gasol]*Robert Sacre
MEMGrizzlies Team PageMike ConleyTony AllenTayshaun PrinceZach RandolphMarc Gasol
Jerryd BaylessTony WrotenQuincy PondexterEd DavisDarrell Arthur
MIAHeat Team PageMario ChalmersDwyane WadeLeBron JamesUdonis HaslemChris Bosh
Norris ColeRay AllenShane BattierRashard LewisChris Andersen
MILBucks Team PageBrandon JenningsMonta Ellis[Luc Mbah a Moute]Ersan IlyasovaLarry Sanders
Ishmael SmithJ.J. RedickMike Dunleavy[Ekpe Udoh]Samuel Dalembert
MINWolves Team PageRicky RubioLuke Ridnour[Andrei Kirilenko][Kevin Love][Nikola Pekovic]
J.J. Barea*Alexey ShvedMickael GelabaleDerrick WilliamsDante Cunningham
NOHHornets Team PageGreivis VazquezEric GordonAl-Farouq Aminu*Anthony DavisRobin Lopez
Roger Mason Jr.*Austin RiversXavier HenryLance ThomasRyan Anderson
NYKKnicks Team PageRaymond FeltonIman ShumpertJames White[Carmelo Anthony][Tyson Chandler]
Jason KiddJ.R. SmithSteve NovakKenyon MartinMarcus Camby
OKCThunder Team PageRussell WestbrookThabo SefoloshaKevin DurantSerge IbakaKendrick Perkins
Reggie JacksonKevin Martin*Perry Jones IIINick CollisonHasheem Thabeet
ORLMagic Team PageJameer NelsonArron Afflalo*Maurice HarklessTobias HarrisNikola Vucevic
E’Twaun MooreBeno Udrih[Hedo Turkoglu] *Andrew Nicholson[Glen Davis]
PHISixers Team PageJrue Holiday[Nick Young]Evan TurnerThaddeus YoungSpencer Hawes
Royal IveyDamien WilkinsDorell WrightLavoy Allen[Andrew Bynum]
PHOSuns Team PageGoran DragicJared DudleyMarcus MorrisMarkieff MorrisJermaine O’Neal
*Kendall MarshallMichael BeasleyP.J. TuckerLuis Scola[Marcin Gortat]
PORBlazers Team Page*Damian LillardWesley MatthewsNicolas BatumLaMarcus AldridgeJ.J. Hickson
Eric MaynorWill Barton*Victor ClaverJared Jeffries*Meyers Leonard
SACKings Team PageIsaiah ThomasTyreke EvansJohn SalmonsJason ThompsonDeMarcus Cousins
Jimmer FredetteMarcus ThorntonJames JohnsonPatrick PattersonChuck Hayes
SASSpurs Team Page[Tony Parker]Danny GreenKawhi LeonardTim DuncanTiago Splitter
Patrick MillsGary NealManu GinobiliDeJuan BlairBoris Diaw
TORRaptors Team PageKyle LowryDeMar DeRozanRudy GayAmir Johnson*Jonas Valanciunas
John Lucas*Terrence RossAlan AndersonLandry FieldsAaron Gray
UTAJazz Team PageMo WilliamsRandy FoyeGordon HaywardPaul MillsapAl Jefferson
Earl WatsonAlec BurksMarvin WilliamsDerrick FavorsEnes Kanter
WASWizards Team PageJohn Wall*Bradley BealMartell WebsterNene HilarioEmeka Okafor
[A. J. Price]Chris SingletonTrevor ArizaTrevor BookerKevin Seraphin


Version 6.1 (Updated Mar. 17): Mostly injury updates and a few minor role changes.

Version 6.1 (Updated Mar. 3): Many injury status updates; loss of Jason Smith for the season leaves Hornets with no backup C, so we improvised.

Version 6.0 (Updated Feb. 23): Many changes due to trades at the deadline; injury updates.

Version 5.3 (Updated Feb. 10): Removed Jason Richardson (knee surgery) and added Jeremy Pargo for 76ers, otherwise mostly injury brackets on or off.

Version 5.2 (Updated Feb. 3): Three teams (Toronto, Memphis and Detroit) have revamped lineups after the latest trade; dropped Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger (season-ending surgery) and updated injury status for many others.

Version 5.1 (Updated Jan. 27): Mostly injury brackets on (Chris Paul) or off (Raymond Felton) plus a few position shifts and the Cavs-Grizzlies trade.

Version 5.0 (Updated Jan. 20): After three weeks of neglect — we have been short-staffed in the fantasy department — there were massive changes.

Version 4.6 (Updated Dec. 29): Brackets on, brackets off. Some injured players returned (Steve Nash, Pau Gasol) and others got hurt (Jonas Valanciunas, Wesley Matthews), plus a few newcomers.

Version 4.5 (Updated Dec. 15): New players include Cartier Martin, Devin Ebanks and Andrew Nicholson.  Position swaps (Marco Belinelli, Bismack Biyombo) and too many injury changes to list.

Version 4.4 (Updated Dec. 1): Several new players (including Josh Howard, Mickael Pietrus, Charlie Villanueva, Derek Fisher) plus position swaps and injury status changes.

Version 4.3 (Updated Nov. 24): New players (John Salmons, Dominic McGuire…) plus a few position swaps (Aaron Brooks, Gordon Hayward) and latest injury updates.

Version 4.2 (Updated Nov. 17): Latest injury changes, a SG swap for Detroit, new players (Rasheed Wallace, Linas Kleiza…) and a few position adjustments.

Version 4.1 (Updated Nov. 10): Injury status updates and a few minor position shuffles.

Version 4.0 (Updated Nov. 3): Results of the James Harden trade for OKC and HOU, plus a few role changes and injury status adjustments based on Week 1 games.

Version 3.0 (Updated Oct. 27): Rotations now correspond to our expectations for the regular season. Injury brackets on and off on multiple players.

Version 2.0 (Updated Oct. 13): Status changed for several injured players and other adjustments made to reflect rotations in early exhibition games.


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  8. Kent Williams says

    Jermaine O’Neal has suddenly become a fantasy sleeper. With Channing Frye (heart) out for the year, J.O. gets an opportunity for regular minutes, and he had Regenokine treatment in Germany on both knees. It’s the latest technology; an athlete’s blood is spun in a centrifuge and the resulting serum is injected into damaged joints over five days. Recovery time is short and everyone reports improvement.

  9. Spurs fan says

    Obviously, no one can be 100% accurate, because in some cases the teams themselves don’t know, but I don’t get why when people make depth charts, they do it based on how they’d rate them and not how the players are actually utilized; it makes no sense.

    Atlanta: PG- Teague/Harris, SG- Morrow/Williams, SF- Stevenson/Korver, PF- Smith/Johnson, C- Horford/Pachulia

    Boston: PG- Rondo/Terry, SG- Bradley/Lee, SF- Pierce/Green, PF- Bass/Sullinger, C- Garnett/Wilcox

    Brooklyn: PG- Williams/Watson, SG- Johnson/Brooks, SF- Wallace/Bogans, PF- Humphries/Teletovic, C- Lopez/Evans

    Charlotte: PG- Walker/Sessions, SG- Henderson/Gordon, SF- Kidd-Gilchrist/Williams, PF- Thomas/Biyombo, C- Haywood/Mullens

    Chicago: PG- Rose/Hinrich, SG- Hamilton/Belinelli, SF- Deng/Butler, PF- Boozer/Gibson, C- Noah/Mohammed

    Cleveland: PG- Irving/Gibson, SG- Waiters/Miles, SF- Gee/Casspi, PF- Thompson/Samuels, C- Varejao/Zeller

    Dallas: PG- Collison/West, SG_ Mayo/Beaubois, SF- Marion/Carter, PF- Nowitzki/Brand, C- Kaman/Wright

    Denver: PG- Lawson/Miller, SG- Iguodala/Brewer, SF- Gallinari/Chandler, PF- Faried/Randolph, C- McGee/Mozgov

    Detroit: PG- Knight/Bynum, SG- Stuckey/Maggette, SF- Prince/Daye, PF- Maxiell/Jerebko, C- Monroe/Kravtsov

    Golden State: PG- Curry/Jack, SG- Thompson/Rush, SF- Barnes/Jefferson, PF- Lee/Landry, C- Bogut/Biedrins

    Houston: PG- Lin/Douglas, SG- Martin/Lamb, SF- Parsons/Delfino, PF- Patterson/White, C- Asik/Motiejunas

    Indiana: PG- Hill/Augustin, SG- George/Stephenson, SF- Granger/Green, PF- West/Hansbrough, C- Hibbert/Mahinmi

    Los Angeles: PG: Paul/Bledsoe, SG- Billups/Crawford, SF- Butler/Hill, PF- Griffin/Odom, C- Jordan/Turiaf

    Los Angeles: PG- Nash/Blake, SG- Bryant/Meeks, SF- World Peace/Ebanks, PF- Gasol/Jamison, C- Howard/Hill

    Memphis: PG- Conley/Bayless, SG- Allen/Selby, SF- Gay/Pondexter, PF- Randolph/Arthur, C- Gasol/Speights

    Miami: PG- Chalmers/Cole, SG- Wade/Allen, SF- James/Miller, PF- Battier/Lewis, C- Bosh/Haslem

    Milwaukee: PG- Jennings/Udrih, SG- Ellis/Lamb, Mbah a Moute/Dunleavy, PF- Ilyasova/Gooden, C- Dalembert/Udoh

    Minnesota: PG- Rubio/Ridnour, SG- Roy/Shved, SF- Kirilenko/Budinger, PF- Love/Williams, C- Pekovic/Stiemsma

    New Orleans: PG- Rivers/Vasquez, SG- Gordon/Mason, SF- Aminu/Henry, PF- Davis/Anderson, C- Lopez/Smith

    New York: PG- Felton/Kidd, SG- Shumpert/Smith, SF- Anthony/Brewer, PF- Stoudemire/Novak, C- Chandler/Camby

    Oklahoma City: PG- Westbrook/Maynor, SG- Sefolosha/Harden, SF- Durant/Cook, PF- Ibaka/Collison, C- Perkins/Aldrich

    Orlando: PG- Nelson/Smith, SG- Afflalo/Redick, SF- Turkoglu/Richardson, PF- Davis/Harrington, C- Ayon/Vucevic

    Philadelphia: PG- Holiday/Ivey, SG- Turner/Young, SF- Wright/Richardson, PF- Hawes/Young, C- Bynum/Allen

    Phoenix: PG- Dragic/Marshall, SG- Dudley/Brown, SF- Beasley/Johnson, PF- Scola/Frye, C- Gortat/O’Neal

    Portland: PG- Lilard/Smith, SG- Matthews/Williams, SF- Batum/Babbitt, PF- Aldridge/Hickson, C- Leonard/Freeland

    Sacramento: PG- Thomas/Brooks, SG- Thornton/Salmons, SF- Evans/Johnson, PF- Thompson/Robinson, C- Cousins/Hayes

    San Antonio: PG- Parker/Neal, SG- Green/Ginobili, SF- Leonard/Jackson, PF- Diaw/Bonner, C- Duncan/Splitter

    Toronto: PG- Lowry/Calderon, SG- DeRozan/Ross, SF- Fields/Kleiza, PF- Bargnani/Johnson, C- Valanciunas/Davis

    Utah: PG- Williams/Watson, SG- Hayward/Foye, SF- Williams/Burks, PF- Millsap/Favors, C- Jefferson/Kanter

    Washington: PG- Wall/Price, SG- Beal/Crawford, SF- Ariza/Webster, PF- Nene/Vesely, C- Okafor/Seraphin

    • Kent Williams says

      I really appreciate the feedback and respect your opinions. We’re already planning a series of “Jump Balls” where internal disagreements among the three of us on the fantasy beat will be aired (and resolved) in public. You’ve identified many of those potential battles we’ll be looking at in depth over the next few weeks.

    • phxfan88 says

      As far as the Suns go, your updated list is wrong. This website has it correct with Frye out for an unspecified amount of time and Markieff Morris’ stock continuing to rise. Also, at this time Telfair will most definitely be the backup point guard, there is speculation Marshall won’t see any regular playing time any time soon.

  10. Ajpdx says

    The blazers’ Elliott Williams just very recently tore his Achilles so Will barton will be replacing him on the depth chart. Also, thabo sefolosha starts over harden and pj3 will be backing up durant and ibaka with cook taking whatever minutes are remaining. Just a few things I saw…

    • Kent Williams says

      Version 1.1 will reflect that change in Portland. As to Sefolosha/Harden, I made an exception. The starter is a deep-league-only afterthought and the “sub” is a fantasy stud.

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    • Kent Williams says

      Great timing on your question. The Sheridan Hoops mobile app will be available very soon. It will be fast-loading, ad-free and only $1.99 on iTunes. Watch for an announcement!

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