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 Page Jeff Teague Kyle Korver Josh Smith Al Horford [Zaza Pachulia]
Devin Harris *John Jenkins DeShawn Stevenson Anthony Tolliver Ivan Johnson
BOSCeltics Team Page Avery Bradley Courtney Lee Paul Pierce Brandon Bass Kevin Garnett
Jason Terry Jordan Crawford Jeff Green Chris Wilcox Shavlik Randolph
BRK Deron Williams Joe Johnson Gerald Wallace Reggie Evans Brook Lopez
C.J. Watson MarShon Brooks Keith Bogans Kris Humphries Andray Blatche
CHABobcats Team Page Kemba Walker Gerald Henderson *Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Josh McRoberts Bismack Biyombo
[Ramon Sessions] Ben Gordon *Jeffrey Taylor Jeff Adrien Byron Mullens
CHIBulls Team Page [Kirk Hinrich] [Richard Hamilton] Luol Deng Carlos Boozer Joakim Noah
Nate Robinson Marco Belinelli Jimmy Butler [Taj Gibson] Nazr Mohammed
CLECavs Team Page [Kyrie Irving] *Dion Waiters Alonzo Gee Tristan Thompson *Tyler Zeller
Shaun Livingston C.J. Miles Wayne Ellington Luke Walton Marreese Speights
DAL Mike James O.J. Mayo [Shawn Marion] Dirk Nowitzki Chris Kaman
Darren Collison Vince Carter *Jae Crowder Brandan Wright Elton Brand
DENNuggets Team Page Ty Lawson Andre Iguodala Danilo Gallinari Kenneth Faried Kosta Koufos
Andre Miller Wilson Chandler Corey Brewer Anthony Randolph JaVale McGee
DETPistons Team Page Jose Calderon [Brandon Knight] *Kyle Singler Jason Maxiell Greg Monroe
Will Bynum Rodney Stuckey Jonas Jerebko Charlie Villanueva *[Andre Drummond]
GSWWarriors Team Page Stephen Curry Klay Thompson *Harrison Barnes David Lee Andrew Bogut
Jarrett Jack Draymond Green Richard Jefferson Carl Landry Festus Ezeli
HOURockets Team Page Jeremy Lin James Harden Chandler Parsons *Donatas Motiejunas Omer Asik
Patrick Beverley Francisco Garcia Carlos Delfino *Thomas Robinson Greg Smith
INDPacers Team Page George Hill Lance Stephenson Paul George David West Roy Hibbert
D.J. Augustin *Orlando Johnson [Danny Granger] Tyler Hansbrough Ian Mahinmi
LACClippers Team Page Chris Paul Chauncey Billups Caron Butler Blake Griffin DeAndre Jordan
[Eric Bledsoe] Jamal Crawford Matt Barnes Grant Hill Lamar Odom
LALLakers Team Page Steve Nash Kobe Bryant Metta World Peace Earl Clark Dwight Howard
Steve Blake Jodie Meeks Antawn Jamison [Pau Gasol] *Robert Sacre
MEMGrizzlies Team Page Mike Conley Tony Allen Tayshaun Prince Zach Randolph Marc Gasol
Jerryd Bayless Tony Wroten Quincy Pondexter Ed Davis Darrell Arthur
MIAHeat Team Page Mario Chalmers Dwyane Wade LeBron James Udonis Haslem Chris Bosh
Norris Cole Ray Allen Shane Battier Rashard Lewis Chris Andersen
MILBucks Team Page Brandon Jennings Monta Ellis [Luc Mbah a Moute] Ersan Ilyasova Larry Sanders
Ishmael Smith J.J. Redick Mike Dunleavy [Ekpe Udoh] Samuel Dalembert
MINWolves Team Page Ricky Rubio Luke Ridnour [Andrei Kirilenko] [Kevin Love] [Nikola Pekovic]
J.J. Barea *Alexey Shved Mickael Gelabale Derrick Williams Dante Cunningham
NOHHornets Team Page Greivis Vazquez Eric Gordon Al-Farouq Aminu *Anthony Davis Robin Lopez
Roger Mason Jr. *Austin Rivers Xavier Henry Lance Thomas Ryan Anderson
NYKKnicks Team Page Raymond Felton Iman Shumpert James White [Carmelo Anthony] [Tyson Chandler]
Jason Kidd J.R. Smith Steve Novak Kenyon Martin Marcus Camby
OKCThunder Team Page Russell Westbrook Thabo Sefolosha Kevin Durant Serge Ibaka Kendrick Perkins
Reggie Jackson Kevin Martin *Perry Jones III Nick Collison Hasheem Thabeet
ORLMagic Team Page Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo *Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Nikola Vucevic
E’Twaun Moore Beno Udrih [Hedo Turkoglu] *Andrew Nicholson [Glen Davis]
PHISixers Team Page Jrue Holiday [Nick Young] Evan Turner Thaddeus Young Spencer Hawes
Royal Ivey Damien Wilkins Dorell Wright Lavoy Allen [Andrew Bynum]
PHOSuns Team Page Goran Dragic Jared Dudley Marcus Morris Markieff Morris Jermaine O’Neal
*Kendall Marshall Michael Beasley P.J. Tucker Luis Scola [Marcin Gortat]
PORBlazers Team Page *Damian Lillard Wesley Matthews Nicolas Batum LaMarcus Aldridge J.J. Hickson
Eric Maynor Will Barton *Victor Claver Jared Jeffries *Meyers Leonard
SACKings Team Page Isaiah Thomas Tyreke Evans John Salmons Jason Thompson DeMarcus Cousins
Jimmer Fredette Marcus Thornton James Johnson Patrick Patterson Chuck Hayes
SASSpurs Team Page [Tony Parker] Danny Green Kawhi Leonard Tim Duncan Tiago Splitter
Patrick Mills Gary Neal Manu Ginobili DeJuan Blair Boris Diaw
TORRaptors Team Page Kyle Lowry DeMar DeRozan Rudy Gay Amir Johnson *Jonas Valanciunas
John Lucas *Terrence Ross Alan Anderson Landry Fields Aaron Gray
UTAJazz Team Page Mo Williams Randy Foye Gordon Hayward Paul Millsap Al Jefferson
Earl Watson Alec Burks Marvin Williams Derrick Favors Enes Kanter
WASWizards Team Page John Wall *Bradley Beal Martell Webster Nene Hilario Emeka Okafor
[A. J. Price] Chris Singleton Trevor Ariza Trevor Booker Kevin 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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  16. Kyle Sheehan says:

    Looking at the Orlando depth chart makes me cry and also thankful I have NBA League Pass.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

    • 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.

  19. 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.

  20. I don’t play fantasy hoops but I still love the depth chart. Nice work!

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    • Kent Williams says:

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  22. I can stare at this for hours.
    Also I don’t think the hornets play in Charlotte

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