In the NBA, the starters tend to get the bulk of the attention.
Deservingly so. As a general rule, teams put their five best players on the floor to start and close games.
There are exceptions to that rule, but even still – if you’re starting in the NBA, you can play basketball.
Still, don’t sell the league’s reserves short. Plenty of excellent ball players man second units in this league. Some of them could even start with the right opportunity.
For example, take Naz Reid of the Minnesota Timberwolves. He’s one of the best reserve big men in the NBA. Any team would be lucky to have him.
Could the Wolves send him to the Denver Nuggets?