Jeremy Lin says that the Knicks “may be the deepest team in the N.B.A.” (link). Is that true? I took the SSPM mid-season projections and screened for players who are projected to play at least 700 minutes and had a WARP48 of at least 0.067 (cutoffs chosen to maximize the number of Knicks). The Knicks had seven such players, which lands them near the top of the list. By this measure, Chicago is the deepest team in the NBA. Here are the teams with the deepest rosters.
CHI(9) (Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer, Ronnie Brewer, Joakim Noah, C.J. Watson, Kyle Korver, Taj Gibson, Richard Hamilton) SAS(8) (Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Matt Bonner, DeJuan Blair, Tiago Splitter, T.J. Ford) PHI(8) (Andre Iguodola, Louis Williams, Jrue Holiday, Thaddeus Young, Elton Brand, Spencer Hawes, Nikola Vucevic, Lavoy Allen) MIL(8) (Brandon Jennings, Andrew Bogut, Carlos Delfino, Beno Udrih, Ersan Ilyasova, Jon Leuer, Shaun Livingston, Drew Gooden) IND(8) (Danny Granger, David West, Roy Hibbert, Darren Collison, Paul George, George Hill, Tyler Hansbrough, A.J. Price) DAL(8) (Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, Lamar Odom, Vince Carter, Shawn Marion, Delonte West, Rodrigue Beaubois) POR(7) (LaMarcus Aldridge, Gerald Wallace, Raymond Felton, Nicholas Batum, Jamal Crawford, Wesley Matthews, Marcus Camby) ORL(7) (Dwight Howard, Ryan Anderson, Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu, J.J. Redick, Jameer Nelson, Glen Davis) NYK(7) (Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, Landry Fields, J.R. Smith, Baron Davis, Tyson Chandler and Jeremy Lin). MIA(7) (LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Shane Battier, Mario Chalmers, Mike Miller, James Jones) DEN(7) (Andrew Miller, Danilo Gallinari, Ty Lawson, Nene Hilario, Rudy Fernandez, Corey Brewer, Chris Andersen)