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    Deep team

    Hello, can you please explain to me what does "a deep team" mean?
    Yesterday at a press-conference Phil Jackson called Dallas Mavericks "a more deeper team" than the Lakers.

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    "Perhaps Dallas is a little deeper team, a little more talented off the  bench than we were and it came to bear during the course of these  playoffs.”
    Sportscasters use this word very often but I still can't figure out what it really means.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Deep team

    Phil Jackson likely meant that the Mavericks have more talented players
    than the Lakers. "Depth" in sports in usually refers to the amount of talent a team has at various positions.

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    Re: Deep team

    Quote Originally Posted by Dready View Post
    Hello, can you please explain to me what does "a deep team" mean?
    Yesterday at a press-conference Phil Jackson called Dallas Mavericks "a more deeper team" than the Lakers.

    Code:
    "Perhaps Dallas is a little deeper team, a little more talented off the  bench than we were and it came to bear during the course of these  playoffs.”
    Sportscasters use this word very often but I still can't figure out what it really means.

    Thank you.
    NOT A TEACHER.

    He was referring to the Mavs bench, i.e., the players coming off the bench (e.g., Jason Terry, Peja Stojakovic, Brendan Haywood). The Mavs had more players contributing off the bench than the Lakers, who could rely only on Lamar Odom and, to a lesser extent, Shannon Brown.

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    Re: Deep team

    Thank you. Now it's pretty clear what he meant.

    P.S. Phil Jackson deserved a better ending of his career. :) NBA's lost one of the wittiest guy in the league.

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