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Former Sixth Man of the Year Jason Terry spoke to the Boston Globe today about the Boston Celtics' bench, claiming it's the deepest in the NBA.

"We have the deepest bench in basketball. The Clippers might have something to say about that, but it’s us in this locker room. Our mission every night is to go out and outwork and outscore every other bench."

Terry also touted recent addition Leandro Barbosa, who also has held Sixth Man of the Year honors, saying "Barbosa’s a scorer, also. So now you have two guys off the bench who are able to penetrate and not only create for themselves but create for other people. And that’s where we’re going to have our strength."

In addition to Terry and Barbosa, the Celtics' bench also has scoring threats in Jeff Green, who has been phenomenal in the pre-season, and either Brandon Bass or Jared Sullinger -- whoever doesn't start on any given date. When Avery Bradley returns, Courtney Lee will also most likely be coming off the bench, and he adds athleticism and a defensive presence. Factor in the size of Darko Milicic, Jason Collins, Chris Wilcox, and Fab Melo, and the diversity of Boston's bench sounds like it could be a recipe for trouble for the Celtics' opponents.

Said Terry:

"It will be difficult for opponents to match up. A lot of teams, you can get caught up, gear up and load up for them. But with us, you don’t know who’s going to beat you with all the different lineups we can play."

Seeing that in last year's playoffs, Boston's bench scoring was literally 0 in many games, it is pretty safe to say that this year is going to be a drastic improvement. How many points do you think the Celtics bench will average per game during the 2012-2013 season? Vote in the poll below.

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Danielle Hobeika 10/25/2012 07:35:00 PM Edit
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