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Too much depth?

Is there such a thing?  When I look at this team, I wonder, how can a rotation of 11 or 12 work?  How can this many players with talent all be kept happy?  The roster as it now sits is:

Guards:  Blake, Roy, Bayless, Fernandez, Rodriguez

Small Forwards:  Webster, Outlaw

Power Forwards:  Aldridge, Frye, Diagu

Centers:  Oden, Pryzbilla, LaFrentz

Now, I am not too worried about if LaFrentz is unhappy at the end of the bench as long as he does not create dissention, but what about if Bayless and Fernandezplay well enough to push Sergio to the end of the bench?  He had a habit of sulking last year, will that continue if he gets little playing time?  Will it matter to Rudy?  For that matter if Rudy goes from Spanish league all star to 10 minute a game role player, will he accept that or have an attitude?  What about Frye, he is a very talented player, but struggled in short minutes last year, only really playing well in April when his minutes increased. 

I think back to the early 90's Blazers, and I remember an 8 man rotation.....Porter, Drexler, Kersey, Williams, and Duckworth with Robinson and Mark Bryant as the bigs off the bench and Danny Ainge as the 3 point specialist and backup point guard.  No other major role players that I remember, and the starters logged major minutes to keep in the groove.  Teams like the 96 Rockets (who added Barkley and Pippen to a championship team and imploded) and the Lakers (when they added Malone and Payton and fell apart) can have too many stars.  Because of the character of the young Blazers, I don't see this happening, and because in their youth, there is not the ego issue, but it is a concern.

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