1) By utilizing your team’s depth, it fosters confidence and team chemistry. Spreading out the minutes and sharing the basketball is always good for a player’s confidence and team morale.
2) By playing multiple roster combinations, it creates diversity in schemes making your team less predictable, and more difficult to prepare/scout.
3) By regularly playing 10-12 players deep, it reduces the effects of a major setback in your team’s efficiency or effectiveness as a result of foul trouble, disciplinary action, or injury.
4) Over the course of a season, making a habit of utilizing your team’s depth will reduce the risk of overuse injury or the ill effects of “dead leg.”
5) In regularly playing 10-12 players, it will make for more competitive practices and ultimately raise the consistency and level of your team’s play.