I think depth is a little over-rated (look at Duke's success over the years and many times they only play 7 guys). Of course it's great to have good backups to relieve starters or maybe somebody who can come off the bench and offer something different than the starters can, but for the most part it's all about the starting 5. In comparing this years team to the teams with the 04's I think you are making it a little too complicated and maybe looking into stats a little too much. How about looking at it comparing starters: Noah vs Young: Gotta go Noah here, but I think it's closer than most would expect. Young is the glue guy on defense and his help defense and coordinating the D does not always get noticed. Noah was great with his blocks on defense, is more athletic and I think he added more on offense and rebounding than Young does. Noah also has the height advantage and the way he pumped up the other guys and the crowd is unmatched. He was the glue guy for that team and the chemistry that they played with. Horford vs Yeguete: Horford in a landslide. Nothing much else to say here. Brewer vs Prather: Prather is having a great year, but I think this one goes to Brewer but it's close. IMO, Brewer was a better defender, and while Prather is more efficient on offense, Brewer shot decent from the 3 point line. Humphrey vs Frazier: Push. Both are marksmen from 3. Humphrey was a better defender, but Frazier is probably a better rebounder. Green vs Wilbekin: Wilbekin in a close one. His defense pushes him over Green by a close margin. The biggest difference in this team vs the '04 teams is at that PF spot. Whether you put Yeguete up against Horford or against Noah, he gets blown out of the water. If you put DFS or Chris Walker in there it gets a little closer, but it's still a huge edge to the 04's at that position.