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My roommate and I were having a discussion during the Cavs game about players who became parts of dynasties or championship teams but were really just pretty average in their abilities and probably could've been replaced by a number of players within the league.

This is the list we came up with which was only related to basketball players and I can't say that I agree with all of them

Steve Kerr

Luke Longley

Kurt Rambus

John Salley

Can you guys think of any other from other sports as well.

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Craig Counsell would have to be one of them, he figured into the '97 Marlins and '01 D-Backs championships despite being a player of marginal ability.

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Luc Longley, Bill Wennington, Will Perdue, and most of the 90's Bulls not named Jordan, Pippen, Kukoc, Rodman or Armstrong.

Scott Brosius has a few rings, but we can't be sure why. He's a nice guy and all (and yes, even a WS MVP), but is he great? Not in the least.

I'm sure there are plenty more -- good topic.

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Luc Longley, Bill Wennington, Will Perdue, and most of the 90's Bulls not named Jordan, Pippen, Kukoc, Rodman or Armstrong.

I was just about to post that. If you were a benchwarmer on the 90s Bulls, then you had the best/luckiest job in the WORLD.

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There are tons. Tons. Scotty Brooks was on the Houston Rockets title teams, I think.

I'll just go to my own team. The Twins. The following players were on BOTH the 1987 and/or 1991 teams:

Al Newman

Randy Bush

Gene Larkin

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Robert Horry? I disagree. Guys that can consistently hit clutch three pointers have incredible value in NBA. He's lucky for being on all of the championship teams he has (five? six?), but he was also instrumental in those teams winning.

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Steve Smith from the Edmonton Oilers, puts the puck in his own net to lose the Cup for his team, but gets a shot the very next year and rides his hall of fame team to a Cup that they shouldve had the year before if not for him.

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For years I labeled Derek Jeter as this type of player, but he's definately proven himself in the past few years. I would say:

Rob Johnson

Ricky Proehl

Don Beebe

Drew Bledsoe

Frank Thomas

Nomar Garciparra (Suer he wasn't physically there, but he still got a ring)

I'll think of more later

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My roommate and I were having a discussion during the Cavs game about players who became parts of dynasties or championship teams but were really just pretty average in their abilities and probably could've been replaced by a number of players within the league.

This is the list we came up with which was only related to basketball players and I can't say that I agree with all of them

Steve Kerr

Luke Longley

Kurt Rambus

John Salley

Can you guys think of any other from other sports as well.

Steve Kerr holds the record for 3 point % in the NBA and Jordan had no problem giving him the ball in clutch situations. I'd say he held his own in the NBA.

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With football's salary cap leading to such unbalanced teams, it can be an entire team's offensive or defensive unit.

Offense: 2000 Ravens

Defense: '99 Rams, '06 Colts

The same 2006 Colts defence that won them the Super Bowl?

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They were great during the postseason, but that defense was historically bad during the regular season. The 2006 Colts arguably had the worst defense to win a Super Bowl ever.

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