NBA standings ordered by bench scoring: Raptors near the bottom again

The Raptors have found themselves swimming upstream in this area.

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Anyone who has been watching the Toronto Raptors in the last few seasons is well aware of the fact that the team has been unable to build anything even resembling a quality second unit.

Names like Gary Trent Jr. and Precious Achiuwa have tried their best, but many a Raptors lead in the last few years has been let down by a team that doesn't have the offensive firepower to hold up with some of the better teams in the NBA.

The Raptors' lack of scoring has become a problem, so much so that names like Pascal Siakam are being mentioned as trade targets that can restock the cupboards. When compared to other teams in the league, the numbers are tough to look at.

NBA standings ranked by bench scoring. Where are the Toronto Raptors?

Eastern Conference

1. Indiana Pacers (47.8)
2. Orlando Magic (46.3)
3. Washington Wizards (44.1)
4. Detroit Pistons (39.6)
5. Brooklyn Nets (38.9)
6. Miami Heat (37.6)
7. Atlanta Hawks (37.0)
8. New York Knicks (35.6)
9. Milwaukee Bucks (32.8)
10. Toronto Raptors (30.0)
11. Chicago Bulls (28.3)
12. Cleveland Cavaliers (28.3)
13. Charlotte Hornets (27.9)
14. Philadelphia 76ers (27.1)
15. Boston Celtics (25.4)

Young teams playing at breakneck paces like Indiana and Orlando occupy the top of these standings, while the bottom is reserved for contenders in Philly and Boston that are more than willing to lean on a collection of proven stars in their starting lineup to grind out wins.

The Raptors' placement in this list is actually more discouraging than one would assume. Bad teams like Washington can get near the top by playing a deep rotation of evenly matched players, but the fact Toronto consistently puts 10 players out there and Gary Trent Jr. is the only double-digit scorer is tough to see.

Western Conference

1. Golden State Warriors (43.3)
2. Utah Jazz (42.8)
3. Dallas Mavericks (41.5)
4. Sacramento Kings (38.3)
5. San Antonio Spurs (36.2)
6. Oklahoma City Thunder (36.0)
7. Minnesota Timberwolves (35.7)
8. Memphis Grizzlies (33.1)
9. Los Angeles Clippers (32.1)
10. Portland Trail Blazers (31.6)
11. Los Angeles Lakers (31.0)
12. New Orleans Pelicans (30.9)
13. Houston Rockets (29.7)
14. Denver Nuggets (29.6)
15. Phoenix Suns (29.5)

The Warriors and Mavericks have been a pleasant surprise this season, as they appear to have more quality second unit depth than originally believed. This has translated into wins for one of them, but Golden State finds themselves on the outside looking in.

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