In an NBA Team Roster there are 12 active players.
This is our team signed and will be signed as of today, July 10, 2003.
As you can see it totals 12 players.
Madsen and Horry are not signed. If they are signed, one of the existing players in the bench has to be released or placed in the IR. I see Rick Fox starting the IR at the start, so we can probably sign one more player.............whether it is Madsen, Horry, Piatkowski, Pippen or anyone else.
In a way we can have 13 players in contract, but one has to be in the injured list, the same way Jelani MCcoy was our 13th player in the IR, a couple of years ago during our title year.