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Key stat: 7.5 rebounds per game
What he offers: Diversity
Every team has a "glue guy"—Miami's is Udonis Haslem.
Comparable to what Lamar Odom's role consisted of during his championship runs with the Lakers, Haslem has the talent to crack the starting lineup, but his impact is more apparent coming off of the bench.
Offensively, he's a better-than-average passer for a power forward that is capable of making the mid-range jumper. He also works the glass and will clean up the dirty work down low in the paint.
Defensively, Haslem compliments his pesky on-ball defending by utilizing his high motor to crash the boards.
Originally predicted to miss Miami's playoff journey due to tearing ligaments in his left foot early in the season, Haslem was determined to play when the Heat needed him most. Although the rust and his lack of conditioning was apparent, he still gave Miami a substantial boost late in the postseason.
Although LeBron, Wade and Bosh will always snag the limelight, a healthy Udonis Haslem will be the X-factor if Miami ultimately finishes what they started last season.