Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Minutes Projection: 41-44 minutes per game
Role/Expectations: Control the game
LeBron James is the Heat's main man. Say what you will about Miami being "Wade's team," but there's no doubting that LeBron is the guy who runs the show.
Not only is he near impossible to stop in transition and off the dribble, but he's also been showing off his range as of late, which is terrible news for the Heat's playoff opponents.
The Heat need LeBron to simply control the game. He needs to dictate the pace, and he also needs to control the flow of the Heat offense.
When he does that, the Heat are practically unstoppable, because no one in the NBA sees the floor like he does. LeBron keeps his teammates actively involved while dominating on both sides of the ball, and that's what the Heat need him to do on a consistent basis.
Don't be shocked if the Heat get down in a series or two and LeBron pulls a Kobe by playing an entire 48 minutes, because he's more than capable of doing that.
Projected Playoff Per-Game Stats: 29.5 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 6.8 APG, 1.4 STLPG