NBA: The 10 Essential Players Certain Teams Can't Be Without

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NBA: The 10 Essential Players Certain Teams Can't Be Without
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Every team either has one, or needs one. A "heart and soul," go-to guy is essential for success in the NBA.

While it does take a complete team to win, teams must have a guy that is the proven leader.

Whether your go-to guy is a budding superstar, a proven veteran, or an ageless wonder, their must be someone that can take control of the game when it matters.

However, what happens when your best player goes down to injury? Who will the team rely on? How many games can they realistically expect to win?

Here is a look at 10 teams who absolutely can't afford to lose their best player, especially with the playoffs coming up around the corner.

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