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If there is one thing that the Miami Heat have an abundance of—besides superstars—it's size.
The team has two starting-caliber true centers in Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Erick Dampier, who are 7'3", 260 pounds and 6'11", 265 pounds respectively.
And even though these two have seen their play decline with age—both are 35 years old—they are still effective in limited minutes.
With his size and length, Ilgauskas is a more-than-capable shot blocker and rebounder.
Furthermore, with his midrange game, he is able to draw opposing big men out of the lane, opening things up for his slashing teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
Dampier, for his part, is a less polished offensive player. But for whatever he lacks on that end, he makes up for on defense.
On D, Dampier uses his strength to bully opponents for positioning and his long arms allow him to be an imposing shot-blocking threat.
And while these players alone give the Heat a size advantage over many teams, Ilgauskas and Dampier aren't Miami's only large threats.
Forward-center Joel Anthony, although only 6'9" and 245 pounds, is a fantastic defender against non-traditional centers and is tenacious on the boards.
Reserve bigs Jamaal Magloire (6'11", 255 pounds) and Juwan Howard (6'9", 250 pounds) are also able to contribute when called upon, and the play of 6'11", 235-pound Chris Bosh and 6'8", 235-pound Udonis Haslem have already been discussed in this slideshow.
So with Ilgauskas, Dampier, Anthony, Magloire, Howard, Bosh and Haslem all lining up inside, the Miami Heat have the kind of front line which often produces results when the playoffs arrive.