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NBA Draft 2011: Kyle Singler and 5 Prospects Who Could Help LeBron James

TCorrespondent IIIJune 13, 2011

NBA Draft 2011: Kyle Singler and 5 Prospects Who Could Help LeBron James

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    ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 24:  Kyle Singler #12 of the Duke Blue Devils goes to the basket against Jamelle Horne #42 of the Arizona Wildcats during the west regional semifinal of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Honda Center on March 24, 2011 in
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    LeBron needs some help to achieve the multi-championship promise that he made a year ago.

    After failing to deliver the first one last night, it is apparent that the Miami Heat need help to become the dynasty that they aspire to be.

    Starting with Duke's Kyle Singler, here are six prospects that could help LeBron and the Heat in the NBA Draft.

Kyle Singler

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 20:  Kyle Singler #12 of the Duke Blue Devils lays the ball up while taking on the Michigan Wolverines during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 20, 2011 in Charlotte, Nor
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    Singler should be available around the time the Heat pick at the beginning of the second round.

    Singler, a four-year starter at Duke, is a competitor.  His combination of competitiveness and skill on the court would be a welcome addition to this Heat line-up.

    Whereas questions currently abound regarding Lebron's tendency to falter in crucial moments, Singler surely would not shy away from the heat of the spotlight.

Shelvin Mack

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    HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04:  Shelvin Mack #1 of the Butler Bulldogs drives on Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies during the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Hous
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    Mack is a proven scorer at Butler.  He isn't afraid to drive the lane and make the hard baskets.

    There are questions about LeBron's ability to take the final shot in the clutch.  However, there will never be a question as to whether or not Mack wants the ball in his hands in the game's final seconds.

Jimmer Fredette

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 24:  Jimmer Fredette #32 of the Brigham Young Cougars reacts during their 74 to 83 loss to the Florida Gators in the Southeast regional of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at New Orleans Arena on March 24, 2011 in New Orle
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    Jimmer is a gamer.  Jimmer is tough.  Jimmer 3:16.  You get the picture.

    For all the talk about how great Fredette was last season, that hype has since died down to a dull roar.

    As a result, his stock has dropped dramatically.  Perhaps he could find his way to a second-round pick at the hands of Miami.

JaJuan Johnson

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    CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 20:  JaJuan Johnson #25 of the Purdue Boilermakers rebounds against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams n the first half during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the United Center on March 20, 2011 in Chicago,
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    Johnson is an athletic forward who can provide some much needed defensive help to the Heat.

    Johnson could also be Chris Bosh's back-up, who looked to be a bit worn out at the conclusion of the 2011 Finals.

Josh Selby

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    SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 25:  Josh Selby #32 of the Kansas Jayhawks looks on during the southwest regional of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament against the Richmond Spiders at the Alamodome on March 25, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas. Kansas defeated R
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    Selby is a quick, athletic guard. One misstep by a defender, and he will drive the lane with the best of them.

    The Heat need someone who isn't afraid to get the tough points.  Selby is another candidate to do so.

DeAndre Liggins

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    Liggins is a scorer that the Heat desperately need in order to take pressure off the big three.

    Furthermore, Liggins has the size to take on any defender in the game.

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