Every team needs at least one player who can step up when a star is in a slump.
Many teams are blessed with multiple stars like the Boston Celtics or Miami Heat. This allows a lot more room for error than a team with one great scorer.
Some aren't as fortunate, and it bites them coming down the stretch.
Teams like the New Orleans Hornets or Toronto Raptors could use another option and should look at some transaction possibilities to improve.
This list will not include free agents.
Let's look at some of the players expected to step up big for their squad.