NBA: Each Team’s Most Important Player Heading Into 2015-16

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Apr 23, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) shoots against Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko (8) during the second half in game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. The Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 103-95. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

We take a look at each team’s most important player heading into the 2015-16 NBA season

Every team has those types of players.

The players that are not necessarily the team’s best player, or MVP, but the player that is most important to the team’s success. They’re often the “glue guys” of the team, but just a lot more talented than notorious “glue guys,” such as a Udonis Haslem.

Sometimes overlooked by the media and fans, but never by their impact on the game.

While LeBron James, Stephen Curry and, in the past, Kobe Byrant get all the glory for winning NBA Championships, there’s always that one, even two, players on every championship team that has a huge part in their winning.

In the past, some of those players include Chris Bosh, the aforementioned Iguodala, Kawhi Leonard, Jason Terry and Metta World Peace — and nearly every team has them.

As we draw closer to the 2015-16 NBA season, we take a look at each team’s Most Important Player.

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