In case you haven't heard, there's a trio of superstars teaming up to win championships in the city of Miami. But LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh can't win a title all by themselves (at least we think so). Which is why Heat president Pat Riley has gone about acquiring a slew of veterans, rookies and journeymen to fill out his roster as role players. Click through to take a look at the rest of the 2010-11 Miami Heat roster.
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The Heat snagged Mike Miller this summer for the mid-level exception, beating out several other contenders for the coveted swingman's services. The 2001 Rookie of the Year and 2006 Sixth Man Award winner, Miller is exactly the type of spot-up shooter the Heat needed after acquiring their three superstars. The former Florida Gator averaged 18.5 points for Memphis in 2006 and owns a career 13.7 scoring average.
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Retaining Udonis Haslem was hailed as a huge victory for the Heat this summer. The 6-foot-8 power forward owns career averages of 10.0 points and 8.1 rebounds over seven seasons in Miami. Regarded as a gritty defender and excellent rebounder, Haslem is likely to see plenty of floor time with the Heat in 2010-11.
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A fourth-year veteran, Joel Anthony played in 80 games (16 starts) for the Heat last season, averaging 2.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. The Canadian 6-foot-9 center was re-signed by the Heat this offseason in hopes of providing a defensive presence in the middle.
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Known as a feisty point guard, Carlos Arroyo will compete with Mario Chalmers for the team's starting point guard position. During his 11 seasons in the NBA, Arroyo has averaged 6.9 points and 3.2 assists. His best season came with the Jazz in 2003, when he played and started in 73 games and put up 12.6 points and 5.0 assists. Last season, the Puerto Rican point guard appeared in 72 games with the Heat.
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After a strong rookie campaign in which he started all 82 games, Mario Chalmers experienced a bit of a sophomore slump with the Heat last season. Chalmers started just 22 games and saw a decline in minutes, points and assists. But the Kansas product could be a major contributor for the Heat this year. Already knowing his role, Chalmers stepped aside and gave his No. 6 jersey to LeBron James and elected to switch back to the number he wore as a Jayhawk, No. 15.
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The Fab Five's lone leftover in the NBA, Juwan Howard signed with the Heat this summer for the veteran's minimum. In his 16 years in the league, Howard has averaged 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds but hasn't averaged double-digit scoring since 2005. No longer the post presence he once was, Howard had a productive season as a role player for the Trail Blazers in 2009-2010, appearing in 73 games. Now, the Heat are hoping the former All-Star has a little bit left in the tank.
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LeBron James wasn't the only Cavalier to bolt Cleveland for South Beach this summer. Zydrunas Ilgauskas signed with the Heat as well, hoping to provide some scoring from the center position. Nicknamed "Big Z," the 7-foot-3 Ilgauskas averaged 13.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over his 12 seasons with Cleveland and has never suited up for another NBA club.
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A Miami native, James Jones will be in his third season with the Heat after playing his high school (American Senior High) and college (University of Miami) ball in the same city. The 6-foot-8 forward is expected to help the Heat spread the floor and is a career 39.5 percent shooter from downtown.
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Another Canadian center, Jamaal Magloire re-signed for the veteran's minimum in hopes of being a part of a title run. An All-Star in 2003, Magloire has played for seven teams over his 10-year career, providing rebounding and a little muscle everywhere he's gone. The big man has been a non-factor since joining the Heat in 2008, but can still contribute in short spurts when called upon.
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The Heat selected Dexter Pittman out of Texas with the 32nd pick in the 2010 draft. The mammoth center (6-11, 308 pounds) averaged 10.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks for the Longhorns last season and reportedly shed as much as 100 pounds since high school. Pittman signed a three-year deal and was one of three rookies selected by the Heat in this year's draft along with Da'Sean Butler and Jarvis Varnado.
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