For the first time since LeBron James came into the league, opposing teams are fearful of his teammates.
"They've got weapons all over the floor," said Hawks coach Mike Woodson, who saw his team get swept by Cleveland in the second round. "As good as he is, and LeBron is one of the best I've seen in 27 years in this league, he doesn't do it alone."
The biggest addition has been guard Maurice Williams, who joined James in Phoenix for the All-Star Game this February. James calls Williams his "sidekick."
"We got 10 or 11 guys who have started on other teams," James said. "We got guys who know how to play significant minutes, guys who know how to play basketball. We haven't had that in the past."