3 Biggest Heat X-factors for the playoffs, including 1 surprise

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2. Caleb Martin

Coming off a fantastic playoff run last season, Caleb Martin might be expected to tap into that for this playoff run.

Will Martin average almost 20 points a game like he did in last year's Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics? Probably not. But if Martin can have a couple of games like that in a series, then Miami fans will sign up for that.

Martin is a two-way player who can defend multiple positions and attack the rim in the half-court or on a fast break. While he is a streaky shooter from three, he does tend to keep the defense honest by taking the open ones and attacking closeouts aggressively.

Martin is Miami's Swiss army knife. If he shines as he did last postseason, then Miami will have a chance in any series.