RANKED: All 26 Players in the NBA Finals from Least Important to LeBron

18. Channing Frye – Cavaliers


The stretch big man has fallen out of the Cavs’ rotation during the postseason. After a strong March and April to end the regular season, Frye has yet to record over 20 minutes in a game in these playoffs. And that’s with him shooting over 54-percent from downtown through the Cavs’ three series. If he’s shooting that well and still can’t get consistent minutes, then it’s unlikely Ty Lue would bust him out against a team that he would struggle against defensively.

17. Richard Jefferson – Cavaliers


One of the elder statesmen of this Cleveland roster is still chugging along, finding ways to contribute along the way. His role has certainly dwindled from last year, but the 15-year veteran will be ready when called upon. A reliable outside shooter and capable defender, don’t be surprised if the Cavs increase RJ’s role during the NBA Finals.

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