The NBA is a star-driven league. Players such as Kevin Durant, James Harden, Chris Paul and Kawhi Leonard are the focal points of coaches' game plans every night. But in the playoffs, having stars isn't enough. Every postseason, the NBA sees young role players step up and change the course of a game or even an entire series. It happened just last year when the Jimmy Butler-led Miami Heat rode a Tyler Herro hot streak all the way to the NBA Finals.
With that in mind, we spoke to three under-25 players on true championship contenders to break down film and discuss the keys to playing off of superstars, adjusting their individual games and filling a role that could make a difference in a deep playoff run.