One of the most important keys to a successful NBA career is staying healthy, and some players struggle in this area.
Take Brandon Roy, for instance. He was a talented scorer a few years ago, but his knees got so bad that he actually retired prior to the lockout ending last year.
Now, Roy is back in the NBA on a multiyear deal after a season away from the game. He had better be in top form, so he neither disappoints the fans, nor makes team management regret gambling on him. He's being paid to contribute—not ride the pine in a suit.
As it turns out, Roy is just one of a handful of players who need to get healthy next season.