There are so many things that go into having a successful team in the NBA. You need the right players, the right coach, the right fans and the right front office. By starting the 2012-2013 NBA season a perfect 5-0, it seems like the New York Knicks have tentatively put it all together.
It's a long season, though, and much can still happen. Among the factors that separate teams with extensive success from those with short-term success are injuries. Injuries can bring a team together as what happened with the Knicks at the end of the 2011-12 regular season, or they can bring a team down as was the case with the 2010-11 Knicks come playoff time.
Either way, injuries are a part of the game and they certainly have been a part of this season for New York. With several key players injured, the team needs to keep an eye on return dates in order to make the transitions as smooth as possible to maintain this current success.