NBA Teams Best Equipped to Brush off Early-Season Injuries

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NBA Teams Best Equipped to Brush off Early-Season Injuries
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Remember when the rehab processes of Chicago's Derrick Rose and Minnesota's Ricky Rubio were the biggest injury-related stories around basketball?

Well, something's happened since then. It's called the 2012-13 NBA regular season, and it's unleashed its annual wrath on the collective health of the league's players.

Some of these injuries may derail postseason or even championship hopes. Others may barely affect deep, well-constructed rosters. Most will likely fall somewhere in between these two extremes.

For the most part, judging the severity of an injury often requires little more than an eye test and some quick analysis. Because of their importance to their respective rosters and the subsequent formation of the rosters around them, Kevin Love's broken hand will impact his club more than Darrell Arthur's leg fracture. 

There's no game planning for injuries. But there are some fortunate clubs who have the kind of necessary depth to weather their early season injury storms.

All stats in this article accurate as of 11-15-2012.

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