Injuries happen in sports. There's no way around them. This NBA season, key injuries have been the story of the year.
Lots of teams are dealing with injured players, but the crazy part is that some date all the way back to last season. Sure enough, certain squads' performances are suffering due to key players being out, and the value of these men is really stepping into the spotlight.
For example, the Chicago Bulls have played some fine basketball without Derrick Rose, but are still not the same team. Their offense is one of the worst in the league, and will not rise from the ashes until the important leader and floor general is back.
And the Minnesota Timberwolves? Well, they might as well be a walking infirmary. Their injuries have their season on the verge of being lost, and those of certain stars of the team rank among the most damaging bumps and bruises in the NBA now.