Who's hurting? Let's take a quick look at the biggest injuries affecting the NBA this week. There's a bias to the star player, the injuries that will affect games and fantasy teams, so I apologize if I miss that backup power forward on your favorite team. I'll also skip injuries like Rajon Rondo's knee since I covered that earlier.
The Association did have a lot of missed games this week for "illness", proving that it does exist in the real world. With nasty cases of flu and the dreaded norovirus making its way around the country, it's no surprise that a group of men that spend most of their time in airports, arenas and the close confines of a locker room might see the spread of illness hit them. Players like Deron Williams and Kyrie Irving have missed time this week with "illness."
Heading into the All-Star break this year, the NBA has seen its share of injuries, though based on the data, there's not a significant decrease in overall injuries. The thought with last year's compressed schedule would increase fatigue and reduce practice time, but the overall injury statistics seem in line with previous seasons.
Thanks for reading—let's get to it.