5 NBA Players Given Chances to Shine Due to an Injury

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5 NBA Players Given Chances to Shine Due to an Injury
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With the speed and physicality that occurs in most sports (no, not you, curling), it is inevitable that injuries—both minor and catastrophic—will occur throughout the course of a season. In basketball, these injuries are magnified due to the limited amount of roster spots on each of the 30 NBA teams.

While injuries are an unfortunate part of the game, as the old saying goes, "When one door closes, another door opens." The door that opens is for the players who now have an opportunity to showcase their talents. With a slew of injuries this season, plenty of players have had to step up and try to fill the voids left by their teammates.

Let's take a look at a few guys who have found a way to shine bright after an injury cleared the way for them to do so.

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