The playoffs are another week closer, and with teams fighting for playoff position and even a playoff berth, injuries are once again the key for far too many teams. The trade deadline has passed, so for the most part, these are the teams you'll see come playoff time.
There is the hope for teams like the Bulls, who could get Derrick Rose back into a tight Eastern Conference race. Having him on the floor could help them surge from the sixth slot all the way up to a possible two-seed.
The opposite is true for the Spurs, who are using their lead in the West to allow players like Tony Parker to heal up and get some rest. We'll see more of that as we get closer to the season's end and the real start of NBA action: the playoffs.
For now, let's take a look around the Association at the 10 biggest injuries in effect from this week.