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Most Devastating Injuries of 2013-14 NBA Season
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Even in this season of giving, the basketball world remains a greedy bunch.

So what, we say, if the NBA has already granted us with nearly two months of unbelievably compelling action. Call it the AT&T effect—we still want more.

For all of the superstars hitting the hardwood on a nightly basis, we can't help but to think of the ones that aren't a part of the action.

The basketball gods apparently don't appreciate this selfishness. After stripping some of the game's greats from us early on, they continue unleashing their wrath on the healthy bodies that remain.

The injury bug holds no allegiances. It's bitten each of the Association's 30 teams in some way, shape or form. But those bites have dug a little deeper and stung a bit harder for certain clubs and their elite talents.

All 10 of these players have impacted their franchises with their absences. But some have hurt more than others.

What makes an injury more devastating than the next? Any number of different elements—statistical losses, emotional letdowns and, in the most extreme cases, far-reaching franchise changes.

There are nine teams on this list with reasons to gripe. But which one has the most reason to be upset?

 

*Unless otherwise noted, statistics used courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com and NBA.com.

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