NBA : Injuries and Playoff Implications

Today we will talk unfortunatly about injuries, that’s part of the game and this year more than ever, we have had alot of them. So let’s start with the most important one, Melo’s injurie, no i’m just kidding a like him alot but him being on or off the floor will not get this Knicks team to the Playoffs. After some Knicks talk let’s start talking Basketball.

Kevin Durant : It can’t gets bigger we have the reigning MVP out for the reminder of the season, before that i hade OKC us a contender and even more i really was thinking of them us the ones comming out the west. But now even with Westbrook playing great they can’t win a playoff serie not the way the west is, they are most likely facing the Warriors and i don’t see them overcoming the depth and the talent that the warriors have. It’s a season ending injury for KD and also a season ending for all OKC’s asparations.

Wesley Matthews : This one is pretty tricky, as a starting five Portland still have a competitive one with Afflalo taking Wes place, he is a proven starter in the league and good defender. But the problem is that Afflalo was brought to solidify the bench and now they facing the same problem who will give Battum or Afflalo some rest. That will hurt them when times get tougher in a long playoff serie. So because of that for me they are out of championship considerations.

Dereck Rose : Yes he will be back soon, but is it the MVP D.Rose, the Allstar D.Rose or an average point guard D.Rose. That’s the question. For the Bulls to take over the East they need an Allstar D.Rose no question about that, being well coached and having more offensive weapons will not be enough for them to beat the Cavs and the Hawks in a serie. That’s a wait and see for me thing it’s all in Rose’s hands and health, he is the one making them a championship contender or will they stay this very combative and good team to watch that looses at the end.

Bradley Beal : I know that he is healthy and playing right now, but him being in and out of the line up all year long hurts the Wizards alot. I saw a very good Wizards team in the first couple of months of the season, i saw their progress from last year but now this team have no chemestry. So they may win their first round serie but they will not surpass their last year performance(loosing in the second round).

Patrick Beverley : I have to talk about him more because of his team playing that well and having the second best record in the west, kudos to Harden, than because him. Yes they will loose some defense by loosing him, but i never saw them win because of their defense. Prigioni even at his age can still run some offense and makes open threes. So this team will go us far us Harden will take them, and for me him playing at an MVP level they can of course win a playoff serie but they will not win two.

Paul George : I want just to say that i’m very happy to see him back in a win against Miami, but i don’t see Indiana getting this 8th seed in the east, they are a game behind Bonston with a tough schedule.

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