November 2022, NBA franchises are ravaged by injuries. All? No, there are some rosters populated by die-hard players who always fight the sirens of the infirmary. Who are they, what are their secrets? We took out the stethoscope and looked at their cases.
After a big month of the regular season, the nation’s infirmaries are running at full speed. Both in the West and in the East, organizations are being put to the test and some players are paying the piper. Damage has been added to these last players with Damian Lillard, Ja Morant, Tyrese Maxey, Cade Cunningham, Mike Conley… who will check the white coats with LeBron James, LaMelo Ball or even Chris Duarte. In other words, it’s a beautiful world on the mat, not to mention those who still haven’t set foot on the floor like Khris Middleton, Lonzo Ball and… Markelle Fultz. Promised, he still has a contract with the NBA. The start of the season is therefore hard on the joints – tired or not – of the artists, but also of the TTFL players who continue to live in fear of a selection of damage.
Ja Morant was helped to the floor after an apparent ankle injury. pic.twitter.com/9b5a6w5LXh
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First record as if allergic to the magazines in the waiting room, the one at Kings. From the beginning of the season, Sacramento can count on its strength. Domantas Sabonis played in all 15 franchise games, as did Harrison Barnes and Kevin Huerter, De’Aron Fox and Keegan Murray missed a game or two, but overall the Kings didn’t suffer major injuries, giving the allow them to surprise more than one. pointing to the Top 5 of Far West. Best medical staff in California? The two Los Angeles teams can only bow, but there is a match against the Warriors. Although all is not bleak on Golden State’s side, the specter of the dispensary stood for the moment quite far from Steve Kerr’s workforce. Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins are not playing, three for Klay Thompson, zero for Jordan Poole or Kevon Looney. Band-aids don’t have a hard life around San Francisco.
The Warriors just hit the Rockets who also seem to be stainless. Logic for a team that will show an average U20 age without Eric Gordon and Boban Marjanovic: thanks to the young legs of Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., Jabari Smith Jr, Alperen Sengun. The Main Rockets are working to continue growing in defeat. Houston is not the only deserted infirmary in Texas since 400 terminals north, Dallas has gone through drops. Christian Wood did some stints there, as did Maxi Kleber, but overall the Mavs didn’t suffer major injuries. We won’t mention his name to avoid the evil eye – it’s just getting started “Luka” and it ends “Sonic” – but you know very well what introduction has no interest in slamming the pain of leaving really cheap Mavs. Spoiler, it’s not Reggie Bullock.
According to a popular legend brought back from the town’s PMU, wolves don’t go to the ER. We don’t know if this is true, but in any case the Wolves confirm the matter. Minnesota nurses are taking their best naps so far this season. Besides Rudy Gobert who missed two games, the others choking of the franchise have ticked their name off the attendance sheet since the start of the season. Wolves have health and that’s about all for one record – so far – far from its stated ambitions. Another animal that doesn’t point to the doc, the Falcons and especially the nests on the side of Atlanta. Bogdan Bogdanovic has yet to play a single minute this season and while the Serb is nursing his knee, his teammates are having fun. Third in the East with 10 wins for six losses, the Hawks rely on the duo Trae Young – Dejounte Murray, while Clint Capela, John Collins, De’Andre Hunter or AJ Griffin do the work. Birds do not have time to waste passing through the infirmary and the flight path is not taken into account the damage report. Also special mention to Brooklyn, who so far only has one major player. It turns out that the group is becoming a team: therefore it is necessary to watch more men.
The Knicks cause psychological, emotional and sometimes visual damage, we want to believe it, but fundamentally, Tom Thibodeau has a workforce that avoids wounds. Only Mitchell Robinson had to miss a few games, for others, the same faces trying to understand the instructions that Thibs throws out every night. Which can cause damage, right?
The NBA regular season has 82 games, it is inevitable that it will make some joints creak. On arrival all teams are likely to be affected by injuries and after a month, some have led better than others. Special mention then for the medical staff who prepared their troops well and could sleep instead of removing the bandages.
Text source: ESPN.