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NBA Injury Report at the All-Star Break of the 2017-18 Season

A memorable All-Star Weekend has ended and NBA teams are gearing up for the final push towards the postseason. While Sunday’s game was reinvigorated by a new format, the unfortunate impact of league-wide injuries was apparent. There was Anthony Davis donning the jersey of sidelined teammate DeMarcus Cousins while three other members of Team LeBron […]

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Reviewing the Injury Totals for the 2016-17 NBA Regular Season

The 2016-17 NBA regular season is over and what should be an exciting postseason has already begun. Sustained health is bound to be a driving force in crowning the eventual champion and this year the league is in a better position than ever. The 4,198 games lost to injury or illness calculated by InStreetClothes.com is […]

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Understanding Kevin Durant’s Grade 2 MCL Sprain

For the majority of the 2016-17 NBA season many have presumed the only thing that could threaten a third straight Finals meeting between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers is injury. This belief was initially challenged following Kevin Love’s knee debridement but the threat loomed particularly large Tuesday night when Kevin Durant limped off […]

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NBA Injury Report at the Midway Point of the 2016-17 Season

The 2016-17 NBA season has been entertaining one with the majority of teams in the league still fostering hopes for the postseason. As usual, injuries have influenced the standings as poor health has kept several contenders from solidifying their place in the standings and forced other would-be playoff teams closer to the lottery. Through 41 […]

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Reviewing the Injury Totals for the 2015-16 NBA Season

The 2015-16 NBA season is over and injuries once again helped shaped the narrative of an amazing year. The overall health of teams influenced playoff-seeding, lottery positioning, and ultimately played a role in the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the franchise’s first long-awaited championship. As a whole, the league lost 4,496 regular season games to injuries, including […]

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