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2014-15 Western Conference Playoffs Injury Primer

#1 Golden State Warriors Vs. #8 New Orleans Pelicans Two MVP-caliber players lead their teams in what could be an exciting first-round matchup. Unlike the previous two seasons, the Warriors enter the playoffs healthy and ready to make their run at a title. Their regular season success allowed first-year coach Steve Kerr to judiciously manage […]

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2014-15 Eastern Conference Playoffs Injury Primer

#1 Atlanta Hawks Vs. #8 Brooklyn Nets The Hawks won a franchise record 60 games this year, fueled by a run of good health. Overall the team lost 91 games to injury, second best amongst Eastern Conference playoff teams. However they enter the postseason without the services of Thabo Selfolosha as he recovers from a […]

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Understanding Kevin Durant’s Bone Graft

The worst case scenario for Kevin Durant and the Thunder has finally emerged. The lingering soreness in his problematic right foot has been diagnosed as a regression in the healing process and a third surgery will required. The reigning MVP will not play again this year and is expected to miss at least four-to-six months […]

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Profiling the 2015 NCAA Tournament: South Regional Injury Report

With big name programs like Duke, Gonzaga, UCLA, and Georgetown scattered through the rankings, the South Region is primed with intrigue. Coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils have made 20 straight NCAA appearances and will now look to add a fifth national title to their impressive resume. Jahlil Okafor, a prospect projected to be […]

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Profiling the 2015 NCAA Tournament: Midwest Regional Injury Report

The Midwest Region is host to several marquee programs with the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats poised at the top. While it’s hard to imagine the top ranked team in the nation being even more formidable, Coach John Calipari’s team has had its share of injuries. Junior forward Alex Poythress tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in […]

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