9 Injuries That Could Affect The Outcome Of The 2012 NBA Playoffs

No one really wanted to see a shortened and condensed 2012 NBA Season.

Well, the Charlotte Bobcats are probably glad after the fact, because the the fact that this wasn’t a full 82-game season may be the only thing that keeps them from going down as the worst NBA team of all time.

But most fans and players outside Charlotte would have preferred a full schedule with players getting full rest in between games. After all, the compact schedule seems to have really taken a physical toll on players. There have been a disturbing number of injuries to big-name players late in the season, which could seriously alter the outcome of the 2012 NBA Playoffs. In fact, the question this year may not be so much, “which team’s superstars will shine?” but “which team’s superstars will actually play?”

So today, let’s take a look at 9 injuries that may have serious impacts on which team takes home the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

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