After watching Golden State turn things around with the return of David Lee, I decided to make this list of guys who are hurt and their teams miss them tremendously...
1) Carlos Boozer- Chicago / Brandon Roy- Portland
Why? The Bulls are good but the more games that go by, the closer they get to mediocre...they are a playoff team without a doubt but are they a contender? We will have to see how Rose and Boozer play together...........And Portland has very little to no offensive attack when Roy is out.
2) Jonny Flynn- Minnesota
Why? Well, the frontcourt looks like it is going to stay the same, and Wesley Johnson is doing the little things to help his team but this squad cant keep switching back and forth between Telfair and Ridnour...Flynn's return is long past overdue
3) Baron Davis/Chris Kaman- LA Clippers
Why? I'm not a huge fan of either of these guys but Del Negro needs them back badly. Jordan isn't playing too well and Bledsoe just got injured...I never thought I would see the day where I would say the Clips need BD to return desperately
4) Yao Ming- Rockets
Why? It's not like he was doing a whole lot but having a 7'6'' guy with a solid offensive game never hurts..plus the 18 minutes he can get you a game are probably going to be productive minutes..plus chuck hayes proved he isn't going to be a starting center on a playoff team with his play last season
5) Greg Oden/Joel Przybilla- Portland
Why? Marcus Camby can get the job done but having a backup big would be somewhat nice right? Either of these 2 centers would suffice and it is unfortunate that Oden has lost his entire season
Kenyon Martin- Denver
Kendrick Perkins- Boston
Vince Carter- Orlando
Well that was more then 5 guys not sure why you didn't just make a top ten list and Mike Miller should be on that list. Oh and news flash Greg Oden is never going to return from his injury.
Yeah Brandon Roy is never going to be the same player again either, not an injury you recover from, damage is permanent. Which sucks ass, but what are you gonna do?
Greg Oden actually has a chance if a lock-out happens and he can reaaally ease into things.
Also, co-sign that this isn't really much of a top 5 when there are 8 players beyond the honourable mention.
imo the heat are as desperate as anyone needing a player to return miller brings the outside j and can even play a little a pg to set up the bnoat and wade
Andrew Bogut should be behind only Boozer and Roy. Even when Bogut tried to give it a go earlier in the year, he wasn't right.
Even though the Jazz are playing well they could really use his floor-spacing ability.