Dec 20 2013
As with all sports, injuries do happen.
But with the way NBA players jump around, make swift cuts and body each other up, they seem to find themselves on the shelf even more than star players in football and hockey.
And while no sports fan like to hear about or see their favorite player go down to the floor, it’s happened to some key guys in the first quarter of the NBA season, which is why we’re giving you the most unfortunate to have happened on the hardwood so far this season.
5. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Bobcats
While the second-year player hasn’t necessarily been a beast on the offensive side of things—averaging 9.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game—that doesn’t mean he hasn’t made a major contribution to his team thus far.
Often given the task of stopping the opposing team’s best player, MKG is a guy who the young Bobcats were quietly relying on to keep their early improvement going.
Sure, the Eastern Conference blows, but who would have ever thought the Cats would be sitting in the sixth spot at 12-14? We certainly didn’t forecast that.
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