Boston Celtics: How Would Player Injuries Affect Their Game?

December 9th, 2010 by Chaz Surette Leave a reply »
The Celtics haven't been able to catch a break these past few seasons.

After winning the NBA Championship in 2008, Boston has had to deal with injuries for the past two-and-change season. In 2008-09, it was Kevin Garnett and his bad knee, which kept him from being totally effective last season. In 2009-10, the Celtics battled injuries for much of the regular season after Christmas, and lost Kendrick Perkins to a bad knee injury in the Finals, and lost a heartbreaking Game 7 to the Lakers.

This year, the injury has once again bitten the Celtics, although to this point, it has been nowhere near as bad as it was last year or the year before. So far, despite a new string of injuries, the Celtics are 17-4 and riding an eight-game win streak.

Among all of the players currently battling some kind of injury, which would hurt Boston the most if they were to sit out for an extended period of time? How would the Celtics be affected?

Let's take a look.

* For the purposes of this list, I will only cover players currently battling injuries and are still playing. Therefore, I will leave Delonte West and Jermaine O'Neal off the list. While the ...

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