NBA 2017-18: 5 Teams Most Impacted By Injuries
Injuries are a part of sports, but it seems like this year has had a lot of big injuries on big name players. Some have left players day-to-day. Some have been missing months of action. Some will be out for the remainder of the season. We hope for quick recoveries for these players so we can see them back in action and play great entertaining basketball.
There have been a lot of injuries, so I will just be focusing on injuries on key players that have had a serious impact on their team.
#5 Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies had a great start to the season, but November was a real game changer. With the firing of head coach David Fizdale. This could because that the Grizzlies lost 11-straight games, or the feud of taking out All-Star center, Marc Gasol in the fourth quarter. Either way, the Grizzlies fired their head coach and have some issues with a couple of their star players.
Marc Gasol has had multiple sore/sprained ankles this season but still played through them. Mike Conley has almost been injured with a left Achilles soreness and left heel injury, that has kept him sidelined for the past month. Lastly, Chandler Parsons has been day-to-day with a right knee injury and soreness in his ankle.
The Grizzlies are currently 8-15 placing them 12th in the Western Conference. Personally, I don’t think they should’ve fired their well-respected coach because of a little controversial feud between a star player. We have seen that in the past with DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl, Rajon Rondo and Rick Carlisle, and Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy.