There are plenty of things players, coaches and front office personnel can control during an NBA season. Tactics and schemes are super important. Tweaks in a rotation can make or break a team. And it’s no secret how a player’s form can affect whether a team wins or loses.
However, injuries are different. Nobody can determine when or how they’re going to happen. They have derailed many a season before and they will do so again. Through the first 18 games of the Minnesota Timberwolves season, they have already been hit by the injury bug.