There were a few notable players from last season who barely saw, if at all, any playing time due to significant injuries. The immediate names that come to mind are Andrew Bynum, Derrick Rose and Danny Granger. How these players return from their year-long absence in the upcoming season is obviously critical for the success of their respective teams.
With training camps fast-approaching, there is still a sense of uncertainty when you think of some of those names. Bynum, in particular, is nowhere near ready for the preseason, which is of great concern: his status is essentially the same as where it was all of last season. Granger still hasn’t given much of an update on how his knee has progressed (more on him below) either. So what about Rose?