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Can Cavs cope without Shaq?

PER Diem: March 1, 2010

Updated: March 1, 2010, 3:47 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
ShaqDavid Liam Kyle/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Diesel likely will miss the rest of the regular season after undergoing surgery on his right thumb.

Looking for a game-changer for the playoffs? Well, we're past the deadline for trades, so those are out, and we're past the point when a team can make a wholesale identity shift. But there's still one big destiny-shifter left on the table: injuries.