Commentary

One-on-one: Painful losses

Many NBA teams are missing key cogs due to injury, but which squad hurts the most?

Updated: March 11, 2010, 1:10 PM ET
By Chris Broussard | Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine
Kenyon Martin/Joakim NoahAP PhotoWhich big man's absence is a bigger deal -- Kenyon Martin's or Joakim Noah's?

The only thing Ric Bucher and Chris Broussard like to do more than report on the NBA is argue about the NBA. So we decided to combine those two skills in our weekly One-on-One series, in which they'll debate the hottest topics in the Association.

QUESTION: Which injured player is most integral to his team's success?


To read why Broussard thinks Kenyon Martin's injury is the most severe and why Bucher believes Joakim Noah's loss matters most -- plus see why neither guy picked Tony Parker -- you must be an ESPN Insider.