The Clips are an excellent example of how the injury excuse shouldnt hold much weight. Last year, they lost Billups (a key guy in their rotation) and even experienced injuries to their number one guy in CP3. This year they bring in alot of new players for their bench, faced injuries to their top guy and are a Sunday win away from being number 2 in the west.
The whole point of having a talented roster is so that you can roll though adversity and stay afloat in the standings. Our number 1 guy has been injury free this year and is putting up career numbers, yet we have not been able to impose ourselves as legitimate contenders. Like Nash admitted to the other day, we have no identity. Injuries are a way of life in the NBA, yet other teams have stayed afloat. Chemistry is important, but I believe that it starts up top. That is why I'm hesitant to place our deficiencies on injuries...a healthy Kobe and a limited Dwight with sprinkles of Nash & Gasol should be above .500 this late in the game...no excuses! If we don't have an identity and a philosophy to believe in, the onus is on our leadership!