Cohen 8-Ball: Hot Topics at All-Star Weekend?
Cohen’s Analysis: Will Kobe Bryant make his return at any point this season and if he does would it be the “right” decision for him and the Lakers organization? Is Dwyane Wade’s knees, and now foot problem, going to hinder the Heat’s chances of a three-peat this season? Will Derrick Rose return should the Bulls make the playoffs? Will Russell Westbrook continue to be plagued by his own knee issues?
As one NBA scout believes, “Injuries will determine who and who doesn’t win the title this year. The consensus remains that if Wade is healthy, Miami will win. If not, it’s OKC and Indiana’s to lose.”