PER Diem: Feb. 3, 2009

How will injuries to Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Jameer Nelson and Andrew Bynum affect their teams' playoff chances?

Updated: February 3, 2009, 4:48 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

Injuries are the NBA's Great Equalizer, and the Equalizer struck with unusual fury on Monday -- Andrew Bynum, Jameer Nelson, Chris Paul and Deron Williams all made the medical report, radically altering their teams' chances.

The question is, by how much? As most of you know, I have a tool that calculates the odds of each team making the playoffs and projects a possible final record for them. And as long as a team has more or less the same key players playing that whole time, it works out ...

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