12/11/2012 08:54 am ET Updated Feb 10, 2013

Which Injured NBA Stars Will Help Their Teams Most?

You could create an All-Star or championship team with the half-dozen or so major players sitting out with injuries. The question is, though, how many will seriously upgrade their own team when they return?

Dirk Nowitzki, Ricky Rubio, Derrick Rose, Andrew Bynum, Steve Nash, Danny Granger and Amar'e Stoudemire haven't seen a minute of action this season. Nash, only 25 minutes. Their teams are stuck in a holding pattern, some to a greater degree than others, until they return. The good news is, with the exception of Bynum, all are close.

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