Every NBA Team’s Worst Nightmare Next Season

Every team has at least one scenario that it fears occurring would shatter its plans for the season.

The Minnesota Timberwolves saw theirs come true when Ricky Rubio suffered ligament tears last season, ending the team's playoff hopes. The San Antonio Spurs headed into the 2011 playoffs weakened with Manu Ginobili injured.

Some teams' plans can be disrupted by issues other than injuries. A team's calculus for success can be broken by players' shortcomings or issues that aren't easily measured. Also, a team that is rebuilding can be thrown off if its season doesn't go quite as planned.

Follow along to see what possible occurrences or situations could keep each team from reaching its goal for the season.

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