Team: Los Angeles Lakers
2012-13 stats: 27.3 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 6.0 APG, 1.4 SPG
One little torn Achilles' tendon can't slow down Kobe Bryant, whose incredible recovery from this normally year-long injury has him aiming to play as early as mid-November. While both Kobe and the Lakers have been mum on predicting an exact return date, it's a safe bet that when he returns Bryant will be ready to attack as he always does. He enjoyed an incredible 2012-13 season prior to his injury, scoring 27.3 points per game while tying a career high with 6.0 assists per game. His value will likely be even more appreciated when we see what the Lakers look like on the floor without Kobe, whose mere presence has caused opposing teams to alter their entire game plan for over a decade.