Aggies were able to withstand the loss of N'Dir due to the coming-of-age of Jermaine Haley. Haley's value hasn't been so much in point production, but on defense and in his movement with and without the ball, not to mention his excellent passing. He's custom-made for Weir's system.
But the pressure is going up dramatically over the next few weeks and that's where N'Dir (hopefully) will help. Garza has been spelling Baker at PG and you can see the drop off in athleticism when the Las Cruces product goes in (I'm not ragging on him---he's a solid player---but). And, there's Jayln Pennie, who is experienced, but hasn't been able to get minutes for one reason or another. Aggies may need him down the stretch.
Where NMSU is vulnerable, in my opinion, is along the front line. Chuhua is stepped up HUGE and has been instrumental in giving the Aggies good presence inside. Wilkins awoke from the dead and has adapted well to Paul Ball. He's gaining confidence on offense, is a tremendous passer, and has quick feet that allows him to play good defense. I wish he had better rebounding stats, but right now there are others filling that role. That include J. Jones. He plays much bigger than 6'5" (11 ppg/8.7 reb) and has done well against the WAC competition. Aggies cannot afford to lose any of the frontline due to fouls (or worse). Bhullar, with his legs of stone. is a bad fit for Paul Ball and likely would only be used in desperation (or a blow out).
Ian Baker does so many things well and having a veteran and skilled point guard has paid huge dividends. Braxton Huggins has come up big on the offensive side of the ball and his defense has improved. As for Matt Taylor, his energy and athleticism add to the team.
In conclusion, N'Dir needs to get back in game shape because I think NMSU will need him.