Chances of Each NBA Team Making the Playoffs Heading into 2014-15 Regular ......

Chances of Each NBA Team Making the Playoffs Heading into 2014-15 Regular ... - Bleacher Report

We've seen No. 8 seeds take down No. 1 seeds, and if that can become a reality, then there's at least a possibility of an overmatched squad pulling off upset after upset en route to a championship. At this point in the year, everything revolves around the postseason, whether teams are just trying to gain entry to the all-important festivities or attempting to position themselves with a specific seed. These rankings are not about which team is best, and a squad that comes in one spot ahead of another isn't necessarily better. They're determining which franchises have the best chance to make the playoffs, looking at upside for those that aren't projected to be a top-16 team and the floor for those that are. Even with Rajon Rondo possibly returning to action as soon as opening night, the Boston Celtics still don't have enough talent to compete for a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. There's plenty of talent in the backcourt, and Jared Sullinger is about to kick off a breakthrough season, but the C's are at least a year away from playing more than 82 games. Boston could certainly make things fairly interesting, avoiding mathematical elimination until the final month of the season, but let's allow for the many young additions to gain their sea legs before projecting anything more than another lottery...

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