Since Dwight Howard decided to stay with the Orlando Magic, his team has not responded well. They are 1-2 over their last three, losing to the Miami Heat at home and to the Chicago Bulls while only scoring 59 points.
The Magic disappointed in last season’s playoffs when they lost their first-round series with the Atlanta Hawks 4-2. This season, after no real lineup changes, it looks like they are headed for disappointment yet again.
The New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs and the Denver Nuggets all went into last year’s playoffs with hope, but were all denied after first-round eliminations.
Some of the same teams who went home disappointed last year will do the same again this year, while other teams have fixed the problems they had and will likely push through to an extended playoff run.
Here are five teams who will disappoint.