NBA Playoffs: Which of the Eliminated Teams Has Brightest Future?

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NBA Playoffs: Which of the Eliminated Teams Has Brightest Future?
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Although the 2011-12 season is not yet over, here's a look at the three already eliminated playoff teams that are facing tough times ahead and three that are set up for long-term success.

In short, the reality that several teams are facing is that having a great player does not make a team great. (See Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant).

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