Now that the 2012 NBA draft is over, some teams are looking a heck of a lot better and could have multiple playoff berths in their future. Take the New Orleans Hornets, for example.
They filled almost every one of their needs, and if each pick pans out, from Anthony Davis to Darius Miller, only good things will happen. They won't necessarily make the NBA Finals, but it would further prove that last year was a fluke thanks to the loss of Chris Paul to the Clippers and Eric Gordon's subsequent injury.
Yet, some teams were not so lucky in the draft. With clear needs on their rosters, they instead picked players who couldn't help at all, at least not in the way they hoped they could. In these cases, a trip to the playoffs and even the finals was instantly kissed goodbye.
In fact, let's have a look at each team and assess their odds of making it to the big dance next year, now that they have made their draft picks.