Every NBA franchise began the 2012-13 season with aspirations of improvements from the year before. While it’s safe to say some have met those goals, it’s obvious two-and-a-half months in that some simply haven’t.
Given the eye test, we all know who hasn’t lived up to their own expectations. But looking at the bottom 10 teams by records, it’s clear that there is a big difference between struggling to play well and being downright bad.
The question is, can these teams do anything to help turn things around?
For most squads, the answer is yes, so long as they realize that the postseason is going to be a reach regardless of what they do. Nobody wants to be in the basement of the league, and every team can make changes with more than half the season left to play.
*Statistics and standings are accurate as of Jan. 11, 2013, at 12:00 a.m.