Some teams have failed to live up to lofty expectations. Others are on the outside looking in at a playoff spot or are losing standing quickly due to losing streaks or unfortunate injuries.
While plenty of teams and fans are trapped slamming the panic button, there are also a plethora of NBA teams that can continue to cruise through the season with very little to worry about.
Now although teams trapped in the NBA cellar can’t be happy with their current position, that doesn’t always mean their panic meter is going off at full blast. Considering many of the lovable losers never had high expectations to begin with, their panic meter is relatively silent (especially when you factor in their potential draft position for 2013).
Ranking all 30 NBA teams from least panic to most panic, here’s where the pieces fall into place to this point in the season.
Note: All statistics/records in this article are accurate as of Jan. 17, 2013 (prior to games played).