If the NBA season ended right now, the Los Angeles Lakers would be one of the 14 teams left out of the postseason, marking the first time Kobe Bryant would be able to watch the playoffs from his couch since the Lakers went 34-48 in 2004-05.
Fortunately for Kobe and the rest of the players who would be left out, there's still plenty of time left to make a comeback.
So, how will the standings look in each conference at the end of the 2012-13 campaign? Better yet, what will each squad's final record look like?
On each of the following 30 slides, you'll find four pieces of information: the current record of each team, its current pace, my projected record for the team and a brief description of some aspect of the squad.
Keep in mind that divisions were not accounted for in the standings for each conference, and read on.