NBA Teams in Big Trouble Come Playoff Time

Both the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors have problems right now. Lots of them.
Both the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors have problems right now. Lots of them.Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Joel C. CordesNBA Associate EditorMarch 15, 2013

Making the NBA playoffs is great and all, but actually doing something once there is the goal for everyone who isn't an also-ran franchise.

As the postseason field coalesces, the final weeks give us a good idea of what to expect. However, nagging questions and fears still surround many teams who will play in late April and beyond.

On this episode of Basketball by Association, Bleacher Report's NBA lead writer, Jimmy Spencer, joins assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes to temper expectations and diagnose what's wrong with certain "contenders."

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Ceilings and expectations differ from one team to the next. Where losing in the first round would be devastating for one group, failing to make the conference finals or championship round would be disappointing for another.

Who else did we miss? What keeps you up late at night when it comes to worrying about your favorite franchise?

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