There is plenty of time between now and the start of the postseason, and the next few weeks will be very telling for a number of franchises.
Every playoff-caliber squad continues fighting to improve its playoff positioning, while teams on the other side of the ledger are still hoping to earn an invite to the NBA's second season.
But with plenty of tickets to the dance still up for grabs, now is the perfect time for a few sleeper teams to make a run. Some will do their best to sneak into the playoffs, while others will use the next 10-12 games to fight for home-court advantage.
Those who don't have favorable schedules will have their work cut out for them, but teams with weak opponents need to be careful as well: Many franchises who have had disappointing seasons are still playing for pride and shouldn't be taken lightly.