Usually, we do report-card grades for all 30 NBA teams. But, seeing as how we'll be spending the next two months or so focusing solely on the 16 playoff-bound squads, why not take some time to look at those who will be starting their offseason regimens (and embarking on their summer vacations) earlier than the rest?
Not that we're trying to reward teams for failure or anything. The NBA draft lottery should prove perk enough for those without tickets to pro basketball's Big Dance, even though this year's incoming class is considered by many to be the worst in recent memory.
It certainly won't take long to forget about the likes of the Charlotte Bobcats, the Orlando Magic and the Phoenix Suns, but before we do, let's hand out some (rather poor) marks to those for whom losing became a way of life.
Efficiency ratings courtesy of ESPN's John Hollinger.