Playing Fact or Fiction with Each New NBA Playoff Contender

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Playing Fact or Fiction with Each New NBA Playoff Contender
Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Will Kyrie Irving or John Wall lead his team to the 2014 playoffs?

Within a revamped NBA landscape, many new-look rosters are setting their sights on playoff contention in 2014. The 2013-14 campaign will see some big changes as upstart teams aim to climb out of the draft lottery. But are the playoff aspirations those of a factual contender or a fictitious pretender?

Following rough offseasons—in which the talent level of each roster was significantly downgraded—the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks will more than likely be on the outside looking in at a playoff berth.

That leaves the door open for other Eastern Conference contenders, like the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers, to make the cut.

The Western Conference, meanwhile, remains as competitive as ever. There’s only a slight crevice where teams like the Minnesota Timberwolves or Dallas Mavericks could sneak in.

Before we play fact or fiction with potential postseason contenders, a conference breakdown will help decide what playoff spots are even available.

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