What's at Stake for Every 2014 NBA Playoffs Team

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What's at Stake for Every 2014 NBA Playoffs Team
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NBA teams are getting set for the playoffs. They all have the same goal of a championship, but they don’t all have the same stakes. Some have more to lose if they don't win than others. 

There are several things that determine what’s at stake for each team. How many times has the team been to the postseason before? How far did it go? In what stage of their careers are its star players? How much money has been invested? Is it in “win-now” mode?

Depending on all of those factors, different teams have different things to win or lose. Some have their legacy at stake, others have their future at stake. Some have only the present to play for. One team even has absolutely nothing to lose.

Here is what every team has on the line. They are listed according to their seeds, bottom to top, Eastern Conference first and then Western Conference.


All stats are provided by NBA.com/Stats and Basketball-Reference.com unless otherwise stated. All salary information is from Sham Sports.

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