Predicting Which 2014 NBA Lottery Teams Will Make Playoffs Next Season

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Predicting Which 2014 NBA Lottery Teams Will Make Playoffs Next Season
Bob Donnan

Not all 2014 NBA lottery teams are made equally.

Some, like the Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic, entered the 2013-14 season with little chance of winning more than 25 games. These squads, in the early stages of a complete rebuild, were much more concerned with developing their young players than their win-loss records.

Other teams, on the other hand, had the pieces to make a playoff run this year. Some convergence of factors—injuries, a lack of chemistry or plain bad luck—simply prevented that from happening.

Let's look at five lottery teams who, with the right moves during the offseason, will find themselves in the playoffs instead of the upper half of the draft next year.

 

Note: Teams are sorted in alphabetical order.

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