6 NBA Lottery Teams Set for Postseason Run Next Season

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6 NBA Lottery Teams Set for Postseason Run Next Season
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So, you’re sitting at home watching the NBA playoffs, but your team isn’t in it. You’re thinking, “Next year we’ll make a run.”

How likely is it that your favorite lottery team willl get to the postseason next season? I have your answer.

I broke each lottery team into six categories, ranking them on a scale of 1-10.

The categories are: record, games behind, cap space, roster, draft picks and development. A detailed explanation of the rationale for each is offered on the last slide. 

Adding the scores together, the highest possible score was 60.

Six teams had a score of at least half that, suggesting they have a somewhat realistic chance of reaching the postseason next year. That’s consistent with this year’s results, when five of the 2013 lottery teams made the playoffs.

They are ranked here by their scores. In each category I give the relevant data. The scores they received in each category are in parenthesis.

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