Playoffs to Lottery, Lottery to Playoffs: Three Out, Three In

Patrick MauroAnalyst ISeptember 2, 2009

Playoffs to Lottery, Lottery to Playoffs: Three Out, Three In

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 04:  Yao Ming #11 of the Houston Rockets reacts in pain after injuring his knee in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on M

OUT: Detroit Pistons

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    AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 26: Richard Hamilton #32 of the Detroit Pistons wipes his face during a time out while playing the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at the Palace of Auburn Hills

IN: Toronto Raptors

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 04:   Chris Bosh #4 and Jose Calderon #8 of the Toronto Raptors high five during a break in play against the New Jersey Nets in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2007 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2007 at the C

OUT: Philadelphia 76ers

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    PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 30:  Lou Williams #23 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives to the basket against Marcin Gortat #13 of the Orlando Magic during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Wachovia Center on April 30, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylv

IN: Washington Wizards

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    CLEVELAND - APRIL 19:  Gilbert Arenas #0 of the Washington Wizards drives the ball upcourt in the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs on April 19, 2008 at Quicken Loans Aren

OUT: Houston Rockets

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    BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 04:  The injured foot of NBA Star Yao Ming is seen as he  answers a question about Olympics and his foot injury during a news conference on April 4, 2008 in Beijing, China. Yao Ming will try the therapeutic method of Chinese medicin

IN: Phoenix Suns

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    SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 29:  Amare Stoudemire #1 of the Phoenix Suns reacts to no foul called after his layup against the San Antonio Spurs during the second quarter in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at the AT&T