The only teams that matter are the ones that get in and, unfortunately for some, that number is limited to eight.
So I won't waste much time discussing the teams that won't make the playoffs, but I will salute them all, and wish them well until next year.
Minnesota, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Golden State, Sacramento, the other Los Angeles team, and the Houston Rockets will not be blessing us with their presence this year.
In fact a couple of those teams, namely Minnesota, and Sacramento, have no way of making the postseason unless hell froze over.
The other teams are close, but due to multiple factors such as, coaching, lack of talent, team chemistry, and youth, they will finish in the bottom half and just miss the playoffs.
The eight that will make it are familiar, because every team, save one, was there last year. Phoenix is the only newcomer to the bunch.
I'm sure that most people have a variation of this list, but let me know how yours may differ from mine and where you would place the teams. Let the show begin.