Trying to figure out Eastern Conference playoff seeding is slow, and tedious, and could prove to be an exercise in futility.
The top three teams are easy, but after that everything becomes a convoluted and muddled mess, with as many as nine teams fighting for five spots.
The west was different because the balance of power is more evenly distributed throughout the conference, providing a clearer glimpse of who would be advancing to the postseason.
I have done my best to compile a list of the teams that will be extending their regular seasons, to the victors go the spoils.
So for these teams, New York, Indiana, New Jersey, Charlotte, Detroit, Chicago, and Milwaukee, I would like to thank you for preparing the other teams for the postseason.
Of these teams only New Jersey has no way in hell of making the playoffs, and the others are close, but that only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, so godspeed to you all, and enjoy your summers.
As for the eastern teams that will be continuing their journeys, your paths are long and arduous, and may very well end up in defeat to one of the top three, but that's why they play the games.
Feel free to give me your own versions of this list, or let me know if you feel I have lost my way. Be patient though , because I can see the clearing at the end of the path. On with the show.