This scenario is more likely than the previous one that puts the Sixers in the playoffs.
New Jersey will probably look to add a scorer, possibly Rudy Gay, or maybe a one-year rental of Ray Allen before making a push for a marquis free agent next year.
The Knicks can’t possibly strike out during free agency, and between their returning young studs, draft picks, and new acquisitions, should at least be competitive next season.
Boston and Toronto may lose big pieces in Allen and Bosh, respectively. Doc Rivers may or may not return to the Celtics sideline, and even if he does there will be speculation around him all season. Toronto will be the new New Jersey without Bosh.
Finally, Evan Turner will be good, maybe great, but most likely not right away. Philly still needs more front court depth. The Sixers have a good, young back court in Jrue Holiday and Turner, but not good enough to make the playoffs.