Addressing the bench and figuring out what to do with J.J. Hickson are the two biggest issues of the off-season. Until then, Blazers fans can celebrate Damian Lillard, who’s all but wrapped up Rookie of the Year honors.
20 76ers 27-43 +1
Andrew Bynum hasn’t played a game, and perhaps never will in this city. Read: The Sixers’ offseason will be considerably more interesting than what took place on the floor.
If nothing else, the Wizards spent the season discovering John Wall really is a winner who makes his teammates better. That’s quite a discovery.
22 Raptors 26-44 -2
The Raptors are a better team with Rudy Gay. Now all they need to do is find more parts to build around him.
23 Timberwolves 24-44 -1
Another lost season is likely to result in major change. The Wolves can start by hoping Kevin Love returns healthy.
24 Hornets 25-46 +3
A name change is likely to be the least noticeable difference about the Hornets/Pelicans entering next season. What they’re able to receive in return for Eric Gordon will be considerably more noteworthy.