Thought this paragraph was especially interesting :
That of course leaves an opening for someone else. John Hollinger’s playoff odds at ESPN.com project a team could snag the West’s final playoff spot with a losing record. Phoenix, despite all its obvious flaws, is still a pain to play in February and could easily break .500. The Grizzlies, as Hollinger points out Wednesday, have jumped to 8-10 and have the talent of a .500-plus team.