ESPN Insider offers advice to six teams -- Indiana, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Houston, Memphis and Portland -- that are clinging to the bottom of the playoff picture and caught between contention and reconstruction.
Fence-sitting might overtake no-hitters as one of the themes of the current season, at least given the tenor of many discussions that are taking place leading up to the deadline. So many teams are on the edge of the playoff bubble, unsure what to do.
Tom Haberstroh sizes up the playoff race in the Western Conference, breaking down the odds and likelihood of each of the five bubble teams making the postseason. Could a 50-win team fail to make the playoffs for the first time in league history?