The Knicks have spent millions, but they have no one who knows how to win.
Both the Nuggets and Jazz have excelled in a tough conference, but only one of them can make the playoffs.
The statistics show that Karl Malone's absence has hurt the Lakers more than anything else in recent months.
The Grizzlies are just as close to achieving home court as they are from missing the playoffs altogether.
It's been almost an entire calendar year since Shaquille O'Neal has scored 40 points in a single game.
The Spurs' Tim Duncan can score, rebound, pass and defend. Just don't ask him to shoot free throws anymore.
Utah's emphasis on teaching and teamwork has allowed it to overcome the losses of Karl Malone and John Stockton.
The Kings are the most accurate, but the Sonics rely on the 3-pointer more than any other team in the NBA.
Allen Iverson leads in the NBA in scoring, but he's not nearly as efficient as some of the league's other top scorers.
On a team as young as the Jazz, coach Jerry Sloan is just looking for 10 guys who will work their butts off.
While Mavs owner Mark Cuban spends to win, the Clippers' Donald Sterling hides behind a payroll full of lies.
The Jazz is trying to deal with the fact that its playoff streak is in serious jeopardy.
The reality is that most of the NBA restricted free agents hitting it big this offseason will end up being overpaid.
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A former role player himself, Utah coach Jerry Sloan knows how to get the most out of his lesser-known players.