Playoff Odds: It could get interesting
PER Diem: Dec. 8, 2009
Updated: December 8, 2009, 3:18 PM ETBy John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Playoff Odds show that the Lakers and other contenders have more competition than we thought.I've been saying for a while that we have an unusually compressed league this season, with even the best teams piled up in close proximity to one another. I could show this with the Power Rankings, but because that's a bit of an abstraction from wins and losses, I'm not sure it hammers home how much parity we've had in the first month of the season.
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