- Tom Haberstroh, ESPN Staff Writer
More than half the teams in the NBA make the playoffs each season, but that still leaves 14 teams on the outside looking in. After all the shakeups this summer, it's likely at least one of the outsiders from 2009-10 will earn a postseason berth next season, so we've ranked the franchises below in order of 2011 playoff probability. Cheer up, Rockets fans, your future is bright.
In an offseason of change, Tom Haberstroh looks at the teams that were in need of the most help -- the 14 lottery teams -- and ranks their chances of making the playoffs in 2011. Things are looking pretty good for the Rockets, Hornets and even the Knicks.