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Which 2010 lottery teams are most likely to earn a trip to the postseason in 2011?

Updated: August 12, 2010, 2:41 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | Special to ESPN Insider
Yao/Paul/GallinariGetty ImagesYao, Paul and Gallinari will give their teams a great chance at the playoffs in 2011.

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.


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