This could be in the NBA discussion forum, but we are going to discuss our playoff seed in the West and keep an eye on what other Western Conference teams are doing, so I think this is the right place for the topic. Adding a simple schedule here (Eastern times): Some analysts thought that we were not a playoff-quality team this year. No young pieces that fit with Bron: read - shooters; Veterans that are simply not good (anymore): Rondo, McGee, Lance... Well, if you ask me, we are proving them wrong. Rondo is a tremendous leader on and off the court (and he will back very soon, since he has been cleared for some practice drills already) and McGee plays like an All-Star. OK, Lance is not amazing, but he does not hurt us in any way, IMO. We now have Chandler, who seems to be a perfect backup center for us. Right now we are a playoff team, we have depth and are improving our defense. On top of that, if someone was doubting Bron before the season - he still looks amazing. Sure, he does not play much D right now, but he is doing everything else; he is more efficient than ever while playing fewer minutes. This is a recipe for success with him. So, what's happening with other Western conference teams today? 1. Portland just lost against San Antonio. They now have 10 losses. 2. Memphis was #1 team in the West not long ago. They lost against Philadelphia tonight and suddenly find themselves in the 6th place. 3. The Clippers just lost in Dallas. Not only that, they have lost the #1 spot too. tl;dr version? This has been a great day for us. Here are the standings: http://www.nba.com/standings#/ As you can see, we are finally playing .600 ball, and this is probably Bron's best start ever with a new team. Correct me if I am wrong.