My NBA betting market rankings are published daily, and with each version I use those rankings to simulate the remainder of the regular season and summarize playoff seed probabilities. As I did last year, I have loaded those daily probabilities into an interactive motion chart that summarizes the evolution of each team's season:
- In mid-December, the Atlanta Hawks are a solid 3/4/5 seed. Just a month later, they have a chokehold on the Eastern Conference top seed.
- The Indiana Pacers have spent the entire season straddling that Playoffs-Lottery line. We'll see if the return of Paul George can tip the scales in their favor.
- Masochistically-inclined fans of the Phoenix Suns can relive the month of February - the month their playoff hopes slowly blinked out of existence.
How to use this chart (flash based, not mobile friendly):
|Step 1: Select a team:|
|Step 2: Wait for chart to load|
|Step 3: Click Play button at bottom left of chart|