NBA Panic Meter: Seven Teams That Need To Push The Panic Button Now

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Nov 28, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard

Lance Stephenson

(1) complains after being called for a foul during the second half of the game against the Golden State Warriors at Time Warner Cable Arena. Warriors win 106-101. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Roughly 20 percent into the NBA season, it’s time for a handful of teams to hit the reset button, or in this case the panic button

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At a certain point, a handful of the NBA teams that are suffering from early season “funks” are going to have to come to the realization that it’s not just a “funk.”

Instead, they need to come to terms with the fact that it’s simply not their year.

And for many teams in the NBA, unfortunately, we’ve reached that point.

Whether it be that they’ve fallen out of playoff contention, or that a free agency acquisition hasn’t worked out as well as they thought it would. Whatever the case may be, it’s time for each of those teams to begin to panic.

And after 20 percent of the NBA season nearly gone, here are seven teams that need to look at themselves in the mirror and hit that panic button.

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