NBA Power Rankings: Can anyone beat the healthy Nets; Bubble Heat back?

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20. San Antonio Spurs

Even though the San Antonio Spurs likely won’t qualify for the NBA playoffs this season, it’s been downright impressive that they managed to be somewhat competitive this year in the Western Conference.

That’s a testament to this franchise his culture and the work that Gregg Popovich has done with this roster. San Antonio has some big questions that they need to answer this offseason but have some pieces in place as they look to the future.

19. Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have had a disappointing season and had to move on from Victor Oladipo. They made the best of the situation by acquiring Caris LeVert, but this franchise is still at a bit of a crossroads heading into the offseason.

The Pacers likely will miss the playoffs this season short of making a run in the play-in tournament. Even if they do make the playoffs, they don’t have much of a shot to make it out of the first round.