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NBA Playoff Picture Finally Takes Shape, XN Sports Provides The View

Glenn Minnis

Glenn Minnis is an XN Sports NBA contributor. He has written for the Chicago Tribune, ESPN, BET and AOL. Follow him on Twitter at @glennnyc.

The question of the who, in terms of what teams will be the players come NBA playoff time later this month has been all but answered. But the what, as it relates to how that will shake out among the 16 squads that make cut remains a mystery.

Until now, that is. XN Sports takes a hardcore look at the NBA playoff picture and essentially handicaps the field, predicting which eight Eastern and Western Conference teams have the best shot at survival over the next several weeks when the games truly began to matter most.