Applies to: Cleveland Cavaliers (makes sense)
One of the trendy underdog picks for first-round elimination this year is the Cavs. With Bynum on track to be healthy (at some point), along with a few offseason additions (Jarrett Jack, Earl Clark and Anthony Bennett), the return of their last successful coach (Mike Brown), as well as a year wiser Kyrie Irving they have the potential to make some noise before a prompt, and early, exit.
Now saying "You're still Cleveland" isn't our most empirical reasoning but we're talking about a long suffering sports city that sit in a quiet and dignified wait. Think about loyal Cavs fans, what would be worse: Missing the playoffs entirely? Or, getting eliminated by the Heat in in the first rond? Because, really, those are the two options.