As fans look ahead to the post season, who won’t be joining the party?
With the regular season drawing to a conclusion, there is just one play-off spot available ahead of the final night of games, with the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz still struggling to make the post season.
However, with the fate of many teams already decided, the question is, who will be missing from the play-offs?
There are honourable mentions for the likes of Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis who are amongst a huge group of talented players that will see their season end early on Wednesday night. In addition, regardless of whether the Lakers feature or not, Kobe Bryant will be a notable absentee following his Achilles tendon tear.
Here are five of the biggest names that will be missing from the play-offs: