I like to sneak a look at BBRef's playoff forecast every once in a while throughout the season. Obviously you have to take it with several grains of salt, but clearly the Massiah has some major work to do if he is to escape the clutches of mediocrity...
The teams with the highest probability of making the playoffs this year:
Oklahoma City (100%)
San Antonio (99.9%)
LA Clippers (98.0%)
That's right. The Raptors are #9!!! Joy to the effing world.
As for the probability of winning the lottery, 0.3%.
Conclusion: One of two things has to happen... DeRozan gets shipped out, or we're watching this team in late April.