What are scouts saying about the contenders heading down the stretch? Marc Stein asks them.
Originally Published: March 7, 2009By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
It's a common mistake made by sports writers who like to make incremental sweeps through the leagues they're covering. I messed it up more than once until a few patient readers woke me up. The quarter pole in the NBA is not reached 20-ish games into the season. The quarter pole is where we are now, with 20 (or so) games to go.