Just when it started to look a couple years ago like things were starting to balance out...
Toronto is a 3rd seed in the East. In the West, they wouldn't qualify for the playoffs.
Three teams that aren't qualifying for the playoffs in the West - Memphis, Minnesota, Denver - would qualify in the East. Memphis would be the 3rd seed! The Grizzlies, at present, would be sitting home watching SIX teams with worse records participate in the playoffs, TWO of them enjoying homecourt.
I've usually agreed with the Commissioner saying this stuff was cyclical, but this "cycle" is going on about 15 years now. I'm only bringing this subject up again because it appears to be the worst I ever remember.