The D-League playoffs is no longer a lump of clay.
It has finally taken shape, sort of. We won’t know the pairings until Sunday evening, but this is what we do know.
1. The divisional winners: Colorado (Southwest), Utah (West), Iowa (Central).
2. Austin is the fourth seed and will host a first-round playoff game.
3. Defending D-League champion Idaho, Dakota, Erie and Bakersfield are the remaining wild-card teams available for the divisional winners to pick to play in the first round.
4. Colorado and Austin are on one side of the bracket while Utah and Iowa are on the other side.
The question is which divisional winner will pick Erie or will all three pass on the BayHawks, thus forcing Austin to play them?