Will Past Be Prologue?
Wizards point guard Rod Strickland, is one of only a handful of veterans-including the Knicks' Charles Oakley (above) and the Bulls' Scottie Pippen-who have qualified for the playoffs in each of their NBA seasons. Though Strickland has made the postseason nine times, his Wizards teammates have combined for just 14 playoff appearances in 56 chances, a success rate of 25%. Washington is one of six Eastern Conference clubs fighting it out for the final three playoff berths. Here's how the rosters of those teams stack up in terms of postseason experience.
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