The NBA play-in tournament begins one month from Sunday, which means there isn't much time left for teams on the fringe of the playoff races to make a push.
Throughout the season, I will be answering your questions about the latest, most interesting topics in basketball. You can tweet me directly at @kpelton, tweet your questions using the hashtag #peltonmailbag, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week's edition of the NBA mailbag includes:
• The importance of seeding in the play-in tournament
• The significance of role to player value from an awards perspective
• Whether picks can be too protected