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3:00pm: All five Southwest Division teams made the playoffs last season, but three of them have strugged so far this year. The Grizzlies, at 6-6, have already pulled off a trade and the Rockets have fired coach Kevin McHale less than a month into the season. Yet the 1-10 Pelicans, who have the league’s worst record aside from the winless Sixers, haven’t given into panic, with a hardship signing of Jimmer Fredette the team’s only November transaction. The question is just how long they can keep losing without making a bold move.