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"we just witnessed the end of tanking"

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 2 weeks ago '04        #36
TizOnly1 22 heat pts22
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Yeah sure.. we witnessed the end of tanking if we ignore the fact that New Orleans shut down their healthy superstar at the All Star break, and came out with the number one pick
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 2 weeks ago '04        #35
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Kliq 360 heat pts360
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"we just witnessed the end of tanking"
 

 

image he might have a point here
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 2 weeks ago '05        #34
iggyemu 
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You really think the league lets lotto balls dictate it's future? They gave NO that pick to save basketball in that city. If you gotta "save" basketball in a city you shouldn't be in the city. And you dam sure can't let the next big star end up there.
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 2 weeks ago '12        #33
kiddalex 12 heat pts12
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 Sphynx said
Legitimately bad teams being punished because teams like the Knicks and Sixers made a mockery of the lottery system

New system is exciting, but it aint the answer innocent bystanders getting caught in the crossfire of fu*kery
The 76's tanked for a half a decade and even branded the sh*t The Process.

The knicks just been a*s cheeks for half a decade , one was planned the other wasn't, don't compare us.
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 2 weeks ago '04        #32
TizOnly1 22 heat pts22
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 TRILL SH1T said
That wasnt necessary cause of tanking it was because they need to trade him and didnt want him to get injured ... I like the new draft rules, the three teams that were outright tanking all year didnt get the #1 pick
They shut down AD for both reasons. It's not either or. They shut him down to protect the a*set, and to tank. And it worked for them.

So the idea that this is the end of tanking is a joke.

Even with worse odds, the best way to get high draft picks is to lose. The people that work in NBA front offices these days aren't people that are gonna be swayed by anecdotal evidence. The numbers just are the numbers, and if a team can go from a 4% chance to an 8% chance, by losing some games they have no reason to win anyway, they're still gonna do that.

Also, even if this sh*t made going for LAST place less desirable (which again.. is doubtful), this incentivizes tanking out of the playoffs even MORE, because now, the difference between an 8 seed and a 10 seed is REALLY attractive in favor of the 10.

So like we saw the Clippers push for 8 this year.. THAT'S something we may not see anymore, since teams have a reasonable enough shot to land a high lottery pick just by barely missing the playoffs.

There are still plenty of reasons for teams to lose on purpose. The teams at the bottom will stay there. They tend to not have much choice anyway.. and now the teams in the middle have even MORE incentive to blow games down the stretch. I'm not convinced this is better for any of us.
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 2 weeks ago '12        #31
TRILL SH1T 105 heat pts105
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 TizOnly1 said
Yeah sure.. we witnessed the end of tanking if we ignore the fact that New Orleans shut down their healthy superstar at the All Star break, and came out with the number one pick
That wasn’t necessary cause of tanking it was because they need to trade him and didn’t want him to get injured ... I like the new draft rules, the three teams that were outright tanking all year didn’t get the #1 pick
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 2 weeks ago '08        #30
V.R. Nabor 2 heat pts
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Still rigged
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 2 weeks ago '08        #29
Dedication101 
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Gobert becoming the Ja Rule of the NBA. No one give a damn what he thinks
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 2 weeks ago '04        #28
FynaL 
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It doesn't end tanking, it just reduces the reward of it. Teams will still tank.
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 2 weeks ago '15        #27
Good Guy Ry 25 heat pts25
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 Sphynx said
Legitimately bad teams being punished because teams like the Knicks and Sixers made a mockery of the lottery system

New system is exciting, but it ain’t the answer innocent bystanders getting caught in the crossfire of fu*kery
Knicks only legitimately tanked this year. Way more teams have tanked year in and out.

Suns been tanking for like a decade.

Mavs owner admits to tanking.

Sixers hid behind a 'trust the process' slogan to tank for like 5+ years.

Hawks same as the Mavs.

And Cavs have tanked every LeBron-less year since 2000.

But y'all love to hate NY for some reason and like to hop on bandwagons to sh*ttalk so do you.
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 2 weeks ago '08        #26
AC_89 371 heat pts371
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I think it might be if 2 teams that won 30 plus games end up with the 1st and 2nd pick
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 2 weeks ago '04        #25
realkilla3 1 heat pts
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True ..if anyone can get the number 1 it does kinda seem to make it redundant
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 2 weeks ago '15        #24
kami 47 heat pts47
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 FynaL said
It doesn't end tanking, it just reduces the reward of it. Teams will still tank.
nah those teams are now being punished. what the 76ers did embarrassed the league and was dishonest towards a paying fanbase.

suns literally trotted out G league point guards all season trying to tank, the knicks benched all their vets both were punished.
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 2 weeks ago '04        #23
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 Sphynx said
Legitimately bad teams being punished because teams like the Knicks and Sixers made a mockery of the lottery system

New system is exciting, but it aint the answer innocent bystanders getting caught in the crossfire of fu*kery
Knicks have sucked due to talent for years, they are hardly the poster for tanking
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 2 weeks ago '16        #22
postemupndunkit 6 heat pts
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nba dropped the ball on that draft

sh*t is sad

you got NY or LA on the table

that would have drove league revenue up through the roof
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 2 weeks ago '12        #21
ezduzit 9 heat pts
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is this gonna make yall any happier? the sh*tty teams will still be sh*tty lol I never understood the outrage
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