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Bobcats are not going to Tank for Wiggins.

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by SK34, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. SK34

    SK34 Member

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    http://www.nba.com/2013/news/11/01/jordan-on-tanking.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpts

     
  2. pippendagimp

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    b/c they already know a big market team will get him
     
  3. Bill Worrell

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    The bobcats are soo bad that they dont even have to tank to get a top 3 pick

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  4. shastarocket

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    If there was an ideal time for the bobcats to tank, it would be this year.

    Besides all the obvious reasons regarding the 2014 draft class, the fanbase will be more forgiving than usual because the team is rebranding to the beloved Hornets.

    Wouldn't a new young star be a great draw with the Hornets, next year?
     
  5. el gnomo

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    MJ would end up drafting Willie Caulie-Stein if he got the 1st pick anyway.
     
  6. Carl Herrera

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    Those guys already tried tanking for Anthony Davis and whatever their #1 is this draft.
     
  7. hooroo

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    What MJ says:

    "I don't know if some teams have thought of that. That's not something that we would do, I don't believe in that."

    What MJ really means:

    "Please buy our tickets".
     
  8. SK34

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    they just sucked.. They still do, but they did however improve.
     
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    well historically hasnt the team with the best odds of getting #1 not gotten number one

    since the modern lottery era (1985)

    1988 clippers
    1990 Nets
    2003 Cavs
    2004 Magic

    were the only 4 teams to win the lottery while having the worst record in the league that respective season.

    Having the 3rd worst record has won the most -- maybe MJ wants his team to be bad just not the worst.
     
  10. JayGoogle

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    I thought that was pretty clear when they brought in Al Jefferson.

    I think there is a time for when you pull the tank plug...that time is usually when you finally draft that superstar player and go into "How do we please this guy and keep him happy." mode. Kyrie Irving and the Cavs for example.

    I think it's clear that Kemba at this point projects to be a solid guard in the NBA...MKG doesn't seem like someone you build around either...so they definitely should be tanking.
     
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    I think that the Lolcats deserve the 1# pick this year.They are not going out of their way to tank. They will be lottery fodder even when they are actually trying to be good. I think this mentality should be rewarded: you gave it your best shot but just can't help sucking.
     
  13. plutoblue11

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    Pretty much, and what hurts even more for the team with the worst record ... the 7th worst team has won, twice, while 6th worst team has won three times. Even worse, the 11th team in 1992 won the lottery before the system was updated to a 1000, even at that, the 8th and 9th worst teams managed to get the first pick in the draft.

    The Bobcats could technically finish 5-7 games outside of playoff spot, and get a decent chance at a high draft pick.


    It's early, but most of teams I figured would struggle this season are off to slow starts ... Washington, Cleveland, Sacramento, Orlando and the Lakers (BHUWHHAHAHAHA).

    Utah, Denver, and New Orleans are hard to tell.
     
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    Unless you believe the lottery to be rigged, what has happened previously has absolutely no bearing on what will happen next year. Being at the mid-end of the lottery (say, 9th) gives you a 1.7% chance to get the top pick. Being the worst team still gives you the best chance of getting the top pick. But obviously, having a 25% chance, you also have a 75% chance of NOT getting the top pick. Since the current lottery system is in place for ~20 years, the worst team winning the lottery 4 times is roughly what you'd expect.
     
  15. plutoblue11

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    In the end, are those odds worth tanking for especially for an otherwise unproven player. Though in a talented draft pool, it makes more sense, like this year, you can be really bad to not really that bad and still get a good player. That's not quite the case in a draft with limited talent.
     
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    Bobcats always start out good right out of the gate but as soon as the season dwells upon them, they will lose and lose and lose and before you know it? 20 game losing streak, lol.
     
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    Useless story. They won't need to tank to end up in the lottery with a chance for Wiggins. That's just what will happen regardless.
     

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