This is really tough. The more I watch the Raps play the more I think we're head and shoulders above the Nets, Cavs, 'Cats, Pistons and the Wiz. If this is the case then you could say why not shoot for the playoffs, although since we'd be 7-8 at best we'd get crushed by MIA/CHI. Or you could just play DeMar, Jose, Andrea, Ed, Amir, Jerryd, Leandro and James in an extremely tight eight-man rotation so that they get exhausted/injured after a certain amount of time and start losing games.
But really I think if we hit too many wins before a certain point in the year then perhaps the best idea is to trade our pick completely or perhaps 'move down' (this would be educated guessing though) in the draft and trying to net a piece. I'm thinking like a 1st Rounder + Jerryd for Houston 1st Rounder + Lowry. If we trade it completely we might even be able to get someone of Igoudala's quality.