Originally Posted by Kirby
once again, supposedly we do tank: TL will not blatantly say we will tank, it's bad for business. "May have to suck to be good" is a way to hedge your bets in terms of speech. I don't buy that we are going in.
Yup. You're nuts if you think they would openly announce tanking. Multiple reasons to not announce it:
1. He'd be sending a warning to season ticket holders that they should cancel those tickets.
2. Masai has said he's not gonna give players away, to maximize value you need to have leverage.
3. The players might give up on themselves and it might lead tolong term issues.
4. I'm pretty sure openly tanking is not allowed in the NBA.