You guys close your eyes on a players we currently have. DeRozan, Jonas, Amir, Hansborough and Lowry are no quiters, they won't tank. And they are good enough to win enough games to keep us from that top 5 draft position. Hoping that dude like Exum or Smart will make is into contender all of a sudden is ridiculous. Hoping that lottery will smile our way and you leapfrog teams with better odds is quite silly as well.
Lets say Masai trades Lowry and maybe Amir. What you have is DeRozan, JV and Ross with some decent role players. No guarantee that you will even have a chance to draft Wiggins, Parker or Randle. So then what? Season wasted on tanking when there is great chance to make playoffs. Jerry Sloan said once that single playoff series is more valuable for player development then regular season - I would rather have JV and DeRozan experience that than stupid tanking for false hope.
Last edited by Calgary Jazz; 12-16-2013 at 01:37 PM.