Originally Posted by Shifty.py
i think we have more hope of winning ECF than landing top 5 pick no matter what we do
Yep. At this point we have a good chance of having home court advantage in playoffs and even greater chance to be in playoffs in general. There really isnt much competition in Atlantic. Philly is already out of the race, Boston seems to be on downhill and might start real tank soon, NY will not recover this season with all their issues, which leaves Brooklyn as our main competitor in my opinion. And even they might not really recover.
Where as our chances to get top-5 pick are very slim. We would basically need to lose 90% of the rest of the season. That would mean we have to deal Lowry/DD/Amir and get nothing usefull for this season in return. I dont see anyone giving us that kinds of trades. And with chances of home court this high, I dont see any GM really throwing it away just to chase a higher pick.