NewKnicks wrote:Knicks Fan here.
In my opinion (not that most of you care), the Bulls should go for the hard tank immediately. They're not that far from getting close to the top 5 in one of the best drafts in recent memory. Making the playoffs this year won't accomplish anything. Tank the remaining games on the schedule, and get in the running for another potential future All-Star.
Could you imagine a team of Vuc, Lavine, Williams, Lauri and one of Suggs, Cade, Mobley, Green or Kominga? Potentially 3 All-Stars for years to come, and another really talented young player in Williams.
That team alone could potentially compete with the top teams in the East.
Just my stupid little opinion from afar.
Good luck guys. I was born in Chicago, so the Bulls are my second team behind the Knicks.
I respect the opinion but as has been argued to nauseum around here, tanking just not that cut throat and dry. It's just a lot of factors that come into play and no way to control it. First you have to get players to adhere to it. Sure maybe guys like lavine and Vucevic say whatever but why would lauri, coby, valentine, Troy brown Jr, temple etc guys on contract years , just stop playing for a rookie to come in and be a savior and heck potentially take one of their jobs?
It's great to think of in theory but we still around here crying because hoiberg player Sean Kilpatrick, lol Sean Kilpatrick! Not a all star not a even a 6th man of the year candidate, a guy who not even in the league right now and blaming the organization for a guy who is g league level coming in and playing his butt off........which is what he was supposed to do! Who could factor in that guy coming in and hurting your tank?
Then if you do all the right "tank" things you could still end up striking out. You as a knick fan should know this more than anyone you all stealth tanked last year and ended up with a 8th pick lol. We actually competed some last year and got 4th. All the luck or unlucky of the lottery balls. Tank is always sold on the "hope" of the best players coming into the draft but it's always winners and losers. So now we tank further build losing in the franchise then end up with a pick below 4th, which we don't have the rights to anymore, now what?
It's just too risky better to just do the best we can, if we end up missing the playoffs and get a top 4 pick so be it. If not then so be it but attempting to purposely tank is useless at this point.