Quake Griffin wrote:
og15 wrote:I'm not sold on the tank succeeding. This team isn't trying to loose, it's just sucking. Clippers are about as bad on defense as Phoenix, which is sad, true, but they aren't trying to be, which does make it worse, lol.
Still, it's so early that a better performing Gallo will likely win some games, Milos back, then Griffin back later, it's going to be hard to actually tank unless this team actually truly sucks.
If I looked at this right, we have the 7th worst record in the league. We're within punching distance of everybody except Chicago IMO. Our current roster is absolutely terrible and Danilo hasn't inspired much confidence, if any at all, this season.
I don't see us winning many games until Griffin gets back and by the time he gets back, what exactly would be the point of trying to win games? To compete our way back into treadmill status?
Well unless the team just sits players, if they are playing guys who are healthy, they will win games. Players don't really tank, they want to win, you tank by having a bad roster, so unless they just shut guys down, I don't know if it will work ideally, that is high lottery.
While you are correct about how close the team is to the bottom, there's still a lot of time to ruin it. Let's say Blake comes back in February, he'll miss 27 more games for a total of 30 games missed.
Let's say we go 8-19, a total of 8-22 in his missed games, that will put the team at 16-34 with 32 games left. If they don't shut all the good players down, well, they could go 16-16 in the final 32 games and that puts the team at 32-50 on the season.
Last season there were 7 teams worse than 32-50. So while that's not a bad spot in the lottery, it's not the greatest spot either.
Now, if Gallo and Milos start helping the team win games and they are more like 10-17 in these upcoming games, that makes it even worse.
So it depends on what the team does in terms of activating and shutting down players, etc