ThunderBolt wrote:Dadouv47 wrote:thedoppelganger wrote:Feel like the tanking wars haven't even started yet, except maybe Detroit getting a head start. It'll be interesting to see who the other sellers are at the trade deadline, can't imagine the Wolves are in that group unless someone way overpays for Beasley.
I might be a bit too glass half full, but I'd bet we end up with a worse record than them at the end of the year assuming they have no other major injuries and we make a couple of the expected trades by the deadline. Edwards has looked much better since being placed in the starting lineup, thankfully. The East is what concerns me though.
I would never made that bet but agree that we still have a remote chance.
Feel like somehow between bottom 2 to 10 it's pretty open. Pistons are almost a lock for terrible seed but Wizards and Wolves have remote chances of improving. I'm scared about Houston in the West and some garbage teams from the East (Cavs, Orlando)
Remembering that this is a 72 game season makes the situation more urgent. I just don't see how we catch Minnesota. Even if we get worse, they'll likely continue to be bad. They are pretty hopeless. Orlando is another dark horse team that could out tank us if we are careful. I just don't see how get get that much worse. We've continued to play competitive basketball while missing Shai, Al and George Hill. This team just has too much fight.
yeah we need guys like Shai & Dort to underperform for the rest of the season to get a shot (and I don't want SGA to have a bad season). Best case scenario we will trade Hill & Muscala for crap, which isn't enough. I still give the Wolves a chance to finish ahead of us because KAT just came back and their young guys are playing much better... but yeah it's still pretty unlikely.