k im a true sports fan and im very realistic . the idea of tanking multiple seasons isn't logical and not beneficial . there so many variables that can make tanking an horrible mistake.there is a huge difference from rebuilding and tanking. its like an old building that needs to be knocked down to rebuild a new one and everyone understands the process and why, tanking is the idea of letting the building become dilapidated with the inhabits unaware of the situation and are heavily effected. nothing good comes from losing except the consolation of a lottery pick because in retrospect managment got fired, you lost fan support,players are traded or cut,respect ,and most important millions of dollars.the only time teams actually tank is at the half-way mark when they notice their not making the playoffs ,and trade their best assets, but not from the jump.
now if we make the playoffs at 7-8,there is so much good that comes from that. as for the past 2 decades teams of late,evaluate and mold their team after playoff losses. especially in our case we have young players and they well only get better ,so if we made the playoffs with a majority young core,why isn't that positive news to feed off for next year. mutiple lotteries doesn't result in success or superstars for teams in this new era , also if a player leaves the team and become successful thats still is considered a bust for the originally team who drafted them but here's my case in point;
parentheses are draft bust or ok lottery picks not(all/superstars)
the clippers(d-miles,kandi-man,livingston,chris wilcox)got lucky with griffin and started to surround him with all-star talent(butler/paul via fa).
bulls(tyrus,t-chandlers,fizer,e-curry,jay-will)got lucky with rose ,drafted two good players in deng and noah ,and later signed boozer in the failed attempt to create a super team(wade/lebron)
cavs(diop,d-wagner,luke jackson,c-mihm)got lucky with lebron(he alone gave them 50 wins) but still are attempting to salvage franchise with kyrie.
grizzlies(mayo,xavier henry,drew gooden,a-daniels,stromile,b-reeves,thabeet,battier) traded for gasol and randolph to create a playoff team.gay is a good player but has been in recent trade rumors due to not fitting well with team.
kings(spencer hawes,j-thompson,tyreke game has degress in the last 3 years) still in a ditch
knicks(sweetney,frye,jordan hill,) they tried making super teams in past and present but failed
blazers(roy because his injury mad him a non-factor,odgen,martell webster)but they still have aldridge to build around
celtics (best draft picks where all there mid-round drafts picks,not to mention they went the big 3 route after countless years)created big 3 around pierce via sign and trade for a championship
thunder created big 3 and ibaka through great drafts and formed a championship contender
washington (kwame brown, jered jeffries,jarvis hayes) attempted their own big 3 with arenas,butler and jamison for short-lived success but at this moment are irrelavant
spurs created their big 3 through great drafting and making minors acquisitions throughout the years for their championships.
dallas(etan thomas,traded for devin harris) super lucked out with dirk for traylor trade. spent last 13 years building around dirk via trades and free agency ,and was a championship contender before winning title.
pacers(paul george only lottery in last decade) the pacers built their core team through the draft with mid selections and its funny because they stuck with their core unit for about 3 years and never tanked or started the rebuilding stage. they stuck with their draft picks till they made the playoffs,even though they made some additions like west and collison(both weren't as effective though)and became an eastern contender.
rockets(no lottery picks but they did trade gay for battier) drafted a few useless mid rounders and try to build around kevin martin but lets face it yao ming set them back like 10 years.
basically i dont have the patience to break every team down but the point is to tank or to think multiple lottery's equal success isn't really true only a few teams actually built contenders or championships through the lottery(thunder,spurs,and maybe pacers). there are maybe 10 superstars in the lg and some teams have more than one,and the nba has 30 teams so, in the past decade there has been maybe 10 superstars and ya want to tank the season going out on a limb?the teams who have made a few lottery picks in a row never capitalized of their picks . shabazz and noel isn't even guaranteed stars. xavier henry ,lance stephenson, mullens,auston rivers, jeremy tyler,josh shelby and etc lead each of their h.s. classes and wasn't even lottery or some didn't even make the 1st round so lets be realistic.
go for playoffs. and if your going to challenge my theories please give me some examples ,if you comment and don't then your point isn't proven or logical.
damn im good