Like clockwork, the tanking debate always starts up every year with the Bobcats. Although it seems earlier this year than normal. Kinda funny, and sad at the same time.
Honestly, I don't know why anyone would worry about winning too many games. For one, this team as currently constructed has too many weaknesses, too many flaws that other teams can exploit for them to be very successful. Can we be competitive? Hell yeah, we have a few scrappers that will compete to the death. But to consistently close out games, you need to have reliable offense, and since our best scorers are streaky guards, combined with no good offensive post players, we won't be able to keep up with veteran teams on a night to night basis.
But secondly, why even waste time with these thoughts? Being a fan of Charlotte sports teams has been painful the past few years. Between the Panthers and Bobcats, we probably have a 15% winning percentage in this city. I'm a very competitive person and I absolutely hate losing, so constantly getting punched in the gut by my two favorite teams is not a pleasant experience.
So anytime I can get enjoyment out of a win, I relish the excitement for all its worth. Beating the Mavs put me in a great mood over the weekend - why ruin that by thinking how it will hurt our draft positioning? Thats something that is completely out of our control as fans anyway.
So I say, live in the moment, enjoy the rare wins when you can, and worry about the draft positioning at the end of the year when it matters. Besides, we'll be in top 5 range at the end of the year, so you're free to get excited about our wins, and can feel good that we'll still have a shot at your favorite savior at the next draft