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Anonymous NBA GM Admits To Tanking This Season

by Greg Smith | Posted on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
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This is something we all know it’s happening. Now there is one NBA GM that has confirmed they are tanking this season. Anonymously of course:

Our team isn’t good enough to win and we know it. So this season we want to develop and evaluate our young players, let them learn from their mistakes — and get us in position to grab a great player. The best way for us to do that is to lose a lot of games. This draft is loaded. There are potential All-Stars at the top, maybe even franchise changers. Sometimes my job is to understand the value of losing.

We’re not alone. Look at the 76ers. Since the draft in June, I don’t think they’ve signed a player or made a trade to add a legitimate player. A bunch of us realize that our teams aren’t good enough talentwise to do anything. You’re going to be bad. There’s no way around it. And even if you finish 0-82, there’s still a 75 percent chance you don’t get the No. 1 pick. We’re just going to take our lumps and hope our number gets called.

I wonder who this is? My guess is the Phoenix Suns. Don’t be surprised if we don’t get a memo floating around from the commissioners office about this.

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