For a team with no real expectations and with the 'tanking' we have seen go on in the NBA with other teams to get a high draft pick, who knows what the motivation is going on behind closed doors. There's just too many shady things going on behind the scenes in sports in my opinion and I'm not just talking about someone deliberately throwing the game or the refs fixing it, but things like 'tanking' a season to get a draft pick etc.
A team losing games now to try and be better in the future is as out in the open as any other strategic decision teams make. It's no more behind closed doors as whether a football team wants to favor the run or the pass more in their upcoming game. It's also the main reason why the number is so low and why the under is close to a 50% chance
This is just going to cause more 'secrecy' behind closed doors so they dont get major fines or whatever the new penalty is.
In time this too shall pass. Ya, probably not.... but it's a good sign you can laugh about it, sounds like progress to me. From what I can see, anything you contribute here(right or wrong) will be picked apart and criticized since you have painted a target the size of Alaska and as bright as Las Vegas on your back. Your failed predictions will be brought up, magnified and tossed in your face, your correct predictions will be called out as lucky guesses.Quote: ZenKinG
Lol. Im never gonna live this down, am i?
How is an NBA team going to manage to keep its won-loss record a secret?
Low season win totals is entirely because previous NBA teams having low win totals at the end of the season. No matter what goes on behind closed doors, no team can hide how many games they've won. And because there are teams that win fewer than 20 games every year, the worst teams will have their odds around that number. There is no secrecy involved in setting that number.
Youre not understanding what im saying. Im saying that the team will subtly bench players or rest players throughout the season and basically 'tank' the season to get a worse record than they otherwise would have to get a high draft pick.