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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:22 pm    Post subject: Hard Tankers Thread: Eat your Crow Here

You know who you are.

Get served here.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:23 pm    Post subject:

I wanted us to be ahead of the Pelicans. We still aren’t. 😐
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:24 pm    Post subject:

Umm...
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:25 pm    Post subject:

I believe if we had tanked we would have been in the Memphis or New Orleans spot.

We should have tanked harder!
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:26 pm    Post subject:

Good job :tank crew!
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:27 pm    Post subject:

Knicks were lucky to pick 3rd by the way the lottery developed.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:28 pm    Post subject:

Reporting in.....Oh, wait. Wrong tank thread.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:34 pm    Post subject:

This the second time we've kept winning when I thought we should tank, and yes we have been lucky... getting 2nd one year and 4th this year.

But as the poster already mentioned above... had we lost a few more games we would have had the Pelicans number of ping pong balls.

I am grateful that we got 4th... and the emotional side of myself kind of agrees with the idealism of OP that... one should always try to win no matter what.

But when I know other teams aren't playing it that way... the logical side wins and I wish we gave ourselves better odds.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:34 pm    Post subject:

Wouldn't us tanking harder give us a higher chance of landing a top pick? Isn't this more of a half crow? Maybe just the grilled thighs?
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:36 pm    Post subject:

This thread makes no sense, which makes it hilarious when coupled with the passionate verbiage
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:41 pm    Post subject:

The results support those who wanted to go into full tank mode after the season was lost rather than a half-hearted one. The Lakers were just in the right spot apparently.

Who knew four unnecessary wins were the difference from being lucky and getting-a-generational-talent lucky.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:42 pm    Post subject:

BadGuy wrote:
This thread makes no sense, which makes it hilarious when coupled with the passionate verbiage


It's the equivalent of when someone buys a bunch of scratchers instead of investing in an aggressive mutual fund... happens to luck out and win... so they then feel justified in telling everyone that they were right.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 10:11 pm    Post subject:

I think the moral of the story is even if the Knicks had the best chance of winning the lotto by tanking, they still lost in regard to their goal - so you might as well WIN EVERY GAME.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:17 am    Post subject:

Well, they changed the lottery odds to punish tanking, so there's that. Before, it was seen as something viable. Not so much anymore.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:41 am    Post subject:

pointless thread
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:11 am    Post subject:

#StayInYoLane wrote:
pointless thread


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:15 am    Post subject:

You always play to win

Thanks to the GOAT Alex Caruso for playing to win last season
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:31 am    Post subject:

#StayInYoLane wrote:
pointless thread
pretty much
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:57 am    Post subject:

The problem for me wasn't that we were winning. It was more due to the fact that we were winning playing starters and players who we already know what they can do on one-year contracts over the young inexperienced players who really needed the playing time. If we win games while giving our young players time to mature, I'm happy, but giving big minutes to vets over the young players when we were eliminated from the playoffs is just short-sighted imho.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:00 am    Post subject:

KindCrippler2000 wrote:
Well, they changed the lottery odds to punish tanking, so there's that. Before, it was seen as something viable. Not so much anymore.

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:03 am    Post subject:

#StayInYoLane wrote:
pointless thread


Loser thread
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:25 am    Post subject:

11 TO 4

CARUSO MADE IT HAPPENED!!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:30 am    Post subject:

Playing the right way got us the number four pick...
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:36 am    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
You always play to win

Thanks to the GOAT Alex Caruso for playing to win last season
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:42 am    Post subject:

Playing for a few less wins could have landed us where the Pels ended up, but just as easily and more likely could have landed us with pick number 9, 10, 11. It's still a game of chance. And playing to lose sucks.
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