It seems that NBA groups out of the playoff race aren’t as targeted on dropping as many video games as doable to enhance their draft inventory this season. It’s nonetheless early however the rule change that flattened the lottery odds appears to have had the specified impact. After a 2017-18 marketing campaign that noticed as many as 9 groups angling in a race to the underside, this yr solely 5 groups have beneath a .400 profitable share. And of these 5 worst groups, the Cavaliers, Suns, Bulls and Hawks have mixed for a really respectable 22-25 file for the reason that All-Star Break. Whereas it isn’t doable to know the motivations of every franchise, does this imply the these new guidelines to discourage tanking are literally working?
To assist reply that query, Ben Golliver joins the most recent episode of Fastbreak Breakfast. Ben co-hosts the Open Ground podcast and is a nationwide NBA author for the Washington Submit. Along with addressing the nice elimination of [most] tanking, the next points are mentioned:
- Which group (moreover the Lakers, duh) leaping within the lottery would trigger essentially the most consternation and maybe an outcry for the percentages to be re-adjusted as soon as once more?
- Does the NBA’s 3-point contest want a significant overhaul to replicate the brand new creativity and skill of recent shooters?
- Cover your ears Bucks followers: a scorching scorching tackle Mike Budenholzer perhaps simply being in the proper place on the proper time
- What are the most effective fast breakfasts within the common NBA circuit of cities?
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