10 NBA Teams That Are Purposely Tanking the Remainder of the Season

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10 NBA Teams That Are Purposely Tanking the Remainder of the Season
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Whether you like it or not, "tanking" is a part of professional sports. Sometimes tanking is intentional, and sometimes it isn't, but that doesn't change the fact that it happens.

If you don't know what tanking is, here's the definition: Tanking is the art of professional sports teams deciding to stop giving their full effort, in hopes of increasing their positioning in a subsequent draft or for any other purpose.

With less than 15 games left on most NBA team's schedules, it's time to start assessing which teams have started to tank the remainder of the season and which teams need to start the tanking process.

Ahead is a list of 10 teams that are purposely tanking the remainder of their 2011-12 season.

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