NBA Draft 2012: 5 Teams That Might Tank for the Best Chance at No. 1 Pick

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NBA Draft 2012: 5 Teams That Might Tank for the Best Chance at No. 1 Pick
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Which NBA team will have the greatest odds to land expected No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis?

One popular notion during the NFL season was that teams could possibly "Suck for Luck" to get No. 1 prospect and Stanford QB Andrew Luck.

Could we see a similar dynamic in the NBA as the regular season draws toward a conclusion? 

There is a consensus "can't miss" No. 1 overall pick. In fact, Anthony Davis seems like more of a certainty to go No. 1 than Andrew Luck does at this point.

All Davis has to do is announce that he's going to leave Kentucky to pursue a NBA career and his status as No. 1 pick will be nearly guaranteed. 

Coming off a freshman season that saw Davis win Defensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and the Naismith Player of the Year awards as well as a national title, Davis has created an NCAA legend in just one season. 

His performance in the national title game on Monday night did nothing to dispel the notion that Davis is a player whose abilities extend far beyond just putting the ball in the basket. 

How often does any player go 1-of-10 from the field and still manage to win a Most Outstanding Player award? It just doesn't happen—unless of course you're abysmal shooting is buttressed by 16 rebounds, five assists, three steals and six blocked shots. 

Davis' performance will go down in history for both its dominance and the manner in which he dominated. 

On May 30, the NBA's lottery teams will all gather at an as-of-now-undisclosed New York City location to see which lucky team wins the No. 1 overall pick. The lottery is weighted so that the worse a team performs during the regular season, the better chance they have of acquiring the first pick.

With a dominant big man in the draft and a decided lack of dominant big men in the current NBA landscape, can we expect to see teams "tanking" down the stretch?

Will already weak teams suddenly appear weaker in an effort to increase their likelihood of scoring that coveted No. 1 pick?

Which teams are most likely to fade down the stretch? Not only because of their already poorly constructed teams, but also because of their focus on landing Davis—even if it costs them a few wins in the current season. 

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