Don't worry. You're not going crazy. Everyone in the NBA is, indeed, tanking.
Or, at least, it seems that way, doesn't it?
If you're not the Miami Heat, the San Antonio Spurs, or any of the other eight-to-10 teams with legitimate aspirations ranging from "deep playoff run" to "bringing home the Larry O'Brien Trophy," you're probably scheming for new ways to strip down the roster, lose games, and pray for a lucky bounce of the ping pong balls at the 2014 NBA Draft lottery.
Rightfully so. Next year's incoming class could feature as many as eight All-Star-caliber prospects, including the last two winners of the Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year award: Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker.
And that's not including the usual crop of collegians who come out of nowhere to rise up draft boards like they've spent the winter inhaling helium.
In other words, the 2014 draft should be loaded—perhaps even more so than the vaunted one that ushered LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and Carmelo Anthony into the league. As such, it would behoove any team that isn't either contending for the title or on its way to doing so to, well, tank the 2013-14 season.
These 10 teams—some of which appear to be actively "tanking," the rest of which could soon be headed down that road—already have a head start.