10 Warning Signs Your Favorite NBA Team Is Tanking

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10 Warning Signs Your Favorite NBA Team Is Tanking
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Tanking does happen in the NBA.

Teams won't openly admit it, and an inordinate amount of counterarguments will be made against it, but it does happen. 

Any organization looking to gain that extra edge leading into the draft lottery can be swayed by the not-so-fine art of tanking. The chance at snagging a high selection and landing a franchise-altering star may prove too good to pass up. 

Front offices will never key the public in on their master plan, but you can still glean insight into their mindset through what they say, do or don't do, and what the roster looks like. And while you must understand these franchises (hopefully) aren't urging players to miss shots or telling them defense is optional, they also won't be broken up if they don't win. 

For them, losing now is supposed to help them win in the future.


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