NBA Tank Watch: Which Teams Will Be Bad Enough Now to Be Good Tomorrow?

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NBA Tank Watch: Which Teams Will Be Bad Enough Now to Be Good Tomorrow?
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With a great draft class headlined by potential superstars like Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, Marcus Smart, Dante Exum and many others on the way, the race for a top pick should be downright competitive in its non-competitiveness, if that makes any sense at all.

Let me clarify: Tanking could reach unparalleled levels this year.

We've seen the early warning signs from multiple teams (playing middling veterans to boost their trade stock, strange rotations, trades for injured players) and we've only just begun.

This is going to get ugly, but in the NBA, ugly can be beautiful. Let's handicap the chase for lottery balls by narrowing it down to the primary bottom-feeding teams and those on the brink of entering the fray.

All salary data courtesy of HoopsWorld.com. 

 

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