Browsing Tanking

Kris Dunn

For One Night, the Chicago Bulls Didn’t Suck

Posted on 4 Nov, 2017, by in NBA

It’s a rough season for Chicago Bulls fans, knowing that their team won’t make the playoffs and look nothing close to competitive on most nights. From time to time, things look better, like in their 105-83 win over the Orlando Magic. More

Kristaps Porzingis

The Tanking Teams of the 2017-2018 NBA Season

Posted on 6 Oct, 2017, by in NBA

The NBA doesn’t like the word tanking, but the wording isn’t as important. Six teams are heading into this NBA season more concerned about losing and a good draft position than winning and making the playoffs. The Atlanta Hawks, suddenly stripped of all their recent talent; Chicago Bulls who waited too long before going in this direction; New York Knicks, free of Carmelo Anthony; the direction-less Orlando Magic; the super-young and talented Phoenix Suns; and the not too-far-from-competing Indiana Pacers. More

Lakers, 76ers, Timberwolves, Suns, Nets & Pelicans – Who Should be Optimistic?

Posted on 11 Apr, 2016, by in NBA

As this 2015-2016 NBA season gets closer to the very end, some teams get ready for postseason play while others are just crossing their fingers to land something in the draft although they might need something more. The Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans have been worse than the rest in varying degrees. How good is the future? More

MLB Rumors – Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers & Atlanta Braves Retooling, Not Tanking

Posted on 26 Jan, 2016, by in MLB

No one likes to admit that they’re tanking. Rebuilding, retooling, any other term is better when talking about seasons in which teams like the Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers plan on losing as much as possible. More

NBA Rumors – Los Angeles Lakers & Philadelphia 76ers Taking Tanking to New Depths

Posted on 7 Jan, 2016, by in NBA

One of the ugliest things in the NBA is tanking. It’s even more annoying when teams do it without even trying to hide behind certain words. The Philadelphia 76ers are simply too bad for too long to say anything, while the Los Angeles Lakers admitting this season is sacrificed just so Kobe Bryant can have a nice goodbye from the league should be making a lot more people angry. More

NBA Rumors – Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers Don’t Know How to Rebuild

Posted on 28 Dec, 2015, by in NBA

The two worst teams in the NBA this season and by quite a distance from any other underperforming team are the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers. Both have been terrible for quite some time, but they’re approaching their rebuilding/tanking purposes in different ways. More

NBA Rumors – Philadelphia 76ers Struggling to Convince Fans of Their Vision

Posted on 11 Nov, 2015, by in NBA

The Philadelphia 76ers think their fans are going to wait on endlessly while they continue with their experimental rebuilding and tanking techniques, but turns out that it’s getting more and more difficult selling their MO to people when there’s no clear line of progress being demonstrated. More

Los Angeles Lakers – Jeremy Lin Punished for Kobe Bryant Being Out for the Season

Posted on 24 Jan, 2015, by in NBA

The last nail in the coffin of the argument against tanking has been put in place. The Los Angeles Lakers are headed towards the bottom of the NBA, as Jeremy Lin didn’t even get to play in the 99-85 loss against the San Antonio Spurs following the announcement that Kobe Bryant won’t be playing again this season. More

New York Knicks – Terrible and Still Getting Worse

Posted on 8 Jan, 2015, by in NBA

The tanking New York Knicks aren’t just bad, terrible or any other word you choose to describe them with. Losing for a 13th consecutive time, this time 101-91 to the Washington Wizards, puts them in uncharted territory, setting franchise records and not looking like they have the ability to change the direction of where this is going anytime soon. More

New York Knicks – Carmelo Anthony Plants to Go Down With the Ship

Posted on 7 Jan, 2015, by in NBA

Contrary to rumors that the New York Knicks are planning to shut Carmelo Anthony down for the season, the team’s franchise player has no plans of sitting out what remains of this terrible, embarrassing campaign. More