We're hardly 20 games into this adolescent NBA season, yet, we're seeing an unprecedented amount out of tank-building throughout the league. Teams are in no way trying to win games, and heck, why should they? This class of student-athletes is to a GM, what a freshly prepared bacon cheeseburger from Five Guys is to me; mouthwatering. Which, look, as a fan, nothing excites me more than landing one of the marquise players in this draft. But, doesn't this go against every fan's ultimate goal, to see their team succeed? With the way the lottery process is currently setup, it rewards losing more than winning. So, I pose this question to you, then. Why can't it be the other way around? Why can't we reward those teams who narrowly missed out of the playoffs with a pick that could potentially catapult them into the playoffs? You wouldn't see teams blantantly leaving themselves devoid of talent; you'd see front offices that would do everything in there power to be as go as possible. A win for the franchise and a win for us, as fans.
There are pros and cons to this proposal, so I'd like to hear some feedback from everyone!