FanPost

Why not to tank

So far there have been numerous diaries and posts about why the warriors should tank this season in order to get a better draft pick.  I'm here to post the reasons why this is not a smart idea.

First off, if we were to tank, we'll still have a hard time getting worse than Boston and Memphis.  They have the 1 and 2 worst seeds locked the same way Dallas and Phonix have the top 2 locked.  Then, there are still a lot of other teams we have to fight for bad positions with.  In the end, we end up with a 5-15% (at best, probably) chance of getting the a top 2 pick.

Secondly, there is a lot of talk and speculation that Greg Oden will stay in school another year. He's enjoying college and honing his skills, and many people from Ohio State have said that he will likely not come out this year.  If he stays in school, then we have to get the #1 pick just to get a "future star" in Kevin Durant.

Third, suppose we don't get the 1st of second pick? Then what? Who's left?  Joakim Noah? Tyler Hansborough? Alando Tucker?  These guys are good at the college level, but I highly doubt they will be stars in the pros, at least not for many years.  If former drafts have been any indication, a 10-20 pick usually ends up being a better player, and a better team player, than a 4-10 pick.  Plus, they are a lot cheaper.

We still have a decent shot at the playoffs, and tonight should be the first game with our starting 5 intact.  If we win today, we have 4 of the next 5 games at home.  A rejuvenated Dubs team could go 4-1 or maybe even 5-0 during that time, and be right back in it.

Basically what i'm saying, is why tank? we have a very bad shot at getting a top 2 pick, and if we do, Oden might not even be there.  And if not, then we just tanked a season for no reason when we can go all out and make a run for this.

GO WARRIORS! Playoffs in 07!! :)

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Golden State Of Mind

You must be a member of Golden State Of Mind to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Golden State Of Mind. You should read them.

Join Golden State Of Mind

You must be a member of Golden State Of Mind to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Golden State Of Mind. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker