17 and counting. Tanking in professional sports has always been about the difficult balancing act between wanting to be bad enough to land a top draft pick while giving the appearance to your fans (and possibly the governing body of your league) that you're trying to win. It must be a revelation for Sam Hinkie and Josh Harris to embrace the first while disregarding the second. Two games separate the Sixers from the best odds at the #1 spot.
Might as well make it 18 tonight against the disturbing (yet not really tanking) Sacramento Kings. I think the only way this season could be more depressing was if 15 wins wasn't the desired outcome of the front office.
Here's your new game thread. Enjoy!