Every NBA team does not enter every NBA season with the same intentions. Whether we like it or not, tanking is a real strategy.
Moreover, you can hardly blame front offices for using it. The league’s lottery system rewards it. If you can increase your odds of landing a better lottery pick by losing games, and you’re a young team that’s clearly not in the running for a title, why wouldn’t you?
Having said that: there’s something noble about “going for it”. When an ostensibly rebuilding team makes a trade for a quality veteran, you’ve got to respect the moxie – whether or not you think it’s the right move.
The Detroit Pistons would seem to agree. They just traded for Bojan Bogdanovic. As an elite floor-spacer, he’ll be a perfect compliment for young star point guard Cade Cunningham.
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On the other hand, if the Pistons are ready to start winning games, what’s stopping them from brokering an even bigger deal?
Here’s a move that has them really going all-in by acquiring Kristaps Porzingis from the Washington Wizards.