Over the past couple weeks, the Warriors have been using this lineup:
That's four rookies. I'm not sure that's ever been done before. The 1997-1998 Cavaliers had Ilgauskas (81 starts), Brevin Knight (76 starts), Cedric Henderson (71 starts), and Derek Anderson (13 starts) were all rookies, but I don't know if they ever started together. Is this a first?
I don't think you can say tanking is a first, if that's what you mean.
All I know is that they're obviously trying to tank these last few games, and rightfully so.
GM must have told Marc Jackson "don't you dare win another game"
I'm interested in watching Tylers development, he has a high ceiling with not too much pressure at this point, what have people thought of him so far??
Yeah, really nice.
GS is instilling a culture of losing in these kids. Losing to get picks, more losing because they never learn how to win, then more losing to try and hit a home run in the draft.
Ain't gonna happen. Start making smart personell decisions, get GM's and owners who aren't ok with losing and take responsiblity for past mistakes. Have a plan and stick to it instead of the local flavor of the week.
Just when does the franchise think they have enough lottery picks?
Last night was disgraceful, and against NBA policy. Stern has no guts so he won't enforce it, so no worries about being punished. Sitting your best scorer for the fourth quarter so "you could evaluate the talent on the team."
Shouldn't be surprised, Mark Jackson is a loser too. Locker room cancer, PG wannbe, get used to tanking for picks.
Love the NBA. It's where LITTLE happens.
@jazzfan1, Are you sure that you're not just mad because the Jazz might go from possibly having 2 first round picks to having no first round picks?
And it's not like the Warriors were going anywhere this year anyways. At least now they can have a potential top 7 pick and the 29th pick in one of the deepest drafts in years.
The Warriors must be dead set on getting that pick back.
The Clippers had a very inexperienced line up for parts of 2010-11 but nothing like 4 starting rookies, maybe a couple and another couple of sophomores, is the only very inexperienced line up I can think of in recent years.
Jeremy Tyler has been having a few decent games, reaching double figures in scoring or rebounding in recent weeks, so he was a decent 2nd round pick up for them.
I'd assume at Marc Jackson hs been told that his job is safe and hopefully next year with Bogut fit to compliment Curry the future will look a bit better.
Chances are the Warriors will tie either the Raptors or Nets for the seventh worst record, and a coin flip will determine whether they pick 7th, or not at all. If they lose the coin flip, their only hope is the lottery.
I really hope karma gets them back for tanking.
Who are the top candidates for the organization in the draft, since they are rightfully so tanking this season?
Are you guys mad at the Warriors for tanking?
They are a horrible team without Ellis. Curry has been injured the whole year, Lee is now hurt, Wright after having a breakout year last season is really inconsistent this season, and Bogut, whom the Warriors traded for, wont even play this season.
How they even manage to win 23 games, with a rookie coach is amazing. There are other teams out there with less injuries to their top players, and are still worse, like the Kings. Nobody is accusing them of tanking.
Even if the Warriors get the 7th spot, they still have a chance of getting leaped over by a team. So nothing is guaranteed. No need to hate the Warriors.
I love Utah. Its where polygamy happens.
You know you've hit rock bottom when you're starting Mickell Gladness.
Telling mark jackson to lose games on purpose was probably the easiest transition he's ever made. That dudes an awful coach anyways, his hack whatever big man that is on the opposing team and put them on the free throw line every possession mentality he had at the beggining of the season was one of the stupidest things I've ever seen in basketball, he dug his team into a whole and made the game literally unwatchable for any fan in the arena.
Also any Goldenstate fan that tells themself that they haven't tanked on purpose is absolutely blind. This whole tank on purpose garbage is really killing the sanctity and the overall competition of the game. As a Jazz fan i could really care less about the pick, because we're getting it eventually anyways. The team's that are really getting robbed are teams like phoenix who probably has one of the worse rosters in the league, but have instilled a winning mentality in their players,and competed night in and night out and barely missed the playoffs. Yet they are the team that gets penalized by a worse pick, and less ping pong balls to move up in the draft. That team deserves allot of respect for the way that they handled this season.
As a Warriors fan, I hope we lose tommorow as welll, although we can be assured that the starters and probably several key bench players as well will be sitting for the Spurs, but if we lose tommorow, we get what we've wanted all along, a top 7 pick, probably won't be a franchise guy but hopefully a nice young piece, if we weren't trying to lose intentionally we would've won some more games, throw in a healthy 18 and 6 Steph Curry, an on fire Klay Thompson, 20 and 10 guy in David Lee, and defensive stopper in Bogut, with three point shooting off the bench in Dorrell Wright and Brandon Rush, we're one guy making the "leap" away from being a contender. For some odd reason, I have a feeling that Klay Thompson can become a Michael Redd type guy, put up 25 a game just because his jumper is so wet. I'm probably dreaming, but I really hope that he can turn into that guy, and I'll be praying that our 1% chance of getting Anthony Davis comes true.
I think the Nuggets did it back when Melo was a rookie...i could be wrong tho
Boston tried to tank to get Greg Oden a few years ago, but the Basketball Gods BURNED them for spitting on the sanctity of the game. It was extremely satisfying.
/\ I never forgot this guy's face.