Originally Posted by poido123
Would you want to make the playoffs knowing you won't get too far and miss out on a good draft pick?
I never understand why a team that isn't good enough to compete with the top teams would want to battle out for the 8th seed only to get knocked out.
Pau Gasol will go back to his normal self. Howard making way will place more focus on him and back to what he was.
It might be for the best for the team itself but these guys aren't getting any younger and most of the contracts will be up by the end of the season. Why would any of them want to go in wanting to lose? Nash more than likely is in his last season and he wants a ring, is he really gonna wanna lose and go out like that? Gasol may be in his last season as a Laker and close to considering retirement, I'm sure he wants one more window to win a ring too. Like mentioned, Kobe is gonna come back and want to create an inspirational story of making it to the Playoffs and winning that 6th ring after a major injury.
I'm not saying this is right but I think I'd be disappointed if they actually did tank. I'd feel bad for Nash who never got to win that ring and feel like he wasted the last year of his career unless he were to get traded.