Tanking doesn’t pay off for the Knicks, Suns, Cavs and Bulls in the race for Zion | Get Up! – Chicago Video



Mike Greenberg applauds NBA commissioner Adam Silver for implementing the NBA draft lottery’s new system, so teams attempting to tank will not be rewarded with heavy odds to land the top overall pick.
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  1. this is such a dumb argument, tanking is how you get better in the NBA.

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  2. this don't solve anything at allllll. the pelicans tanked like crazy and they got the number one pick?

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  3. Funny thing is the Bulls weren’t actually trying to tank. They were just that bad and also had injuries. Plus they have one of the worst coaches in the league.

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  4. I don’t think the bulls was tanking they had a lot of close games

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  5. They keep saying "Tanking" which means the Knicks wanted to lose games. THE KNICKS COULDN'T GET WINS EVEN WHEN THEY WERE TRYING TO. This didn't help any of the teams who needed it. It's a waste even Zion himself is feeling at this moment

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  6. Maybe teams will stop tanking. Probably not.

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  7. You shouldn’t be able to tank on purpose and get the number one pick in the draft. There should be rules against that. You want the best college player? Well losing games on purpose shouldn’t make you worthy…

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  8. Bulls Stank
    Cavs Stank
    Kincks Tank 😂

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  9. Were the Suns tanking? Thought they were just a shitty team

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  10. ESPN all season: The Knicks are tanking. They will get Zion, KD, Kyrie. They will be relevant again.

    ESPN after the draft: Tanking is bad. That's not how you build teams.

    Next segment: How Trusting The Process helped create a Contender in the Eastern Conference

    😂😂😂🤷‍♂️

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  11. Now that placements mattered less, why not lottery teams just play each other for placements? Single game series, neutral venue setting, March Madness style. Make them work for those picks..

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  12. Wrong!

    The reason there is so much parity in the NFL is because we have a system that actually places good players in bad teams. This system is ridiculous and has led to the same team getting 4 or 5 number one picks in the last ten years. Nonsense.

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  13. I actually think the bulls were planning to play to win, but with injuries and blasphemous disfunction in the front office, this past season was just a complete failure.

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  14. Of course he'd say the Cavs

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  15. The Bulls, Suns, and Cavs didn't tank. They just SUCKED. Stop pretending that mediocre teams weren't tanking in the last month: look at the LAKERS. They just got rewarded for tanking at the end of the season.

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  16. Memphis not drafting Morant, they already got Conley on $30 mil a year.

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  17. If the pelicans move to vegas..and the grizzles move back to Vancouver ..this would be sick

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  18. Teams don't tank, there's still gonna be bad teams in the NBA forever.

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  19. Mike Golik needs to stfu. I’m a bulls fan and watch our games. We didn’t fucking tank we suck fat dick. Why does a fan know more then a newscaster?

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  20. If the bulls were really tanking, they would of won HALF THE GAMES they actually did. I watched every bulls game trust me. They tried which makes getting #7 that much worse

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  21. I honestly just thought we (Knicks) were a bad team this year. Had KP come back we wouldn't be here. He didn't so we played the young guys.

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  22. MEMPHIS WITH THE 2ND PICK. LET'S GO!

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  23. Come on people the NBA is rigged, they gave the pick to NO so they would then be able to trade Davis to the lakers to help Lebron. The Lakers who has a 10% chance to get the pick they got receives the 4th pick magically? They got the 4th pick to be able to put in a trade deal for Davis. The NBA doesn’t want another season of Lebron not in the playoffs or finals. For ratings and marketing reasons. If I’m right you’ll see the lakers pick plus players traded to NO for Davis. If you go on ESPN now there is a headline saying “lakers eye impact player or TRADE with 4th pick.

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  24. Only thing that will end tanking is give the same odds to all non playoff Teams. Some teams be in Tank mode day 1 of the season which is crazy.

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  25. Glad my Hawks actually competed in games. We didnt get top 3, but we got 2 picks in the top 10. So im good, and my Lakers got 4! Trade that for AD!

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  26. Bulls didn't tank we just suck. Just cause a team sucks doesn't mean they are tanking. NBA needs to realize that

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  27. so knicks fans should be ashamed of their team, and shouldnt deserve anything. they whine that they got the 3rd pick instead of the 1st, what a sad sack of bums.

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  28. Y'all can thank the tanking process 76ers!!! Can't tank, and can't stock draft picks! 😂😂😂😂

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  29. The Knicks never said buy our tickets because we're getting Zion. The Knicks are always in the top 3 in ticket sales for decades and they haven't had anyone that's a face. Knicks, Lakers and bulls are always fine in tickets sales

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  30. It's one thing how u rent a veteran player before playoff fun it's another to loose oh well we get Pic

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  31. I wish he waited one more year to implement the rule 🙁 Zion should’ve went to the knicks

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  32. bruh, the Knicks were not tanking. there were a lot of games where they tried to win.

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  33. I'm a suns Fan and was hoping we got a top 3 pick! I'm actually not really so upset now like I was yesterday. NBA finally fixed this whole Tanking problem even though we got screwed they sent a big Message to the teams. Good job!

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  34. i bet they made lottery so horrible so that these fools can talk about it till the draft!

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  35. These teams arent “tanking” no players are intentially losing games. Fucking ESPN started this whole idea that these teams are tanking and completely fucked over teams that are struggling, not tanking.

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  36. This fucking guy in the middle is applauding this as “ fans are paying to watch these teams not trying to win”. How the fuck does making them pick later in the sraft help them WIN? fucking dumbasses at ESPN. Teams arent tanking, quit ruining this sport u fuckin morons

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  37. I don’t think the Cavs we’re trying to tank lol

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  38. New Orleans has the most f’ed up roster. Zion, AD, Randle, Okafor, Etc.

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  39. How are teams like Atlanta, Cleveland, Chicago, Memphis, etc suppose to get talent to their rosters without sucking? It's more of a problem of the development of players and college basketball than tanking.

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  40. Cavs weren’t tanking they were just bad

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  41. this could also open the door for future draft picks to say NO if they don't like the team that drafted them and instead go back to college jussayin…

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  42. So you're happy the knicks get Jr smith with the 3rd pick how does that stop there tanking 🤔 idk should they trade half their roster for 1 player or maybe they should over pay free agents 😭😭

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  43. And i guess now well have a bunch of people wanting to have pelican games and grizzly games

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  44. Don't give Adam Silver a standing ovation, they RIGGED the draft anyway. Come on 2 small market teams win the top 2 picks. What about when Lebron went to Miami and how the Cavs kept getting the number 1 pick. Or when the 76ers were going through the process and they were getting the number 1 picks over and over. RIGGED

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  45. Greenie as a Knicks fan. F*ck you. Where were you when the Sixers were pulling this for 6 years!!!!

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  46. The Knicks were never tanking they just couldn't beat teams with the talent they have. This is bs. Standing ovation at us Knicks fans being screwed for another 10 years. GTFOH

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  47. A Jew clapping for another Jew. What a shock.

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  48. top 3 is still a blessing lol this draft is loaded

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