-Here’s an article bravely speaking up against tanking… While I think he picks and chooses his points/stats a little to benefit his point, there is a good argument in here against perpetual tanking. I’m all for tanking a few seasons to gain assets, but a team like Golden State (and others!) who hasn’t been back to the playoffs since their 2007 run is a little sad. Long term tanking is where the system fails these teams… or bad GMs fail these teams, I guess. I tend to think that teams that aren’t run well only hurt themselves (if you mess up your high first rounder, that means the player you SHOULD have drafted falls to a team that won’t mess it up – your team doesn’t get rewarded for having a dumb GM), so arguing against tanking is pointless… but what do I know.
-I like any mock draft that has my Cavs drafting Bradley Beal, so I definitely like this one.
-This is the type of mix of weird/awesome I love seeing from The Classical. Also… THE FUTURE!