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Suntiger
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Tanking @ Mavs vs. Not Tanking @ Mavs

Tonight is the last game for the Hornets. Here are the standings for worst record in the NBA.

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Detroit 29 52 .358
Sacramento 28 53 .346
New Orleans 27 54 .333

Phoenix 25 56 .309
Cleveland 24 57 .296
Charlotte 20 61 .247
Orlando 20 61 .247



If New Orleans loses, they are guarenteed the 5th worst record and 5th most ping pong balls in the draft lottery. If New Orleans wins and Sacramento losses (@ Flop City), New Orleans ends up with the 6th worst record and 6th most ping pong balls in the draft lottery.

Taking into account the "ehhh" talent pool this year in the draft and the news that Smart is going back to college... Should the Pelicans lose this last game or try to win it? What says HT?


Cap Crunch
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re: Tanking @ Mavs vs. Not Tanking @ Mavs
If we win and Sacramento loses, aren't we tied for 5th? More ping pong balls goes to coin flip, correct?

Or is it head to head?


teke184
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re: Tanking @ Mavs vs. Not Tanking @ Mavs
You split the difference between the two picks, with the coin-flip determining which team gets more if it is an odd number of balls.

We split with Cleveland last year and lost the coin flip.


Fun Bunch
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re: Tanking @ Mavs vs. Not Tanking @ Mavs
It would be better for us if we lost. I'm not saying we should lose on purpose. I'm just saying, it is better if we lose.


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Fun Bunch
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We split with Cleveland last year and lost the coin flip.


Best lost coin flip in history.


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Suntiger
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re: Tanking @ Mavs vs. Not Tanking @ Mavs
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If we win and Sacramento loses, aren't we tied for 5th? More ping pong balls goes to coin flip, correct?


I think I heard on the radio that we own the tie breaker with them so they move into the 5th spot and we move to the 6th. If it's split, then you do the coin toss.


ETA: I looked and can't find anything that says that though. The only thing I find says.

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Tied teams split the number of chances and a blind draw determines which team receives an extra chance if the combined number of chances can not be split evenly.


So maybe the difference between 5th best chance and 5th 1/2 best chance.
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Cap Crunch
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We split with Cleveland last year and lost the coin flip.

Meh, worked out well for us then


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quail man
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Let's just bot be surprised when big boy Lou logs more minutes than Anderson.


Cap Crunch
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frick that, I want to see the Lance Thomas pain train tonight


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RonFNSwanson
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re: Tanking @ Mavs vs. Not Tanking @ Mavs
We're probably gonna lose anyway. So lets just go with that.


GumBro Jackson
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re: Tanking @ Mavs vs. Not Tanking @ Mavs
I don't think the team should try to lose. Tanking on purpose is just weak and IMO creates a culture of losing. I want them to try to win, but if they lose that will be okay.


Fearthehat0307
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re: Tanking @ Mavs vs. Not Tanking @ Mavs
I wanna see X play 48


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NawlinsTiger9
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I want to go out with the Hornets name as winners.


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danman6336
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We better tank the frick out of this game

Go Mavs


BrowDown
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re: Tanking @ Mavs vs. Not Tanking @ Mavs
5th most ping pong balls will probably end up with 6th pick anyway, so no we shouldn't and won't tank.


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