The newest trend in the NBA is tanking.
At the beginning of the season, it seemed the Boston Celtics would be in the tanking mix, but after a recent four game winning streak, they might not be in that group anymore.
Gary Tanguay, Bob Ryan and Fred Toucher on Sports Tonight discussed the idea of the Celtics tanking to get a high pick in the draft which is being called the best draft in years.
“It’s a great draft,” Tanguay said. “To the point, where you see these three players that we saw the other night, in [Jabari] Parker, [Julius] Randle and [Andrew] Wiggins, the most talent since [Kevin] Durant and [Greg] Oden.”
With the Celtics off to a better start than expected, many wonder how Danny Ainge will plan to get the team to tank for the rest of the season.
“The Celtics do not think that way,” Ryan said. “Not this group. They are going to let nature take its course. Whatever happens happens.”