There's something to be said for tanking the season for the upcoming draft. Usually that's a good move if your team isn't fighting for the 8 seed with a few games left in the season. It's another to advocate throwing the season 11 games into the season.
"I don't want to see them struggle," [Gilbert] Arenas said yesterday at Madame Tussauds, where his wax figure was unveiled, "but if this is one of those years where we don't make the playoffs or we finish in last place ... that's what happened to San Antonio and that's how they got Tim Duncan and look at them now ... and that's for the better."Maybe Zero's just trying to be positive about a bad situation but it's a bit early to talk about tanking. Hopefully he'll do his part and not play at all this season. Then again he couldn't come back and mess up the chemistry because there is none.
Things are a mess and there isn't much hope on the immediate horizon. JaVale McGee has shown quality but for every positive, there's a negative. It's becoming more obvious by the day that Andray Blatche is much better at soliciting prostitutes than he is at playing basketball or spelling Andre. The only thing that's different is Etan Thomas. Poems and hope don't block shots or get rebounds. I never thought I'd miss Brendan Haywood but it's clear that Thomas is a paper champion. The lack of consistency probably hurts too. The upside for the team is that they play in the Eastern Conference so they should still make the playoffs even if they try to avoid them. Sorry, Zero.