Dispatches from the Tank: Familiar foes Jazz, Lakers battle in unfamiliar territory

Published: Friday, March 14 2014 11:53 a.m. MDT

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As if this year was a never-ending hunt, the Milwaukee Bucks are an easy team to target, as they continue to do what they do best: lose. They have a 13-52 record that is the lowest record in the NBA, and exactly where they want to be when it comes to tanking.

It's not that the Bucks decided from Day One that they were going to toss the season away, but that a couple of injuries forced them into the tanking direction. Promising center Larry Sanders has had multiple injuries, and isn't expected to return until late in the season, if at all. Carlos Delfino is another promising player who has missed much of the season due to a foot injury.

The injuries, combined with promising talents in Brandon Knight, OJ Mayo, and Ersan Ilyasova, have the Bucks feeling as though they are one great player away from a playoff contending team. They could be right.

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Draft dumbie
Farmington, UT

The Knicks have traded away their 2014 draft pick to the Denver Nuggets, so tanking would not help them. They are not trying to tank--but like the Bucks and the Kings are just terrible, anyway.

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