Dispatches from the Tank: Final week of the season provides key matchup for Jazz, Lakers

Published: Friday, April 11 2014 11:44 a.m. MDT

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Like the Cavaliers, the Pelicans are loaded with talent, but can't seem to get it all on the same page. Any roster that contains players like Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson, Tyreke Evans, Jrue Holiday and Eric Gordon, should be playoff contenders. New Orleans will miss the playoffs however, despite the emergence of Davis as an all-star in the league.

The Pelicans have decided to shut down Davis for the remainder of the season, a move that likely symbolizes the waving of the white flag. With such a talented roster, the Pelicans should hold their heads high and see what they can do this offseason to get everyone on the same page. If they do, then they will definitely be a threat in the West for years to come.
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EPoint
Roy, UT

Professional Basketball would do well to remedy this situation of losing to win in the lottery. Professional? At what, making money? With all the money in the NBA, surely they have an idea of how to bring an honest effort into every game, considering the players per game pay, and not reward "tanking" even a single game with a top lottery pick or anything else. My guess is that for some reason they like this current system, again, for financial reasons, and that is why no remedy has been forthcoming.
All that being said, who could blame any time for "tanking" if its in their best interest, if financial gain is the real long term prize? Jazz have established ample reason or excuse to just play the subs, even "rest" the Coach, see how an assistant might coach them differently.

ER in AF
Harare, Zimbabwe, 00

This list turned my stomach.

Sal
Provo, UT

Why don't you just show the list? Annoying to have to click through every county.

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