View Poll Results: To Tank or Not to Tank

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  • No, go for the most wins and play the vets.

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    Default Re: To Tank or not to Tank, that is the question

    I say we roll one last tank out there and blow our way to the 2-4th or worst record than we have that shoot at the Number 1 pick. This tank will be the most important In history. A elite SF prospect Is this tanks target... At the same time the team better at least compete In games.
    "You have to lose to win"

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    Default Re: To Tank or not to Tank, that is the question

    Quote Originally Posted by Snarly View Post
    I say we roll one last tank out there and blow our way to the 2-4th or worst record than we have that shoot at the Number 1 pick. This tank will be the most important In history. A elite SF prospect Is this tanks target... At the same time the team better at least compete In games.
    I'd be happy with an elite big this draft, since at the moment there appear to be 4-5 that are bound for the top 10. We really need a strong, athletic defender down low because Kyrie and Dion aren't quite up to snuff on that side of the ball and when Andy is gone, any semblance of good P&R defense we have is gone with him. I haven't seen Gobert or Austin play, but I think a center in the mold of Noel would work better for this team than one like Zeller.

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    Default Re: To Tank or not to Tank, that is the question

    What I'm more concerned about now is this team's defense. Atrocious is an understatement.
    When in doubt, step up the defense

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    Default Re: To Tank or not to Tank, that is the question

    Interesting..

    Some people actually thought the Cavs were going to contend this year for anything.

    I bet they thought the Browns would win the AFC North this year, too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewz05 View Post
    I'd be happy with an elite big this draft, since at the moment there appear to be 4-5 that are bound for the top 10. We really need a strong, athletic defender down low because Kyrie and Dion aren't quite up to snuff on that side of the ball and when Andy is gone, any semblance of good P&R defense we have is gone with him. I haven't seen Gobert or Austin play, but I think a center in the mold of Noel would work better for this team than one like Zeller.
    I can almost agree... sure the center could help big time. Even if we lose Andy we get a first round Pick. The question Is do you Draft C or SF first pick or Second. I would have to Agree go big If nothing Is there good at the wing. However At the same time We have nothing at all at the SF position however, The SF Is easier to trade for than big men. So pick your poison at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CavsRules View Post
    Interesting..

    Some people actually thought the Cavs were going to contend this year for anything.
    Yeah, this.

    A lot of people were noting that "it's only 1 game, and their first loss" "it's only game 2" etc. But I'd say most people who want to "tank" aren't making that decision based on what happened against Chicago; they are making it because they realize how this team has such little talent, especially young talent.

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    Default Re: To Tank or not to Tank, that is the question

    Quote Originally Posted by gregdawg View Post
    this roster is hot garbage. i don't think a "deliberate" tanking is necessary. it will just happen naturally due to lack of talent.

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    I hate it but I am going to look at Draft Express now and havent even bought league pass yet.

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    Does anyone really know if the Lakers pick is lottery protected or not?

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    Default Re: To Tank or not to Tank, that is the question

    I agree with those saying we don't need to do anything to tank. The youthful talent and lack of talent elsewhere will mean we have a high pick again. If we can get another high pick, trade our expirings/Andy for asset(s) and hit on the Lakers pick, maybe we'll be in a position to add a good player in free agency and start to compete next season.

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    Default Re: To Tank or not to Tank, that is the question

    I didn't even bother reading the replies, I just wanted to come in here to say this thread sucks. Based on the timing of the OP this was made when we were getting destroyed by the Bulls. We are 2 games into the season, save the tanking talk for halfway into the season at least.

    (This is coming from a strong supporter of tanking last year, and wouldn't mind doing it at all again this year. Let the team show us what they got first though.)

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    Default Re: To Tank or not to Tank, that is the question

    With C.J. Miles being the main offseason acquisition, I think the Cavaliers' intent is pretty clear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by catfish View Post
    Does anyone really know if the Lakers pick is lottery protected or not?
    Realgm and Ben have conflicting sources.

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    Default Re: To Tank or not to Tank, that is the question

    I don't want to tank.

    I want the team to battle and make progress.

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    Default Re: To Tank or not to Tank, that is the question

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdy89 View Post
    I will say this.

    We might only be in year 2 of the rebuild, but we have 4 #1 picks in the past 2 years within that time frame.

    Losing is one thing.

    The fact we still don't look like we have alot of NBA talent is the thing that is very disconcerting because with that many 1st round picks added to your roster you should be very competitive.
    Sort of agree, but this is the NBA. The drafts just are not very deep and the Cavs can do nothing about it.

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