This is kind of a situation where you both win or lose whichever way it turns
Go for the picks, you are not going anywhere in the playoffs this year anyway!
There should be at least 5 positions to fill next year and we are rebuilding, so
continue the process. The future will be "BRIGHT"!
Play to win. The other way is not good for the psyche of an athlete, and as a
fan, I don't like quitters. I just looked at the standings, and I think
it's a good bet the Jazz will get the Golden State pick this year, anyway.
Jazz management can say and believe whatever they want. As for me, while I
don't think the players will tank and throw the game, but I will not be
dissappointed if they lose to Golden State. I would much, much rather have 2
lottery picks than be "rewarded" with zero draft picks and a first round
rout by OKC. Look to the future, build now.
@scalmanYou didn't look very good. There is almost no chance
at all that the Jazz get the Golden State pick...even if the Jazz were to lose
to them tonight. There are several teams within a win of Golden State and
Detroit has now tied them. If you look at the schedule for all of those teams
you will see that GS has the fewest potential wins left on their schedule. Then
consider that they are the only team of the bunch that knows they will lose
their pick if they win. GS has had several games recently where they led late
in the game and somehow managed to lose. It was a bit shocking that they beat
Minn the other night...so, maybe there is still a chance but it is very, very,