atlanta indiana lakers nets sixers knicks magic kings are the worst teams
i trully think we have could have a top 5 pick... for the lakers pick i do not know
The Bulls should be awful too. The Suns, Mavs, even the Jazz if they lose Hayward could be in the lottery.
It may be harder this year to get a top 5 pick.
Jazz will not be tanking regardless. Mavs have too many actual players and too much pride to out-right tank.
Pacers/Bulls/Kings/Suns/Nets/Lakers/Magic/Knicks will be bottom 7 in no particular order. We own two of those teams picks so I like our odds at getting at least one top 4 pick.
The Lakers will try to give a good impression for the free agent class in 2018 and they've traded for the BEST Brooklyn player. They have either no reason to tank, so I expect them to be better than the Nets. Plus, they have more (very raw) talent in Ball + Ingram than all the Nets.
The Suns have Chriss, Booker, Bender and Josh Jackson. With some veterans (some of them to be traded) like Bledsoe, Knight or Chandler, they are way better than the Nets.
The Kings have nice young players like Fox, Labissiere, Hield, Justin Jackson or Cauley-Stein who, while they are not the eighth wonder, they are far more talented than the Nets core. I'm not talking about the possibility of a good Harry Giles as well.
The Knicks have Porzingis. The Magics have Isaac. The rest of those teams are going nowhere.
What I'm trying to show is that the Nets have a very good option to be top-3 in next years' draft, and reading people they'll have like 10 (even 12) worse teams than them has no sense at all. And they don't seem to be getting any of the big free agents, obviously.