Just trying to keep the win total as low as possible so it's easier for Brad to extend his consecutive season improvement streak next year. The winner's tank.
That is literally the only reason I can think of why Brad put out such a putrid line-up to end the game (not including poor Monroe). I guess it's possible he hates Bud and the Hawks for beating us in the playoffs a couple of years ago and wants them to get as low of a pick as possible.
As for Nader, I can't believe there are people here who are still fans. I get that he is probably a nice enough guy and has worked his way up to this level, but Bird is night and day better then Nader. There is never a time I see him play and think, 'wow - this guy really has potential.' It's like everything he does is wrong...and I actually feel bad for him.
Anyway, lame loss - Brad basically took a huge turd on the fans who showed up for the game. Silver should fine us for not trying to win the game - we essentially did the opposite.
I thought it was pretty obvious Brad was playing guys who haven't had a lot of time this year in case they're needed for the playoffs. The C's are locked into the 2 seed so this game didn't matter. It's smart to give bench guys some extra experience and see what they've got.
Mock Trade Deadline Trailblazers and Knicks Rosters:
G: Lillard, McCollum, Curry, Simons, Baldwin, Stauskas, Trent. F: Aminu, Turner, Harkless, Leonard, Swanigan, Layman. C: Nurkic, Collins,
G: Hardaway, Lee, Mudiay, Nitilikina, Trier, Burke, Dotson. F: Porzingis, Thomas, Hicks, Hezonja, Knox, Kornet, Vonleh. C: Kanter, Robinson