The Warriors have built one of the NBA's most dominant teams ever, but they had to go through some down years first to reach that point. Every team builds in different ways, but right now the most controversial is tanking. The NBA has taken steps to curb tanking and even changed the lottery. It turns out that even the Warriors tanked a little bit on their way to the title. CBS Sports' Bill Reiter sat down with current Hawks general manager, and former Golden State assistant GM Travis Schlenk to discuss his philosophy on drafting. During their discussion, Schlenk admitted that Golden State had tanked the season before drafting Harrison Barnes when they shut down an injured Stephen Curry for the remainder of the season and traded Monta Ellis.
Hawks GM says the Warriors tanked the season before drafting Harrison Barnes
CBS Sports | Oct 24