Mavericks owner Mark Cuban talks about tanking a lot for someone in his position, to the point he got fined $600,000 by the NBA. But he can point to Dallas’ 109-103 win over the Pacers last night as proof his team isn’t completely devoted to losing. There’s a clear line in the NBA standings between competitive and uncompetitive teams. Those beneath the line: Suns (18-44) Hawks (18-43) Kings (18-42) Magic (18-42) Grizzlies (18-41) Mavericks (19-42) Nets (20-41) Bulls (20-40) Knicks (24-38) The worst team above the line is the 26-34 Lakers, who don’t have their own 2018 draft picks and have enough talent to put up decent fights.
Mavericks snap 35-game losing streak by bottom-nine teams against rest of NBA
Pro Basketball Talk | Feb 27