The Atlanta Hawks find themselves in the middle of one of the most crowded races to the bottom the NBA has seen in years.
For most of the season the Hawks have been the worst team in the NBA. But since the trade deadline, several teams have decided to “mail it in” for the season. Currently 8 teams could be considered to be “tanking”. They are: Atlanta, Orlando, Memphis, Sacramento, Phoenix, Dallas, Brooklyn and Chicago. New York could also be considered to be tanking but it does not appear that they will be able to “catch” the other teams at the basement.
Not only do Hawks fans need to keep an eye on our standings, we must also keep an eye on the Minnesota Timberwolves. We own their first round pick if they qualify for the Postseason. That appeared to be a sure thing until Jimmy Butler went down.
Last Night’s Tankathon Impact Game Results
Suns 103 at Heat 125
Celtics 105 at Bulls 89
Grizzlies 98 at Spurs 100
Magic 80 at Jazz 94
Tonight’s Tankathon Games to Watch
Hawks at Raptors
Nuggets at Mavericks
Nets at Warriors
Updated Tankathon Standings
- Memphis: 18-45
- Phoenix: 19-47
- Dallas: 19-45
- Atlanta: 20-44
- Orlando: 20-44
- Sacramento: 20-44
- Brooklyn: 20-44
- Chicago: 21-42
Minnesota Timberwolves Update: 38-28. 2 Games Above 9th Place. Wolves must qualify for the postseason for Atlanta to get their pick.
For more simulations and information on the “Tankathon” visit www.tankathon.com.
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