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Dr. Strangetank, or, How I Learned to Relax and Love the Occasional Win

You have to figure, after the 3-0 start ,they're a much more appropriate 3-8, and just broke a 4-game losing streak. Even the blindest squirrel is going to find a nut here and there. There was no way they were going to go 0-82, and there was no guarantee that they would have gotten Wiggins if they did go 0-82 (or even 3-79).

Howeveeerrrrrrrr....

There is absolutely no way anyone should be discussing anything other than trading Hawes and Turner while their value is at its absolute max, which is to say right the hell now while they're both playing at unsustainable levels. And basically, Turner's POINTZZZZZZ!!!!! are high enough to somewhat obscure that they are being scored in his traditionally inefficient manner, except for the occasional game (or half + OT like last night) where he remembers that he knows how to get to the basket now instead of just getting long 2's.

Look. Even if they trade Hawes, Thad, and Turner tomorrow for draft picks (PICKZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!), a lineup of MCW/Anderson/Thompson/Lavoy/Orton will still win a *few* games. Admittedly not many, but they wouldn't go 0-68. MCW will have one of those games, or Wroten will go off, or Anderson will score 37 again.

I just don't see the extreme rage on both sides of the tanking argument right now. This team is built to lose, and lose it will, and lose it has at a much more acceptable rate since the ridiculous first week of the season. On the other hand, occasional wins are inevitable, and we might as well enjoy them if they're fun basketball. I bow to no one in my dislike of Turner's and Hawes's games and my desire to see them traded right now, and I want to get a top player or two out of the draft. But they could trade everyone currently on the roster and whatever D-Leaguers they put out there will occasionally win a game, and if it happens to be entertaining, I'm willing to be entertained in the moment.

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!?!?!?!?!


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