Race to the Bottom (Update)

The Clippers (15-49) and Kings (14-50) helped their lottery chances last night with losses to Cleveland and Oklahoma City, respectively.

The rankings:

1. Sacramento, 14-50
2. Wizards, 15-49
3. Clippers, 15-49.
4. Memphis, 16-46
5. Oklahoma City, 18-46
6. Minnesota, 18-46

Games of note tonight: the Wizards host New Orleans while Memphis plays at Minnesota and Oklahoma City visits Denver. Also, if you're looking for a team that might go into tank mode, watch Golden State. The Warriors (21-42) are 3-7 in their last 10 and Don Nelson has been resting different vets each game in order to take a look at the young guys. That's a team that could get hot, uh, I mean cold.

By Ivan Carter |  March 11, 2009; 11:45 AM ET
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Resting vets to take a look at the young guys, eh? Wow, is Don Nelson old school or what?

Tapscott is so innovative and on the cutting edge by doling out heavy minutes to James and Songalia.

Enough of the sarcasm, but why isn't Blatche starting again, since he's healthy. Tapscott's patterns make no sense, as I figured he'd be a guy from the "You can't lose your starting job due to injury, especially to Darius Songalia" train of thought...

Posted by: -CN- | March 11, 2009 11:56 AM

Don Nelson has been resting different vets each game in order to take a look at the young guys.

What a concept!
Why didn't someone here post an idea like that?


Posted by: VBFan | March 11, 2009 12:00 PM

It's obvious that we have no shot at the playoffs. Why don't we start playing our younger guys and see how they stack up against the league's best? Too many times, we try to evaluate our young talent during summer leagues. Guess what? We're going against D-League players in the summer. Give our young guys the exposure now against all the hungry playoff-bound NBA teams and see how they fare. Sure we'll lose, but at least we'll have a better shot at landing Griffin.

Posted by: jthang19 | March 11, 2009 1:26 PM

Caron and Jamison get hurt way too often... Save them for next year.

Posted by: jercha | March 11, 2009 1:35 PM

I don't care if we wind up 1st, 2nd or last, as long as we land the lottery pick. Blake Griffin is a beast and we need someone tough and skilled (no offense to Javale McGee).
This season is doomed anyway. I hope they don't win anymore games for the sake of next season.

Posted by: Wizards2345 | March 11, 2009 2:06 PM

Like I said get the number one and trade Griffin and Jamison to OKC. for Durant Blake is an unknown commodity I don't care what he has done in college i'd rather take a known entity than an unknown wannabe, Durant is the truth he has size,is a consistent outsider scorer and goes to the rack with authority, with Butler and Arenas the Wiz would be a serious threat to win the East next year.

Posted by: dargregmag | March 11, 2009 5:23 PM

Griffin is far more NBA ready than chicken wing Durant

Posted by: restonhoops | March 11, 2009 8:59 PM

Blake is the man...we need that #1 pick, i dont want to get stuck with gumbi thabeet

Posted by: keepwastingmoney | March 11, 2009 10:25 PM

LISTEN UP PEOPLE, THE WIZ IS NOT GETING
THE NUMBER 1 PICK; THE PICK WILL GO TO EITHER THE KINGS OR THE THUNDER PUSSY CATS.
THE WIZ GETTING BLAKE IS LIKE WINNING THE LOTTERY..DON'T BET YOUR LIFE ON IT! THE WIZ SUCKS, AND THE SIGNING OF GILBERT "I'M HURT" DUMBASS SHOULD TELL YOU THAT!!LIKE YOU DIDN'T KNOW ALREADY!!QUIT LIVING IN A FANTASY WORLD WIZ FANS!!!THE NBA WILL NOT GIVE YOU A NUMBER 1 PICK!!WHY??SO YOU CAN SCREW UP AND DRAFT BROWN AGAIN?STUPID ##@@##!!!

Posted by: joe12341 | March 11, 2009 10:27 PM

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