On this episode of CourtCast by Lakers Nation, host Trevor Lane and guest Gerald Borguet, Phoenix Suns reporter for Hoops Habit, break down the epic tank race currently occurring between the Lakers and the Suns. Both teams are hoping for some luck in the draft lottery, but for L.A. the stakes are much higher because both their 2017 and 2019 first round picks are at risk.
We dig into the methods of both teams and find a number of similarities as well as a few differences. Would the Suns have more wins if Eric Bledsoe was still playing? And did the Lakers hurt their tank by shutting down Mozgov and Deng? Plus, how do Suns fans feel about the methods being used by their team to increase their draft lottery odds?
All that and much more on this packed episode:
Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @GeraldBorguet
1:15- Update on the tank race
2:30- Suns fans opinion on tanking
4:30- Lakers fans opinions
6:00- Who would the Suns pick 1st overall?
7:30- Impact of shutting down Bledsoe
12:00- Differences between Lakers and Suns tanking efforts
13:30- Why Suns fans may not be happy if LAL lose their pick
19:00- Is tanking a problem for the NBA?
24:00- Fans vs players
29:00- Fixing the NBA Draft
40:00- Why it’s not good to be on Markieff Morris’ bad side