It's just to say: the Hansbrough signing is not really evidence of anything one way or the other.
And again: anti-tankers keep conflating "tanking" with simply "sucking." The competitive Sacramento years were marked by them losing their key players to free agency or making bad trades. Proper tank/rebuilds are marked by collecting assets on the way down and letting them appreciate so you rocket out of the bad part as quickly as you can.
That Kings organization was noted as one of the very best in the league for half of the last decade. They had some reasonable success in the very competitive and dominate west. Then their window closed and they chose to demolish and start over from the ground up, to tank year over year. It's not surprising to hear advocates of tanking rub our faces in the few cases where a team has made it work(albeit not achieve the objective of all 30 teams) while denouncing the multitude of examples of where it hasn't worked.
Nobody disputes that right now the Raptors are a low-playoff seed at best. The problem is that they are not likely to get much better than that.
They removed a player who's play was counter to winning and they added a few guys who fill needs, who improve the 34 win team right now. Right now they have a team that should win at least 34 games. I will go that far, they're not tanking based on what's happened so far.
The only major trade in the 2013 draft that wasn't simply pick-for-pick-and-change was the NO/Philly trade, which sent an All-Star to NO in exchange for Nerlens Noel (who went sixth, remember) and a future pick. We don't have an All-Star handy. The simple truth about draft picks is that they get more expensive as you get closer to the draft and their value becomes more clear (as the ranking of the pick gets more established and the level of the players you can draft with it becomes more apparent).
One more point. Refusing to compromise does not mean they can't/won't trade into the lottery to get the guy they want. I realize people are going to say that it's not possible because that's what they see on TV but TV and reality are two different things. We should have learned that just by watching the 2013 draft night play out.