I am not a pro-tanker. However, I was at one point referred to as the 'tank commander' during the 2011 offseason. The Raptors were only a year removed from losing Bosh, had a young roster (ie: Bargnani, DeRozan, Amir, Davis) had just drafted Valanciunas (who was known to be spending another season in Europe), had just hired a new coach, had no training camp and were projected to be a bubble team at best (most experts didn't consider them a playoff team), while the 2012 draft class was expected to be fairly decent. So, given all those factors, I thought it made perfect sense to give the young players lots of playing time for both individual development and team chemistry, while giving the new coach a chance to evaluate his roster (you know, assuming a GM and coach would work together, on the same page). The team would fast-track its organic growth, while simultaneously maximizing their draft position, enabling them to add 2 top rookies to an improved young team in the 2012-2013 season. The lockout season was a write-off anyway, with the championship all but conceded to the Heat. I considered that approach to be strategic long-term team building, as opposed to outright tanking. Of course, BC decided to fast-track the rebuilding into building (despite his best new building block playing in Europe) and useless players that weren't part of the team's future lead the ragtag group to a few too many victories over truly tanking teams, resulting in the Raptors adding Ross instead of Beals/Lillard (my personal top 2 targets).