This thread is in response to this guy's article: http://ht.ly/2v4fP
Ignoring whatever Mr. Carefoot is trying to say regarding Bargnani and Villanueva, I wanted
to get the RR community's opinions on the implications of this type of pro-losing philosophy.
This guy might not admit it, but by saying that we should be happy to simply watch
the players progress and hope to obtain one of the "can't miss" draft prosepcts, he is
advocating losing. I agree, development doesn't have to be painful to watch, but this
is essentially saying we should enjoy losing. I don't know about you, but I'd much
prefer the Raps to be "scrappy" and competing for the 8th seed; if they squeeze into the
playoffs, that could be an invaluable confidence boost for the young guys. THAT is the
best thing for development, not losing and playing at their allegedly poor level.
One person even commented that he does not consider it selling out your team to
ACTIVELY ROOT AGAINST THEM..... WTF? I'd like to both compete AND develop,
thanks. What do you guys think? I think to sit back and actually root for your team to lose
in order to achieve a high draft pick is tasteless and gutless, especially before the season
has even started!