I'm going to take a cheery, cheesy, Life of Brian take on the next 5 games on our schedule. We can't lose!
Either we win (and I refuse to think that winning is a bad thing - the kids need some minor successes to build upon) or we lose and still win with draft position.
The next 5 opponents all have records under .386 so they are all within range of passing the Celtics for the higher "tank rank."
The Knicks don't have a pick so there's no motivation to tank and they've actually been on a bit of an uptick lately. The Sixers and Magic, however, are both 2-8 in their last 10 (just like the Celtics) and the Kings have lost 4 in a row.
So it's anyone's ballgames!
Next 5 Games
|@ New York||Tue 01/28||7:30 PM EST|
|Philadelphia||Wed 01/29||7:30 PM EST|
|Orlando||Sun 02/02||1:00 PM EST|
|@ Philadelphia||Wed 02/05||7:00 PM EST|
|Sacramento||Fri 02/07||7:30 PM EST|
Last 5 Games
|Brooklyn||Sun 01/26||L 79 - 85|
|Oklahoma City||Fri 01/24||L 83 - 101|
|@ Washington||Wed 01/22||W 113 - 111|
|@ Miami||Tue 01/21||L 86 - 93|
|@ Orlando||Sun 01/19||L 91 - 93|
Also, by the time these games are over, we'll be in the meat of the trade rumor season. So enjoy that.