Anonymous NBA general manager admits to tanking

An NBA general manager has finally admitted to tanking. Sort of. In a piece for ESPN The Magazine, an anonymous GM explained his strategy for punting this season in order to acquire a high draft pick. You already know the logic behind stripping down a roster, but you’ve likely never heard it honestly articulated by someone…

The value of late second-round picks

About a decade ago, low first-round picks started being treated with a new reverence. Recognized as a means of securing non-negotiably cheap labor due to the rookie contract scale that determined their salaries, their acquisition became a fashionable trend, punctuated emphatically by the Kevin Pritchard-eraPortland Trail Blazers, who feasted on their availability and stockpiled non-lottery…