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Michael Jordan Doesn’t Like Teams That Tank For Picks

Posted By Charles Mager On November 1, 2013 @ 4:03 PM In NBA | No Comments

Source: Kurt Helin, NBC Sports [1]

MJ [2]While most of us expected them to (which in their case meant stay the course), the Charlotte Bobcats are not playing the organizational tanking, the “riggin’ for Wiggins” game this year.

Make no mistake, the Bobcats are not going to be good, they are lottery bound, but this past summer went out and paid big money for Al Jefferson to make themselves better. This year’s Bobcats (soon to be Hornets) are better than a year ago by a long shot.

Most thought Charlotte would be in the Wiggins chase as well.

The reason they are not all in on that plan is owner Michael Jordan doesn’t believe in tanking for picks, he told the Associated Press.

“I don’t know if some teams have thought of that. That’s not something that we would do. I don’t believe in that.”

He then laughed heartily and said, “If that was my intention I never would have paid (free agent) Al Jefferson $13 million a year.”


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