This years tankathon is going to come down to the wire.
With a supposed “deep” draft class on the horizon, it’s been a race to get to the bottom. (Everytime a draft is declared “deep” most of the players end up sucking anyways.)
There are 8 teams in play that are sitting in the swamps of the NBA standings and with less than a month left of the regular season, there is almost zero incentive for these teams to win.
As we all know at this point, Jahlil Okafor-to-New Orleans rumors are in “advanced talks.” The Sixers are pursuing Jrue Holiday as part of the package for Okafor, as reported by Yahoo.
A deal centering around Holiday most likely won’t happen – reports have already surfaced signaling that New Orleans wants to hang onto him – but more interesting Philadelphia’s interest in a reunion with their former point guard. In 37 games this season Holiday is averaging 16 points, 7.4 assists, and 1.5 steals on career highs in FG% and 3P%. He’s currently 4th in dRPM and 10th in overall RPM among point guards.