^ If management didn't wanna' tank, they would've done something to resolve some of those issues by now. Seems like they're content with just letting things ride out the way they are. As you saw earlier, of course, they'll never admit to any form of tanking (Mitch's "passionate" comments), but it's pretty obvious.
They'll play to win and let the chips fall where they may, and if they lose they'll lose, but they won't doing it intentionally.
Given our injuries and circumstances we don't have to "try" to lose in the first place. So there's really nothing to admit to.
I honestly think that some fans that accuse or try to act like the Lakers are tanking are trying to make themselves feel better rather than accept that the Lakers aren't intentionally losing. They want to give the Lakers credit for anything including losing as if it's some well thought out secret plan.
Nope, the Lakers are just losing. It's not a secret tanking plan, they aren't trying to configure away to land Wiggins or Parker.
IF the Lakers are a bad team this year then they'll be a bad team this year, nothing intentional or strategic about it really. I just think that some fans make themselves feel better by saying the Lakers are tanking and trying to land a high draft pick(some thought out plan) rather than they're just losing and if they get a draft pick it's because they did bad this year, be it due to injury, circumstance or whatever.
One things for sure, the Lakers didn't "plan" it.