Is it worth to Tank?
Its not easy to find a superstar in this league and if you have the chance to do so, like in this upcoming 2014 draft you need to do it. The statistics really back me up on this. Over the past 20 years there has only been 8 different teams to be crowned as champions. That speaks volumes on why you need a superstar in this league.
All of those championship teams had multiple superstars. The Chicago Bulls with Jordan, Pippen and Rodman. Houston Rockets with Olajuwon and Drexler. San Antonio with Duncan, Parker, Robinson and Ginobili. The Lakers had Shaq and Kobe and then the Pau Gasol teams. The Pistons might be the only exception because they won without a legit superstar with Chauncey Billups, Rasheed Wallace, Ben Wallace, and Richard Hamilton they were really good but not great at almost every position.
Then you have the Miami Heat with the D-Wade and Shaq team then the big three with Lebron James, Chris Bosh and D-Wade. The Boston Celtics who could've really had a 3-peat had Garnett not gotten hurt his second year with the original big three of Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett himself. The last franchise is the Dallas Mavericks who didn't really have many superstars during their prime but they still had the experience and likes of Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and Terry with Tyson Chandler at the center position. I think you get my point when I mean that Super Stars will affect whether or not you win a Championship or not.
So when literally every single Coach, Scout, and GM around the country is telling you that there are multiple potential superstars in this upcoming draft and you are a mediocre team I say tank at all will. Hell I even say trade some of your better players if it gets you back a top pick in return. Who knows what the future holds for players like Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Dante Exum and Julius Randle, but if you really look at the amount of picks that become busts in the NBA they aren't nearly as high as the ones in the NFL and MLB. Which makes tanking even more logical than it needs to be.