Tankers coming into focus

Many lottery-contending teams likely to reveal their hands soon on intentions

Updated: December 16, 2013, 3:52 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider

We've been using the word "tank" quite liberally. Clearly every team on this list isn't up to the same things. Some GMs have deliberately shaped their rosters in a way to get a high pick. Others have actually tried to put together a contender, only to find out that the on-court product (whether thanks to injuries or just bad management) hasn't performed as they had hoped.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider