The NBA passed a series of new rules on Thursday, including lottery reform. In response, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey sent a funny tweet to Sam Hinkie, his former counterpart with the Philadelphia 76ers.
@samhinkie tanking is solved
— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) September 28, 2017
Before joining Philadelphia’s front office, Hinkie worked for Morey in Houston. So, it’s not surprising that Morey would have Hinkie’s back here.
Time will tell if the new rules will actually do anything to deter tanking. But it’s only natural to think that at least some non-contending teams will want to continue increasing their chances for high draft picks.