yeah because all the elite teams like the Lakers, Spurs, Heat etc used the tanking method to build their championship teams. There is no such thing as a sure bet with anyone that is drafted. Tanking season after season to try and obtain the best college player is dumb. Winning starts with a mindset, not the players. You can win in this league with crappy players as long as you are getting the most out of those players and as long as those players have a winning mentality. Free Agents did not want to play in charlotte because of the coaching staff. Charlotte has one of the best staffs in the league now and which was a major contributor to why Al Jefferson signed here. There will be other free agent signings come next year. If charlotte wants Wiggens etc, the best way without sacrificing games would be to trade picks, and wouldnt you know it, charlotte has a stockpile of them over the next few years.