TrueHoop: Ryen Russillo



The young, incredibly talented Oklahoma City Thunder is the model of how losing games can help you win games. But there's far more to turing around a franchise than luck in the lottery.

In the video above, Daily Thunder blogger Royce Young remembers covering Oklahoma City's rise from 20-win nightmare to title contender, and all the smart decisions and lucky breaks it took to get there.

Over in radioland, ESPN's Ryen Russillo thinks any struggling franchise that isn't actively tanking is just being foolish. We talk about the virtues of tanking on the NBA Today Podcast, and why having a bad record usually means you aren't getting better any time soon. Have a listen!

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