Target players on lottery-bound teams
As I'm writing this, most teams have played right around 70 games. That's a lot, and it means there are only 12 to go. Twelve games, you're undoubtedly aware, is not a lot. For actual NBA teams, it's most likely not enough to catch a team eight or nine games ahead of them in the standings, for example. As such, teams that were trying to remain competitive are going to start trotting out potential talent (rather than veteran stalwarts) in order to see what they have.
This phenomenon is ...
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