In ESPN The Magazine's One Day One Game Issue, Bradford Doolittle writes that we shouldn't fault the Lakers and Kings for chasing pingpong balls. Tanking really works.
Bradford Doolittle looks at which teams stand to gain the most from shorter rotations in the playoffs. If you're the Miami Heat, that just means more of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
For all the talk about how NCAA tournament play affects draft status, evidence shows it to be a minor factor, at best.