Rodney Carney: Sixers Aren’t Tanking

by March 15, 2010

Carney tells the Inquirer that his team is simply terrible, they’re not losing on purpose: “Before the game, forward Rodney Carney debunked the notion that the players would purposely lose games to gain the Sixers a better spot in the NBA’s draft lottery. ‘It’s impossible,’ he said. ‘You get out there, your natural instincts are to try to compete to win the game. Rather than, ‘Oh, I’ll miss this shot.’ No way.’ Carney added: ‘You hear about it, but you don’t want to do it. We want to win every game we can, regardless of some higher draft pick we could get. We don’t worry about that, and we don’t want to think about it, either.”‘