The New Jersey Nets have nothing meaningful left to play for this season and losing the remainder of their games is probably best for the franchise – not that they're trying to lose.
Currently, they're tied with the Toronto Raptors for the sixth worst record in the NBA, which means they would have roughly a 21 percent chance of winning a top three draft pick in the NBA Lottery. If they fail to earn a top three pick in this year's draft, their pick will go to the Blazers because of the Gerald Wallace trade. Best case scenario, they can fall to third worst and have 46 percent chance at a top three pick.
They play the Bucks in Milwaukee this weekend. The Bucks are fighting for their Playoff lives.
Another team for Nets fans to keep an eye on is the Houston Rockets, who have lost six straight and fallen out of the Playoffs. If they miss the Playoffs, the Nets will receive their first round pick.