Mark Cuban believes it's an 'absolute' that Eastern Conference teams are tanking

Mar 27, 6:55 PM

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has fired some shots in the direction of NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

During an appearance on ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption," Cuban said "it's an absolute" that teams in the Eastern Conference are tanking to benefit from a talented draft class. Considering the East's five worst teams have combined for a 4-47 record in the last month (excluding games where play each other), Cuban's comments obviously hold some leverage.

Silver has continued to insist that franchises aren't tanking, pointing to the fact that no NBA team has willingly lost a game on purpose. Of course, Silver's argument is countered by the claim that general managers assemble teams they know are incapable of winning more than a handful of games.

With just over three weeks remaining in the NBA season, the Milwaukee Bucks' record of 13-58 leads the race for most chances in the draft lottery.

Feature photo courtesy of Reuters/Matthew Emmons