Does Being a Horrible NBA Team Guarantee Future Success?

Should NBA teams tank to get a better draft pick? STACK looks at some of the worst teams of the past decade to find out if the strategy pays off.

2007-2008 Miami Heat

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2007-2008 Miami Heat

Photo via Fox Sports Florida

Record: 15-67

2008 Draft Position: 2nd

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Photo via Fox Sports Florida

Record: 15-67

2008 Draft Position: 2nd

2008 Draft Pick: Michael Beasley

The Miami Heat of today may have just won back-to-back championships, but there was a time when Dwyane Wade was playing with a bunch of dudes you might find sitting on a park bench asking "Who got next?" Their 15-67 mark in 2007-2008 was the franchise's worst ever, although when you're letting Ricky Davis suit up for you, that shouldn't be a surprise.

The Heat's horridness nabbed them the second overall pick the in 2008 NBA draft, and they selected the highly touted Michael Beasley out of Kansas State. Two years later, after an inconsistent showing on the court and a ton of issues off it, Beasley was shipped to Minnesota. He is now back with the Heat, occupying the end of the bench and accidentally punching himself in the face.

Verdict: Yeah, this one didn't work out. Not even a little bit.


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