The Phoenix Suns have increased their odds of winning the NBA Draft lottery to the plucky range of 0.6 percent.
While securing this prime, talent-pouncing position, they watched their shot at participating in the 2012 NBA playoffs fall to zero.
Tuesday night's 100-88 loss to the Jazz in Utah officially provided the Suns with a lottery ticket and killed a bid for the postseason that, at least, provided a few compelling weeks for local basketball fans.
In addition to wondering where Steve Nash will be working next season, the question now confronting Suns observers is this:
Was it worth it?
For players and coaches, that's a silly question. But for those followers whose hopes rise and fall with each final score, it depends on your perspective.
With an allegedly deep pool of draft-eligible talent available, was marshalling their pedestrian resources to take a big swing at the eighth playoff seed a wise decision?
Well, that depends on your perspective.
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