To tank, or not to tank. That is the question.
Ever since the 2013 season ended it seems as though two different schools of thought have emerged from Celtics fans. Those who feel like the team should "tank" 2013-14, doing what it takes to lose games and ensure a top prospect in a loaded 2014 draft; and those who shudder at the mere thought of going through another season like 2006-07 and relying on the ping-pong Gods to finally shine on the Celtics.
Before we explore what the Celtics should do, it's important that we clarify the true meaning of "tanking". In recent Celtics history we have seen two teams — the 1996-97 club as well as the 2006-07 team — tank.
I had the same face for the entirely of 2006-07
The '06-07 team sat down Paul Pierce for 35 games, including the last 11 of the season when the team was clearly trying to secure as many ping-pong balls as possible for the vaunted 2007 lottery that included both Greg Oden and Kevin Durant. It worked ... kind of. The Celtics ...