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Tankwatch 2016 - Eight Days, 4 Games and Done

The Suns start out this week back in 3rd place in the Tankathon with a still slim lead on the 4th place Nets. With the way things have worked out in the past few weeks and with the time remaining in this season, the Suns are almost a lock to finish no worse than 4th. It's also looking as though the Wizards' chances of making the playoffs have decreased to the point of being an extreme longshot so that pick shouldn't fall any further than 14th and should wind up somewhere between 12 and 14.

Update #6 - Tank-rank for each team as of 4/6/16

1. Philadelphia 76ers..................................................10-68

2. LA Lakers.................................................................16-61

3. Phoenix Suns..........................................................20-58

4. Brooklyn Nets.........................................................21-56

5. Minnesota T-Wolves............................................26-52

6. New Orleans Pelicans...........................................29-48

7/8. New York Knicks................................................31-47

7/8. Sacramento Kings...............................................31-47

9. Denver Nuggets.......................................................32-47

10. Milwaukee Bucks.................................................32-46

11. Orlando Magic.......................................................33-44

12. Washington Wizards...........................................37-40

13. Houston Rockets...................................................38-39

14/15. Utah/Chicago...................................................39-39

Important games tonight (4/6/16): LA Clippers @ LA Lakers and Brooklyn @ Washington

Phoenix Suns: The Suns have only three games this week, starting at home against the Wizards on April 1. Then they get a day off before playing the Jazz at home (4/3). They finish up on the road against the Hawks on April 5. None of these games look winable.

Brooklyn Nets: The Nets have four games again this week and again face a difficult schedule. They begin with two road games against Cleveland (3/31) and New York (4/1). They then head home to play New Orleans (4/3) and then travel to Washington to face the Wizards on April 6.

Washington Wizards: The Wizards also will only play three games this week. They finish up their West coast road trip with stops in Phoenix (4/1) and then LA to play the Clippers (4/3). Then they head home for a couple of days rest before playing the Nets at home (4/6).