I was watching a halftime show on Saturday and the issue of Pop sitting his players came up. Simmons started talking about how tanking & sitting players ruins balance in the league. When the other commentators started defending sitting players, Simmons was like "What do you think Toronto feels about Barnes being in a Warriors jersey? Was that coin flip fair to Toronto?" He was basically saying that because we didn't lay down and because the Warriors stopped trying we got screwed and there were no repercussions.
....now I'm not advocating that we tank, I'm more pointing out that the mainstream media is starting to call attention to issues like the one we had last year, and once they grab a hold of something, Stern's hand is often forced. Hopefully playing with some integrity lends us a bit of karma moving forward.