Tankers coming into focus

We've been using the word "tank" quite liberally. Clearly every team on this list isn't up to the same things. Some GMs have deliberately shaped their rosters in a way to get a high pick. Others have actually tried to put together a contender, only to find out that the on-court product (whether thanks to injuries or just bad management) hasn't performed as they had hoped.

Six weeks into the season, we are starting to get a clearer look at who intends to try to win -- and who doesn't. Here's our weekly look at where the worst teams in the NBA with a shot at the lottery stand in their quest for the No. 1 pick in the draft.