I keep hearing about Philadelphia and Boston "tanking" and I just don't get what people mean. It is obvious both organizations have made the decision to build for the future, which in my opinion is certainly NOT tanking. Both teams are letting their good, young talent play a bunch and develop. Personally I would be more critical of Philadelphia and Boston if they kept playing guys like Turner and Crawford knowing they are not part of the future plans. If you are rebuilding like these franchises are, it would be an incredibly dumb thing to do to give playing time to veterans when their are guys in the D-League and other places you might be trying to evaluate.
Now granted, if you go completely young I think you run the risk of a losing mentality permeating to the young guys. In essence though both Philadelphia and Boston know that getting rid of veterans and playing all this youth will result in a bunch of losses, but given the alternative this seems to me to be the right direction to go in. The media labels this tanking, I certainly don't. If they told players to intentionally miss shots, or limited the minutes of the best young players then yes, that would be tanking. I don't see that happening with the likes of Philadelphia and Boston.