The Milwaukee Bucks (14-59) are ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers (16-57) for the worst record in the NBA and the most lottery balls to receive the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft.
Larry Drew discussed his approach to try to win despite an injury-depleted lineup down the stretch, without Larry Sanders, Ersan Ilyasova, O.J. Mayo, Nate Wolters and Carlos Delfino.
"With all sincerity, I don't (react to that)," Drew said. "I go out and coach these games to try to win. I don't look at where we are or what our season is about right now. My job is to get these gentlemen ready to play every single night and to play hard. Given what our situation is, it's easy to play the season out.
"But we're not going to do that. We're going to try to step out on the floor and be competitive the whole time we're out there. Wherever we end up, that's where we end up. But we are not under any circumstance going to go out there and fold the tent.
"I know people are looking at the future, as far as the draft is concerned. They've already got their eyes pinpointed on players of the future. And that's normal. I don't fault them at all for that. But I just let it be known I don't pay too much attention to that. I just go out and try to coach this team, and wherever we end up, that's where we are."