Worst NBA Teams Ever

It took 74 games, but the Nets finally broke the double-digit mark in wins in the 2009-10 season.

With a 90-84 home victory over the Tony Parker-less and Manu Ginobili-less Spurs on March 29, New Jersey reached win No. 10 on the season and solidified "worst NBA team ever" status for the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers … for now, at least.

But the Nets aren't completely out of the woods. And neither are the Minnesota Timberwolves. Both squads still have a lot of work to do before we can remove them from this list of pro basketball's biggest bottom-feeders.

Come back day by day to see where each team ranks among the all-time awful clubs.

Click on a team's name to see how it compares, game by game, with the 1972-73 Sixers.

Worst 82-Game NBA Records In History (Through 65 Games)
YEAR TEAM W L PCT GB LEADING SCORER SEASON
81-82 Cleveland Cavaliers 15 50 .231 0 Mike Mitchell, 19.6 15 - 67
67-68 San Diego Rockets 14 51 .215 1 Don Kojis, 19.7 15 - 67
99-00 Los Angeles Clippers 14 51 .215 1 Maurice Taylor, 17.1 15 - 67
80-81 Dallas Mavericks* 13 52 .200 2 Geoff Huston, 16.1 15 - 67
96-97 Boston Celtics 12 53 .185 3 Antoine Walker, 17.5 15 - 67
70-71 Cleveland Cavaliers* 11 54 .169 4 Walt Wesley, 17.7 15 - 67
04-05 Atlanta Hawks 11 54 .169 4 Antoine Walker, 20.4 13 - 69
91-92 Minnesota Timberwolves 11 54 .169 4 Tony Campbell, 16.8 15 - 67
00-01 Chicago Bulls 11 54 .169 4 Elton Brand, 20.1 15 - 67
86-87 Los Angeles Clippers 11 54 .169 4 Mike Woodson, 17.1 12 - 70
82-83 Houston Rockets 11 54 .169 4 Allen Leavell, 14.8 14 - 68
96-97 Vancouver Grizzlies 11 54 .169 4 S. Abdur-Rahim, 18.7 14 - 68
95-96 Vancouver Grizzlies 11 54 .169 4 Greg Anthony, 14.0 15 - 67
07-08 Miami Heat 11 54 .169 4 Dwyane Wade, 24.6 15 - 67
88-89 Miami Heat* 10 55 .154 5 Kevin Edwards, 13.8 15 - 67
93-94 Dallas Mavericks 8 57 .123 7 Jim Jackson, 19.2 13 - 70
92-93 Dallas Mavericks 6 59 .092 9 Derek Harper, 18.2 11 - 71
97-98 Denver Nuggets 6 59 .092 9 Eric Williams, 19.8 11 - 72
72-73 Philadelphia 76ers 6 59 .092 9 Fred Carter, 20.0 9 - 73

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