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 41 Games)
YEAR TEAM W L PCT GB LEADING SCORER SEASON
67-68 San Diego Rockets 11 30 .268 0 Don Kojis, 19.7 15 - 67
80-81 Dallas Mavericks* 10 31 .244 1 Geoff Huston, 16.1 15 - 67
99-00 Los Angeles Clippers 10 31 .244 1 Maurice Taylor, 17.1 15 - 67
95-96 Vancouver Grizzlies 10 31 .244 1 Greg Anthony, 14.0 15 - 67
96-97 Boston Celtics 9 32 .220 2 Antoine Walker, 17.5 15 - 67
04-05 Atlanta Hawks 8 33 .195 3 Antoine Walker, 20.4 13 - 69
81-82 Cleveland Cavaliers 8 33 .195 3 Mike Mitchell, 19.6 15 - 67
07-08 Miami Heat 8 33 .195 3 Dwyane Wade, 24.6 15 - 67
16-17 Brooklyn Nets 8 33 .195 3 Brook Lopez, 20.3 16-66 +
96-97 Vancouver Grizzlies 8 33 .195 3 S. Abdur-Rahim, 18.7 14 - 68
91-92 Minnesota Timberwolves 7 34 .171 4 Tony Campbell, 16.8 15 - 67
00-01 Chicago Bulls 6 35 .146 5 Elton Brand, 20.1 15 - 67
82-83 Houston Rockets 6 35 .146 5 Allen Leavell, 14.8 14 - 68
86-87 Los Angeles Clippers 5 36 .122 6 Mike Woodson, 17.1 12 - 70
70-71 Cleveland Cavaliers* 4 37 .098 7 Walt Wesley, 17.7 15 - 67
88-89 Miami Heat* 4 37 .098 7 Kevin Edwards, 13.8 15 - 67
92-93 Dallas Mavericks 3 38 .073 8 Derek Harper, 18.2 11 - 71
72-73 Philadelphia 76ers 3 38 .073 8 Fred Carter, 20.0 9 - 73
93-94 Dallas Mavericks 2 39 .049 9 Jim Jackson, 19.2 13 - 70
97-98 Denver Nuggets 2 39 .049 9 Eric Williams, 19.8 11 - 72

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