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 47 Games)
YEAR TEAM W L PCT GB LEADING SCORER SEASON
67-68 San Diego Rockets 13 34 .277 0 Don Kojis, 19.7 15 - 67
96-97 Boston Celtics 11 36 .234 2 Antoine Walker, 17.5 15 - 67
81-82 Cleveland Cavaliers 11 36 .234 2 Mike Mitchell, 19.6 15 - 67
80-81 Dallas Mavericks* 11 36 .234 2 Geoff Huston, 16.1 15 - 67
99-00 Los Angeles Clippers 11 36 .234 2 Maurice Taylor, 17.1 15 - 67
04-05 Atlanta Hawks 10 37 .213 3 Antoine Walker, 20.4 13 - 69
95-96 Vancouver Grizzlies 10 37 .213 3 Greg Anthony, 14.0 15 - 67
82-83 Houston Rockets 9 38 .191 4 Allen Leavell, 14.8 14 - 68
07-08 Miami Heat 9 38 .191 4 Dwyane Wade, 24.6 15 - 67
14-15 New York Knicks 9 38 .191 4 Carmelo Anthony, 24.1 16-66 +
14-15 Minnesota Timberwolves 8 39 .170 5 Andrew Wiggins, 15.5 14-68 +
91-92 Minnesota Timberwolves 8 39 .170 5 Tony Campbell, 16.8 15 - 67
96-97 Vancouver Grizzlies 8 39 .170 5 S. Abdur-Rahim, 18.7 14 - 68
86-87 Los Angeles Clippers 7 40 .149 6 Mike Woodson, 17.1 12 - 70
00-01 Chicago Bulls 6 41 .128 7 Elton Brand, 20.1 15 - 67
70-71 Cleveland Cavaliers* 5 42 .106 8 Walt Wesley, 17.7 15 - 67
88-89 Miami Heat* 5 42 .106 8 Kevin Edwards, 13.8 15 - 67
92-93 Dallas Mavericks 4 43 .085 9 Derek Harper, 18.2 11 - 71
93-94 Dallas Mavericks 4 43 .085 9 Jim Jackson, 19.2 13 - 70
97-98 Denver Nuggets 4 43 .085 9 Eric Williams, 19.8 11 - 72
72-73 Philadelphia 76ers 4 43 .085 9 Fred Carter, 20.0 9 - 73

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