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 81 Games)
YEAR TEAM W L PCT GB LEADING SCORER SEASON
96-97 Boston Celtics 15 66 .185 0 Antoine Walker, 17.5 15 - 67
81-82 Cleveland Cavaliers 15 66 .185 0 Mike Mitchell, 19.6 15 - 67
70-71 Cleveland Cavaliers* 15 66 .185 0 Walt Wesley, 17.7 15 - 67
80-81 Dallas Mavericks* 15 66 .185 0 Geoff Huston, 16.1 15 - 67
67-68 San Diego Rockets 15 66 .185 0 Don Kojis, 19.7 15 - 67
13-14 Milwaukee Bucks 15 66 .185 0 Brandon Knight, 17.7 15-67 +
00-01 Chicago Bulls 14 67 .173 1 Elton Brand, 20.1 15 - 67
82-83 Houston Rockets 14 67 .173 1 Allen Leavell, 14.8 14 - 68
99-00 Los Angeles Clippers 14 67 .173 1 Maurice Taylor, 17.1 15 - 67
88-89 Miami Heat* 14 67 .173 1 Kevin Edwards, 13.8 15 - 67
07-08 Miami Heat 14 67 .173 1 Dwyane Wade, 24.6 15 - 67
91-92 Minnesota Timberwolves 14 67 .173 1 Tony Campbell, 16.8 15 - 67
95-96 Vancouver Grizzlies 14 67 .173 1 Greg Anthony, 14.0 15 - 67
04-05 Atlanta Hawks 13 68 .160 2 Antoine Walker, 20.4 13 - 69
96-97 Vancouver Grizzlies 13 68 .160 2 S. Abdur-Rahim, 18.7 14 - 68
86-87 Los Angeles Clippers 12 69 .148 3 Mike Woodson, 17.1 12 - 70
93-94 Dallas Mavericks 11 70 .136 4 Jim Jackson, 19.2 13 - 70
92-93 Dallas Mavericks 10 71 .123 5 Derek Harper, 18.2 11 - 71
97-98 Denver Nuggets 10 71 .123 5 Eric Williams, 19.8 11 - 72
72-73 Philadelphia 76ers 9 72 .111 6 Fred Carter, 20.0 9 - 73

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