NBA Regular Season: Worst 50 Teams in NBA History

This is the list with the bottom 50 NBA teams by winning percentage in the regular season.

For nearly 40 years the doubtful "honor" of being at the top of this list was for the 1973 Philadelphia 76ers with a .110 winning percentage and only 9 wins in 82 games. But the 2011-12 Charlotte Bobcats gave them some rest after recording a pathetic .106 winning percentage with just 7 wins in a reduced 66-game season. And they did in style, ending the season with a streak of 23 consecutive losses. / Read more

In 2007-08 the Miami Heat tied the worst record of their history, 15-67, only two seasons after winning their first NBA Championship. The Knicks had their worst season ever with 65 losses in 2014-15 while the 2015-16 Lakers --in Kobe Bryant's final year--are on their way to have the worst season of their rich history. Also in the current 2015-16 season, the 76ers are close to finish in the top 5 of this list.

Here you have the list with the bottom 50 performances in the NBA Regular Season. / Show less

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Worst Season Records in NBA History
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Worst 50 Teams by Winning %
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Rk Season
Team
W-L
WPct FG% 3P% FT% Reb Ast Stl Blk Pts
Team
Pts
Opp
1. 2012 Charlotte Bobcats 7-59 .106 .414 .295 .746 39.0 20.1 6.0 5.5 87.0 100.9
2. 1973 Philadelphia 76ers 9-73 .110 .420 - .750 50.9 20.6 - - 104.1 116.2
3. 2016 Philadelphia 76ers 10-72 .122 .431 .339 .694 41.2 21.5 8.3 6.0 97.4 107.6
4. 1948 Providence Steam Rollers 6-42 .125 .274 - .613 - 7.2 - - 69.1 80.7
5. 1993 Dallas Mavericks 11-71 .134 .435 .338 .705 42.7 20.5 7.9 4.3 99.3 114.5
1998 Denver Nuggets 11-71 .134 .417 .323 .772 39.0 18.9 8.1 4.8 89.0 100.8
7. 1987 Los Angeles Clippers 12-70 .146 .452 .224 .742 41.1 24.0 9.2 5.3 104.5 115.9
2010 New Jersey Nets 12-70 .146 .429 .318 .780 39.7 18.8 7.0 4.8 92.4 101.5
9. 1994 Dallas Mavericks 13-69 .159 .432 .312 .747 41.7 19.9 9.4 3.6 95.1 103.8
2005 Atlanta Hawks 13-69 .159 .441 .312 .711 41.9 19.7 7.7 4.2 92.7 102.5
11. 1999 Vancouver Grizzlies 8-42 .160 .428 .327 .717 40.2 19.3 8.4 4.0 88.9 97.5
12. 1983 Houston Rockets 14-68 .171 .448 .247 .725 42.3 23.5 7.9 5.1 99.3 110.9
1997 Vancouver Grizzlies 14-68 .171 .437 .349 .709 38.8 22.7 8.0 5.7 89.2 99.4
14. 1953 Philadelphia Warriors 12-57 .174 .358 - .679 54.5 21.9 - - 78.8 87.4
15. 1950 Denver Nuggets (1st) 11-51 .177 .334 - .678 - 16.8 - - 77.7 89.2
16. 1999 Los Angeles Clippers 9-41 .180 .427 .320 .721 39.2 16.4 8.5 4.7 90.4 99.2
17. 1968 San Diego Rockets 15-67 .183 .417 - .711 66.1 22.4 - - 112.4 121.0
1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 15-67 .183 .424 - .746 48.6 25.2 - - 102.1 113.3
1981 Dallas Mavericks 15-67 .183 .462 .279 .751 40.1 24.2 6.8 2.6 101.5 109.9
1982 Cleveland Cavaliers 15-67 .183 .464 .182 .747 41.0 22.8 7.7 4.4 103.2 111.7
1989 Miami Heat 15-67 .183 .453 .326 .702 42.9 23.9 9.1 5.0 97.8 109.0
1992 Minnesota Timberwolves 15-67 .183 .458 .320 .743 40.7 24.7 7.5 6.4 100.5 107.5
1996 Vancouver Grizzlies 15-67 .183 .428 .329 .724 38.1 20.8 8.9 4.1 89.8 99.8
1997 Boston Celtics 15-67 .183 .440 .351 .750 40.0 21.9 9.9 3.8 100.6 107.9
Rk Season
Team
W-L
WPct FG% 3P% FT% Reb Ast Stl Blk Pts
Team
Pts
Opp
2000 Los Angeles Clippers 15-67 .183 .426 .339 .746 40.6 18.0 7.0 6.0 92.0 103.5
2001 Chicago Bulls 15-67 .183 .424 .346 .739 38.9 22.1 8.2 4.6 87.6 96.7
2008 Miami Heat 15-67 .183 .443 .358 .727 37.6 20.0 7.2 4.3 91.4 100.0
2010 Minnesota Timberwolves 15-67 .183 .449 .341 .746 42.9 19.8 7.3 3.7 98.2 107.8
2014 Milwaukee Bucks 15-67 .183 .438 .353 .747 41.1 21.5 6.6 4.9 95.5 103.7
30. 1969 Phoenix Suns 16-66 .195 .430 - .705 55.0 23.4 - - 111.7 120.5
1980 Detroit Pistons 16-66 .195 .480 .260 .740 44.4 23.8 9.5 6.9 108.9 117.2
1998 Toronto Raptors 16-66 .195 .435 .343 .718 40.7 21.3 9.4 8.1 94.9 104.2
2015 Minnesota Timberwolves 16-66 .195 .438 .332 .776 40.9 21.6 8.1 4.0 97.8 106.5
34. 1949 Providence Steam Rollers 12-48 .200 .322 - .693 - 17.1 - - 78.4 87.6
35. 1982 San Diego Clippers 17-65 .207 .500 .293 .723 40.6 22.9 7.8 3.6 108.5 115.9
1988 Los Angeles Clippers 17-65 .207 .443 .249 .713 43.2 23.0 8.8 6.3 98.8 109.1
1990 New Jersey Nets 17-65 .207 .426 .277 .746 45.0 18.0 9.4 5.9 100.1 108.0
1995 Los Angeles Clippers 17-65 .207 .444 .315 .710 38.3 22.0 9.6 5.3 96.7 105.8
1998 Los Angeles Clippers 17-65 .207 .438 .358 .723 40.4 18.7 7.6 5.6 95.9 103.3
2000 Chicago Bulls 17-65 .207 .415 .329 .709 40.9 20.1 7.9 4.7 84.8 94.2
2001 Golden State Warriors 17-65 .207 .409 .293 .706 45.5 21.8 9.0 5.0 92.5 101.5
2003 Cleveland Cavaliers 17-65 .207 .422 .327 .747 44.6 20.9 7.8 6.4 91.4 101.0
2003 Denver Nuggets 17-65 .207 .411 .278 .699 42.4 21.2 8.7 5.1 84.2 92.4
2009 Sacramento Kings 17-65 .207 .447 .368 .798 39.1 19.7 6.9 4.3 100.6 109.3
2011 Minnesota Timberwolves 17-65 .207 .441 .376 .768 44.4 20.1 7.2 5.1 101.1 107.7
2015 New York Knicks 17-65 .207 .428 .347 .769 40.4 21.3 7.0 4.7 91.9 101.2
2016 Los Angeles Lakers 17-65 .207 .414 .317 .781 43.0 18.0 7.2 4.1 97.3 106.9
48. 1965 San Francisco Warriors 17-63 .213 .403 - .640 71.4 20.7 - - 105.8 112.0
49. 2017 Dallas Mavericks 5-18 .217 .415 .330 .792 39.7 19.0 7.6 3.6 92.7 100.9
2017 Philadelphia 76ers 5-18 .217 .429 .360 .720 43.4 22.6 7.8 6.0 97.6 106.3

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