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Longest Playoffs Missed Streaks in NBA History

List with the top 50 longest streaks of consecutive seasons without Playoffs appearances.

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Most Consecutive Seasons Without Playoffs Appearances in NBA History -
Top 50 Streaks
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Rk
Team
Consecutive Playoffs Missed
Seasons  
Season
W-L
(%)
1. Los Angeles Clippers 15 1977-1991 417-813 (.339)
2. Sacramento Kings 13 2007-2019 375-675 (.357)
Minnesota Timberwolves 13 2005-2017 360-690 (.343)
4. Golden State Warriors 12 1995-2006 332-620 (.349)
5. Dallas Mavericks 10 1991-2000 239-549 (.303)
6. Phoenix Suns 9 2011-2019 272-450 (.377)
Sacramento Kings 9 1987-1995 249-489 (.337)
Golden State Warriors 9 1978-1986 308-430 (.417)
Utah Jazz 9 1975-1983 268-470 (.363)
10. Atlanta Hawks 8 2000-2007 218-438 (.332)
Los Angeles Clippers 8 1998-2005 203-421 (.325)
Denver Nuggets 8 1996-2003 200-424 (.321)
Memphis Grizzlies 8 1996-2003 152-472 (.244)
Washington Wizards 8 1989-1996 232-424 (.354)
15. Cleveland Cavaliers 7 1999-2005 207-335 (.382)
Washington Wizards 7 1998-2004 207-335 (.382)
Milwaukee Bucks 7 1992-1998 207-367 (.361)
Philadelphia 76ers 7 1992-1998 181-393 (.315)
Minnesota Timberwolves 7 1990-1996 152-422 (.265)
Oklahoma City Thunder 7 1968-1974 236-338 (.411)
Sacramento Kings 7 1968-1974 248-326 (.432)
New York Knicks 7 1960-1966 181-373 (.327)
23. Los Angeles Lakers 6 2014-2019 163-329 (.331)
New York Knicks 6 2014-2019 163-329 (.331)
Rk
Team
Consecutive Playoffs Missed
Seasons  
Season
W-L
(%)
Orlando Magic 6 2013-2018 157-335 (.319)
Detroit Pistons 6 2010-2015 172-304 (.361)
New York Knicks 6 2005-2010 173-319 (.352)
Chicago Bulls 6 1999-2004 119-341 (.259)
Boston Celtics 6 1996-2001 174-286 (.378)
Cleveland Cavaliers 6 1979-1984 161-331 (.327)
Detroit Pistons 6 1978-1983 181-311 (.368)
Portland Trail Blazers 6 1971-1976 170-322 (.346)
33. Denver Nuggets 5 2014-2018 185-225 (.451)
Philadelphia 76ers 5 2013-2017 109-301 (.266)
Washington Wizards 5 2009-2013 117-277 (.297)
Toronto Raptors 5 2009-2013 152-242 (.386)
Golden State Warriors 5 2008-2012 162-232 (.411)
Brooklyn Nets 5 2008-2012 126-268 (.320)
Los Angeles Clippers 5 2007-2011 143-267 (.349)
Charlotte Hornets 5 2005-2009 144-266 (.351)
Portland Trail Blazers 5 2004-2008 162-248 (.395)
Brooklyn Nets 5 1987-1991 112-298 (.273)
Indiana Pacers 5 1982-1986 129-281 (.315)
Phoenix Suns 5 1971-1975 197-213 (.480)
Cleveland Cavaliers 5 1971-1975 139-271 (.339)
Houston Rockets 5 1970-1974 166-244 (.405)
Detroit Pistons 5 1969-1973 174-236 (.424)
Atlanta Hawks 5 1951-1955 116-233 (.332)
49. Utah Jazz 4 2013-2016 146-182 (.445)
Cleveland Cavaliers 4 2011-2014 97-215 (.311)
Indiana Pacers 4 2007-2010 139-189 (.424)
Memphis Grizzlies 4 2007-2010 108-220 (.329)
Oklahoma City Thunder 4 2006-2009 109-219 (.332)
Toronto Raptors 4 2003-2006 117-211 (.357)
Houston Rockets 4 2000-2003 150-178 (.457)
Toronto Raptors 4 1996-1999 90-206 (.304)
Orlando Magic 4 1990-1993 111-217 (.338)
Charlotte Hornets 4 1989-1992 96-232 (.293)
Indiana Pacers 4 1977-1980 142-186 (.433)
Atlanta Hawks 4 1974-1977 126-202 (.384)
Philadelphia 76ers 4 1972-1975 98-230 (.299)
Detroit Pistons 4 1964-1967 106-215 (.330)

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