The NBA It is a competition in which the 30 franchises that make up the league cannot escape the cyclical circuit that sometimes makes t
The NBA It is a competition in which the 30 franchises that make up the league cannot escape the cyclical circuit that sometimes makes them the best teams of all and other times the worst that remain competing to climb the maximum in the Draft of the following season .
Champion teams have almost always been forced from the deep end. They’ve gone through seasons where, no matter how hard they tried, they weren’t able to rack up ‘Regular Season’ wins, despite having stars (or potential stars) on the roster.
That is why, from the American medium Hoopshype, the worst collective seasons of those franchises that had at least one of the 75 best players in NBA history (according to the list published by the league at the beginning of the season) have been chosen. ). These are the five worst with their protagonists:
5. Kevin Garnett – Minnesota Timberwolves (1995/96)
Garnett’s rookie season wasn’t anything to write home about. The historic NBA player averaged 10.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game that course in a year in which Minnesota had a 26-56 record, and his player lost 54 of those games (he did not play in two of those losses) .
4. Stephen Curry – Golden State Warriors (2009/10)
Also in his rookie year, Curry dropped to 17.5 points and 5.9 assists per game while his Warriors were only able to win 26 games. In 55 of the 56 losses he played the current star of the San Francisco franchise.
June 25, 2009: The night hoop dreams became a reality for Wardell Stephen Curry II — pic.twitter.com/Jq3YBxhm44
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) July 22, 2021
3. Allen Iverson – Philadelphia 76ers (1996/97)
We continue with the rookie years. Despite his extraordinary season (averaging 23.5 points and 7.5 assists), Iverson was not able to enjoy a good Sixers, who compiled a record of 22-60, and Iverson was present in 56 of them.
2. Kevin Durant – Seattle Supersonics (2007/08)
Durant excelled in his first year in the NBA reaching 20.3 points per game in 80 games played. Despite this, the Supersonics were the second worst team in the league reaching only 20 wins for 62 losses. The current Brooklyn Nets star lost 60 of those 62 games.
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks (2013/14)
Nor did he stand out, and his team was the worst in the NBA with a record of 15-67. Antetokounmpo had a rookie season to forget. The two-time league MVP he averaged 6.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game losing a total of 63 games.
Masai Ujiri did everything in his power to try to land Giannis Antetokounmpo on draft night in 2013
“We don’t think many kids in 2015 will be at his level in 2 years.”
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) December 10, 2020