The end of the NBA regular season has snuck up on us.
Early in the season, it seemed like Philadelphia was the favorite to go 0-82, or at least set a record for futility.
How did that work out for them? Well, they finished 18-64. Which is bad.
But it isn’t as bad as the New York Knicks, who finished 17-65. Philadelphia didn’t even lose their own division. Which I think says something about the team, but I’m not sure what.
But, surprisingly, the Knicks weren’t the worst NBA team this year. That honor goes to the Minnesota Timberwolves, who finished the season at 16-66, for a winning percentage of 0.195. ESPN has a very nice list of the worst NBA teams, which currently includes the Timberwolves, and lets you do side-by-side comparisons with the legendary 72-73 Philadelphia team.
By the way, the Lakers finished 21-61. Just saying.