The new NBA season has featured pleasant surprises for fans of teams such as the Clippers and 76ers, but some fans have seen their favorite clubs go in entirely the opposite direction. One question to be asked, then, is which NBA teams have fallen the furthest below their expectations.
One squad that narrowly misses falling into this category is Kobe Bryant’s L.A. Lakers. For all that their pride is taking a hit from trailing the cross-town Clippers in the standings, though, the Lakers aren’t doing all that badly considering that they’re replacing a Hall-of-Fame coach after getting humiliated in the playoffs and trading their best bench player for peanuts.
By the same token, some of the league’s worst teams are surprising no one by limping through the season. 6-20 Detroit is coming off a terrible season and added only rookie PG Brandon Knight to bolster a lineup that has gone from bad to worse on offense.
As for the teams who do earn this dubious distinction, take a look at this list of the biggest underachievers in the league.
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