4 Bad NBA Teams That Will Be Even Worse Next Season

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4 Bad NBA Teams That Will Be Even Worse Next Season
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One of the oldest adages in the NBA is that the worst thing a team can do is tread water. Obviously improvement is ideal, but even becoming markedly worse can be preferable to showing no change at all from year to year. 

While the 2011-2012 season featured some thrilling, dominant teams like the hyper-athletic Miami Heat, defensive-minded Chicago Bulls and the highlight reel-filling Los Angeles Clippers, there were plenty of mediocre and outright bad clubs slogging through their lockout-shortened campaign. 

Although some of those teams, like the Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Bobcats and Golden State Warriors have made moves to improve their team in the immediate future, several will face an even rougher year next season than the one they are coming off of.

Though the underlying cause of their futility obviously differs, here are four NBA teams that didn't exactly set the world on fire last year and are poised to be even worse come this fall's opening tip.

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