In the segmented world of the NBA, there isn't a more undesirable characterization than being equal parts inept and boring.
For the successful franchises, wins foster media attention and fan discussion. It's not a fluke that teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and New York Knicks save their fans from an NBA League Pass subscription with a host of nationally televised games.
Other teams have maintained their relevance thanks to their storied history (Los Angeles Lakers) or the arrival of new faces (Toronto Raptors).
But some clubs have just had difficulty making any headway in either the conference standings or in the national forum.
For many of these franchises, the wounds are self-inflicted. Be it personnel mismanagement, dastardly draft picks or a frugal approach to the hardwood, these teams have effectively restricted themselves from the NBA radar.
Some of these six players have inherited the worst effects of this collective irrelevance. Others have simply drifted to the basketball back burners with season-derailing injuries.