6 NBA Teams Stuck in No Man's Land

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6 NBA Teams Stuck in No Man's Land
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Not all NBA teams are on the cusp of something.

Each of the Association's squads typically sell its fanbase on something. Anything. But some can't; some are floating almost aimlessly. 

Concrete No-Man's Land definitions are scant. Team states can be purely subjective. Depending on the franchise, its future and whatever crowd you run with, interpretations are going to differ.

For our purposes, we're going to assign guidelines.

Organizations stuck in No Man's Land are those that aren't openly tanking, have tried to tank but unexpectedly failed or are lacking future direction. In some instances—Eastern Conference peeps know what I'm talking about—they could be potential playoff teams.

Mostly, they're just teams who aren't all-in on something. They are left in the lurch.

These six teams are stranded between good and awful, able and powerless, and hopeful and hapless.


Note: All stats used courtesy of Basketball Reference, and all salary information obtained via ShamSports unless otherwise indicated.

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