The 7 Most Disappointing Teams of the 2013-14 NBA Season

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The 7 Most Disappointing Teams of the 2013-14 NBA Season
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There's a lot of overlap between the NBA's most disappointing teams and the worst teams in terms of record, but the two don't necessarily always have to coincide.

The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, for example, are exactly what we expected them to be. They're exactly what they're supposed to be, even. They were always bad teams, and there was never any illusion that they would be something else.

Basically, there's no real disappointment in a plan being executed the way it was designed, even if the plan is to lose. Disheartening? Sure. Disappointing? Not really.

To be a truly disappointing team, there had to be some legitimate hope in place from the start. Even if the goal was modest, like sneaking into the eighth seed, it's important that to remember that these teams had real aspirations from the outset of this year, and that's what makes their failures painful.

With those crushed hopes and expectations in mind, let's break down the seven most disappointing teams in the NBA this season.

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