If your a die-heart fan of an organization that has continuously ended their 82 game season (each and every year) with a record under .500, not only do I give you my utmost sympathy, but a forewarning to exit this article before it get's worse, much worse.
With not much else to talk about during the current offseason besides rankings, news, and predictions, NBA Primetime presents to you the Top Three Worst Organizations for the '09-'10 NBA season.
1. New Jersey Nets (Predicted season record: 18-64)
After trading away their leader and most publicized player (Vince Carter), the New Jersey Nets immediately sank from a playoff potential team, to an organization that is clearly prepared to not only lose a ton of money, but fire more than half of their coaching staff as well.
Entering the upcoming season, the Nets consist of seven veterans (Rafer Alston, Tony Battie, Bobby Simmons, Jarvis Hayes, Keyon Dooling, Eduardo Najera, and Trenton Hassell) with minimal playoff experience and extreme lack of leadership skills.
Their young core is complied of All-Star Devin Harris, two-year guard Courney Lee, Brooke Lopez, Yi Jianlian, Chris Douglas-Roberts, and rookie Terrence Williams.
Although an All-Star, point-guard Harris is far from leading this beat down New Jersey team to playoff contention.
With an uprising Eastern Conference, the Nets are in for a historic season, in the most negative way possible.
And as for Lawrence Frank fans, it's time you consider removing his coaching existence from your cerebellum.
2. Milwaukee Bucks (Predicted season record: 22-60)
Bare with me Bucks fans on this one, please.
It is official that GM John Hammond is the worst general manager in the NBA today. Aside from totally disregarding the team's future (letting Richard Jefferson, Charlie Villanueva, and Ramon Sessions go) Hammond had this to say about the recent Sessions situation,
"We are not going to match the Ramon Sessions offer sheet, Bucks' GM John Hammond said. "As always we will be diligent in looking to improve our roster. We wish Ramon the very best."
We will be diligent in looking to improve our roster? How about not.
Hammond has decided to place all his professional expertise into 20-year old rookie point-guard Brandon Jennings (the kid who could not pass the SAT's) to control and run the court for Milwaukee this season.
Furthermore, Hammond also let go of 22 year-old high-flying Amir Johnson for the four-year Argentinian Carlos Delfino, who in an interview said that he "trusted Hammond to pave the way for his return to the NBA."
With no hopes and intentions to make the playoffs this season, John Hammond and the Milwaukee Bucks will inevitably be one of the biggest laughing stocks of the NBA today.
3. Minnesota Timberwolves (Predicted season record: 23-59)
When a team has one-third of the top six picks in an NBA draft, any normal GM would go after two different positional athletes, to not only assure two locked up spots for the future, but because it would be just plain stupid not to do so.
Well, meet the Minnesota Timberwolves.
After, drafting massively-hyped Ricky Rubio with the fifth pick of the draft and just barely 6'0" point-guard Jonny Flynn, the Wolves were forced to sign yet another point-guard during this offseason.
Since practically everyone and their mother knew that Rubio would not make his first appearance in the NBA until, at least, doomsday, the Wolves entire organization obviously thought otherwise.
With the signing of Ramon Sessions, the T-Wolves have a locked up starting and back-up point-guard in Sessions and Flynn.
And aside from their two 6'10" power-forwards (Al Jefferson and Kevin Love), the Wolves have without a doubt the weakest roster in the NBA today.
The best of wishes goes out to Minnesota fans, because I can tell you right now, your going to need as much luck as you can get to make even one playoff appearance within the next 6-10 years.