The current version of the Sixers may be the worst team in the history of the NBA. They have yet to win a game this season and are in the midst of a 24 game losing streak.
It seems that the current edition of the Philadelphia 76ers just may be the worst NBA team to ever lace up sneakers. So far in this still young 2015-2016 NBA season, they are, by far, the worst team in the NBA. They currently have no wins stacked up against 14 losses. The 76ers haven’t won a game since March 25, 2014. Despite their current 24 game losing streak, are they really the worst team in the history of the league?
Not only are they at the bottom of the league with a league worst 0-14 record but they are dead last in points scored per game, according to USA Today. The statistics speak further to their mediocrity as they are last in the league in point differential, field goal percentage, assist to turnover ratio and offensive efficiency. They are also at least ranked 20th or below in free throw percentage, points per shot attempt, three point percentage, rebound differential, steals per game, opponents points per game, and defensive efficiency.
They also rank last in attendance. Even a legendary and fanatical sports city like Philadelphia has seen enough of this version of their beloved 76ers. With 24 losses in a row, they have a chance to break the current all time NBA record of 26 consecutive losses which they themselves set two seasons back.
This year’s Sixers are challenging some other teams with dismal records, including the ’72-’73 Sixers who finished 9-73, the ’11-’12 Charlotte Bobcats that put in a season of 7-59 and the ’97-’98 Denver Nuggets who finished up at a blistering 11-71.
One thing is for sure. If November comes to and end and these 76ers haven’t won a game, they will be the worse NBA team of all time. Two years ago they finished 34-48. They seemed to have a young core of talent and were on their way up. They have not drafted well and trades to get top draft picks just haven’t had the staying power the front office is looking for. Losing two promising point guards in two seasons didn’t help their rebuilding prospects either.
Their next game is on Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves who currently stand at 5-8.