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Ranking the NBA’s 10 Most Dysfunctional Franchises

Ranking the 10 Most Dysfunctional NBA Teams Today

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The 2013-14 NBA regular season was okay. There was some good basketball played, but for the most part, the action disappointed fans across the country. Simply put, there are too many crap teams in The Association these days.

But which teams are the worst of the worst? Here's a look at the most dysfunctional franchises in the NBA today:

10. Charlotte Bobcats

Brooklyn Nets v Charlotte Bobcats
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10. Charlotte Bobcats

Brooklyn Nets v Charlotte Bobcats

Thankfully, this is the last season of the Bobcats. The Hornets will return next year, and fans in the Charlotte area are hoping their team will finally be relevant for the first time in a decade and a half.

The Bobcats were much better this year, but one season of making the playoffs doesn't take away the pain of 62 combined wins from the last three seasons.

9. Los Angeles Lakers

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9. Los Angeles Lakers

Mike D'Antoni on Hot Seat

No one is really sure what direction the Lakers are headed in right now. Mike D'Antoni has been lousy since taking over the head coaching gig, but he hasn't had a lot of healthy talent to work with. Will a lottery pick help turn the famous franchise around next season?

8. Minnesota Timberwolves

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8. Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves v Memphis Grizzlies

The Timberwolves haven't been terrible over the last few years, but they currently have the longest playoff drought of any team, by far. Minnesota hasn't reached the postseason since 2004 when it faced the Lakers in the WCF.

7. Utah Jazz

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7. Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz v Philadelphia 76ers

Utah was one of the most consistent franchises in the NBA for years. But now the Jazz are stuck treading water. They've only made the playoffs once in the last four years, and the team's future is filled with question marks.

6. Sacramento Kings

Sacramento Kings v Toronto Raptors
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6. Sacramento Kings

Sacramento Kings v Toronto Raptors

The Kings hold the second longest active playoff drought at seven years. Shaqramento hasn't exactly taken off yet, but things finally seem to be headed in the right direction.

5. Cleveland Cavaliers

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5. Cleveland Cavaliers

Brooklyn Nets v Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavs still haven't recovered from losing LeBron four years ago. Unfortunately for the franchise, there really isn't any reason to believe things will be turning around any time soon.

4. Detroit Pistons

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4. Detroit Pistons

Josh Smith Pistons

Oh, how the Pistons have fallen. They were on top of the NBA just a decade ago, but now have missed the playoffs in five straight seasons. There are rumors of Grant Hill being brought in to be the team's new GM, but whoever ends up getting the job, will have their work cut out for them.

3. New York Knicks

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3. New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony

Train wreck. That's one way to describe the New York Knicks right now. The only glimmer of hope lies in the front office with Phil Jackson. At least the team was bright enough to bring in one of the greatest basketball minds of all time to try and fix the franchise.

2. Philadelphia 76ers

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2. Philadelphia 76ers

Sacramento Kings  v Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers were awful in 2013-14. They were clearly tanking, and at this point, who could blame them? The Sixers haven't done anything worth mentioning since Allen Iverson led them to the Finals way back in 2001.

1. Milwaukee Bucks

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1. Milwaukee Bucks

New Bucks Players

Why are the Milwaukee Bucks still a team? That's the question many basketball fans are asking right now. They've only made it past the first round of the playoffs one time since 1989.

The Bucks were just sold for 550 million and the new owners are apparently going to keep the team in Milwaukee. Hopefully, new management can finally turn the struggling franchise around. Right now, the Bucks are the laughingstock of the NBA.