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5 NBA Franchises That Are In Horrible Shape

5 NBA Franchises In Horrible Shape

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Every professional sports league has its share of the 'haves' and 'have nots', and the NBA is no exception. Some markets struggle much more than others regardless of the talent of their players and can't draw fans unless they win perennially. Here's a look at five NBA franchises in horrible shape.

5. Atlanta Hawks

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5. Atlanta Hawks

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The Hawks make this list more so for their inability to draw fans rather than the talent they have on their roster. Atlanta finished 28th in the NBA in total attendance last season despite making the playoffs, which is absurd and something the organization cannot endure much longer.

4. Detroit Pistons

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4. Detroit Pistons

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The Pistons have had a losing record in each of the last six seasons and have only made one playoff appearance at 39-43 in 2008-09. The organization made a savvy move hiring Stan Van Gundy as head coach, but don't expect Detroit to return to winning ways for another few years. The team was 26th in attendance in 2013-14.

3. Orlando Magic

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3. Orlando Magic

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The Magic have been a disaster since Dwight Howard forced his way out of Orlando. The franchise has won a total of 43 games over the course of the past two seasons and struggled mightily to draw fans (23rd in NBA) last season. Expect a few more lowly seasons in Orlando before the organization makes a comeback.

2. Philadelphia 76ers

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2. Philadelphia 76ers

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The 76ers have been an unmitigated disaster over the last few years and only won a measly 19 games last season. Philadelphia seems to get rid of its young, developed talent far too soon in trades and seemingly never receives much in return. The Sixers were second-to-last in attendance in 2013-14 and could really use a reason to be optimistic about their future.

1. Milwaukee Bucks

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1. Milwaukee Bucks

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The Bucks won an NBA-low 15 games last season and unsurprisingly finished last in the league overall attendance. The Milwaukee fans voiced plenty of frustrations over the course of the dreadful campaign, and one has to wonder how the franchise can change the trend of being perennial NBA bottom dwellers.

Timothy Downs is an NFL/St. Louis Rams writer for RantSports.com. You can add him on Google or follow on Twitter @Tidow1212.