There appears to be no end in sight to Phoenix Suns’ miserable form in the NBA, with Sunday’s 119-113 defeat against Charlotte Hornets taking their record to 9-32 for the season.
The Suns finished the 2017/18 campaign bottom of the Western Conference with a 21-61 record and it appears likely they’ll have similar or worse numbers this time around.
They are currently priced at 1000/1 to turn things around and win their conference this season and punters can check out this site for all the latest odds.
Read on as we look at some of the poorest teams in NBA history.
1972/73 – Philadelphia 76ers (9-73)
The Suns have already won as many games as the 76ers managed in 1972/73 and should manage to rack up a few more victories between now and the end of the campaign.
The 76ers had fired legendary coach Jack Ramsey and replaced him with untried Roy Rubin. He was dismissed after overseeing just four victories in 51 games.
Things didn’t get much better under player/coach Kevin Loughery, with the team going on to win just five more games that season.
1997/98 Denver Nuggets (11-71)
The Nuggets traded Antonio McDyess to Phoenix before the start of the 1997/98 season and they lived to regret that decision.
The Suns went on to secure fourth place in the Western Conference, notching a 56-26 record in the process.
Meanwhile, the Nuggers tied the Memphis Grizzlies’ consecutive loss streak at 23 and ended up firing coach Bill Hanzlik after the season.
1992/93 – Dallas Mavericks (11-71)
The Mavericks’ problems started a year earlier, when star forward Roy Tarpley was banned from the NBA for repeated substance abuse violations.
With All-Star guard Fat Lever missing the entire season because of a knee injury and leading scorer Rolando Blackman traded to New York, it was inevitable that Dallas would struggle.
They recorded just four wins in their first 61 games and although they showed slight improvement late in the season it was a year to forget.
2009/10 – New Jersey Nets (12-70)
Big things were expected from Devin Harris and Brook Lopez, with the pair considered two great pieces for the future.
However, the Nets made the record books by becoming the only NBA team to start the season 0-18 and posted records of 3-40 and 4-48 along the way.
The Nets briefly showed signs of improvement after becoming the Brooklyn Nets in 2012, although they are still a long way off being potential NBA winners.