A lot can change in a sports league in just ten years, and that’s especially true for the NBA.
With the way the draft and free agency is set up, teams can fluctuate between being the best in their conference to owning the number one draft pick in a very short amount of time, as it’s very rare to see one franchise stay on top of the pack for more than 5-6 years.
A Reddit user by the name of trelos6 has gone to the effort of averaging out each team’s regular season record over the past 10 seasons to find out which teams have had the most continued success, and which ones have achieved almost nothing since the 2007 season. Take a look at the standings below:
As you may have predicted, the San Antonio Spurs are head and shoulders above the rest of the competition, as Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich combined for numerous 50-win seasons, a streak that doesn’t look like it’ll end anytime soon with Kawhi Leonard the face of the franchise.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been a mess ever since trading away Kevin Garnett to Boston. Hopefully though, with their retooled roster, they can finally reenter the playoffs since 2004.