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Top 10 Worst Starting Lineups In The NBA

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Usually in the NBA, the starting five that start games on the court every night are the best players a team has to offer up, but that isn't always the case.

Sometimes, a team's bench unit, or at least one or two members off the bench, are far better players than their starting counterparts -- Lou Williams and Jamal Crawford spring to mind -- but don't start games for a host of reasons, including not being able to play enough minutes, or they're better suited playing for the bench where the offense may be stagnant without them.

We're going to run down the top ten worst starting five's in the league today, based on points scored per game, and most of the starting lineups in the top 10 are expected to be down here -- tanking teams who sit near the bottom of their conference -- but there are one or two teams who may surprise you.

10. Utah Jazz - 66.8 Points


PG: Ricky Rubio

SG: Donovan Mitchell

SF: Joe Ingles

PF: Derrick Favors

C: Rudy Gobert

9. Los Angeles Lakers - 66.3 Points


PG: Lonzo Ball

SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

SF: Brandon Ingram

PF: Julius Randle

C: Brook Lopez

8. Dallas Mavericks - 66.0 Points


PG: Dennis Smith Jr.

SG: Yogi Ferrell

SF: Wesley Matthews

PF: Harrison Barnes

C: Dirk Nowitzki

7. Miami Heat - 64.0 Points


PG: Goran Dragic

SG: Dwyane Wade

SF: Josh Richardson

PF: Justice Winslow

C: Hassan Whiteside

6. Chicago Bulls - 63.3 Points


PG: Kris Dunn

SG: Zach LaVine

SF: Paul Zipser

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PF: Lauri Markkanen

C: Robin Lopez

5. Atlanta Hawks - 63.0 Points


PG: Dennis Schroder

SG: Kent Bazemore

SF: Taurean Prince

PF: John Collins

C: Dewayne Dedmon

4. Brooklyn Nets - 62.0 Points


PG: Spencer Dinwiddie

SG: Allen Crabbe

SF: DeMarre Carroll

PF: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

C: Jarrett Allen

3. Memphis Grizzlies - 61.9 Points


PG: Andrew Harrison

SG: Wayne Selden

SF: Dillon Brooks

PF: JaMychal Green

C: Marc Gasol

2. San Antonio Spurs - 60.6 Points


PG: Dejounte Murray

SG: Danny Green

SF: Kyle Anderson

PF: LaMarcus Aldridge

C: Pau Gasol

1. Sacramento Kings - 54.2 Points


PG: De'Aaron Fox

SG: Bogdan Bogdanovic

SF: Justin Jackson

PF: Skal Labissiere

C: Zach Randolph