I believe the Orlando Magic will be this years "New Jersey Nets" followed up with Stern granting them the #1 overall pick
Considering they have just broken the All time worst record last year ,I still think the Bobcats will keep the worst record in the league
Charlotte Bobcats and as an Reward for the the worst team (again, and again) they will be get the #1 or #2 pick...and Jordan will somehow manage to screw it up like he always does
he'll take Noel and he will bust like Kwame
Orlando Magic. Charlotte actually has good young players with a lot of potential, Orlando not so much
The return of Gordon and drafting of Davis should help the Bobcats, but I think they will still be a little worse than Orlando. Don't forget the Phonix Suns. They are really going to struggle without Nash.
Davis went to N.O Hornets
Phoenix lost Nash, but got Dragic, Scola, Beasley, and Kendall Marshall. Markieff Morris looks like he's improved too. Not a sure playoff team, but no way the worst.
id truly be amazed if orlando doesnt get the #1 pick regardless of where they finish in the lotto... its rigged
Whoops. I can't believe I forgot that. Just looked at Bobcats roster again. Yeah, they are toast.
NOH will finish with the worst record and it won't be close. They will give a ton of playing time to their rookies and they have an entire roster filled with guys who have less than 5 years experience. When Robin Lopez and and Ryan Anderson are your starting front court you know your in trouble.
Well, they finished with the 4th worst record last season, and have now added Anderson, Lopez, Davis and Rivers, and now have a healthier Gordon. They should finish with around the 5-10 worst record IMO.
You don't think Davis will start...? I'm guessing he'll start most games, either at the 4 or the 5 depending on what they need on a given night, even though it's obvious he's going to be a little small this first year playing center. They most likely get 3rd or 4th from the bottom, which is exactly where they ended up last year. Last year they had Washington and the Bobcats below them, this year they will have Charlotte and Orlando probably fighting it out for the worst record, with Washington and Houston around the same amount of wins as New Orleans (I know everyone thinks Washington and Cleveland will take a huge leap forward due to thier excellent young point gaurds... I'm not convinced, although with Washington having both Orlando and Charlotte in thier conference, they stand a chance). If it "won't be close", then it will be Charlotte way below the others and Orlando fighting out of the basement to get to the same record as the other 3.
Perhaps Davis starts right out of the gate... and perhaps not. NOH lost Kaman, Okafor, Ariza and Paul. 4 proven starters aswell as Belineli I believe. Imo Wash, Cha, Clev all improved to varying degree's from last season. NOH took a step back for this season while they develop guys. Veteran teams win championships. I'll be surprised if ORL is in the conversation for worst team in the league. I don't think they're a playoff team but they should get atleast 30 wins.
Bobcats/Magic/Rockets will fight for it.
It is obviously the Charlotte Bobcats. I mean, they had the worst winning percentage in NBA history last season, and they haven't improved all that much. They added some talent in Ben Gordon, Ramon Sessions, and Brenden Haywood, but they are in no way ready to compete. They did however get a nice piece to help them in the future by selecting Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the 2nd overall draft selection.
To me, most of the bottom teams have gotten somewhat better, and the only team that has fallen down far enough to be considered for the worst in the NBA is the Orlando Magic. Even then, I think the Magic have more on their roster to help them win games than the Charlotte Bobcats do. The Bobcats and Magic will be down there. To go with them, I believe it will be Cleveland, Sacramento, and Houston.
Who knows? Injury may take its toll and take a team like Portland or Golden State and make them terrible. But as of right now, I have to believe that the Bobcats are going to be the worst team in the 2012-2013 NBA season.
The Bobcats will still struggle a lot, Orlando have a load of players so if things go well, they would be respectable but if they go wrong then they will struggle. Washington and Cleveland should improve on last season, Detroit and Toronto could well have losing seasons but they will not be the league's worse.
Out West the likes of Portland, Sacramento, NOH, Phoenix and GSW are likely lottery teams but should not be anywhere near as bad as the Bobcats for example.
A lot of the teams above will win maybe 30 games, for the Bobcats to win 20 games would be a big improvement so I'll stick with them as the worse record.