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Hollinger: The Solution to the Historically Bad, Bottom-Heavy State of NBA Standings

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The bottom teams in the NBA have been bad this season, like historically bad, and it’s only gotten worse since the NBA All-Star Break.

How bad is “historically bad” you may ask? In a recent piece (subscription required), The Athletic’s John Hollinger, who’s been hot on this beat of terrible teams all year, provided a comprehensive breakdown of the situation, with your Portland Trail Blazers serving as a poster child for this phenomenon of the putrid.

Hollinger noted that the bottom eight teams in the league — the Blazers, Jazz, Raptors, Hornets, Pistons, Wizards, Spurs and Grizzlies — were a combined 41-130 as of April 4, with a whopping 84 losses by double digits and 33 by at least 20 points.